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Lackland Sex Scandal

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...

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...

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...

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...

Investigate Air Force for Openly Violent, Sexist and Hostile Environment to Women

Nancy Parrish | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Nancy Parrish

The prevalence of rape of both men and women in our military, the failure to prosecute perpetrators and the retaliation against victims continues to undermine readiness, unit cohesion and morale.

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.

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...

More Under Investigation In Air Force Sex Scandal

AP | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO -- The number of instructors at a Texas Air Force base under investigation in a widening sex scandal has increased from 12 to 15 and the n...

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?

Trial Begins In Air Force Sex Scandal

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO -- Military officials say the initial flirtations that Staff Sgt. Luis Walker directed at the women he trained at a Texas Air Force base g...

Startling Number Of Victims Identified In Air Force Sex Scandal

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — At least 31 female trainees have been identified as victims in a widening sex scandal targeting a dozen instructors at Lackland Air...

Sex Scandal Rocks Air Force Base

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO -- From a chapel pulpit on Lackland Air Force Base, where every American airman reports for basic training, Col. Glenn Palmer delivered hi...