Nothing says AirForce like spending $1300 to replace a coffee mug because…safety
The cups, which plug into outlets on cargo planes to reheat liquids such as water or coffee, have a faulty plastic handle that easily breaks when the cups are dropped. And because replacement parts for the cup are no longer made, the Air Force has had to order a whole new cup when the handle breaks.
In an Oct. 2 letter to Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, Grassley said that 25 replacement cups, each costing roughly $1,280 each, have been bought this year alone, for a total of roughly $32,000.
That’s a latte money.
Congress apparently wants to get a grip on the situation and a brewhaha has started.
Quick, someone introduce these air crews to iced coffee before the bean counters bring the entire program to a grinding halt.