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Nude Photos of Female Service Members Discovered in Dropbox Folder

Recruits of Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, repeat the oath of enlistment during an emblem ceremony Feb. 15, 2017, on Parris Island, S.C. (Marine Corps Photo/Cpl. Vanessa Austin)
Stars and Stripes
12 Mar 2018
By Seth Robson
The U.S. military is looking into another case of lewd photographs of female service members shared on social media.

Marine Corps officials have called on the Naval Criminal Investigative Service following revelations by Vice News last week that 267 images of female service members had been shared in a Dropbox folder called “Hoes Hoin’.”


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Vice reported that most of the images in the folder show women in military clothing. Some show the women’s faces, dog tags, uniforms and name tags.

“Some of the photos are selfies, others are clearly taken by another person,” the Vice report said. “Some show women performing sexual acts. A few are of service members fully clothed, in apparent attempt to shame or discredit them.”

“Finally, some photos are crude collages showing a fully clothed service member in uniform on one side and a nude photo of the same woman on the other,” the report added.

Some of the photos had been previously shared in other online groups while others appear to be new, Vice said.

“It’s been reported through NCIS and the appropriate measures have been taken,” Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Christopher Harrison told the Military Times. “I believe the site has been taken down.”

A Pentagon spokesperson told the newspaper that the Defense Department was also “aware of reports concerning the Dropbox site” and said it would be investigated and prosecuted if necessary.

Dropbox told the Military Times that the link to the images had been removed and banned so that it couldn’t be recirculated.

The military has struggled to deal with servicemembers’ behavior on social media since last March, when it was revealed that 30,000 people had joined a now-defunct Facebook group called Marines United, where active-duty and veteran Marines shared nude photos of female service members and others, made derogatory comments about them and threatened some of the women.

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller responded to the scandal in a video, telling Marines to focus on training to fight adversaries, not “hiding on social media” and participating in or allowing online activities that disrespect or harm their fellow service members.

Since then the Marine Corps has cracked down on online misconduct, court martialing seven Marines, separating six and handing out 14 nonjudicial punishments and 28 adverse administrative actions, Marine Corps officials told Military Times.

In a video posted on Twitter last week, the Marine Corps said it has trained 200,000 Marines and investigated 131,000 images, 168 websites and 123 people, 55 of whom have been punished.

“Marines are expected to intervene and report every instance of online misconduct to the extent required by the law,” the video said

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Man up and protect

“I want to make this super obvious point,” Loesch said. “The government has proven that they cannot keep you safe. And yet, some people want all of us to disarm. You heard that town hall last night. They cheered the confiscation of firearms. And it was over 5,000 people

Ar15 not a battle rifle

Second, the idea that the AR-15 is some kind of horrifically powerful weapon is absurd. In its most common chambering, the 5.56 NATO, the AR-15 is actually underpowered compared to traditional American battle rifles like the M1873 “Trapdoor” in .45-70 or the M1903 Springfield in .30-06. The AR-15 is a .22-caliber centerfire. When its M-16 counterpart was introduced in Vietnam, it was derided as a “mouse gun” and a “poodle-shooter.” Many troops were dismayed when their .30-caliber M-14s were replaced with the new rifle.

Indeed, the M-16 and AR-15 rifle suffered a poor reputation for a couple of decades after its introduction in Vietnam, in part because ammunition issued by the Army resulted in malfunctions and jams, causing the deaths of a number of troops during firefights with the Viet Cong.

Like most technologies, however, the AR-15 has evolved significantly over time. Its popularity today exists for a number of reasons. The AR platform uses space-age materials, such as forged aluminum and plastic, which make it lightweight, durable, and weather-resistant. Today’s AR-15 is reliable, ergonomic, and user-friendly. It’s easy to maintain, and unlike traditional wood-stocked rifles, which often require custom fitting, it allows an infinite variety of aftermarket options and configurations without expensive professional gunsmithing. To use an analogy that will be understandable to red-state males (but probably unfamiliar to urban blue-staters), the AR-15 has become the “small-block Chevy” of the shooting world. Barrel assemblies (called “uppers”) can be switched out in ten seconds or less, and stocks can be easily customized to fit an individual shooter – such as a small-statured female.

Sam colt remembered true today. Lest we forget.

The reason Colt made his first pistol, was because he was bullied. He wanted to allow the weaker smaller man, have a chance against the larger tougher one. When his first pistol was successfully made, he called it the Equalizer. So that no person, big or small, will be at an advantage. The gun gun was made not just for war, but for self defense. You can not tell me that an assault rifle is not a warranted weapon when you get attacked by gangs, I have been attacked on a few occasions for being in “their turf”. Had I had a way to defend against so many attackers, I would have taken the opportunity. The only reason I am still alive today, is because some passerbys called the cops and they actually got there in time. That is not always the case. What good are gangs, when everyone around them is armed? They lose all the power we give them by doing nothing.

Poland being villanized

Poland’s government says the law is needed to protect Poland from being slandered for crimes committed by Nazi Germans that took place during the 1939-45 occupation and to make the wartime suffering of Poles clear to the world. Poland lost six million citizens during the war, half of them Jews.

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Military stupid. Think again

This is what a USMA ’80 graduate sent to that school board:

To Whom it May Concern:

I cannot find the words to express how disgusted I am with your teacher Gregory Salcido. What he said about our military is 100% inaccurate, and one of the most vile things I have ever heard uttered in a classroom. He would not have this freedom of speech without our military, and ONLY our military. He has NO business forcing his hateful, warped opinion on these young Americans. He is there to teach facts, not opine. Would you allow a teacher to orate about illegal immigrants, or the threat from Muslims? Gregory Salcido clearly does not understand why he is there. He is doing a lot of harm, and therefore should be fired.

Please consider having a school assembly with a panel of military guest speakers to try to undo some of the damage he has done. I can give you some suggestions if you need them. My West Point classmate, who was in charge of the entire US Army in Europe. He’s not the lowest of the low. Or my classmate who is in charge of all the training in the Army, a four-star general. Or the one who is in charge of all our Special Forces, another 4 star general. Or my son, an Army Ranger and scuba diver, 21st in his class at West Point. Pretty smart young man. Or my son-in-law, who teaches electrical engineering at West Point, with a masters in electrical engineering. Or any intelligence soldier, Cyber Warfare soldier, Army Ranger, communications expert, engineer soldier, Navy Seal, etc, etc, etc. In fact, choose anyone. They will shame this so-called teacher.

This is your chance to undo some of the horrific damage being done to young Americans in our public schools. How dare you allow someone like this under your roof.

I have a couple more potential speakers for you: my classmate who is in charge of the Wounded Warrior Project, and my classmate Jeff Williams, an astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station.

By the way, do you tolerate the language this “teacher” uses in the classroom? Swearing and name-calling? He is clearly full of hate and is spewing it all over your students. And you can’t hide it, condone it, nor tolerate it anymore.

Name Withheld by Request
West Point Class of 1980

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