Skip to comments.Fort Carson soldier's selfie sparks outrage
Posted on 02/26/2014 4:30:52 PM PST by smokingfrog
Fort Carson leaders have launched investigation into a "selfie" photo of a Fort Carson soldier who said she was hiding in her car to avoid saluting the flag that went viral Tuesday, drawing a storm of criticism.
Pfc. Tariqka Sheffey, of the posts's 43rd Sustainment Group posted the image to her Instagram account with a caption that read, "This is me laying back in my car hiding so I don't have to salute the 1700 flag, KEEP ALL YOUR 'THATS SO DISRESPECTFUL/HOWRUDE/ETC.' COMMENTS TO YOURSELF cuz, right now, (acronym for I don't give an obscenity)."
Fort Carson officials say soldiers caught not saluting at the 5 p.m. "retreat" ceremony for the lowering of the American ensign are subject to an "on the spot correction" - essentially a loud, one-sided discussion with a sergeant.
It's one of two events per day that require soldiers to stop what they're doing - even pull over and get out of their cars - to salute the flag in an act of tradition and military courtesy.
(Excerpt) Read more at gazette.com ...
This woman is an example of some of the “worthless” creatures that have been coming into our military in recent years. Fortunately she is in a small minority—at least up to now it has been a minority.
This month commemorates the battle for Iwo Jima; Admiral Chester Nimitz said of the Marines and sailors, “Uncommon valor was a common virtue.”
Nowadays, it seems within our military common sense is an uncommon trait. This clown and the Wisconsin National Guard funeral detail are the best reasons to downsize the Army.
Perhaps this slut will say that she was raped by her superiors. It seems like a lot of Obama’s children join the military for paid tuition, free healthcare for life, and other ridiculous entitlements.
What a piece of shit. I’m sure she’d make a fine mate for one of Obama’s ‘son’s’.
Probably an Obama follower...the new liberal Army
And even if she does start a business, it’ll be one based on screwing people, rather than doing something useful.
Being racist, I guessed immediately that Tariqka Sheffey had to be Amish...
What a goldbricker.
Hey, Secretary Hagel? I know a way you can trim about 2 grand a month (plus benefits) from the DoD budget....
Sulking people have been ducking retreat for a long time. Why does tha paper choose to publicize it?
They could find a recruit with lipstick that did something good. This is a liberal paper looking to doralize
I loved colors. I miss it and the bugle calls. I could never understand how anyone thought this a burden.
Sounds like somebody who thought the Army would be an easy job where she doesn’t have to do much. Put in some time, and then get triple-preference for civilian government employment (veteran/black/female).
Courts martial not necessary. The proper entry on her fitness report will make her a PFC for the rest of her career.
You're right that people have been ducking retreat forever, so who knows? — but just look at the utterly disproportionate comments here, if the intent was to provoke reaction it looks like it's succeeding.
If she was hiding...why publicize it?
Nothing in the picture provides context so why did she? Some people are too stupid to be in the military.
It is an HONOR and a PRIVILEGE to be permitted to salute that flag! Why the bleeping HELL did this shallow person even join the military, with the attitude she has??
To salute the flag in an HONOR. Every righteous battle that flag has ever lead Americans into and every draped casket that flag has embraced is represented by those stars and stripes.
God help this women to understand what it is she is pissing on.
Like I’ve been saying, social media, ALL social media is evil.
Without social media this outrageous conduct would have gotten zero publicity, exactly what it deserves.
Tariqka, you’re a screwup.
A picture really wasn't necessary.
Really? Did you serve? Spend half your life away from your family in some shit hole? I served 22 years. Got out with a broken body. No free health care for life, no free dental care for life. That was all a lie. What are the other ridiculous entitlements veterans get? After all, all they did was ensure your freedom.
You have to cuss to express your disapproval?
Kinda reminds me of the stoner blasting Hendrix`s
Star Spangled Banner from his hooch at morning
formation a long time ago.
Some people just lack respect for anything patriotic.
In this drawdown era, these people are especially stupid. Just making it that much easier for the brass to decide who gets axed...
The military is a social playground for liberals now.
No longer is the military for protecting the nation’s interests by delivering massively destructive power. It’s all about feel good all-gay-all-the-time for liberal amusement.
I have to confess though. When I go on a cruise, I hide in the bathroom when they have the evacuation drill.
Yuppers, right on the money.
>> worthless creatures that have been coming into our military ...
The military used to take lots of bums (”a year in jail or enlist in the Army”). Most all of them were shaped up by drill sergeants. The sergeants have been emasculated to the point that this is no longer possible. Too bad.
Yep, been there, done that, during arty survey school circa 1970 I tried to make it to the car with wife waiting at Sill, ran right into the CSM from the OCS next door.
After a day of beating on future butterbars, he was happy to rip my poor PFC ass, then and again the next day in his office. Did a week as his CQ runner for my haste. I was more careful not to get caught next time. LOL I can’t believe the rest of the vitriolic comments about this, maybe because I was drafted.
When did soldiers not f**k-off like this?
Disrespectful. Disloyal. Undeployable too.
From ~ 1981 - 2009.
Then suddenly we got way more worried about POSH, SHARP and SRP than combat effectiveness.
No. But it helps.
Active Duty ping.
She could be Obama's daughter.
It helps a conservative site look like DU and other liberal sites, as they show how gritty they are, and unrestrained and “keeping it real”, and sticking it to the straights.
I worked with a former Marine named Turnisia. One of the best people I ever hired. So it’s not the name, but the character, that matters.
Running from colors is generally an E1-E3 talent. NCOs know how to look at a clock and stay indoors. It’s only the shitbirds who can’t render a salute for a minute at attention.
On the other hand, I myself have been caught in dumb positions at evening colors and found myself saluting dimpsty dumpsters and PXs and empty parking lots. Also, there are E1-E3 jerks running the camp PA system who had fun putting a long pregnant pause between the end of colors and the bugle call for ‘All Clear’.
Soldier in question will probably get some nice NJP for her little stunt, but she’s not going to get drummed out of the Army or anything.
obama didn’t put his hand on his heart but in the video he clearly was singing the anthem. The others weren’t singing.
I despise obama, but he at least did that.
My point was that, I don't want her in OUR army. That's what should be the "rest of her career."
An “undesirable” discharge is appropriate in this case. Having such a record will follow her the rest of her days. Not to mention how she will be treated by her superior's. (Go for the throat, guys)
He was cupping his balls, sending a signal to his Muslim brothers.
Sort of like when he rubs a part of his head with his middle finger.
Or bowing to the King of Saudi Arabia.
He is always sending signals.
She is stupid.
Like those thugs who get caught on FB taking pictures of the old lady they just beat up for being white.
Less than Honorable Discharge her ass out...let her try and make a living with that on her record.
But then again, Welfare don’t care about a persons Military discharge.
An undesirable discharge is appropriate in this case. Having such a record will follow her the rest of her days. Not to mention how she will be treated by her superior's. (Go for the throat, guys)
You sold me. UNDESIRABLE DISCHARGE it is.
Yep. I hope they court marshal her as*.