Gastro-Intestinal MANPADs

I’ve always been slightly uneasy with the term MANPAD. It reminds me of a personal sanitary device for gentlemen of a certain lower gastro-intestinal temperament:

Maj. Gen. Christopher S. Owens aims with an electronic SA-16 Man-Portable Air Defense System on Dec. 12 during Exercise Forager Fury 2012 on the Pacific island of Tinian. Owens, the commanding general with 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, visited with Marines, toured historic landmarks and watched two FA-18D Hornets make arrested landings.

Maj. Gen. Christopher S. Owens aims with an electronic SA-16 Man-Portable Air Defense (MANPAD) System on Dec. 12 during Exercise Forager Fury 2012 on the Pacific island of Tinian. Owens, the commanding general with 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, visited with Marines, toured historic landmarks and watched two FA-18D Hornets make arrested landings.

I disclaim any connection between the Major General and minor GI-tract disturbances.