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Backlash As Air Force Tweets Image Of Solider SALUTING LGBTQ+ Flag
“Its illegal for a uniformed service member to salute anything but the American flag”

Published 1 min ago on 8 June, 2023Steve WatsonScreenshot
 
The U.S. Air Force has received backlash after tweeting out an image showing a soldier saluting a LGBTQ+ flag to ‘Celebrate Pride Month‘.

The image shows a silhouetted individual throwing up a salute along with the rainbow, black and brown and trans colours and the Air Force seal.

The gender of the individual isn’t clear, but it is clearly a depiction of a uniformed service member.

The caption reads “June is #PrideMonth! The Department of the Air Force proudly recognizes and celebrates generations of LGBTQI+ service members and their contributions to our #AirForce & #SpaceForce.”

The Air Force Global Strike Command responded to the tweet, writing, “Our diversity is our competitive advantage.”

https://summit.news/2023/06/08/backlash-as-air-force-tweets-image-of-solider-saluting-lgbtq-flag/
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Re: Backlash As Air Force Tweets Image Of Solider SALUTING LGBTQ+ Flag
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2023, 02:12:20 pm »

“Its illegal for a uniformed service member to salute anything but the American flag”
 

I guess that was before wokeness. *****rollingeyes*****
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Re: Backlash As Air Force Tweets Image Of Solider SALUTING LGBTQ+ Flag
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2023, 02:17:09 pm »
Having served 28 years in the AF (retired in 2004), to see this abhorrent crap just makes me want to puke. 

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Re: Backlash As Air Force Tweets Image Of Solider SALUTING LGBTQ+ Flag
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2023, 02:23:31 pm »
I don't think this is what my great uncles were fighting for when they hit the beaches at Anzio and Normandy.
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Re: Backlash As Air Force Tweets Image Of Solider SALUTING LGBTQ+ Flag
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2023, 06:23:39 pm »
Having served 28 years in the AF (retired in 2004), to see this abhorrent crap just makes me want to puke.

First, thanks for your service. :patriot:  I don't think potential recruits see it as part of what they want to see in the military, either.
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Re: Backlash As Air Force Tweets Image Of Solider SALUTING LGBTQ+ Flag
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2023, 06:26:55 pm »
Having served 28 years in the AF (retired in 2004), to see this abhorrent crap just makes me want to puke. 


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Re: Backlash As Air Force Tweets Image Of Solider SALUTING LGBTQ+ Flag
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2023, 08:13:00 pm »
I don't think this is what my great uncles were fighting for when they hit the beaches at Anzio and Normandy.


I had an uncle die at Anzio ...18 years old. I thought he was on the beach landing but looking further into the history of his date of death (as reported) and his battalion, I think he died further inland. Two other uncles served in the Pacific theater and thankfully survived.

The fact that the military is promoting this cr*p is a travesty...for any veteran it represents disrespect.

To all who served... :patriot: :patriot:

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Re: Backlash As Air Force Tweets Image Of Solider SALUTING LGBTQ+ Flag
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2023, 08:13:46 pm »

I had an uncle die at Anzio ...18 years old. I thought he was on the beach landing but looking further into the history of his date of death (as reported) and his battalion, I think he died further inland. Two other uncles served in the Pacific theater and thankfully survived.

The fact that the military is promoting this cr*p is a travesty...for any veteran it represents disrespect.

To all who served... :patriot: :patriot:

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Re: Backlash As Air Force Tweets Image Of Solider SALUTING LGBTQ+ Flag
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2023, 09:53:23 pm »
"Air Force Tweets Image Of Solider SALUTING LGBTQ+ Flag..."

What flag do the soldiers of the Peoples Liberation Army-Air Force salute?

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Re: Backlash As Air Force Tweets Image Of Solider SALUTING LGBTQ+ Flag
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2023, 10:10:24 pm »
Sure puts 'fly united' in a different light... 888mouth :thud:


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