Links to the previous adventures and series intro are at the bottom of the page.
Every time you fly a mission away from your home station you and your crew are entitled to per diem money that is meant to cover any sort of incidental expenses that might arise: things like eating at a restaurant when the military dining facilities are unavailable, paying for shuttle service to and from you place of lodging, etc. Most crew members like to view this as extra pocket money and do everything they can to be entitled to per diem money without ever having to spend it.
You just got word that you are scheduled for take off at three in the morning, meaning that the chow hall won’t be open for you to grab some food for the trip. You have the option of stopping at a gas station to buy some junk food and charge it to the military’s account, thus allowing your crew to pocket all of their per diem money. You also know that you will be able to pick up in-flight meals (“Box Nasties” as they are affectionally called by all those who have had to eat them) from the flight kitchen. The rest of the crew wants to stop at the gas station and charge the bill to Uncle Sam even though the military expects you to make due with the in-flight meal. As the aircraft commander, it is is up to you whether or not to add the additional expense of the junk food stop to the military’s (and tax payer’s) bill, or to just force your crew to “suck it up” and eat the military rations.
Do you give in to the requests of your crew to make the gas station stop…after all, who really cares about the added expense of a few candy bars and soda pops? Do you refuse to permit this minor case of “fraud, waste, and abuse” out of the principle of the matter? What is gained or lost by the decision you make?
Ethical Adventure 1: Way Too Christian
Ethical Adventure 2: Drink! Drink! Drink! Drink!