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May 7, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
Maybe, in the end, we will thank Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinksi, head of the Air Force's Sexual Assault Prevention Unit, who was arrested on suspicion of sexual battery early Sunday after a woman reported he drunkenly approached her in a parking lot and grabbed her breasts and buttocks. When it comes to dealing with the rape and assault epidemic that plagues our armed forces, Krusinksi's tawdry story puts the finest point on all you need to know about the military's problem with saying one thing and doing another.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
Maybe, in the end, we will thank Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinksi, head of the Air Force's Sexual Assault Prevention Unit, who was arrested on suspicion of sexual battery early Sunday after a woman reported he drunkenly approached her in a parking lot and grabbed her breasts and buttocks. When it comes to dealing with the rape and assault epidemic that plagues our armed forces, Krusinksi's tawdry story puts the finest point on all you need to know about the military's problem with saying one thing and doing another.
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June 29, 2012 | By David S. Cloud, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON — Six Air Force basic training instructors face criminal charges and six others are under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct with female recruits in a widening scandal at the service's training command at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Gen. Edward D. Rice Jr., commander of the Air Education and Training Command, told a Pentagon news conference that 31 victims had been identified so far. All were undergoing or had recently completed basic training when they were purportedly preyed upon by male instructors, he said.
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January 23, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
Top Air Force brass told a congressional panel Wednesday that they had made progress in addressing the underlying problems of culture and discipline that led to repeated cases of sexual misconduct at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, calling sexual assault in the ranks "a cancer. " The generals' accounts were challenged by victims, who called sexual assaults in the military "epidemic" and insisted that alleged perpetrators be independently investigated and prosecuted outside the military chain of command.
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January 23, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
Top Air Force brass told a congressional panel Wednesday that they had made progress in addressing the underlying problems of culture and discipline that led to repeated cases of sexual misconduct at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, calling sexual assault in the ranks "a cancer. " The generals' accounts were challenged by victims, who called sexual assaults in the military "epidemic" and insisted that alleged perpetrators be independently investigated and prosecuted outside the military chain of command.
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July 9, 1999 | Associated Press
Two sergeants have been charged with having sex with four female students at Brooks Air Force Base, with one accused of giving advance copies of tests to two women. Master Sgt. Mark Gibson and Tech. Sgt. Apolinar Bernal are accused of "unprofessional relationships" with a total of seven women, all recent basic training graduates from Lackland Air Force Base, Brooks spokeswoman Maj. Erin Campbell said Wednesday.
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May 2, 1985 | United Press International
The military has no use for dogs that won't bite, so it's giving away dropouts from the Department of Defense Dog Center's aggression course at Lackland Air Force Base, officials say. A $5 fee to cover city-required rabies tags is all that is required to obtain a healthy German shepherd from the center, according to Ross Day, a public affairs spokesman. The 15 government-owned dogs that "washed out" excelled in obedience classes but flunked certification requirements, he said.
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August 15, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A woman who says she is an Air Force major's former lover testified during a court-martial that she and the officer had an "intense" lesbian relationship. Pamela Dillard, a civilian, said she and Maj. Debra L. Meeks met in Virginia and continued a relationship even after Meeks was transferred to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Meeks, 41, is charged with sodomy in the alleged affair, and with conduct unbecoming to an officer for allegedly threatening Dillard with a gun.
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April 16, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The Air Force will charge an officer with dereliction of duty and will reprimand five others for their parts in the death of a suburban Cincinnati recruit during a training exercise. Airman Micah J. Schindler, 18, collapsed Sept. 10 after a 5.8-mile march during recruit training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He died two days later. A noncommissioned officer will be charged with dereliction for failing to properly assess Schindler's condition after he vomited, officials said.
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May 27, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Six million healthy Americans with ordinary cholesterol levels might benefit from taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, researchers said. Healthy men and women taking lovastatin, sold as Mevacor, reduced their risk of serious heart trouble 37%, according to a five-year study in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. Currently, national guidelines recommend cholesterol-lowering drugs only for people with high cholesterol.
NATIONAL
June 29, 2012 | By David S. Cloud, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON — Six Air Force basic training instructors face criminal charges and six others are under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct with female recruits in a widening scandal at the service's training command at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Gen. Edward D. Rice Jr., commander of the Air Education and Training Command, told a Pentagon news conference that 31 victims had been identified so far. All were undergoing or had recently completed basic training when they were purportedly preyed upon by male instructors, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1994
A UC Irvine professor has been appointed to the Atascadero State Hospital Advisory Board, Gov. Pete Wilson announced Tuesday. Raymond W. Novaco, a professor of psychology and social behavior, was one of two people appointed to the board. The other was Lois R. Turner, 69, of Half Moon Bay. As part of his academic research, Novaco developed programs for the treatment of clinical anger and aggression that are now used worldwide.
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October 29, 1990 | Associated Press
Mr. USO, Bob Hope, says he's set the date for a Christmas visit to troops in the Persian Gulf. "I'm going over there about December the 20th. I want to be there for Christmas," the 87-year-old entertainer said Sunday. "We're going to have a ball over there," Hope said. "I like what Bush is doing. He keeps sending troops over there because we've got to get the message through." Hope made the announcement during festivities at Lackland Air Force Base, where a theater was renamed in his honor.
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