The said drag show originally set for June 1 was approved by Air Force leaders, but Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley threw a wrench in the plan. The two officials told the Air Force that funding drag shows on military bases is not DoD policy. Austin and Milley gave two alternatives – either they transfer the show's venue off of the base, or cancel the event entirely.
Two sources confirmed that Milley was "visibly angry" about the decision to host the event at the Nellis AFB. One of them, an official from the Air Force, remarked: "The Air Force will not host drag events at its installations or facilities. Commanders have been directed to either cancel or relocate these events to an off-base location."
Another source familiar with the matter confirmed that the Nellis AFB commander "informed the private organization that the drag event would have to be canceled or relocated to an off-base location."
DoD Deputy Press Secretary Sabrina Singh also attested to Austin's order. She said in a statement: "Per DoD Joint Ethics Regulation, certain criteria must be met for persons or organizations acting in non-federal capacity to use DoD facilities and equipment."
"As Secretary Austin has said, the DoD will not host drag events at U.S. military installations or facilities. Hosting these types of events in federally funded facilities is not a suitable use of DoD resources."
Nellis AFB had previously hosted a drag show back in June 2021 dubbed "Drag-u-Nellis." Lt. Col. Bryon McGarry, spokesman for the base, confirmed in an emailed statement that the drag show sponsored by a private organization did occur. He added that the event "provided an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the history and significance of drag performance art within the LGBT community." (Related: Brannon Howse: US military under Biden is prioritizing WOKENESS over READINESS – Brighteon.TV.)
According to NBC News, "drag shows and events on military bases have become a politically contentious issue in recent months – with conservative politicians and pundits arguing the military should not be spending taxpayer money on them."
Even Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, could not help but question why drag events are held at military bases. During a March 29 committee hearing, he angrily questioned Austin and Milley about drag queen story hours on U.S. military bases inside and outside the country – including in Montana, Nevada, Virginia and Germany.
"Drag queen story hours is not something that the department funds," the defense secretary told lawmakers.
For his part, Milley chimed in and asked to see the flyers for the events the Florida congressman was referring to. The four-star general told members of the House committee that he was not aware of such events and does not support these shows being held on military bases.
"I'd like to take a look at those, because I don't agree with those."
Gaetz later sent a letter about the issue to the two Defense Department officials. The May 23 correspondence detailed six other cases of drag shows or events either held at military bases or approved by the U.S. military.
The Florida congressman asked Austin and Milley to provide information about the six aforementioned events. He also asked both officials whether any punitive action has or will be taken against anyone who used taxpayer money on them.
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