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Friday, October 27, 2017


MRFF EXPOSES CONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATION
AT MAXWELL AFB
(GUNTER ANNEX)

Exhibit at Maxwell AFB (Gunter Annex) in the Air Force Enlisted Heritage Research Institute (AFEHRI) Honoring Rescue of Christian Flag, is a Constitutional Violation and Appears to be Historically False and Fictitious

MRFF's DEMAND EMAIL
SENT TO USAF LT. GEN. KWAST, COMMANDER & PRESIDENT, AIR UNIVERSITY, MAXWELL AFB

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EMAILS SENT TO MIKEY/MRFF FROM OUTRAGED MRFF CLIENTS REGARDING THE CHRISTIAN EXHIBIT AT MAXWELL AFB (GUNTER ANNEX)

First email sent to Mikey regarding the exhibit at the AFEHRI to MRFF's attention from MRFF client:

From: MRFF Client at Maxwell AFB
Subject: Promotion of Christianity at Maxwell AFB
Date: October 24, 2017 at 5:37:52 PM MDT
To: Mikey Weinstein <[email protected]>

Mr. Weinstein,

I'd like to call your attention to a new religious display at the Air Force Enlisted Heritage Research Institute, the nature of which raises serious issues. The display in question, which has been heralded in social media, is a chaplain's field ensign being called a "Christian flag" along with attending text that resembles a religious homily. The folklore presented is that in 1960 Airman Luke Holcomb unnecessarily risked his life and ventured into the Korean Demilitarized-Zone simply to save the "Christian flag" as a tribute to his faith.

As an historian, I find the display and text particularly troubling and disappointing in terms of the historiograpical methodology involved, but more than that is the reality that the display is symptomatic of the religious "evangelical creep" that foments unnecessary controversy and even outrage within the ranks. Simply put, I see this display as a species of the military dining hall "Missing Man" Bible displays, which have proven to be a potent lightning-rod for religious discord.

On it's face, the story of the flag's provenance is suspect and demands more critical review, especially for a tax-supported military museum espousing close academic links to Air University. Until the flag story can be proven with any confidence and certainty the institute must weigh what the display of a "Christian flag" says and signals within a multicultural and multi-religious Air Force.

V/R,
MRFF Client at Maxwell AFB


Second email sent to Mikey regarding the exhibit at the AFEHRI to MRFF's attention from MRFF client:

From: xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: AFEHRI display
Date: October 26, 2017 at 9:12:19 AM MDT
To: "[email protected]" <[email protected]>

Mikey,

I am an American Airman; my rank, position, and location are not important. I have had the distinct pleasure of working beside wonderful fellow Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Coastguardsmen, and Marines in my many years in the Air Force who have come from a variety of nationalities, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and faiths. This is what Makes Us Great (Always!), the fact that human beings from all different sorts of backgrounds come together for one purpose, to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. And this is what makes it so important that we--as a service and as a USG entity--do nothing which would indicate any sort of bias towards anyone type of people or belief set. It's against our declared raison d'etre.

This is the reason that I am writing to you in dismay, along with others, regarding the Air Force Enlisted Heritage Research Institute's display of a "Christian Flag" in their Korean War portion of the exhibit. I have been to the AFEHRI recently and can attest that this particular display is quite out of place with the rest of the museum (which displays memorabilia from WWI through the present day, highlighting the many amazing achievements of the greatest enlisted Air Force service members the world has ever known). Nowhere else in the museum is religion highlighted, especially in a way that showcases the particular religious beliefs of certain Airmen rather than others. I would think that if the Chaplaincy were discussed at all, it would be in a more all-encompassing display of all the many beliefs represented in the Air Force, past and present. To do otherwise is against DoD policy, which prohibits supporting one faith over another. This display serves as a harsh reminder to those who do not adhere to the Christian belief set that their experiences and their very selves are less-valued, ignored, and second-class. Why would we want any of our brave men and women in uniform to feel that way?

As the AFEHRI is an official Air Force entity, I would strongly recommend that they alter the display to either eliminate the exclusive reference to Christianity or to broaden the scope of the display to more accurately depict the many belief sets representative in our service. This would not only be more "real" but also in the spirit of inclusiveness so necessary in today's diverse fighting force.

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