Transcript for Did Utah National Guard Base Allow Swimsuit Models to Use Military Equipment?
Test Text1 ita Yes, the images are eye popping in more ways than one. Women in bikinis climbing all over tanks at a National Guard training center in Utah all part of a photo shoot for a swimsuit calendar. Now an investigation into how it was allowed to happen in the first place and what the man behind this project is saying about it. ABC's Brandi Hitt is in our L.A. Bureau with more. Good morning. Good morning. You Utah National Guard members were spot the in uniform in this behind-the-scenes video of a controversial calendar shoot where women are wearing next to nothing firing weapons and, yes, riding around in tanks. This morning, the Utah national Guard is launching an internal investigation to determine whether a pair of troops broke protocol by allegedly allowing these bikini clad british models to use military equipment without the permission of commanding officers. Hot shots, a british swimsuit calendar shooting a portion of the 2015 edition at camp Williams National Guard base in Utah. The women locking and loading military style firearms, offriding with automatic weapon, even taking a few laps an the block in a tank. In a statement to ABC news, the Utah National Guard confirms the unauthorized use of personnel, facilities and equipment. But also says it did not provide weapons, ammunition nor ranges used during the live fire shots of the hot shots production. Adding no payments were received and it apologized for any embarrassment. Tank and helicopters and, of course, guns. Reporter: The Utah national Guard further investigating who allowed the production of this two-piece platoon. Hot shots confirming the weapons firing all happened at a range off base. Now founder Michael Newman hoping the calendar's good cause makes up for the renegade photo shoot. This is not about me, it's not about the calendar. It's not about any of that. This whole project is to raise money for wounded servicemen and women. Well, the Utah National Guard says once the investigation is complete the appropriate disciplinary action will be taken, Paula and Dan, if anything, this calendar has a lot more publicity by doing this. Coming up on "Gma." He looks innocent but this
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