Air Force changes service anthem to become more friendly to Persons Without Penii

| February 28, 2020

The U.S. Air Force changed lyrics in its service anthem by dropping gender references that exclude women.

Of course, it did.  Just for the record,  I have always been very friendly to Air Persons.

The change announced Thursday by the Air Force chief of staff, Gen. David Goldfein, is designed to make the service friendlier to women, The Gazette reports.

“Our song must reflect our history, the inspiring service and accomplishments of all who’ve served, and the rich diversity that makes today’s Air Force indisputably the strongest and most capable in the world,” Goldfein wrote in a message to airmen, cadets and academy alumni.

What?  Wait, what is a female (person without penis) called in the Force of the Air?

So, it’s fine to call a PWP ‘AirMan’ in so long as you do not sing it to her/it/them?

Please people,  try not to be unfriendly to persons without penii.

The change originated when female Air Force Academy cadets asked Goldfein why the anthem’s third verse hailed the bravery of men, but not women.

The third verse is meaningful to cadets at the academy near Colorado Springs, where it is sung after sports victories, but students took issue with the third line: “To a friend we send a message of his brother men who fly.”

Now that there does seem mighty unfriendly.  Aren’t they supposed to ‘fly the friendly skies’?  Maybe not.

In the new version, the line is changed to read, “To a friend we send a message of the brave who serve on high.”

Other gender references in the song remain, including “at ‘em boys, give ‘er the gun.”

“It’s the right thing to do,” said Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, the academy superintendent, who added that females are more than a demographic.

There we have it, “females are more than a demographic”.  I never thunk of it like that.

I love women, mostly.  But, I’ve had moments when I wanted my rib back…just sayin.

Source: Air Force changes service anthem to gender-neutral lyrics – Washington Times

Category: "Teh Stoopid", Air Force, Diversity, Dumbass Bullshit, General Whackos, I hate hippies

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  1. Stacy0311 says:

    Space Force is going to be AWESOME!!!
    /sarc

  2. USMC Steve says:

    “Wanted my rib back.” Love that line, Dave.

    Semper Fi.

  3. Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman says:

    At first I thought this was a BabyBee or Duffle Blog. I thought wrong. Too bad. It works better as satire.

  4. Harry says:

    “Nothing can stop the gender non-binary inclusive soy-based GMO-free Vegan Air Force”

    Has a nice ring to it.

  5. Comm Center Rat says:

    I think the Air Force should use Iron Maiden’s “Aces High” as its new service anthem. The lyrics are gender neutral and any zipper suited sun god can scream along.

    There goes the siren that warns of the air raid
    Then comes the sound of the guns sending flak
    Out for the scramble we’ve got to get airborne
    Got to get up for the coming attack.

    Jump in the cockpit and start up the engines
    Remove all the wheel blocks
    There’s no time to waste
    Gathering speed as we head down the runway
    Got to get airborne before it’s too late

    UP THE IRONS! STAY HEAVY!

  6. Ret_25X says:

    I’m betting this did not come from any of the nonmales who actually, you know, fly combat aircraft for the USAF….

    Nope, this has the smell of a base engineering officer or Admin weenie.

    You know, someone who would never have to be brave on any occasion in any location for any reason.

    It’s never the doers who cry over lyrics or who played who in a movie. It’s only the voyeurs who cry about things. Doers are too busy doing to be concerned over the feelings of the voyeurs.

  7. RGR 4-78 says:

    Up, Up and away,
    in my beautiful,
    my beautiful,
    Air Person…….

  8. Ex-PH2 says:

    That’s why some dipstick in the nuthouse on the Potomac decided to get rid of WAVES. Now they’re all just sailors….

    Sad.

    And I enjoy so much the benefits of being a girl.

  9. IS1 (SW) says:

    There’s some real snowflake senior commanders. He must have been hanging around Snowflake McRaven too much.

  10. Harry says:

    Didn’t the Navy try this once by changing Seaman to Seaperson or Seabody or Something?

  11. USAF RET says:

    Jesus…….Just Jesus. I am so glad I retired.

    • cobrakai99 says:

      This PC bulshite is the number one reason I was ready for retirement. It’s like the senior managers, they’re not leaders by any account, are trying to destroy any war fighting culture that may remain in the Air Force. Nothing can stop the Air Force except our own Generals.

    • ChipNASA says:

      Fuck. I mean FUCKING fuck, this is fucking embarrassing.

      • The Stranger says:

        Yes, it is. However, since I crossed over to the green side of the house, I can just shake my head. Seriously though, this has got to stop. Between this idiocy and that knucklehead USAFA valedictorian medical student who fell for some bullshit story he heard from a homeless convicted felon, I have to wonder what they’re teaching at ol’ Falcon U.

  12. Eggs says:

    And here I thought the big Air Force news of the week was the naming of the HH-60W helicopter.

    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/32384/air-force-names-new-hh-60w-rescue-helicopters-after-jolly-green-giants-of-vietnam

  13. SGT Ted says:

    I was Air Person curious when I was younger, but I grew out of that.

  14. JacktheJarhead says:

    I work on an Air Force base and I am always nice and respectful to all the Air People. Although, I have this strange urge to ask some of the Air Folk, “Does your Mommy know you are playing Air Force today”? But I will probably then have to visit the man with the rubber glove, so the urge goes away. From the article someone at the Chair Force Academy got their knickers in a twist because they said men and not wahmen.

  15. OWB says:

    And this positively impacts mission readiness how????

  16. David says:

    and in related news, I see an article that the Marines will ban possession of Confederate related items. It did not specify what those items could be (obviously someone is targeting the NVA battle flag on cars etc. but who knows what the phrasing will cover – great-granddaddy’s pistol? His uniform? All letters home from the field?) or where the ban covered (on post? In your quarters off post?) so it will be interesting to see how it is phrased.

    • The Stranger says:

      Well, wait a second, that means that Marines won’t be able to go train at places like Fort Bragg! Or Fort Hood! Or Fort Benning! Or God forbid, Fort Lee! I mean, their orders would have the names of Confederate Generals written on them…we can’t have that, now can we?

  17. pookysgirl (WC wife) says:

    One of my fondest memories of this song happened during a chapel service at Lackland. Our pianist was from the Philippines, and for his retirement, he asked that we sing the Air Force Anthem because it meant so much to him.

    So yes, I sang the word “helluva” loudly in church. But I’d do it again just to see the beaming smile on our pianist’s face!

  18. Ret_25X says:

    In Iraq in 2010 I had about 70 USAF in the J6, and the problems never ended with these folks.

    Constant SJW sniveling complaints about microaggressions like “tone” in emails, what someone was eating on shift, being singled out for work details, excessive work hours, lack of R&R options, NCOs being too stern or too loud, or too serious, the bunk in the CHU is too hard/soft/thin.

    And the best complaint of all…SPC Snuffy dips in the operations center.

    So no, I’m not at all surprised that a representative of the USAF has forced a change to the lyrics of a song.

    Sadly, it is only a matter of time before all the services are singing modified versions of Air Supply tunes…

  19. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    “…They serve while high…”

    Got it.

  20. Hack Stone says:

    As a Marine who served 22 years before starting a new career as Director Of Media Relations for a proud but humble woman owned business that sells software to the federal government and has never been to the Halls of Montezuma, nor the Shores Of Tripoli, Hack Stone would like new lyrics for the Marine’s Hymn that would be inclusive of all of the non-deploying rear echelon loving POGs assigned to Maintenance Battalions who the closest they ever got to Combat was being chased by a gang of drunk angry Samoans.

    • rgr1480 says:

      Hack,

      I sense there is a story in the last eight words of that long — but eloquent and well framed — sentence.

      • Hack Stone says:

        29 Palms, 1991. Didn’t happen to Hack, but three of his classmates in Ground Radio Technician Course (2861). It even made the local radio station news broadcast. Of course, dropping a carton of eggs in the Alamo Supermarket would have been enough to make the local radio station news broadcast.

    • The Stranger says:

      I think I’d rather be in combat than be chased by a gang of drunk angry Samoans…you might survive combat, you won’t survive if you get caught by the Samoans. Good folks, good sense of humor, but God help you if you do them wrong.

    • rgr769 says:

      For the Army, I am thinking we need a Ballad of the REMF Berets, now that everyone gets a participation beret. Of course the Army can make the lyrics gender neutral.

      • Comm Center Rat says:

        Soldiers who service by night and day
        Courage take from the REMF Beret

        Silver support badges upon their chest
        These are noncombatants, America’s best

        One hundred maintainers will test today
        And all one hundred will win the REMF Beret

        • rgr769 says:

          Thanks for the lyrics. You are a true poet. Now if we only had some REMF version of Barry Sadler to sing it.

  21. Martinjmpr says:

    They should just scrap the whole thing and come up with a new anthem anyway.

    I nominate this from the “Star Fighters” episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000:

  22. Hack Stone says:

    So, the lyrics will be changed to reflect the contributions of women in the Air Force. Give it a few weeks until they change it yet again to include mention of the LGBT community.

    • Poetrooper says:

      That will be on the same orders instructing that attendance at weekly Drag Queen Readings in McDermott (Cadet) Library on Wednesdays will now be mandatory.

      • Hack Stone says:

        Are members of the military honor guards that march in parades required to march in the gay pride parades, or do they have the option to decline? Serious question on Hack’s part, because it must be extremely distracting/annoying marching in your Alphas carrying the colors while some greased up guy in a leather thong, feather mask and boa is throwing confetti on you.

  23. Jus Bill says:

    David Goldfein just went Full Retard.

  24. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Airheads

    And newly minted: Spaceballs

  25. Dan says:

    Penii, air force, lol.

  26. OldCorpsTanker72 says:

    Seriously. Anyone who has a problem that women aren’t mentioned in the Air Force song should not be serving in the military in any capacity.

  27. SFC D says:

    7th Signal Brigade, Germany. Motto on the DUI is “Voice of Freedom”. It used to be “Get The Word to The Man”. We used to joke that it was sexist.

  28. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    This just in: A Bulletin has just been posted in USAF Motor Pools that the phrase Transmission or “Tranny Fluid” has been banned and the lubricant will now be known as “Gender Neutral Transmission Lubricant”!

  29. rgr769 says:

    “Females are more than a demographic.” Golleee, Sgt. Carter, who knew? I think most of us thought females were more than a demographic. I bet even our beloved IDC SARC agrees with that statement, especially when he is banging one.

  30. Sapper3307 says:

    Kiss will release a new PC version of “Love Gun”.