I think a dishonorable discharge is too far. If she is still in the military three years after the incident, she's obviously doing something right and must have contributed a lot in her service.
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What was her intent? Was she purposely engaging in behavior meant to dishonor POW/MIA's? Or was she making a bad joke? I can't help but shake my head at all the self-righteous individuals in this thread who've never committed a days service to their nation pretending that they have some ability to read the mind of a troop or make intelligent comparisons about what type of conduct actually goes on while in service. This? It's in really bad taste. But it's nothing compared to a lot of other things many of us have seen tolerated by military leadership. Nothing.
Summary Article 15 is probably appropriate. This isn't even close to some of the heinous **** I've seen in the military, things done by service members in uniform that never get addressed because "hey **** happens sometimes." You don't throw away all the good service she has given, the money spent training her, and her expertise and future contributions to this nation over something like this.
And to you stupid mother****ers who keep puking the term "liberal" as some military hating pejorative...get over yourself. You look like ****ing morons when you do it.
Really dumb behavior for the airman to do, but not enough to be kicked out of the military. I think she should be disciplined and her actions put into her record. Could be a career ending thing in the long run, or maybe just a dumb mistake and she might be able to redeem herself over time through good performance reviews and conduct.
Now if it were that she was an officer I might be inclined to feel differently about it, as I would put a greater responsibility on those tasked with being in leadership roles.
Personally, I think her behavior is offensive as hell. But I also understand that young people do stupid things sometimes, and it important to view those individuals within a context that includes a totality of their service. This is black-mark, but just one as far as we know.
My thoughts on this topic: who gives a ****.
If this is something that gets your panties in a twist you need to invest in a cat or a hula hoop or something else to occupy the enormous amount of time you're wasting being offended over Interwebz nonsense.
I've done worse while wearing a uniform and had a LTC buy me beer for it.
If you've worn a uniform and haven't acted like an ass while a lower enlisted you're a brown-nosing lifer POG.
No kicking her out, no Article 15, not even a counseling statement.
Let 1SG scream at her a little bit and have her do some pushups.
The rest of us can just thank her for her service during a time of war.
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For the Christian riles, and the Aryan smiles and he weareth the Christian down;
And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased,
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