Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland

Reforming Lackland
10:05 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Gen. Edward Rice Meets With Congress to Discuss Lackland Scandal and Reform

Photo of Gen. Edward Rice
U.S. Air Force

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.

Rice said unprofessional relationships at basic military training will not be tolerated.

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.

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Military Awards
3:06 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Military Working Dog Awarded Certificate of Heroism for Bravery in Combat

Layka, who is now retired, rests comfortably even though she is missing her front leg.
Ryan Loyd Texas Public Radio

Like any other four-legged friend, she’s pretty happy and lovable, but Layka, a Belgian Malinois, is more than man’s best friend. She is literally a life-saver.

As the ceremony began, a serviceman read the award aloud to the crowd gathered to celebrate Layka.

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Reforming Lackland
4:58 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Fixing Problems: General Rice Meets With Service Women’s Action Network

Gen. Edward Rice leads the Air Education and Training Command at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph
U.S. Air Force

In light of the sex scandal at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, General Edward Rice has met with the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) to find ways to better educate trainers and support women in the Air Force.

More than a dozen instructors have been convicted or are under investigation for sexual misconduct involving about 30 female trainees.

SWAN’s mission is to support, defend and empower women in the military, as well as female veterans, through advocacy and initiatives.

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Reforming Lackland
11:17 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Leadership Shakeup At Lackland: Palmer Out And Axelbank Reassigned

Col. Glenn Palmer out as man in charge of enlisted basic training for the U.S. Air Force.
U.S. Air Force

Colonel Glenn Palmer oversaw the 737th Training Group, where all the enlisted men and women in the Air Force train, since July of last year.

According to Air Force leaders, a loss of confidence in Palmer led to the decision to remove him from his duties, as the investigation into more than a dozen training instructors accused of sexual misconduct with trainees continues.

The Air Force said Colonel Eric Axelbank, the leader of the 37th Training Wing that encompasses the 737th, made a deliberate effort to fit the right leadership with the group.

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