Example: [Collected via e-mail, June 2007]
A few days ago somebody found a pic of a
The chief lost his mind over this. He read
Apparently every lawyer in the AOR plus a few extras have to be flown in for this.
Origins: In June 2007 we first received these pictures of a USAF airman directing traffic while clad in little more than socks, shoes, a football helmet, and a strategically-placed tube sock. (The photographs themselves are dated
Once the pics were out, it was about 3-4 hours before official emails started circulating trying to squash the picture sharing. I can guarantee you that the vast, vast majority of personnel on base had them before that time. I can also say that personnel in the chain of command knew about this before it happened and did not care. It was a sweltering hot summer in day in a hellish desert and the person in question was blowing off some steam having some fun. Simple as that.
The pictures of Airman Jerknuts are real. I am currently stationed with him, I noticed the tattoo on his right shoulder and asked about it after someone else (of a higher rank than myself) made a crack about getting him a harness and reflective belt. He actually got into a lot of trouble over this. It was impossible for him to deny it since he was really the only guy that small deployed at the time and everyone really had to fess up. No one had a problem with it until the pictures got out (which took about two days). We have always done goofy things like that while deployed, we just never took pictures. Nowadays it's just impossible to avoid. You try deploying for
Without giving away the particulars of where this occurred and where this airman is from, I can tell you that this actually did happen. From what I can gather from people who were there, this was a Crew Chief who was dared to perform an aircraft marshall wearing what is obviously not a proper uniform. He, as well as the other airman seen running in the last picture, was disciplined for this action.
I am in the USAF and this happened during a deployment that some people from my unit were at.
I am an Intelligence Officer with the
I know it's hard to actually figure out the military rumors due to everyone keeping hush-hush BUT on the day this happened at an undisclosed location my husband called me to tell me about it. He described how he helped the guy get dressed into his 'sock and helmet' and they had a blast doing this. The next day, 11 of the men, including my husband, all got questioned about it and they all got in trouble. Typically airmen do things like this to raise
Concerning your photos of a marshaler directing aircraft in nothing but his PPE and a tube sock. I know you won't just take my word for it, but it is, unfortunately, real. This kind of thing happens when they have one duty day left and are separating, thus curbing any military justice from being visited upon them.
You're going to have a few issues, since most bases like to cover up this kind of thing and keep it under wraps, but we all (I'm active duty Air Force) heard about this incident and the word on the 'street' was that the Chief,
On "flight briefing" about the airman directing jets in his underwear (and a cargo net, a footbal helmet, etc).
I was in Al Udeid, Qatar when that occurred. It was 2007, in July I think. It happened one day while I was working. I had first-hand knowledge of it due to my roommate there on the base being an investigator assigned to "look into it," which pretty much meant try and go find any camera with these photos on it. It was too
Last updated: 14 January 2015