Bet You Feel Safer Now, Yeah?

 

Inclusion study: I guess that’s a military thing now. But after seeing this from our Air Force brethren (I know, saying that is somehow mysogonist misoginyst misogynist), I kind of wanted to toss my cookies. Do you feel safer? You know, like your Air Force is ready to dominate the skies over any adversary stupid enough to pose a threat to these United States? Yeah, me neither.

The top kick of a four-star command just said “we have love for all of you.”

Senior NCOs down through the ages must just feel their ghostly chests (and breasts, I guess, not to be mysogonist misoginyst misogynist) swelling with pride.

Don’t sweat it, Sergeants Major, we’ve got NCOs out on the line that’ll keep this military rolling. Somehow.

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  1. navyjag Lincoln
    navyjag
    @navyjag

    Good one Boss. Maybe best Viet Nam War movie ever made. 

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  2. Seawriter Contributor
    Seawriter
    @Seawriter

    Well, isn’t that four star just special. As in Special Olympics special.

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  3. Living High and Wide Member
    Living High and Wide
    @OldDanRhody

    In the early 1970’s, when race riots were in fashion, the Navy experienced a few on some of its larger ships. In response the Navy initiated the UPWARD (Understanding Personal Worth And Racial Dignity – commonly known as UpYours) program. It was a series of seminars lasting for days (maybe 3?) during which racial minority crewmembers, regardless of rank, were encouraged to take an aggressive stance in expressing their views regarding conditions they experienced in shipboard life. After being through it himself, our captain recommended it highly. It was required for all hands.

    I personally found it to be very helpful. For me. You got out of it what you brought in to it, and it didn’t work for everybody. But everybody with whom I was involved was somebody I could trust to do their duty, including those I didn’t personally like. That was my experience.

    I question whether I could have that trust with our current crop.

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  4. She Reagan
    She
    @She

    Boss Mongo: Senior NCOs down through the ages must just feel their ghostly chests (and breasts, I guess, not to be mysogonist misoginyst misogynist) swelling with pride.

    Please try to keep up, Boss. According to the new NHS guidelines, you were right the first time. The term “breast” is out, especially as used by midwives lactation consultants, because it is exclusionary for the transmasculine (how can that even be a thing, things being what they are?) who may be lactating in order to feed their newborns. It’s “chestfeeding” now. This would appear to have ramifications of all sorts, from the miltary (chestworks) to the culinary (chicken chests almondine), to the idiomatic (making a clean chest of things), and so on.

    And no, I don’t feel safer. Also, am I the only person who thinks that the masks, in an announcement of this sort are a total cop-out? How absurd.

     

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  5. Mim526 Member
    Mim526
    @Mim526

    “Measuring our progress” is never a good phrase in the federal govt. Lord help the subordinates who have to put that together.

    Do they have time to teach our flyboys/girls how to fight?

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  6. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    AMC leader releases D&I guidance memo.

    Preferably over a burn barrel.

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  7. W Bob Member
    W Bob
    @WBob

    Nothing can stop the US Air Force!

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  8. Vance Richards Member
    Vance Richards
    @VanceRichards

    Boss Mongo: The top kick of a four star command just said “we have love for all of you.”

    Even in the corporate world you would have a hard time finding an HR manager who could say that with a straight face. 

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  9. Captain French Moderator
    Captain French
    @AlFrench

    Don’t worry, Boss, the Navy (we have our own Air Force, you know) has your back.

    Uh, wait. Proposed new Navy oath:

    “I pledge to advocate for and acknowledge all lived experiences and intersectional identities of every sailor in the Navy. I pledge to engage in ongoing self-reflection, education and knowledge sharing to better myself and my communities. I pledge to be an example in establishing healthy, inclusive and team-oriented environments. I pledge to constructively share all experiences and information gained from activities above to inform the development of Navy-wide reforms.” 

     

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  10. navyjag Lincoln
    navyjag
    @navyjag

    Living High and Wide (View Comment):

    In the early 1970’s, when race riots were in fashion, the Navy experienced a few on some of its larger ships. In response the Navy initiated the UPWARD (Understanding Personal Worth And Racial Dignity – commonly known as UpYours) program. It was a series of seminars lasting for days (maybe 3?) during which racial minority crewmembers, regardless of rank, were encouraged to take an aggressive stance in expressing their views regarding conditions they experienced in shipboard life. After being through it himself, our captain recommended it highly. It was required for all hands.

    I personally found it to be very helpful. For me. You got out of it what you brought in to it, and it didn’t work for everybody. But everybody with whom I was involved was somebody I could trust to do their duty, including those I didn’t personally like. That was my experience.

    I question whether I could have that trust with our current crop.

    I was one of them LHandW. WestPac carrier. And your description is accurate. I actually had to teach one as I was the JAG. Personally thought it a waste of time as everyone who had ever been on the ship knew how difficult it was day to day regardless of the politics. But things calmed down. I think it more to do with the draft ending and only volunteers entering the service.

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  11. Dave of Barsham Member
    Dave of Barsham
    @LesserSonofBarsham

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Boss Mongo: The top kick of a four star command just said “we have love for all of you.”

    Even in the corporate world you would have a hard time finding an HR manager who could say that with a straight face.

    I prefer the R. Lee Ermey (FML) style. “There is no racial bigotry here. I do not look down on (insert several non-coc racial terms), here you are all equally worthless.”

    (I’d post the whole thing which at least has an uplifting quality to it, but there’d be too much non coc compliant stuff in it)

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  12. Boss Mongo Member
    Boss Mongo
    @BossMongo

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Boss Mongo: The top kick of a four star command just said “we have love for all of you.”

    Even in the corporate world you would have a hard time finding an HR manager who could say that with a straight face.

    @vancerichards, mebbe that’s why they kept the masks on.

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  13. Boss Mongo Member
    Boss Mongo
    @BossMongo

    Captain French (View Comment):
    I pledge to advocate for and acknowledge all lived experiences and intersectional identities of every sailor in the Navy. I pledge to engage in ongoing self-reflection, education and knowledge sharing to better myself and my communities. I pledge to be an example in establishing healthy, inclusive and team-oriented environments. I pledge to constructively share all experiences and information gained from activities above to inform the development of Navy-wide reforms.

    Have the nunks that wrote this ever even met a Navy Chief?

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  14. Boss Mongo Member
    Boss Mongo
    @BossMongo

    Never saw this before. Guess me lookin’ up CSM Plumley prompted it. Pure-D awesome.

     

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  15. EHerring Coolidge
    EHerring
    @EHerring

    We didn’t have racial problems that required this level of coddling and groveling. Either the leadership has gone soft or the folks entering now have been ruined in high school. Wait until people start shooting at them and they see their buddy bleed out.

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  16. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    The military is not an encounter group.

    Boiled down to the basics, the core mission is:

    1. kill people
    2. break their stuff

     

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  17. Nohaaj Coolidge
    Nohaaj
    @Nohaaj

    I am strangely, both grateful and envious that I never enlisted. Respect and Honor to those who have, and have endured prevailed. You are Men. Thank You.

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  18. Dr. Bastiat Member
    Dr. Bastiat
    @drbastiat

    Captain French (View Comment):

    Don’t worry, Boss, the Navy (we have our own Air Force, you know) has your back.

    Uh, wait. Proposed new Navy oath:

    “I pledge to advocate for and acknowledge all lived experiences and intersectional identities of every sailor in the Navy. I pledge to engage in ongoing self-reflection, education and knowledge sharing to better myself and my communities. I pledge to be an example in establishing healthy, inclusive and team-oriented environments. I pledge to constructively share all experiences and information gained from activities above to inform the development of Navy-wide reforms.”

     

    You’re kidding, right?

    That oath is satire, right?

    Please?

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  19. navyjag Lincoln
    navyjag
    @navyjag

    Boss Mongo (View Comment):

    Captain French (View Comment):
    I pledge to advocate for and acknowledge all lived experiences and intersectional identities of every sailor in the Navy. I pledge to engage in ongoing self-reflection, education and knowledge sharing to better myself and my communities. I pledge to be an example in establishing healthy, inclusive and team-oriented environments. I pledge to constructively share all experiences and information gained from activities above to inform the development of Navy-wide reforms.

    Have the nunks that wrote this ever even met a Navy Chief?

    Boss, thought you were Army. You had guys as tough as Navy Chief Petty Officers? Never saw one. 

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  20. Columbo Member
    Columbo
    @Columbo

    No reason to just single out the Air Force Boss.

    Naval accidents have been a plenty … [link]

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  21. She Reagan
    She
    @She

    EHerring (View Comment):

    We didn’t have racial problems that required this level of coddling and groveling. Either the leadership has gone soft or the folks entering now have been ruined in high school.

    Embrace the power of “and.”

     

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  22. Boss Mongo Member
    Boss Mongo
    @BossMongo

    navyjag (View Comment):
    Boss, thought you were Army. You had guys as tough as Navy Chief Petty Officers? Never saw one. 

    @navyjag, it has been my honor to serve in the Joint community for many years. I have worked with NCOs across the service spectrum. In my experience (within my career field), most of those guys were harder’n woodpecker lips.

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  23. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    That all-black mask sure goes well with camouflage . . .

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  24. Skyler Coolidge
    Skyler
    @Skyler

    That ding bat and that sissy boy are already at the top of their pyramid. They cannot go any higher. Why do they debase themselves so?

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  25. Skyler Coolidge
    Skyler
    @Skyler

    Captain French (View Comment):

    Don’t worry, Boss, the Navy (we have our own Air Force, you know) has your back.

    Uh, wait. Proposed new Navy oath:

    “I pledge to advocate for and acknowledge all lived experiences and intersectional identities of every sailor in the Navy. I pledge to engage in ongoing self-reflection, education and knowledge sharing to better myself and my communities. I pledge to be an example in establishing healthy, inclusive and team-oriented environments. I pledge to constructively share all experiences and information gained from activities above to inform the development of Navy-wide reforms.”

     

    One oath was good enough for me, I would never take such a pledge.

    As a lawyer, I can’t wait for the navy to try to punish someone for refusing to take this political loyalty oath.

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  26. EHerring Coolidge
    EHerring
    @EHerring

    The shame of it is they are appeasing a minority of whiners and pissing off the majority of warriors.

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  27. Front Seat Cat Member
    Front Seat Cat
    @FrontSeatCat

    Wow – you are right…..shheesshh…….that was overly cuddly……our adversaries overseas are probably having a good laugh…….

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  28. JimGoneWild Coolidge
    JimGoneWild
    @JimGoneWild

    If they just stood 6 feet apart they could have given those inspirational words without a stupid mask on. Actually, on second thought, the masks make the message as relevant as a passing bug.

    P.S. The Sgt. Major lied about his record. Kind of sad. Sam Elliott was still pretty good in the movie. 

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  29. Skyler Coolidge
    Skyler
    @Skyler

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Wow – you are right…..shheesshh…….that was overly cuddly……our adversaries overseas are probably having a good laugh…….

    Well, it was only the Air Force.

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  30. Hang On Member
    Hang On
    @HangOn

    What are the chances of a frag incident for this puke?

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