I made this caption about a month ago, as a salute, you could say, to a friend who serves her country in the military. She also happens to be into TG/TF caps and fiction. (I hesitate to reveal too much, for fear of causing any trouble.) I found the image many months ago on 'picfoco' or another image hosting site, and hope that its use here does not carry any reprisals for the lovely, young woman pictured.
Just looking at recent traffic sources of viewers to this blog, I ventured over to "Captions by Diane Leonard", (thank you, b.t.w., for including mine among your 'followed' blogs), and saw this post about a transgendered Sgt. in the U.S.A.F.. While it looks to be an article from a newspaper or other periodical, I believe it to be merely a 'wishful thinking' caption. While I have seen a news report about a retired U.S.A.F. making full transition from male to female, the likelihood of a soldier, sailor, marine or airman undergoing transition and SRS under military / VA care is not highly likely. As expressed in an online article from AirForceTimes, there remains much ground to cover with regard to what help active-duty, reserve, Nat'l. Guard and retired military personnel who are, or believe themselves to be, transgender might get from the military or Veteran's Admin. Policy issues are only one area of concern, while the greater issue would seem to be the attitudes of ones' comrades-in-arms. Sadly, we still inhabit a world where differences are more often reviled than respected, and an area of service to ones' country long held as a domain of masculine belligerence seems an unlikely venue for ground-breaking progress in a social mindset so deeply ingrained and passionately debated.
All that said, and being my own opinion on the matter; The following caption was written for fun weeks before having seen this post at Diane's, and the related article.
So, whether it works with the upcoming celebration of independence, or is simply the twisted imagining of someone who is not who they'd rather be, I present to you:
"Promoted & Transferred"