Gen. Edward Rice http://tpr.org en AETC Commander Says Fixes Are Working To Stop Assaults At JBSA-Lackland http://tpr.org/post/aetc-commander-says-fixes-are-working-stop-assaults-jbsa-lackland <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Air Force has put into place most of the institutional safeguards recommended to end the sexual assault problem at Joint Base San </span>Antonio-Lackland<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gen. Edward A. Rice, </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">., commander of the Air Education and Training Command, said the remaining changes are more long-term, and will be added over the next two years.</span></p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:00:29 +0000 Eileen Pace 15076 at http://tpr.org AETC Commander Says Fixes Are Working To Stop Assaults At JBSA-Lackland Update: Judge Grants Defense Motion To Supress Cell Phone Evidence http://tpr.org/post/update-judge-grants-defense-motion-supress-cell-phone-evidence <p><strong>(Update: 2/22/2013)</strong> Military Judge Don Eller ruled the government’s 77-page list of cell phone data violates the instructor’s Constitutional rights, saying investigators extracted the information without a search warrant.</p><p>He added that at some point during the investigation, somebody at Joint Base San Antonio should have had a light bulb go on that told them to find a magistrate and file affidavits to get a search warrant.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:13:46 +0000 Eileen Pace 6661 at http://tpr.org Update: Judge Grants Defense Motion To Supress Cell Phone Evidence Congressional Panel Hears Differing Opinions In Air Force Sex Scandal http://tpr.org/post/congressional-panel-hears-differing-opinions-air-force-sex-scandal <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Air Force Top brass told a Congressional committee Wednesday that they had failed in their responsibility to maintain order and discipline among </span>Lackland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> basic training instructors.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Veterans who were sexual assault victims told the committee that the culture of power abuse is the same today as it was decades ago when they served in the Air Force.</span></p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 18:03:35 +0000 Eileen Pace 5259 at http://tpr.org Congressional Panel Hears Differing Opinions In Air Force Sex Scandal Air Force Announces Results Of Investigation Into Lackland MTI Sexual Assault Cases http://tpr.org/post/air-force-announces-results-investigation-lackland-mti-sexual-assault-cases <p></p><p>On Wednesday, Air Force investigators announced the findings of their probe into cases of sexual assault by military training instructors at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.</p><p>Since January 1, 2012, dozens of cases have been uncovered; five instructors have been convicted, one was punished for military violations, and General Edward Rice, Commander of the Air Education Training Command, said dozens of other charges are being considered.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:16:54 +0000 Eileen Pace 1817 at http://tpr.org Air Force Announces Results Of Investigation Into Lackland MTI Sexual Assault Cases Gen. Edward Rice Meets With Congress to Discuss Lackland Scandal and Reform http://tpr.org/post/gen-edward-rice-meets-congress-discuss-lackland-scandal-and-reform <p>Gen. Edward Rice, who leads the Air Education and Training Command in San Antonio, has met with select members of Congress in the ongoing sex scandal at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.</p><p>Rice said unprofessional relationships at basic military training will not be tolerated.</p><p>Rice promised to establish and maintain an environment that he says is consistent with the high standards of professional conduct that the Air Force demands of instructors.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 15:05:28 +0000 Ryan Loyd 309 at http://tpr.org Gen. Edward Rice Meets With Congress to Discuss Lackland Scandal and Reform Fixing Problems: General Rice Meets With Service Women’s Action Network http://tpr.org/post/fixing-problems-general-rice-meets-service-women-s-action-network <p></p><p>In light of the sex scandal at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, General Edward Rice has met with the&nbsp;<a href="http://servicewomen.org/" target="_blank">Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN)</a>&nbsp;to find ways to better educate trainers and support women in the Air Force.</p><p>More than a dozen instructors have been convicted or are under investigation for sexual misconduct involving about 30 female trainees.</p><p>SWAN’s mission is to support, defend and empower women in the military, as well as female veterans, through advocacy and initiatives.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:58:18 +0000 Ryan Loyd 1216 at http://tpr.org Fixing Problems: General Rice Meets With Service Women’s Action Network