Air Force headquarters is warn- ing airmen not to pose in the nude.
The message was sent two weeks ago after Air Force Staff Sgt. Michelle Manhart posed nude for Playboy Magazine’s February issue. She informed superiors ahead of time. They found a copy, opened it and promptly suspended her from her instructor’s job at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
“This action does not meet the high standards we expect of our airmen, nor does it comply with the Air Force’s core values of integrity, service before self and excellence in all we do,” the message said. “As America’s airmen, it is imperative that we maintain the moral high ground. Our nation depends on it.”
The Associated Press reports Sgt. Manhart “is photographed in uniform yelling and holding weapons under the headline ‘Tough Love.’ The following pages show her partially clothed, wearing her dog tags while working out, as well as completely nude.”