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Air Force NCO behind racist online video separated from service

Tech. Sgt. Geraldine Lovely

SCREENGRAB FROM FACEBOOK VIDEO

By ROSE L. THAYER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: July 16, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas — An Air Force noncommissioned officer who made headlines last year for a racist rant that she posted to social media is no longer in the service, personnel officials confirmed.

Geraldine Lovely, who last served as a staff sergeant at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, was separated from the Air Force on April 5, according to information provided by the Air Force Personnel Center. The reason for her separation and the nature of her discharge were not provided due to privacy restrictions, the Air Force said.

In January 2018, Lovely posted a video of herself in a private Facebook forum that was shared publicly and went viral. The video featured a profanity-laced rant about black female subordinates. At the time the video was posted, Lovely was a technical sergeant with the 99th Force Support Squadron. She was demoted Feb. 13, just weeks after posting the video.

She entered the Air Force in November 2008 and last worked as a dining facility manager. Her military service ribbons indicate that she deployed overseas during her career.

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