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    DEFENSE BULLYING REPORT - Air Force Worst of the Three Services

    A recent report by experts has found that allegations of "a culture of widespread bullying and brutality" within the Military are, in the most part, unfounded. The audit team, which traveled to every Defense establishment across the country and abroad and interviewed staff from all three services, found surprisingly few cases of unfair treatment and bullying within the Army and Navy.

    When it came to the Air Force, however, the report told a different story.
    Complaints to the team came from a total of 3,555 Air Force members, compared with three from Navy and just one from Army.

    While this statistic is alarming in its own right, it becomes horrific when one considers that each complaint represents a sad story of abuse, mistreatment and neglect. As one senior Air Force officer put it, "Each story is, in itself, a sad indictment on the Military. When taken as a whole, however, they demonstrate a reprehensible lack of regard for personnel on the part of managers at all levels."

    One young pilot told of having to spend two nights in tented accommodation, despite the fact that there was an empty five-star hotel just 1 kilometer away.

    Another said that he had been forced to endure a grueling fitness test every year since he joined in 1997.

    One airman alleged that she had been overlooked for promotion on numerous occasions, simply because she was fat, lazy and stupid.

    An airman stated he had been refused permission to wear civilian attire to work, despite the fact that his uniform clashed with his eye color.

    Another had been forced to wear uncomfortable safety boots for periods of up to eight hours straight.

    A clerk could not understand why she had been sent to work in a Joint military headquarters, "I have been forced to work for horrid Army and Navy people who just don't understand what the military is all about. I feel the Air Force has victimized me by forcing me to do this...I will be seeking compensation..."

    Shockingly, Air Force senior ranks are also subject to mistreatment.
    One SNCO stated, "I was deeply upset when I was addressed as 'Sergeant' by an officer. He knew my name was Robert. It was just horrible - I have never been more humiliated in my life." In response a senior officer stated, "the officer in question has been moved on..."

    A number of personnel complained of having to attend courses that were not relevant to their jobs, such as rigorous ground combat courses and drawn-out lectures on occupational health and safety. To add insult to injury, a young A1C was even ordered to pack up chairs in the classroom after one such course.

    The huge backlash against treatment of Air Force personnel should provide senior officers with a vital clue with regard to the massive retention problems experienced by the military in recent times. Over the past two years, the Military has spent millions looking into the issue.

    Not all of the Air Force's hierarchy, however, were upset by the revelations. Said the outgoing Chief of Staff, "I'm delighted with the result. I am very happy that our retention problems are due, in the most part at least, to something as harmless as bullying. I thought everyone was leaving because of me."
    "Ask not what your country can do for you"

    Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

    youíre entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

  • #2
    Shouldn't this be posted in the 'jokes' section?
    1. Even if you could make something idiot proof they would just go out and build a better idiot.
    2. The road to hell is paved by a hard working asphalt crew of meddlesome legislators.

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    • #3
      There have also been complaints of pilots having to honor military contracts and having to remain in the Air Force instead of taking civilian airline pilot jobs. The ACLU is investigating these allegations.
      If you can't set a good example, be a glaring warning.

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      • #4
        Missile envy has many ways of manifesting itself... I imagine jokes are one form.

        Seriously, though, it's ok to be upset that the <insert military branch here> isn't nearly as powerful as the USAF. Really, it is.
        Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated... again...

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        • #5
          Those Mother****ers!
          "This life..., you know, "the life." Youíre not gonna get any medals, kid. This is not a hero business; you donít shoot people from a mile a way. You gotta stand right next to them... blow their heads off."

          BoRG

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          • #6
            EWO kidnapped

            Originally posted by Mini-Me View Post
            Shouldn't this be posted in the 'jokes' section?

            The EWO computer expert had four bodyguards, all British.

            BBC E-mail: Search continues for Iraq Britons

            ** Message **
            The five men - a computer expert and four bodyguards - were taken from the finance ministry building in Palestine Street.

            ** Search continues for Iraq Britons **
            Everything possible is being done to find five Britons abducted in Baghdad, Margaret Beckett says.
            < http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/2/h...st/6706657.stm >

            ** Disclaimer **
            The BBC is not responsible for the content of this e-mail, and anything written in this e-mail does not necessarily reflect the BBC's views or opinions. Please note that neither the e-mail address nor name of the sender have�been verified.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by freightshaker View Post
              There have also been complaints of pilots having to honor military contracts and having to remain in the Air Force instead of taking civilian airline pilot jobs. The ACLU is investigating these allegations.
              LMAO! Sweeeet!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Half Pint View Post
                DEFENSE BULLYING REPORT - Air Force Worst of the Three Services

                A recent report by experts has found that allegations of "a culture of widespread bullying and brutality" within the Military are, in the most part, unfounded. The audit team, which traveled to every Defense establishment across the country and abroad and interviewed staff from all three services, found surprisingly few cases of unfair treatment and bullying within the Army and Navy.

                When it came to the Air Force, however, the report told a different story.
                Complaints to the team came from a total of 3,555 Air Force members, compared with three from Navy and just one from Army...
                The reasons for this are so obvious...other AF members are the only ones weak enough to be bullied by another AF member!!

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                • #9
                  No PTSD claims for four month tours?
                  Delegate, MN GOP.

                  PATRIA SI, COMUNISMO NO

                  http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/p...?id=1156276727

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SGT Long View Post
                    No PTSD claims for four month tours?
                    NO, but for PMS
                    "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                    Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                    youíre entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                    • #11
                      Lmao!
                      Delegate, MN GOP.

                      PATRIA SI, COMUNISMO NO

                      http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/p...?id=1156276727

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                      • #12
                        Reads like it's straight out of The Onion. Good stuff.
                        "I am not an atomic playboy."
                        Vice Admiral William P. Blandy

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                        • #13
                          Sounds like the Air Farce to me.

                          Go Navy!
                          "Yellowstain!"

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                          • #14
                            As a Crab myself ive always taken exception to being asked to work past 5pm and on any weekend.

                            I have nothing but sympathy for my fellow USAF brothers. They shouldn't have to put up with such treatment. After all, its not what we joined up for!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SGT Long View Post
                              No PTSD claims for four month tours?
                              No, but Separation Pay is given for 24 hour Staff Duty tours.
                              If you can't set a good example, be a glaring warning.

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