Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach, a 19-year veteran whose training cost the Air Force $25 million, updates Rachel Maddow on his status — his discharge under DADT remains in limbo. Fehrenbach, who has flown 400 combat hours and earned nine medals, also talks to Maddow about the Pentagon survey:
"You don't need a hypothetical study or survey. You can come to work with me and see real airmen, real warriors who care about the mission and only care that I'm able to do my job."
"The questions – I don't want to say that they're insulting, but there are things in combat we just don't think about. You think about where your next meal is gonna come from. You think about your next mission. You think about your family back home. You don't think about who's showering next to you. It's questions like that that got specific seemed somewhat insulting. I think the survey is unnecessary completely."
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