Fehrenbach To Retire With Full Pension and Benefits

Jim Burroway

February 16th, 2011

Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach

Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach

Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach, who was under investigation for violating “Don’t Ask, Dno’t Tell,” will be allowed to retire from the U.S. Air Forceon Oct. 1 with his full rank and his pension intact. Fehrenbach expressed relief that the entier ordeal was over.

In 2008, just as 18-year veteran was about to be deployed to Afghanistan, Fehrenbach was placed on desk duty when he learned he was under investigation on charges that he allegedly sexually assaulted a male civilian and that he was in violation of the military’s ban on homosexuality. The assault allegation was dismissed for lack of evidence. But the investigation into his sexuality under DADT continued, because in order to clear himself of the sexual assault charges, he was forced to reveal that the sexual encounter had actually been consensual.

If Fehrenbach had been dismissed under DADT, he would have lost his military retirement benefit of half pay and full medical care for the rest of his life. So he went to federal court last year seeking a temporary order blocking his discharge. That led to negotiations with the Justice Department which resulted in an agreement that the Air Force couldn’t discharge him without notifying the court first. That apparently gave the Air Force incentive to come to an alternate solution.

President Barack Obama signed a measure repealing DADT in the closing days of the previous Congress. The ban is expected to be fully dismantled sometime this summer.


February 16th, 2011

I want him to do porn.


February 16th, 2011

…and somewhere in the country, Elaine Donnelly is absolutely fuming!

Regan DuCasse

February 17th, 2011

Really? Really…?

My first thoughts when I see Fehrenbach is that he’s seriously HOT.

But respect must be paid to this brave soldier who spent a lifetime serving this country, keeping guard over our rights and freedoms.

While he still isn’t honored with the full civil rights of his citizenship even though he more than earned it.

I have a really good sense of humor. I do.
But sometimes cracks like yours are just…not funny and inappropriate.
It took the air out of what is great news for this good man.

Paul J. Stein

February 17th, 2011

Ya, well his service in the Armed Forces is a great deal of what makes him hot. Total Package Man.

Mark F.

February 24th, 2011

Yes, seriously hot.

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