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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:25 AM

Two more Lackland trainers charged in scandal

Two more instructors at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland were charged Tuesday in a growing scandal involving the training staff and female recruits. In all, 12 boot camp instructors are being investigated for having illicit relationships, a number that equals that of the scandal at the Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland in the mid-1990s.

The Air Force said prosecutors are reviewing a dozen cases at Lackland, all involving noncommissioned officers. Six of them face courts-martial.

A congressman asked for an immediate briefing with Gen. Edward Rice Jr., the head of the Air Education and Training Command, after learning of the scope of the misconduct.

“The nature of their position grants (instructors) a great deal of authority over young and impressionable recruits,” said Rep. Mike Turner, an Ohio Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, in a written statement.


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