This holiday season, individuals can purchase for themselves or gift to others an ornament depicting one of the military’s most viral moments of the year.
The Christmas ornament, named “EA-18G Growler Sky ‘Art’ Christmas Ornament,” is available for sale on the Planeform website for $10.
“Bring some Holiday Cheer with PLANEFORM custom Christmas Ornaments – this wood ornament is exactly what it looks like. Precisely laser cut using our Epilog CNC Laser, you’ll get an amazingly accurate depiction of the most ridiculous moment in aviation for all of 2017,” the ornament description reads.
On Nov. 16, naval aviators in an EA-18G Growler drew a penis in the sky over Okanogan County, Washington, resulting in a social media frenzy over the incident after pictures and videos of it were posted on the internet.
Following the incident, the Navy grounded the aviators and apologized to everyone who was offended by the skydrawing.
The aviators of Electronic Attack Squadron 130 were disciplined after going before a Field Naval Aviator Evaluation Board. They will be on a probationary period for six months.
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune:
“A career aviator, Shoemaker ordered them to address their fellow crews on Whidbey Island in a series of ‘Change the Culture’ briefs describing the ‘ramifications and the embarrassment it caused’ while ‘contrasting their actions with the excellence and discipline’ of other sailors worldwide. He also wanted them to explore the potential ‘strategic effects’ their conduct might have.
The pilot, who has pending instructor orders to the training squadron at Naval Air Station Meridian in Mississippi, will conduct a similar presentation to both fellow instructors and students.”