The woman who organized a photo shoot highlighting military moms for breastfeeding awareness month was fired from her job at a private company June 1 after images of nursing airmen went viral, her attorney said in an email.
Crystal Scott, program director for Fairchild Air Force Base breastfeeding support group Mom2Mom, planned to feature the photos in posters at the base and in nearby Spokane, Washington in August. Most of the images featured women in civilian clothes nursing their children.
Two of the images showed a pair of Air National Guardsman breastfeeding their children in unbuttoned airman battlefield uniforms. One of the women had her T-shirt pushed up over her bare chest while nursing twins.
Scott, who worked as an X-ray technician, was fired after the photos “caused national controversy and backlash,” her Seattle-based attorney, Patricia Buchanan wrote. Buchanan declined to name Scott’s ex-employer, but said it is “in no way connected with the military.”
No formal discipline was taken against the two airmen featured in the pictures, Capt. Keith Kosik, a spokesman for the Washington National Guard, said in an email.
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