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Air Force officials will soon begin training Airmen in anticipation of the repeal of the law and policy commonly known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
The essions will include a slideshow detailing what has and has not changed.
Politico reports that all four services will receive training about the end of the policy that bans openly gay people from serving in the military.
The release of the Don't Ask Don't Tell report will be one day earlier.
Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) said Friday that he would support changing the military's policy against gays and lesbians serving openly in the military, provided proper consideration for implementing the policy in combat units.
On Friday, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters that the training of officers and troops the Pentagon has said is a predicate to full repeal would begin in February.
There could be a showdown over a bill that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation when Virginia's General Assembly convenes in Richmond later this month.
For the second time this year the House voted to dismantle the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, giving the Senate a final shot in the waning days of this Congress at changing a law requiring thousands of uniformed gays to hide their sexual identity.
The Washington Post reports that a draft of a Pentagon study finds most military personnel think repealing "don't ask don't tell" will have a minimal impact.
Josh Gerstein, a reporter for POLITICO, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss the latest development in the debate over the military's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy.