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November 5, 2013 at 11:51 am #8458
Navy SEALs ordered to remove ‘don’t tread on me’ Navy Jack from uniformsNovember 5, 2013 at 4:34 pm #8472
Unbelievable !!! Next they’ll want the troops to appear more friendly by going unarmed.November 5, 2013 at 7:13 pm #8481
Ummm… Lets not get ahead of ourselves yet… This may not be true.
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2013/nov/05…vy-jack-patch/November 6, 2013 at 12:15 pm #8558
Lets try that again.
<h1 class=”header”>Navy SEALs Can Still Wear ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ Patch, Despite Internet Rumors</h1>
<p class=”date datetime”>Tuesday, November 5, 2013</p>
<p class=”byline”>By Beth Ford Roth</p>
<p class=”credit”>U.S. Navy</p>
<p class=”caption”>”First Navy Jack” patch</p>
Navy SEALs are still allowed to wear the “First Navy Jack” patch on their uniforms, despite an Internet rumor that claims the Obama administration has banned the practice.
The Navy Times was motivated to debunk the claim after being inundated by readers riled up over an Op-Ed written by former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie in The Daily Caller. Higbie claimed SEALs have been ordered to remove the patch:
“The Obama administration and the yes-men top brass have decided to wage war on our Navy’s heritage. Will the SEALs choose to defend that heritage and defy them, with all the impertinence the flag’s slogan implies? Or will they be tread upon?”
A passionate argument, to be sure. However, it’s simply not accurate. Navy spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Sarah Flaherty told Navy Times:
“As of September 2013, all Naval Special Warfare personnel are authorized to wear the U.S. flag and the ‘Don’t Tread on me’ uniform patches.
“In the past, NSW did not authorize wearing either patch unless one was deployed or in a work-up cycle. However, NSW recently sought special permission from the Chief of Naval Operations staff to wear the patches within the continental United States.”
<p class=”caption”>Screen shot of “Obama Girly Hats” headlines</p>
This is the second time in just a few weeks that a completely false rumor about the president altering military uniforms has taken the web by storm.
Several media outlets last month reported President Obama was changing the cover worn by male Marines. Some headlines claimed the president was forcing troops to wear “Girly Hats.”
The rumor gained such strength that the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos, publicly commented:
“The President in no way, shape or form directed the Marine Corps to change our uniform cover.”
The First Lady of the Marine Corps, Bonnie Amos, elaborated on her Facebook page:
“I’d like to address some questions I have been getting: the President in no way, shape or form directed the Marine Corps to change our uniform cover. We are looking for a new cover for our female Marines for one overriding reason: the former manufacturer went out of business. The Marine Corps has zero intention of changing the male cover.”November 6, 2013 at 12:23 pm #8559
There you go again LD, being the voice of reason. I notice you put the artical on the another post as the you had to scroll down a long way to find it in your first post. Seeing as how I copied the address to the link, as you did, I pulled it so must still draw blood even though you already did.November 6, 2013 at 6:00 pm #8592
Obama wants Marines to wear ‘girly’ hats
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