The Navy is punishing sailors for wearing patches with 'Make Aircrew Great Again' on them at a Trump speech

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The Pentagon has punished some sailors, and some of their superiors, for violating a Defense Department order barring personnel in uniform from political displays.

The sailors wore patches with President Donald Trump's likeness and a modified version of his campaign slogan on their flight suits during a speech by Trump aboard a US Navy ship in Japan last year.

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Sailors who showed up to a speech by President Donald Trump wearing patches playing off the commander in chief's famous campaign slogan have been punished along with some of their superiors for violating a Pentagon order that bars troops in uniform from participating in political events.

Eighteen sailors and officers assigned to the Guam-based Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 were informed days after Trump's Memorial Day address on the amphibious assault ship Wasp that they were suspected of violating Pentagon policy. Nine of them had attended the speech sporting flight suits with red patches that said, "Make Aircrew Great Again."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: This video proves the US Navy and US Marine Corps have the best diving boards and swimming poolsSee Also:How the Navy pumps 1.3 million gallons of fuel into an aircraft carrier without ever pulling into portA Navy carrier air wing commander became one of the few pilots to achieve 1,200 career carrier landingsTrump wants to cut foreign aid again, and it could cost Americans in the long runSEE ALSO: The Marine Corps is moving all its special operators to North Carolina