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Air Force will take ‘appropriate action’ over viral POW/MIA emblem photo
http://www.stripes.com ^ | February 14, 2014 | John Harper, Stars and Stripes

Posted on 02/19/2014 5:39:04 PM PST by NKP_Vet

WASHINGTON — The Air Force is “disappointed” in the airman who appeared in a photo that is being circulated of her posing with her tongue in the mouth of the prisoner of war depicted on the iconic black-and-white POW/MIA emblem.

“We do not yet have all the details behind the photo, but it certainly is a concern; it’s a concern any time someone shows disrespect for prisoners of war and those missing in action,” Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody said in a statement. “They deserve our utmost respect and we must always remember their sacrifice and the legacy they’ve left for us as men and women serving our nation.

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A moron in action and her last name is not Cyrus. An appearance on The View and invitation to the White House can not be far off.
1 posted on 02/19/2014 5:39:04 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Miley Virus thinks it was too tame


2 posted on 02/19/2014 5:41:34 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: NKP_Vet

Oh, please take our tax$$$$ to track down a drunken prank!

“Air man” ... no problem there!

USA R.I.P.


3 posted on 02/19/2014 5:42:45 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: NKP_Vet

8^( And she’s got three stripes too.


4 posted on 02/19/2014 5:42:50 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

You mean Had Three Stripes.


5 posted on 02/19/2014 5:46:56 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: NKP_Vet
  1. Send her to SERE.
  2. Give those students a taste of her torture.
  3. They'll "never surrender of their own free will." and they'll "continue to resist by all means available." I tell you!

6 posted on 02/19/2014 5:49:30 PM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: BenLurkin

Was she twerking simultaneously?

She is in charge of how many innocent males?

oh well


7 posted on 02/19/2014 5:49:34 PM PST by Therapsid
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To: NKP_Vet

“Appropriate action” means ‘a promotion’ in today’s reverse parallel universe.


8 posted on 02/19/2014 5:51:43 PM PST by Obama_Is_A_Feminist
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To: Obama_Is_A_Feminist

We have QUEERIFIED our military, what the hell do you expect????????


9 posted on 02/19/2014 5:52:48 PM PST by MagUSNRET
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To: BenLurkin
8^( And she’s got three stripes too.

She says she was a young Airman who did not care. Is the Air Force in the habit of three striping Airmen who don't care? I think she is not the only one that made a mistake, whoever was doing the promoting is a screw up too!

10 posted on 02/19/2014 5:53:16 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: NKP_Vet

I saw the picture, is that really worth punishment? Isn’t the US POW a positive image, and she is kissing him?

Maybe they are upset the kiss is heterosexual. I know she’s in uniform, but this country has become childish about criticizing every little thing a person does or says.


11 posted on 02/19/2014 5:59:07 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: NKP_Vet
the airman in the photo is Staff Sgt. Cherish Byers. She is with the 92nd Security Forces Squadron stationed at Fairchild. Byers was a senior airman when the photo was taken.

Will this be the kind who will be running bronco's civilian security force?
12 posted on 02/19/2014 6:10:37 PM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: NKP_Vet

She’ll be claiming racism.


13 posted on 02/19/2014 6:12:55 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

She will out by September.


14 posted on 02/19/2014 6:16:31 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Williams
Is it really worth the punishment?

Few Americans serve in the armed forces. Less than 2%. Those of us that do, have high standards. This so called airman does not belong in our ranks.

Who ever took this picture should face the music as well.

The photograph shows both a lack of respect for our fellow service members who have sacrificed so much for this nation, lack of awareness of how classless her actions were and a lack of respect for herself as well.

Were I to witness one of my soldiers doing this I would gladly go before my chain of command to recover my boot from their ass !

15 posted on 02/19/2014 6:16:49 PM PST by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: Williams

>> Isn’t the US POW a positive image, and she is kissing him?

Huh? WTF kind of idiotic sophistry is THAT?

Damn straight that daughter of Obama should feel the hard boot up her butt.

A disrespectful pig is all she is.


16 posted on 02/19/2014 6:20:34 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Newbomb Turk

Destruction (”transformation”) of our military is proceeding as planned.


18 posted on 02/19/2014 6:22:15 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: NKP_Vet

Much ado about nothing. This is America, a free country.


20 posted on 02/19/2014 6:31:01 PM PST by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: Admin Moderator

Please remove the image from my post. I was composing the post as post # 17 was made. Once is more than enough, and we don’t need the high resolution.


21 posted on 02/19/2014 6:31:14 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: NKP_Vet
first clowning around a casket and now this fugly chickenhead showing how utterly wretched it can be...

give it a blanket party and see if it gets it's mind right

22 posted on 02/19/2014 6:40:56 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: logi_cal869
Too little/too late to fix the much broader problem plaguing the military (look at the role model CIC).

Exactly right — what's worse is apparently that no officer has the "standing" to demand proof of eligibility.

23 posted on 02/19/2014 6:42:16 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: NKP_Vet

If Obama had a daughter


24 posted on 02/19/2014 6:44:02 PM PST by bikerman (Obama! if his lips are moving he's lying.)
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To: NKP_Vet

National League of POWMIA Families is a private organization. I don’t think that they even receive any public funds. So what action could the AirForce take that couldn’t be opposed in court?

“On August 10, 1990, the 101st Congress passed U.S. Public Law 101-355, which recognized the League’s POW/MIA flag and designated it “as the symbol of our Nation’s concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans still prisoner, missing and unaccounted for in Southeast Asia, thus ending the uncertainty for their families and the Nation”.

The importance of the League’s POW/MIA flag lies in its continued visibility, a constant reminder of the plight of America’s POW/MIAs from all wars, including those now ongoing.

“Other than “Old Glory”, the League’s POW/MIA flag is the only flag ever to fly over the White House, having been displayed in this place of honor on National POW/MIA Recognition Day since 1982.”

From their website, but how can that translate into legal action. We’re not talking about Acorn or Operation Push after all.


25 posted on 02/19/2014 6:45:06 PM PST by bakeneko
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To: blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; ...

Active Duty ping.


26 posted on 02/19/2014 6:46:24 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Cold Heart

What she did was childish and stupid. But if she had been a sodomite sticking his tongue in the mouth of the POW nothing would have been said about it. They do what they feel like doing and dare you to do anything about it. The sodomite would have immediately started hollering that he was being singled out because was transgenderLBGTPMSNCBgender confused.


27 posted on 02/19/2014 6:47:59 PM PST by NKP_Vet ("I never went to college, I was too busy learning stuff!" ~ Ted Nugent)
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To: bakeneko

Things like this can be (and are, in my experience) handled under UCMJ Article 134:

“Article 134. General article:
Though not specifically mentioned in this chapter, all disorders and neglects to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces, all conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces, and crimes and offenses not capital, of which persons subject to this chapter may be guilty, shall be taken cognizance of by a general, special, or summary court-martial, according to the nature and degree of the offense, and shall be punished at the discretion of that court.

—10 U.S.C. § 934”

Kind of a catch-all that covers all sorts of dumbassery


28 posted on 02/19/2014 6:49:33 PM PST by AbnSarge
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To: AbnSarge

All my years of dedicated law enforcement service in that armpit of the world Cook County, IL, tells me that in this case that UCMJ Article will be interpreted in the defendant’s favor.


29 posted on 02/19/2014 6:53:41 PM PST by bakeneko
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To: ReaganÃœberAlles

>> Much ado about nothing. This is America, a free country.

Hmmm... so, in your opinion, this pig enjoys “freedom of expression”... but those of us who are disgusted should refrain from expressing our disgust?

IOW, she is entitled to be free of the CONSEQUENCES of her act?

Please tell me more about your concept of freedom.


30 posted on 02/19/2014 6:55:49 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nervous Tick

I think that’s a bit of an overreaction.


31 posted on 02/19/2014 6:59:44 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: bakeneko

As the senior NCO of an Infantry battalion, I can tell you that commanders do charge service members on dumb-ass twitter and waste-book postings that bring discredit on the service. And I have yet to see one overturned on appeal.

There is a special look on a soldier’s face when you show him the stupid picture he posted, and read him his rights. Last one I was involved with cost the soldier two ranks and half-month’s pay for two months.


32 posted on 02/19/2014 7:04:36 PM PST by AbnSarge
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To: Nervous Tick

No one said you can’t criticize her. I’m aware members of the armed services do all kinds of things wrong including murder. But she IS in the volunteer service and I have no need to call her a pig and all these other angry rants on here. The photo doesn’t amount to much and gee is this the first member of our armed forces to act rowdy?

Just saying.


33 posted on 02/19/2014 7:06:03 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Williams

How so?


34 posted on 02/19/2014 7:06:36 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Williams
Yeah, it is a over reaction.

If you read the article, she posted on facebook (before it was taken down) that the pic was three years old and she was young,dumb, and stupid and made a mistake that she hopes she will not be paying for, for the rest of her life..

I think we can accept that as the truth...

35 posted on 02/19/2014 7:08:43 PM PST by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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>> gee is this the first member of our armed forces to act rowdy?

“Everyone does it so it’s OK.”

Have you morals? Character? Ideals?

Or is everything relative?

Just curious.


36 posted on 02/19/2014 7:09:12 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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"Is the Air Force in the habit of three striping Airmen who don't care? "

Well, they didn't make her a Major, like the Army with Hassan.....

37 posted on 02/19/2014 7:20:50 PM PST by matthew fuller (The GOP is dead- Long Live the TEA Party!)
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To: AbnSarge

Article 15 or Court Martial? Because if you are taking pay I think that’s CM: but then again, I mustered out in ‘93 so what do I know.


38 posted on 02/19/2014 7:34:33 PM PST by bakeneko
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To: Williams

Obviously, there is nothing you consider worth fighting for.


39 posted on 02/19/2014 7:34:33 PM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfusbutcher)
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To: bakeneko

You can take pay in an Article 15.
Higher penalties, of course, in Field-Grade Article 15s, which is where our internet poster wound up


40 posted on 02/19/2014 7:40:45 PM PST by AbnSarge
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To: OneWingedShark

Any idea why my comment w/ photo was removed? Stars & stripes isn’t on the copyright list.


41 posted on 02/19/2014 7:41:48 PM PST by logi_cal869
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To: lightman

Really? Mod pulled my comment too because of the pic resolution? What Stars & Stripes idiot put up a 46k image on a website without resizing it? Whooda thunk to check that little 229x300 pic?

I guess I’ll just have to watch the res; too tired to bother resizing/uploading now and I can’t find the words to rewrite my comment...


42 posted on 02/19/2014 7:55:25 PM PST by logi_cal869
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To: AbnSarge

I am corrected, thanks.


43 posted on 02/19/2014 8:04:07 PM PST by bakeneko
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To: logi_cal869
Any idea why my comment w/ photo was removed? Stars & stripes isn’t on the copyright list.

I think one of the other posters wanted only one pic up and posted theirs around the time you posted yours -- maybe the mod got overzealous?

44 posted on 02/19/2014 8:08:36 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: NKP_Vet; All
I'm a First Sergeant at Travis AFB. I'll be sharing this with my airmen. A good lesson for them all. Actions have consequences, and those of us in the military need to be cognizant of what we post to social media. I guarantee she'll be out in September. We're drawing down, and SF troops are getting hit hard.
45 posted on 02/19/2014 8:43:35 PM PST by An American in Turkiye
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To: Redleg Duke

That’s just a silly comment there apparently is information posted that this photo is 3 years old and the woman has stated she was young and dumb.

There are plenty of things I’d fight for I hardly think my reaction to that stupid photo needs to top the list.


46 posted on 02/19/2014 8:50:36 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Nervous Tick

Because you are curious the answer is yes I have morals standards and ideals. Also forgiveness which Christ taught me, and perspective gained from life. Thanks for asking.


47 posted on 02/19/2014 8:53:32 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Williams
Fine. I will let you say that mine was a "silly comment".

I consider you a pompous jerk.

Even? Fine, now go have a nice life.

49 posted on 02/20/2014 5:58:07 PM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfusbutcher)
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To: NKP_Vet

Cyrus is on a path that redemption will be difficult, if not impossible.


50 posted on 02/20/2014 7:44:06 PM PST by originofstrength
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