Self-Aware Air Force Makes Fun of Nerdy Airmen For Not Going Outside

first published on January 3, 2019 by

Airmen deployed to the Al Dhafra Airforce Base in the United Arab Emirates get told to go outside instead of playing video games all day long.


Personally, on all of my deployments, there was never much of an opportunity to sit inside and play video games all day. For the Air Force however, this seems to be a large problem that needs to be dealt with in a public video release. The message in the video is clear, and concise. Airmen from the 380th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron at Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates need to put down their XBox controllers and go outside to experience whatever it is that the UAE has to offer them.

For the Airmen of the 380th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron, there is apparently a lot that they can be doing on their deployment. They can be taking advantage of education opportunities. There is apparently a good number of gyms they could be using to get jacked and tan. Oh, and off-base liberty involving sports vehicles in the sand dunes are a thing that they can be doing too. It’s time to put the controller down Airmen, go spend your money on adventures and make sure your deployment involves utilizing all of the crazy things you have access to.

There’s a lot of jokes that can be made here, like the fact that a stint of duty in the United Arab Emirates with off-base liberty is considered a deployment for the Air Force, but we’ll just let the video speak for itself.