On November 19th,CNN was a-buzz about the imminent repeal of the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. The newscasters were positively giddy. They spoke of public attitude changing. They talked about a military force free and liberated from homophobia like those in England and Israel. They seemed ready to throw a parade down the streets of San Francisco. It's as though CNN was proud of our military once again. Maybe the City by the Bay will allow J.R.O.T.C. units in their schools again.
Mockazine predicts that the Air Force will have no problem with this transition and may already be practicing. I have some friends in the Air Force. They wear their hair longer than those in other branches of the military. It will just be a minor adjustment for them to wear camoflage diva-wigs instead of military soft-caps.
The Army will have a harder transition. While the lowest ranking enlistees are called "privates", much of the Army population is set in it's way. Looks like another round of that oh-so-valuable "sensitivity training" is in the works. Although they already wear girlscout hats (berets); now they need to adopt the rest of the uniform. The enthusiastic new Pink Berets "Special" Forces Unit is excited about their prospects and expects to have a lot of fun in their first assignment in Cambodia.
The Marines will resurrect their motto - Looking for a Few Good Men - and John Travolta has agreed to be their spokesperson. The Marines I know are not to happy about the change, but Marines are adaptable and they will do their duty. Of course, it will give new meaning to the slang term, "grunts".
The Navy will have the hardest time adjusting. While Soldiers and Marines can get up and run to a new foxhole, our sailors are confined to close quarters. Those stationed on submarines are trapped, like sardines in a can. They have nowhere to run. Look for a new organizational structure and uniforms based on the Village People--the Navy already has the sailors and construction workers.