SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Members of the House Armed Services committee are touring Lackland Air Force Base in wake of a sex scandal that has led to criminal charges against six instructors.
The congressional delegation visited the Texas base Tuesday. They were meeting with commanders to discuss how the Air Force's basic training headquarters allowed an environment where more than 40 female trainees say they had inappropriate relationships with instructors, or were sexually harassed or raped.
Five instructors have been convicted and nearly a dozen more are under investigation. Last month, the Air Force put a female commander over the training wing where about 36,000 airmen graduate each year.
Visiting the base are Democratic congresswomen Jackie Speier, Susan Davis and Loretta Sanchez. The Republican chairman of the House committee visited Lackland last month.