Manhart, now 38, shot to national attention in 2007 when she posed for the racy men’s magazine while still on active duty in the U.S. Air Force.
The photos showed Manhart in uniform yelling and holding a weapon under the headline, “Tough Love.” Oh… she was also nude.
Her superiors didn’t take too kindly to the move and demoted her from her drill sergeant’s job at Lakeland Air Force Base in Texas. The move effectively ended her 14-year career.
The Air Force said her actions did not “meet the high standards of expected of airmen nor the Air Force’s core values.”
But it didn’t stop her from posing. She also appeared nude again for Playboy’s Mexican edition and posed nude for the animal rights group PETA.
And, it didn’t dim her patriotism.
The married mother of two was arrested at Valdosta State University in Georgia, (Apr. 17) for taking a flag from student protesters. She was forced to the ground, handcuffed and arrested for refusing to give it back.
“I did not want anything like this, but I got a call from a student who told me that the flag was on the ground, and they were walking on it,” she told the local Valdosta Daily Times newspaper.
Check out her stunning photos and see if they raise your flag.
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