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Fixing Problems: General Rice Meets With Service Women’s Action Network

U.S. Air Force

In light of the sex scandal at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, General Edward Rice has met with the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) to find ways to better educate trainers and support women in the Air Force.

More than a dozen instructors have been convicted or are under investigation for sexual misconduct involving about 30 female trainees.

SWAN’s mission is to support, defend and empower women in the military, as well as female veterans, through advocacy and initiatives.

"As we continue to address this issue, we will reach out to those who may have an interest in understanding the situation we are dealing with at Basic Military Training," said Rice.

He said the meeting with SWAN was helpful with gaining insight into what’s best for the Airmen.

Three trainers have faced courts-martial, including Luis Walker, who received 20 years in jail, the most severe punishment yet for his role in the scandal. The next court-martial is scheduled for September 5.

Ryan Loyd was Texas Public Radio's city beat and political reporter. He left the organization in December, 2014.