Air Force http://tpr.org en Lackland Getting Newer, Smaller Cargo Fleet In Military Downsizing Program http://tpr.org/post/lackland-getting-newer-smaller-cargo-fleet-military-downsizing-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Joint Base San </span>Antonio-Lackland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is trading out some of its </span>C5-series<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> cargo planes as part of the military downsizing occurring around the globe.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When the force restructure cutbacks were announced in 2012, the </span>433<sup>rd</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Airlift Wing learned its </span>C-5A<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> aircraft would be part of that reorganization.</span></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:58:08 +0000 Eileen Pace 30885 at http://tpr.org Lackland Getting Newer, Smaller Cargo Fleet In Military Downsizing Program New Charges At Lackland On 20-Year-Old Case http://tpr.org/post/new-charges-lackland-20-year-old-case <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The latest Air Force sexual assault case might have stayed "cold" forever had it not been for a deeper investigation into older, unreported cases. A</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">n Article 32 hearing was presented Monday at Joint Base San </span>Antonio-Lackland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on new cases stemming from the </span>1990s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:57:03 +0000 Eileen Pace 27276 at http://tpr.org New Charges At Lackland On 20-Year-Old Case Air Force Cheating Scandal Widens; 92 Nuclear Officers Linked http://tpr.org/post/air-force-cheating-scandal-widens-92-nuclear-officers-linked Nearly 20 percent of the officers in the U.S. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:03:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 25909 at http://tpr.org Air Force Cheating Scandal Widens; 92 Nuclear Officers Linked Court-Martial Postponed For Airman Accused Of Improper Acts Against High School Students http://tpr.org/post/court-martial-postponed-airman-accused-improper-acts-against-high-school-students <p>The court-martial of an Air Force photographer accused of sexual misconduct with several O'Connor High School students was postponed today at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.</p><p>Airman 1st Class Nathan Wilson-Crow, formerly a photographer with Lackland’s 3rd Combat Camera Squadron, is charged with sexual misconduct with three students -- one of them a minor -- on an ROTC camping trip, and of rape in a separate incident.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:31:48 +0000 Eileen Pace 25435 at http://tpr.org Court-Martial Postponed For Airman Accused Of Improper Acts Against High School Students No BRAC In 2014, But Local Leaders Prepare For Possibility Of Future Closures http://tpr.org/post/no-brac-2014-local-leaders-prepare-possibility-future-closures <p>Although San Antonio was treated kindly in the recently-signed budget bill, local officials are starting now to prepare for possible base closures later this decade.</p><p>Mark Frye serves on the City of San Antonio Military Transformation Taskforce, a group that advocates for the local military at the national level. He said the budget bill just signed into law after Christmas only protects bases through the next budget year.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 17:24:26 +0000 Eileen Pace 24387 at http://tpr.org No BRAC In 2014, But Local Leaders Prepare For Possibility Of Future Closures For Air Force Trainees Who Don't Make Active Duty, The Journey Back To Civilian Life Begins http://tpr.org/post/air-force-trainees-who-dont-make-active-duty-journey-back-civilian-life-begins <p>In the military, you either have what it takes, or you don't.</p><p>Those who don't often face ridicule, embarrassment and shame when they leave training, but unlike days&nbsp; past, now there's a little bit more compassion for this group of forgotten trainees transitioning back to civilian life.</p><p>Life inside the gates at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is a microcosm of the world outside, but training is an ongoing ritual. Trainees march in step with one another, and are required to make their commutes in pairs.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 17:58:58 +0000 Ryan Loyd 24009 at http://tpr.org For Air Force Trainees Who Don't Make Active Duty, The Journey Back To Civilian Life Begins WATCH: U.S. Air Force Band Stages A 'Holiday Flash Mob' http://tpr.org/post/watch-us-air-force-band-stages-holiday-flash-mob <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIoSga7tZPg</p> Sun, 08 Dec 2013 18:17:00 +0000 editor 23193 at http://tpr.org WATCH: U.S. Air Force Band Stages A 'Holiday Flash Mob' Are Changes Making A Difference At Lackland? Air Force Begins Surveys To Find Out http://tpr.org/post/are-changes-making-difference-lackland-air-force-begins-surveys-find-out <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Air Force officials in San Antonio have begun the Beta phase of a new sexual misconduct survey that is now part of the program in basic military training.</span></p><p>The survey was created in response to the sexual assault scandal at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland over the last three years.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:24:15 +0000 Eileen Pace 22865 at http://tpr.org Are Changes Making A Difference At Lackland? Air Force Begins Surveys To Find Out Military Strategists Say Communities Should Plan Now For BRAC In 2017 http://tpr.org/post/military-strategists-say-communities-should-plan-now-brac-2017 <p>Military defense strategists from around the country are touring San Antonio’s military installations today including those that were shuttered during the <a href="http://www.brac.gov/" target="_blank">Defense Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC)</a> in 1995.&nbsp;</p><p>The group is meeting here Friday to strategize protecting regional military presence in the face of future budget cuts. Members of the six-state Southwest Defense Alliance are watching those budgets and seeking ways communities in the region can protect their military presence.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:39:24 +0000 Eileen Pace 22316 at http://tpr.org Military Strategists Say Communities Should Plan Now For BRAC In 2017 Military Sexual Assault Bill Could Remove Chain Of Command From Legal Process http://tpr.org/post/military-sexual-assault-bill-could-remove-chain-command-legal-process <p>Military members around the country are watching today as the U.S. Senate takes up legislation aimed at curbing military sexual assault cases. The controversial bill would remove the chain of command in the legal system in such cases.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:20:41 +0000 Eileen Pace 22226 at http://tpr.org Military Sexual Assault Bill Could Remove Chain Of Command From Legal Process