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Taxpayers are footing the bill for Air, Space Force service members to travel to 'Pride' eve

• by JD Heyes

According to a report by The Federalist this week, "The U.S. Air Force has authorized Air and Space Force commanders to use taxpayer money to cover the travel costs for service members seeking to attend the branch's upcoming 'pride' events."

In a memo issued on June 1, Marianne Malizia, the director of the Air Force's Office of Diversity and Inclusion, informed branch commanders about a series of upcoming LGBT-related events in Washington, D.C., organized by the Department of the Air Force (DAF). The memo stated that Air and Space Force commanders have the authorization to utilize "unit funds" to cover the travel expenses of service members under their command to "travel to, and participate in, this year's DAF Pride events if approved by their individual supervisory authority."

Mind you, there shouldn't even be offices of "Diversity and Inclusion" in the military in the first place since all members of all branches are already equally treated and offered the very same rank and training opportunities — based on the needs of their respective service. So the existence of those offices alone constitution an abuse of taxpayer funds.