The link included in the tweet is a story about Air Force air support efforts to prevent Taliban forces from overtaking Farah city which.is a long way off from the light-hearted debate that ensued over "Laurel or Yanny".
The "deafening #BRRT" mentioned in the tweet was an apparent reference to the sound an air cannon aboard the A-10 makes when it strafes ground forces.
"We apologize for the earlier tweet regarding the A-10".
Shortly after the briefing, the Air Force tweeted out an apology, saying "it was made in poor taste".
Just about everyone has weighed in on the big Laurel vs. Yanny debate - with roughly half of people on social media hearing the name on the viral audio clip as Laurel, and the other half sorely needing to visit an ear, nose, and throat doctor.
"As we have seen over the last couple of days, the Taliban are unable to hold terrain during such isolated attacks and their unsuccessful raid attempts on district centers in Badakhshan, Baghlan, Faryab and Zabul", the statement said. Some 28 Taliban fighters were killed, according to the Air Force Times, and the rest were forced to retreat to the rural areas surrounding the city.