Fort Carson, Colorado-based Pfc. Tariqka Sheffey uploaded the controversial photo, in which she's reclining in her car with her arm behind her head, wearing her full uniform, last week. The Caption of the photo said, 'This is me laying back in my car hiding so I don't have to salute the 1700 flag'.
She added 'KEEP ALL YOUR 'THATS SO DISRESPECTFUL/HOWRUDE/ETC.' COMMENTS TO YOURSELF cuz, right now, IDGAFFFF'
She is now accused of dishonoring her service, with some demanding she be removed from service. Officials at Fort Carson are investigating the incident
According to the Department of Defense policies on social media posted on the web, soldiers are required to refrain from posting any comments or visual images that could hurt the military and ask permission before sending out any sensitive information.
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She issued this statement on Tuesday, 'I seriously just want to say thank you to everybody who stood up to me today, like seriously. That s**t to me was not serious. I am not a disrespectful soldier, and I really appreciate you all'.
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