Tag Archives: Air Force

USAF Lt. Colonel Victor Fehrenbach To Retire With Full Rank And Pension

Openly gay Lt. Colonel Victor Fehrenbach has been advised that he will be allowed to retire in October with his full rank and pension intact. The Air Force didn’t ask and Fehrenbach didn’t tell, but he was outed in 2008 by a man he met online. His case highlighted the idiocy of DADT. “It was a great sense of relief. …

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DADT WIN: Federal Judge Orders Reinstatement Of Major Margaret Witt

In another win in the battle to overturn DADT, late this afternoon a federal court ordered the reinstatement of Air Force Major Margaret Witt, who was suspended just before her retirement date in 2004 after her superiors learned she is a lesbian. Today’s decision only applies to Major Witt’s case. A federal judge ruled Friday that a decorated flight nurse …

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Air Force Academy Alumni Group Cancels Event To Honor Gay Soldiers

An event to honor gay graduates of the Air Force Academy has been canceled by the Academy’s alumni association. The two groups sponsoring the event signed a contract and put down a deposit, but the dinner was canceled last month by the academy’s alumni organization, which controls the venue where it was to be held. A spokesman said the event …

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NYC Flyover Warning!

Remember last year when half of New York City completely lost their shit when a jumbo jet went screaming along the Hudson at a low altitude, trailed by U.S. fighter jets? And how it turned out to be just a photo op for the White House, who wanted a shot of Air Force One over the Statue of Liberty? And …

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Lesbian Fired Under DADT When Local Cops Turn Her In To Air Force

A lesbian sergeant in the Air Force has been fired under DADT after local police in South Dakota reported her to base commanders. Police were at Rene Newsome’s home seeking her wife on a warrant when they saw the couple’s marriage certificate from Iowa. Newsome and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint against the western South Dakota police …

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