Lackland Air Force Base
Texas’ top conservative stars are getting first-hand looks at a surge of unaccompanied children caught crossing the border with Mexico illegally.
A case involving an Air Force general who dismissed charges against a lieutenant colonel convicted of sexual assault will be reviewed at the top levels of the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a letter released Monday. But it’s seemed unlikely that the ruling would be changed.
The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday that it is changing how it selects officers and instructors who train new recruits after a sex scandal at its training headquarters in which dozens of female recruits said they were improperly approached, sexually harassed or raped by male instructors.
An unprecedented surge of children caught trudging through South Texas scrublands or crossing at border ports of entry without their families has sent government and nonprofit agencies scrambling to expand their shelter, legal representation and reunification services.
Federal officials are making an Air Force base near San Antonio the temporary home of 100 unescorted children stopped by the U.S. Border Patrol because a network of contracted shelters is overwhelmed with more kids than it can accommodate.
An Air Force investigation has been launched after a Facebook photo of 15 airmen from Lackland Air Force Face, Texas, posing with an open casket featuring another airman posing with a noose around his neck and chains across his body was being forwarded via email.