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Wingman Rule to Curb Sex Abuse Is Adopted by Air Force

A “wingman policy” requiring Air Force trainees to be accompanied by at least one classmate at all times is among rules the service said it has adopted after an inquiry found a sex-abuse scandal at a Texas base is wider than previously acknowledged.

An investigation has identified 23 alleged offenders and 48 alleged victims of either sexual assault or “an unprofessional relationship” at the base, according to a report released today by the Air Education and Training Command. That compares with 15 possible offenders and 38 victims the Air Force said it was looking into in August.