SAFB No Longer Under Sexual Assault Investigation - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

SAFB No Longer Under Sexual Assault Investigation

Sheppard Air Force Base is no longer under investigation in terms of sexual assault.

A press release was issued Wednesday stating there are no court-martial proceedings (planned or ongoing) at Sheppard based on the two-month investigation. The investigation did however reveal two allegations of possible consensual unprofessional relationships at Sheppard. Those allegations are being investigated further.

Here is the complete press release:

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas - Concerned by allegations of misconduct by instructors at Basic Military Training, Gen. Edward A. Rice, Jr., commander of Air Education and Training Command, directed an investigation focused on matters related to misconduct, including sexual misconduct, between faculty/staff and trainees/students in both the Basic Military Training and Technical Training environments.

The exhaustive investigation, led by Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward, lasted two months and required approximately 20,000 man hours to complete. The team interviewed more than 200 individuals among leadership, faculty and students; conducted focus groups with trainees, students and MTIs; and analyzed the results of more than 25,000 end-of-course surveys from graduates dating back to 2009. They also administered a survey to more than 18,000 trainees, students, military training instructors, military training leaders, and technical training instructors.

At this point, there are no court-martial proceedings planned or ongoing at Sheppard based on the investigation.

However, the investigation did result in two allegations of possible unprofessional relationships at Sheppard which are being investigated further. If these allegations are substantiated, appropriate actions will be taken. We have zero tolerance regarding the prohibition on unprofessional relationships between faculty or staff members and students.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • First case of Zika confirmed in Texas

    First case of Zika confirmed in Texas

    First case of Zika confirmed in Texas

    Thursday, July 27 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-07-27 22:19:34 GMT
    (Source: Wichita Falls Wichita County Health Department)(Source: Wichita Falls Wichita County Health Department)

    Hidalgo County, Texas believes it's confirmed the known instance of local mosquito transmission of Zika within the continental United States in 2017. 

    Hidalgo County, Texas believes it's confirmed the known instance of local mosquito transmission of Zika within the continental United States in 2017. 

  • Pentagon, border wall covered in $788B House spending bill

    Pentagon, border wall covered in $788B House spending bill

    Thursday, July 27 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-07-27 16:48:59 GMT
    Friday, July 28 2017 4:40 AM EDT2017-07-28 08:40:19 GMT
    The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon. (Source: CNN)The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon. (Source: CNN)

    The GOP-controlled House is plowing ahead on legislation to give the Pentagon a massive spending boost and deliver a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico...

    The GOP-controlled House is plowing ahead on legislation to give the Pentagon a massive spending boost and deliver a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Russia sanctions bill exposes Trump's legislative tug of war

    Russia sanctions bill exposes Trump's legislative tug of war

    Thursday, July 27 2017 3:58 AM EDT2017-07-27 07:58:45 GMT
    Friday, July 28 2017 4:00 AM EDT2017-07-28 08:00:42 GMT
    President Donald Trump is likely to sign a tough new sanctions bill that includes proposed measures targeting Russia.
    President Donald Trump is likely to sign a tough new sanctions bill that includes proposed measures targeting Russia.
Powered by Frankly