March 19, 2015 11:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]If it’s Thursday, it must be the day it’s fine to make racial slurs with no accountability, according to an alleged practice on an Alaskan Army base.

U.S. Army Alaska spokesman Lt. Col. Alan Brown confirmed to NBC News that a complaint was made and he said the command launched an investigation late last week. “There are allegations, and like any type of allegations of something like this, we take it very seriously,” Brown said. “That’s exactly what the command has done very quickly.”

Brown said he was not aware of any other complaints of the behavior alleged in the report. “The nature of those allegations are not at all commonplace about how soldiers behave and how they’re treated up here,” he said.

The soldiers told the Army Times that the practice was considered a “tradition” and that although it was forbidden it still goes on. The Army Times reported that the platoon allegedly involved is part of a unit that is part of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.


D.B. Hirsch
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One response to Alaska Army Base Investigated For ‘Racial Thursdays’

  1. Hirightnow March 20th, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    You’re not going to stop “tradition” amongst the military…although you might change it a bit. (Case in point: my own initiation as a trusty shellback which did not involve shaving,pig feces, tar…..buncha wimps!)