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Obama Nominates Eric Fanning, Openly Gay Man, As Under Secretary Of The Air Force

An openly gay man has been nominated as the next Under Secretary of the Air Force.

Eric Fanning, currently Deputy Under Secretary for the Department of the Navy, has had a long and illustrious career in public service—including time at the House Armed Services Committee, the White House and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

As Under Secretary for the Air Force, Fanning is responsible for “organizing, training, equipping and providing for the welfare of…more than 333,000 active duty men and women, 178,000 Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve members, 182,000 civilians, and their families,” according to the Victory Fund.

“I am honored by the President’s announcement,” Fanning said, “and look forward to working with the Congress and continuing to serve the Department of Defense during the confirmation process.”

Below is a video “thanks” Fanning recorded after the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

Photo: Victory Fund

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    • John

      This is just PERFECT because I leave for basic training for The Air Force on November 20th!

      Aug 3, 2012 at 8:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andrew

      He’s a MARY!

      Aug 3, 2012 at 10:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice

      Great. Another gay on board for Obama’s continuation and expansion of needless wars.

      Fuck Obama, Romney & The 2party system of war, poverty & erosion of civil liberties.

      Aug 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ryan

      @ andrew… no he isn’t.

      Aug 4, 2012 at 10:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Darren

      yeah he is Ryan he’s a queen and he screams nellie bottom. ;)

      I agree with Jeff, supporting Obama and Romney means that you support war. Obama got us into two illegal wars or “confrontations” one with Libya and the other with Yemen.

      Even people heavily involved with the Occupy movement are fed up with Barry: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/08/03/4691854/protesters-smash-window-at-obamas.html

      Aug 4, 2012 at 10:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice

      @Darren: I hope so. Even Bill Marher (a 2party system apologist) called for Occupy to start organizing Tea Party style.

      6 Easy Steps To End The 2-Party System

      Aug 5, 2012 at 1:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fred

      Jeff, Darren… I’m a Vietnam era veteran and Libertarian. Yea we are all sick of war, and sick of hearing BS excuses as to why too many Americans think we go to war. The fact is you need to make the other dumb son of a bitches sick of war, and until that happens I’m not going to curl up in a ball and NOT vote. I have no agenda except preserving this Union. I would rather vote for Mintney Mouse than Barrack Hussein Obama, and possibly bring the war home.

      Aug 5, 2012 at 2:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jack

      @<Deal with it Jeff, You have have three choices in november: Obama, Romney or throw away your vote, Thats life.

      Aug 10, 2012 at 3:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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