Soldier accused of avoiding flag duty after Instagram photos go viral
A soldier from Fort Carson, Colorado is the center of an Instagram scandal after being accused of posting photos of herself on Instagram that show her deliberately avoiding a flag salute.
The photo depicts Pfc. Tariqka Sheffey lying in the back of her car. The caption reads "This is my laying in my car hiding so I don't have to salute the 1700 flag."
Another photo posted has a caption reading "Your tax dollars allow me to sit in my car and do this all day..."
According to FOX21 News in Colorado Springs, officials from the Mountain Post confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that they are investigating the situation.
â??Fort Carson's leadership is aware of the social media post PFC Sheffey made, is looking into the situation, and reviewing potential next steps,â?? the statement read. â??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.â??
A press conference is scheduled for Wednesday.