Thanks to Bryan for the link!
via Fox News.
As the Navy and Marines prepare to alter dozens of military titles to conform to gender-neutral terminology, the Air Force is bucking the trend and will be keeping the "man" in airman.Here.
The call to revise numerous service designations came after a December decision by Defense Secretary Ash Carter allowing women to apply for all military jobs. In January, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus wrote a service-wide message calling the move "an opportunity to update the position titles."
But the Air Force is declining the "opportunity."
“I think the term ‘airman’ needs to stay how it is. It’s who we are. It’s part of our heritage,” Senior Master Sgt. Andrea Cook told Stars and Stripes. “I’ve been an airman for 21 years.”
The Marines are set to rename 19 titles. In most instances, the term “man” will be replaced by “Marine,” so “Basic infantryman” would become “Basic infantry Marine.”
Wow. The fucking weak ass USAF has the balls to "decline the opportunity" but the Marine Corps leadership gets on its knees and swallows hard?
Congrats USNI Blog, Haynie,Ripley, Amos and the rest....you've won. You've transformed the Marine Corps from a fighting organization into a fucked up, butched up, weak ass pile of shit.
Time to punch a wall....
Hey Neller. Grow a fucking pair.