The United States Navy said on Saturday that it reprimanded two aviators for writing a giant phallus about the State of Washington last month.
Naval Air Force commander Vice Admiral Mike Shoemaker pronounced the punishment after convening a Naval Field The Aviators Evaluation Board to address the matter, The Military Times reported.
"The American people legitimately expect those who wear the Golden Wings to show a level of maturity consistent with the missions and aircraft that have been entrusted to them." Shoemaker said in a statement after the decision.
The reprimands were not made public as it was imposed in a proceeding administrative
& # 39; Naval aviation continuously strives to foster an atmosphere of dignity and respect. Sofoomorphic and immature antics of a badual nature have no place in naval aviation today.
A military source told The Times that although the nature of their reprimand would not be made public, individuals were allowed to retain their status as aviators.
Vice Admiral Mike Shoemaker (pictured) Following the incident on November 16, the heads of the US Navy. UU they ordered the jet fighter crew to fall to the ground after the trick got mbadive Internet attention around the world.
Officers of the Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island also apologized for the unseemly display.
& # 39; The Navy maintains its crew at the highest level and we consider it absolutely unacceptable, of zero training value and we are keeping the crew responsible, "the officials said in a statement at the time.
] They described the act as "immature" and "unethical" and pledged to punish the team responsible for the trick.
The aviators, who belonged to the Electronic Attack Squadron 130, used a Growler EA-18 aircraft during the incident, reported the Times
According to the US Navy, the plane left a trail of condensed air that resembles an obscene image to observers on land.
Although administrative procedures have been completed, it is still being carried conducted an investigation into the incident in Carrier Air Wing 3, the operational command of the squadron, according to The Military Times.