Cocksure Marine Aviators Can Keep Flying After Grounding Over Sky Penis

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The tale of Marine aviators who flew a phallic pattern over California has what can best be described in massage parlor terminology as a “happy ending": the two aviators will keep their wings and remain “valued members” of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing after being disciplined administratively, a Marine Corps spokesman told Task & Purpose.


  • The Marines had been grounded after using their T-34C from Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 to fly in a penis-shaped pattern over the Salton Sea.
  • 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing spokesman Maj. Josef Patterson said he was unable to elaborate what kind of administrative punishment the two Marines received due to Privacy Act restrictions.

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