"BOOBS" IN PLAYBOY PHOTO FLAP
It won't be long before Staff Sgt. Michelle Manhart will be out of the Air Force.
"Of what I did, nothing is wrong, so I didn't anticipate anything of course," she claimed. If the 13-year veteran NCO actually believes that, there's all the proof we need she isn't the brightest bulb in the galaxy.
"I didn't do anything wrong, so I didn't think it would be a major issue." Yeah, right.
Let's see. The Lackland AFB drill sergeant thinks her nude pix splashed across six pages of PLAYBOY's February issue won't make any difference to the young recruits that come under her direction in order to be trained as new members of the Air Force? Sure.
Manhart, who joined the Air Force in 1994 and did a tour in Kuwait, let the cat out of the bag when she allowed that she was hopeful the photo spread might lead to an "acting or modeling career." Maybe it will.
She certainly is abundantly blessed anatomically. But she'll have to do it out of the military.
The last female to pose naked for PLAYBOY was Navy Petty Officer Sherry Lynne White. She appeared "au naturel" back in 2000, and was discharged in a matter of weeks.
Manhart, who happily posed in her uniform, and later just in dog tags, was shown holding weapons under the headline "Tough Love."
"Tough luck," is more like it, as this publicity-seeking female sergeant will soon be a civilian, whether she wants to be or not.
AIR FORCE RELEGATES METZGER CASE TO THE "MEMORY HOLE"
However, there's another USAF female who's either a tremendous heroine - overpowering "abductors" in a Kyrgyzstan cave and running 30 miles barefoot to freedom - or a bald-faced liar who disrupted foreign relations between allies with a wild tale that rivals "the dog ate my homework."
Since the Air Force has not awarded their two-time Air Force Marathon winner any medals since her return to Moody AFB last Sept. 14, one might think they know the story is false.
But if that is the case, why is Maj. Jill Metzger still on duty and apparently immune to the UCMJ punishment that lesser ranks or male officers and NCO's might expect from a similar situation?
It's called "political correctness." After reams of news copy and TV coverage of Metzger's "abduction," when it started to look like maybe the whole story was a fabrication to cover up some kind of misconduct, the mainstream media shut down. After a bizarre interview in Air Force TIMES with Metzger's retired colonel father, not another word, save for here on MilitaryCorruption.com, has been written about the case.
Manhart has no family connections, isn't a field-grade officer, and certainly isn't married to an OSI agent. So maybe that is the answer. But one thing is for sure. The top brass still don't get it. "Different spanks for different ranks" remains the order of the day.
After Rumsfeld's firing, we had hoped for positive changes, but apparently under new Defense Secretary Robert Gates, it's still "business as usual."
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