Air Force investigates Airmen's group photo with airman posing as dead in open casket

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    First body parts being sawed off to fit folks in caskets, than Soldiers ashes being thrown into land fills, now this? the Air Force is fuckin up hard.

    Air Force investigates Texas airmen's group photo with airman posing as dead in open casket

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    Air Force investigates Texas airmen's group photo with airman posing as dead in open casket - 12/15/2011 12:48:11 PM | Newser
     
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    Very disrespectful ... I know there are certain ways people cope with being in stressful situations and witnessing things. They develop a sick sense of humor if you will. At the same time this takes it to far and really I don't understand it? It's nothing but disrespect here. It's the Air Force for God's sake. What are they trying to portray here?
     
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    The Air Force is slipping lately, at least thats the sense I get, with the latest scandals of sawing off body parts to fit bodies in caskets and the ashes of soldiers being dumped in land fills this is really the last thing the AF needs, and if you look the ranks of the Air men there ,there are several NCO's and Officers in that picture who should have known better, this kind of thing would be expected of the junior ranks maybe but some of the older Airmen and Officers really should have used their fucking heads. Who knows, maybe these multiple deployments are taking a toll on our troops mental capacities.
     
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    This particular unit is about as far from being placed in body bags as anyone who has deployed to that region. This shows a huge insensitivity to the over 4000 combat personnel that have lost their lives in Iraq not to mention A'stan. I know that there have been a hand full of AF folks that have died over there, but their attempt at gallows humor is way out of line. I'm sure the picture was not intended for viewing on the social media network and this does not rise to the level of Abu Graib, but inappropriate nevertheless. Maybe these airmen should visit a front line shock trauma platoon, fleet or field hospital to see what condition that warriors are in that actually are placed in these transfer cases.
     
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    A handful of deaths? the Air Force is right under the Navy in hostile deaths in the global war on terror.

    http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL32492.pdf
     
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    One is too many but yes it is more like a 2 and a half handfuls, not many but there are fewer Air Force members to begin with. That should have no bearing on whether or not the picture is right or wrong. It's wrong regardless.
     
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    I processed a handful of those casualties in Kuwait when I was the Casualty rep for PERSCO (Personnel support for contingency operations), we were responsible for processing the casualty reports for Airmen killed in southern Iraq who were riding on convoys with the Army, the Army doesn't have enough bodies for its mission and Air Force members are being augmented to assist with those, alot of people don't know that.
     
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    Yep, the Navy has had a hand full as well. I was a Corpsman with three Fleet Marine Force tours. The number of Corpsman deaths, wounds, and medals are proportionately more than most anyone else.

    Anyway, more deaths by the Army and Marine Corps does not make it OK to put out stupid pictures, but a bunch of AF students who have not and chances are will not see direct action certainly should keep their camaras shuttered.
     
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    Death does not have any bearing on whether it is right or wrong I agree. But seeing, smelling, and touching death puts it all in a different light, a light that these fools haven't yet been in.
     
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    If you look at the rank of some of the people in the picture a few of them are Technical Sergeants (E-6) and I believe I see a LT in there somewhere, those guys have been in long enough to know better, this picture was approved by someone with rank much higher than an AF training student.
     

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