Utah National Guard in Hot Water Over Hot Shots Calendar Shoot

“A risque video shot in conservative Utah featuring bikini-clad women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks for a pinup calendar has raised the ire of a pair of law enforcement agencies who have found some of their officers were in the film,” philly.com reports. Let’s be clear, the unnamed officers will not appear in the calendar. They’re in the promotional “making of” video above, which features an awful (wonderful?) amount of what I’m going to call “breast juggling.” Some of them are – gasp! in uniform. The guys. Focus people! Personally, I’m not a big fan of cheesecake. I prefer images of strong women with guns. IDF style. Anyway, make the jump for official outrage at the “edgy” content. It really is precious . . .

Utah National Guard Lt. Col. Steven Fairbourn said their initial investigation determined several of their members took part in the video after getting permission from a senior official who shouldn’t have given them the green light. Part of the video was shot at Camp Williams with some Guard equipment as backdrops, Fairbourn said.

He said no National Guard weapons or ammo were used in the film. The agency is considering discipline for the people involved, and Fairbourn apologized on behalf of the National Guard for any embarrassment it has caused.

“It was poor judgment on a limited small number of individuals,” Fairbourn said. The Utah Department of Public Safety also believes two of their officers are in the video wearing agency uniforms in violation of agency policies . . .

“Productions of this kind are not in keeping with the values of the Utah National Guard nor its members,” the National Guard said in a statement . . .

“It’s not a typical assignment for us to send uniformed officers to participate with women in bikinis shooting guns,” [Capt. Doug] McCleve said. “That doesn’t reflect the values of our department.”

Maybe it should be typical (in that ‘Meric f–k yeah!” kinda way) and reflect the values of their department. Just sayin’ . . .

[h/t Vhyrus]



  1. avatar Slick says:

    Is the national guard really a law enforcement agency?

    Does anyone else see a problem with that or is it just me?

    1. avatar CarlosT says:

      Yeah, that’s problematic. The National Guard is for emergencies; they’re not routine law enforcement.

      1. avatar Sheepdog6 says:

        It is almost certain that these troops day job is as a law enforcement officer in some little burg. Not that the NG is now considered law enforcement.

        1. avatar Hannibal says:

          There are lots of officers even in large city departments who are also NG.

        2. avatar CarlosT says:

          The article says two law enforcement agencies, then goes on to talk about first the Utah National Guard and then the Utah Department of Public Safety.

          I don’t know if the Guard held themselves out that way. I doubt they did, actually. But it’s not a matter of Guardsmen who also happen to be law enforcement, the Guard is identified as law enforcement by the journalist.

  2. avatar former water walker says:

    Helluva’ recruitment tool. Yeah I saw this yesterday. Better use for the guard than patrolling Ferguson Missouri 🙂

    1. avatar Don says:

      This is not your fathers National Guard.
      So whats the problem?

  3. avatar Dev says:

    The state infamous for bigamy has a problem with scantily clad women…got it.

    1. avatar Bob Wall says:

      That would be POLYgamy, French for many gams.

      I guess, more appropriately, this would be polymamy… 😉

      1. avatar Dev says:

        Doh! Hate it when I use the wrong word

  4. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    “Breast juggling”. So then I had to watch the video. In the interest of verifying the story of course.
    Yup. Breast juggling.

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      I have thoroughly reviewed the evidence in question, and I concur with my esteemed colleague’s assessment.

      1. avatar Accur81 says:

        Where’s the evidentiary video? Oh, there it is.

        1. avatar Richard In WA says:

          Gentlemen (and Ladies) of the jury, please direct your attention to Exhibit DDs.

  5. avatar Jerry L Franklin says:

    Doggone it. I sure wish I would have been with them.

  6. avatar meandmealone says:

    I see absolutely no problem with this at all…

    1. avatar MamaLiberty says:

      The ladies might have a problem with sunburn and hot brass…
      Some of the spectators – if they are holding guns – might be a wee bit distracted for optimal safety…

      Their problems, for sure.

      I’d only have a problem with it if I’m expected to pay for any of it. And that wouldn’t depend in the least on how they were dressed… or not dressed. Or how they wiggle their assorted body parts.

      1. avatar MamaLiberty says:

        Oh, I didn’t see any unsafe gun handling… didn’t watch the whole thing. I’m not much interested in watching women do that kind of pole dance/stripper moves.

        But darn, what a shame. If this bunch of babes strutted their stuff while shooting well and enthusiastically, that would be a big plus. If they were stupid about it, they just managed to make anti-gun porn out of the whole mess.

  7. avatar PeterC says:

    Looked more like jiggling than juggling, but I’ll have to watch it several more times before I can make a final judgment.

    1. avatar Hannibal says:

      That’s what I thought… breast juggling sounds strange and probably morbid.

  8. avatar cogline says:

    They take their breast implants out and juggle with them?

  9. avatar SC Jeff says:

    Many people need to lighten up.

    1. avatar TheBear says:

      Then check out the article on ENDO. People tend to take themselves less serious there.

  10. avatar Nelson says:

    yes govt, of all the REAL crimes left un-prosecuted, like say… illegal NSA spying, torture, rampant pedophilia within Pentagram, Wall St. bailouts, Benghazi, Fast & Furious, IRS’ political witchhunts, UnContitutional recess appointments, multiple-revisions of oBUSHma’Care,’ Syria bombings violating even the rather Constitutionally-loose WPA, open borders, ISIS, ebola, illegal CIA/USAID/Soros-color revolution/Ukraine meddling, with govt less popular than dog shit, literally, but bikini chasers?? Yup. there’s the fucking real priority.

  11. avatar Pascal says:

    Its 2014 and there are people who are still afraid of boobs?

    Our border is being over run, Ebola is here in the USA, the markets are tanking and there is talk of QE 4, ISIS is taking heads and people are worried about some unauthorized pictures of boobs and tanks? GTFOH, people need to stop being PC about every little thing.

  12. avatar Gunr says:

    Wow! I’ve seen better, I just can’t remember where. This troop bring new meaning to “Lock and Load”!

  13. avatar LongBeach says:

    Again, this is why the terrorists hate us. Sitting around with a herd of smelly goats and an angry jihadi boner, while we ogle beautiful women during a steak dinner. On Tuesday. I’d be pissed too…

    1. avatar meandmealone says:


    2. avatar TheBear says:

      I agree with you but the girls in this vid are far too vapid to be considered “beautiful” in my book. To me they’re just a hit of meth away from working a corner.

      Different strokes I guess.

  14. avatar Ralph says:

    Listen up, Utah National Guard. Your job is to clean Ebola bedpans in Africa, or to clear trenches, bunkers and buildings in Iraq. Having a good time is strictly prohibited by the nitwits in the rear with the gear.

    Why does anyone join anymore? The government hates them, the brass treats them like nothing but cannon fodder and a traitor will get sexual reassignment surgery before an honorable veteran can get cancer treatment at the VA.

    1. avatar publius2 says:

      Thank you, Ralph.

      And not to harsh the mellow caused by the heaving sea of breastalicious-ness, but

      to your point, about whats real, and what our armed firces will be back to, soon enough, in the Long War…

      read this. http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-savage-lands-of-islam.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FromNyToIsraelSultanRevealsTheStoriesBehindTheNews+%28from+NY+to+Israel+Sultan+Reveals+The+Stories+Behind+the+News%29

      And lets raise a glass to our armed forces, and to heroes deoarted,
      and thank them for our freedom to be free to laugh, and gawk, and be stoopud, even, while oldsters grump about it, as some will,

      while elswhere, heads are chopped, and innocent young wonen, not much different than these are stoned to death.

      Lets keep our eyes on the ball, Deacons of the Utah National Guard.
      Give the kids some fun, now, for there will be blood, soon enough.

      1. avatar Mina says:

        reserve punishment for all those whose heads are not chopped off by ISIS …

        meanwhile I tweeted this to #Gunsense to make sure all the middle aged Feminist mommies see it. Thanks!

  15. avatar HeySpanky says:

    As a proud, tax paying resident of Utah, I completely, absolutely, and unequivocally condone the actions of all those involved in this “Double D”eployment of state equipment for use by scantily clad women.That is all.

  16. avatar Curtis in IL says:

    Nice to see that equipment used in a productive manner, for a change.

  17. avatar Sgt Frank says:

    This is a rear area, no pun intended, what the hell are we all boy scouts or something? Best recruitment poster I have seen in a long time.

  18. avatar Noah says:

    Seriously, folks need to take a chill pill.

    These are the same folks who gladly go into harm’s way without asking twice.

  19. avatar Tom W. says:

    Good to see the “big guns” used for maintaining proper readiness and as a critical situational awareness exercise, i support this. Preferably 3 times or more a week. Bodies and smiles like those lovelies were in ships, submarines, painted on bombers, and motivated the boys. Good.

    God Bless America.

  20. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

    Here boys, why don’t you take these in lieu of pay – Gov William J LaPetomine

  21. avatar Skyler says:

    Whereas I am not in the least offended by this, it takes a special level of stupidity to not realize that this is not condoned by the people who pay for their salaries and are responsible for providing those uniforms. It will be hard to pity them for the trouble they brought on themselves.

    But with all that breast juggling (as distinguished from mere jiggling) maybe they will conclude it was worth it.

  22. avatar Btdsf2013 says:

    The calendar and the ladies are British. This should have been filed under “this is what happens to a disarmed populace” category: everybody turns into bimbos with bad trigger finger discipline

    1. avatar Nigil says:

      This. A smidge off topic, but how hypocritical is it of citizens from a virtually disarmed populace to be so into guns (and do it so poorly)? And it’s no more attractive to see a hot chick handling a firearm poorly than to just see her standing there. Skip the crappy shooting and show your butt again.
      Now, get some ladies that know what they’re doing (like some good ol’ southern belles) and I’m down.

  23. avatar C says:

    Link to calender or STFU.

  24. avatar jwm says:

    *SIGH* I wish I were a Utah Gaurdsman. Soldiering has certainly improved from back in the day.

  25. avatar Phil COV says:

    Our tax dollars at work. And I don’t have a problem with it at all!

  26. avatar publius2 says:

    Heh. Well, the State National Guards are highly politicized, so I imagine the Deacons in the flag ranks in Utah were informed to officially disapprove…while high fiving in the locker room.

    Lets be real here, as an enlistment poster it works for the youngvred blooded American Male, and I suspect even for the most jaded hipster beta male… compared to Lena Dunham and PJ Boy, the role models of the emasculated left, its no wonder the Progtards are pissed.

    The Mormons get all tbe hot BYU chicks with big guns…

  27. avatar FoRealz? says:

    We used to let the fellas paint naked chick nose art on the bombers. Course, that was before political correctness, pussification, rule by fweelings and the attempt to construct an androgynous society.

    Newsflash, dudes like boobs and guns. Big deal.

    I’m sure they will waste like $10 million dollars having hearings and kicking some unlucky junior officer and sergeants out of the service for conduct unbecoming.

    Meanwhile, retards from the 8th century run rampant in Iraq cutting off heads. But yeah. We got more important things to worry about I guess.

    1. avatar Peaches says:

      As well as some girls…. Just putting it out there. Besides that one girl could really handle the MP5 on full auto it appeared.

      1. avatar FoRealz? says:

        I fully support your hobbies and interests ma’am. 🙂

    2. avatar Grindstone says:

      So you’d be ok with government resources used for a gay calendar shoot?

      1. avatar FoRealz? says:

        Government resources, he says. Government resources. You mean things the government purchases on our behalf with money that they take from everyone’s paychecks? Those government resources?

        There’s all kinds of crap that “government resources” are used for that I object to. This ain’t one of ’em. Stop being a party pooper.

        Nope, I don’t give 2.5 craps if some of our government resources are used by a couple of Utah NG grunts to help out for an afternoon or two to make a calendar, part of the proceeds of which are used towards helping disabled vets. Gay or not.

        If they were making a gay calendar then I would hope it would be the gayest gay calendar that ever gayed and sold tons and helped vets out. It’s important to always do your best in whatever it is you do.


  28. avatar 2hotel9 says:

    The problem I have is with the finger pointing from on high. Fact is someone in higher command DID authorize this. Enlisted troops don’t just load up weapons and vehicles and aircraft and ammo and toddle out to the boonies to make videos. So all this screeching&gnashing of teeth is bullsh*t. Somebody signed off on this project, and he, or she, is the one who should be taking the sh*t for this.

    As for video and calender? Yaa Babeee!!!!!!!!

  29. avatar Alexander says:

    Of course, had this been a video with transgender or transsexuals or some otherwise gender confused whatever you call it, the federal government would have been sponsoring it.

  30. avatar Mark Lloyd says:

    Who cares

  31. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

    Seems silly to me. I prefer a more steady, confident, serious and surefooted woman to the bikini-clad bimbos depicted here. I’m certain of my position, because I watched the video, beginning to end, twice, just to be sure.

  32. avatar v v ind says:

    After reading the few comments about the alleged bimbo qualities of the women in the video I’m highly super-ultra impressed with your abilities to Judge a book by its cover. Guess what…..There ARE good women who can raise kids, impress your mom, shoot a gun AND look good in a bikini.

  33. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

    OK, I like T&A as much as any red-blooded American guy, but when the tape starts out with some Brit (doesn’t matter whether it’s male or female), running their soup-cooler about … whatever, I get turned off immediately. If they have typical Limey dental work, then I’m really turned off.

    This bunch has American-standards dental work (betcha their NHS didn’t pay for that), but there’s something about the British accent that, in the last 15 years or so, has turned into something that really pisses me off.

  34. avatar Deuce says:

    I like guns and I like attractive women, but who thought bimbos (foreign at that) who don’t know the first thing about firearms posing with them was a good idea?

  35. avatar The Pete from LA says:

    Looks like a bunch of very nice girls supporting the big 2A

  36. avatar Jamie in ND says:

    I’m a Conservative & I have no problem with this vid.

  37. avatar Tex300BLK says:

    There were guns in that video? May need to go watch it again… and again

  38. avatar janitor says:

    ill allow it.

  39. avatar neiowa says:

    And please stop perpetuating the myth of Israeli (or Russian WWII/etc) soldierettes are somehow useful to military operations.

  40. avatar crzapy says:

    I saw absolutely nothing wrong in that video… and many things that were very very right.

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