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Report: Trainers at Texas air force base dabbled in drugs

Published On: Nov 18 2012 08:56:15 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 19 2012 07:58:31 AM CST
U.S. Air Force
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -

Records show elite trainers at a Texas air force base rocked by a widespread sex scandal have dabbled in drugs, been busted for drunk driving and been accused of assault and abusing trainees in the past decade.
  
The offenses were disclosed Sunday in response to a Freedom of Information request by the San Antonio Express-News.
    
The newspaper reported the offenses show a pattern of misconduct since 2002 at the training facility that graduates more than 36,000 airmen annually.
    
The Express-News reported the Air Force documented 81 nonsexual cases in the past decade. Most were handled secretly. Many resulted in reprimands, loss of rank and loss of pay. Some commanders suspended punishment.
    
Nearly three dozen other cases involved sexual relationships, most consensual. Instructors are barred from having sexual relationships with students.