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Sound Off: Was the Dino Re-Enlistment Really That Bad?

A screenshot from a video of an Air National Guard master sergeant using a dinosaur hand puppet while reciting the oath of re-enlistment. (Screenshot from Facebook)
A screenshot from a video of an Air National Guard master sergeant using a dinosaur hand puppet while reciting the oath of re-enlistment. (Screenshot from Facebook)

Internet outrage has landed with maximum force on top of an Air National Guard master sergeant who used a dinosaur hand puppet in her re-enlistment video.

"HOW DARE SHE DISRESPECT THE SACRED OATH!," shouted the commenters and the adjutant general for the Tennessee Guard reacted and came down hard, demoting and forcibly retiring the colonel who administered the oath, removing the puppet master sergeant from her job and disciplining the senior NCO who operated the video camera that recorded the ceremony.

Pretty cut and dried, right? People do bad things and they get reprimanded. Our commenters suggest that things might not be that simple.

Here's just a few of the less-than-traditional re-enlistment ceremonies described on Facebook and our original article page comments: Our members report ceremonies that have taken place underwater in scuba gear, on the edge of a ship, hanging off the end of plane while in flight.

So, what's your weirdest or most outrageous re-enlistment ceremony story? Did you participate or just hear about it? Did the Tennessee Guard overreact or did the dinosaur crew get exactly what they had coming? Tell us your best stories and sound off!

 

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