Lackland Air Force Base - (Ass Mess): A winsome US Air Force sergeant who posed naked for Playboy magazine has been stripped by her inferior officers after being told that she "does not meet the high standards we expect of our airmen".
Michelle Mantrap, 30, immediately retorted that the claim was ludicrous because she was patently female and no male colleagues had joined her in the photo-op.
Ms Mantrap also said she "did not expect to be disciplined" with all those buckets of cold water thrown at her nipples to make them look perkier and defended the photos.
In her lawyer's statement she said that having trained air force recruits to pose for the cameras for over a dozen years, she felt well-qualified to decide what's tasteful and what's split beaver, "and anyway, two serving women have posed nude in the past, both from the US Navy".
A spokesman for the February issue of Playboy said the pictures will warm the cockles of service personnel worldwide and are a credit to the Sergeant's generosity of spirit, as well as her enviable 36DD-24-36 credentials.
The six-page spread-yer-legs feature photographed her in a variety of patriotic poses astride a scud-buster missile including some shots where she was tastefully camouflaged with bits of uniform under the magazine's strapline of "Tough Love".
The February issue of Playboy has now sold out in the US.