Soldier avoids flag salute, instead poses for selfie

Posted at 1:28 PM, Feb 27, 2014

FORT CARSON, Colo. (WTVR) – The military is investigating after a Colorado-based soldier posted a selfie on her Instagram account instead of attending her company’s flag ceremony.

sheffey-nation-for-story“This is me laying back in my car hiding so I don’t have to salute the 1700 flag,” she captioned the picture in initial the Instagram post. ”KEEP ALL YOUR ‘THATS SO DISRESPECTFUL / HOWRUDE / ETC.’ COMMENTS TO YOURSELF cuz, right now, IDGAFFFF.”

The soldier has since been identified as Pfc. Tariqka Sheffey by the Army Times. Her Instagram account has since been made private.

“Fort Carson’s leadership is aware of the social media post PFC Sheffey made, is looking into the situation, and reviewing potential next steps,” a Fort Carson spokesperson told in a  statement read. “Fort Carson leaders will continue to educate Soldiers on standards and discipline and appropriate professional conduct on social media consistent with Army Values — both on and off duty.”

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