Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs
10/18/2012 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- Airmen,
separated and still serving, who graduated from Basic Military Training
and technical training during the past 10 years were sent an email
message about an activated sexual assault hotline Oct. 15.
The message is part of a thorough investigation of the military training
instructor sexual misconduct incidents in an effort to maximize
"The email is part of our outreach efforts to current and former Airmen
to encourage them to help us uncover alleged unprofessional
relationships, sexual misconduct and sexual assault in basic and
technical military training," said Gen Edward A. Rice, Jr., Commander of
Air Education and Training Command. "The hotline gives graduates from
the past ten years the opportunity to help Air Education and Training
Command dissuade, deter, detect and prevent this type of behavior from
The hotline isn't just for BMT graduates it's for any Airman who's a
victim of sexual misconduct, said Christine Burnett, AETC's Sexual
Assault Response Coordinator. All calls can be made anonymously said
"We're taking all calls from people who have knowledge of sexual
misconduct," she said. "If victims are looking for help we will provide
them referral information to seek assistance.
"Some (victims) want to tell their story and be heard, and that's exactly what we're here to do," said Burnett.
Here is an excerpt from the released email:
"We Need Your Help!
We are seeking information regarding any incident of sexual assault,
sexual harassment, or unprofessional relationships that occurred in
Basic Military Training and Technical Training.
If you have any information, please call and help us to eradicate sexual misconduct in the Air Force.
Reports can be made anonymously!
Call the AETC team, 24/7, at DSN 487-0008 or (210) 652-0008."