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2 Dead in Shooting at Texas Air Force Base

Signs point to murder-suicide

(Newser) - A fatal shooting of two people at an Air Force base in Texas on Friday appears to be a murder-suicide, the AP reports. Two bodies were found inside a room of a building at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, says Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokesman James Keith. "It's... More »

Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention Chief Loses Job

After being charged with ... sexual assault

(Newser) - The first rule of preventing sexual assault: don't sexually assault people. That's some free advice for the head of the US Air Force's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, who was removed from his post today after being charged with sexual battery, NBC reports. Lt. Col. Jeff... More »

USAF Recruit: I Was Supposed to Report Rape to My Rapist

Virginia Messick speaks about attack by her superior as scandal breaks open

(Newser) - Soon after Virginia Messick reported to basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in March 2011, her training instructor, Staff Sgt. Luis Walker , started giving her special treatment. One day, while she was in his office using his computer—a rule violation that he allowed—he started groping her. Though... More »

Air Force Instructor Gets 30 Days in Sex Scandal

Victim advocates slam light sentence

(Newser) - Another instructor has been sentenced in the Lackland Air Force Base sex scandal, but Tech Sgt. Christopher Smith got off relatively lightly. Smith has been sentenced to 30 days of confinement, and a reduction in rank for trying to woo one female trainee and fraternizing with another, reports the San ... More »

Sex Probe Balloons to 38 Victims at Air Force Base

Instructors may have preyed on recruits at basic training

(Newser) - A sex assault and harassment probe at a Texas Air Force base has been expanded to 15 instructors, and the number of possible victims is now up to 38. "There may be others as we continue the investigation" at the Lackland base in San Antonio, said an Air Force... More »

Air Force Base Instructor Guilty of Sex Assaults

With 11 more instructors accused, case forces major review of Air Force

(Newser) - Staff Sgt. Luis Walker, an instructor at Lackland Air Force Base, was found guilty yesterday of raping one trainee and sexually assaulting several others, reports AP . Walker faces life in prison and a dishonorable discharge after being found guilty on 28 counts, including adultery, violating regulations, and committing sexual crimes... More »

Air Force Investigating Sex Crimes

One base has 31 accusations in less than 3 years

(Newser) - With 31 female recruits accusing a dozen instructors at Lackland Air Force Base of sexual misconduct over a two-and-a-half year period, the Air Force is launching an independent probe of its nationwide training practices, reports the Wall Street Journal . Six instructors at the base have been charged with an array... More »

AWOL Afghan Soldiers Turn Up on Facebook

They're apparently in Toronto...and fans of hip-hop, Paris Hilton

(Newser) - Remember that report warning that 17 Afghan soldiers had gone missing from a Texas Air Force base? Well, you can find 11 of them in the same place you can find pretty much anyone these days: Facebook. Fox News easily tracked down the deserters, who've done little or nothing to... More »

17 Afghan Soldiers Have Gone AWOL in Texas

Some have security access badges

(Newser) - A nationwide alert has gone out warning that 17 Afghan military members have gone AWOL while training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. The men were training to be pilots, know some English, and have security badges granting access to any Defense Department installation, according to a bulletin entitled... More »

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