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Former Air Force Base Trainer Gets Jail Time In Sex Scandal Case

AP | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO -- A former trainer at a South Texas Air Force base has been sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty in a sex scandal with r...

Air Force Names Woman To Deal With Sexual Assault

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has put a female two-star general in charge of a beefed-up office responsible for sexual assault prevention and respo...

Female Air Force Trainer Sentenced In Sex Scandal

AP | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO -- A female training instructor at a Texas Air Force base has been ordered to serve three months in jail after pleading guilty to having s...

Congress Slows Military Efforts To Save

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Parked around the airstrip at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland are more than a dozen massive C-5A Galaxy transport planes. There is ...

Molly O'Toole

Members Of The Military Will Hear Victims' Testimony At Senate Sexual Assault Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

Top members of the military will hear testimony from victims of military sexual assault next Wednesday at the first Senate hearing to be held on the i...

Why Seth MacFarlane Went Too Far

Dawn V. Woollen | Posted 04.30.2013 | Entertainment
Dawn V. Woollen

Why did anyone think that on a night that is supposed to honor the best of Hollywood, a town that has broken so many barriers and moved us forward in so many ways, banal sexist, racist and anti-Semitic jokes would be funny and appropriate?

Molly O'Toole

Lackland Sex Scandal Reaches The House

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Paula Coughlin and Jennifer Norris finished each other's sentences, laughed loudly and put a hand on the other's shoulder. Coughlin is a...

Genearl Speaks Out On Air Force 'Cancer' In Wake Of Sex Scandal

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Likening sexual assault in the Air Force's ranks to a cancer, the service's top officer resolved Wednesday to tackle the problem by...

House Weighs Sexual Assault In Military

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. House Armed Services Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday into s...

US Air Force Finds Pornography, 'Offensive' Material In Inspections

Reuters | Posted 03.21.2013 | Weird News

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force, reeling from a scandal over sexual abuse of female recruits, said o...

Our Military Justice System Needs Fixing

Nancy Parrish | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Nancy Parrish

The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that 22-33 percent of female service members are assaulted while in the service. We need our elected leaders to take action in 2013 to fix our broken system of military justice.

Molly O'Toole

Air Force Sex Scandal Report Cites 'Abuse Of Power' Amid Petraeus, Allen Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

A U.S. military shaken by the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus and the investigation of its top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, a...

We Must Change the Military Justice System

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Rep. Jackie Speier

The Lackland sex abuse scandal is now the most horrific in recent times with more than 40 young patriotic women trainees falling victim to as many as 19 instructors. The Air Force would like to believe the problem is the fault of a few bad apples. It's so much more than that.

Trainer Sentenced In Air Force Sex Scandal

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Sept 24 (Reuters) - A U.S. Air Force training instructor was sentenced to 45 days in jail after confessing...

Tryst Admitted To In Widening Sex Scandal

AP | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO -- An Air Force instructor charged in a widening sex scandal at Lackland Air Force Base has admitted to having a tryst with a boot camp gr...

GOP Rep. Visits Base Rocked By Sex Scandal

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics

By DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said the Air Force is diligently investigat...

Lackland Sexual Abuse Survivor Bikes Cross-Country to Deliver Petitions to Rep. Buck McKeon

Nancy Parrish | Posted 10.24.2012 | Impact
Nancy Parrish

A congressional hearing could investigate for signs of widespread sexual violence within our ranks. Our elected officials must now act to get to the bottom of the military's rape crisis.

Automatic Spending Cuts Already Wreaking Havoc On Troops' Kids

Reuters | Posted 10.19.2012 | Business

* Native American schools forced to seek bank loan * Jan. 2 automatic spending cuts target some groups early * Congress ...

Air Force Commander Relieved Over Sex Scandal

AP | PAUL J. WEBER and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — The fallout from a sex scandal at Lackland Air Force Base widened Friday, when the military ousted the top commander over the ba...

GOP Senator Ends Hold

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House pick for Air Force chief of staff was confirmed by the Senate Thursday as members of Congress continued to press th...

As Lackland Air Force Base Scandal Widens, Tailhook Whistleblower To Demand Hearing

The Huffington Post | Molly O'Toole | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

At least 83 women were sexually assaulted or molested in 1991 at the Las Vegas convention of the Tailhook Association, a group of active-duty and reti...

How Many More Military Rapes Before Rep. Buck McKeon Investigates Lackland?

Nancy Parrish | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Nancy Parrish

Paula met with President George H.W. Bush at the White House. The former president apparently started to cry as she told her story. He promised a full investigation. Unfortunately, 20 years later nothing has changed.

It's Time for Congress to Act on Sexual Assaults in the Military

Nancy Parrish | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
Nancy Parrish

The prevalence of rape in our military, the failure to prosecute perpetrators and the retaliation against the victim continues to undermine readiness, unit cohesion and morale. How many soldiers need to be sexually assaulted before Congress acts?

Air Force Instructor Convicted Of Rape, Assault

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO — An Air Force instructor implicated in a sweeping sex scandal at one of the nation's busiest military training bases was convicted ...

Developments Made In Air Force Sex Abuse Trial

Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN ANTONIO -- An Air Force instructor was convicted Friday of rape and sexual assault in a massive sex scandal that has ro...