Most Air Force, Army, and Naval Academy cadets say they feel safe from on- and off-campus sexual harassment, according to DOD’s just released 2006 survey at the military schools. Of the 2,080 females and 3, 969 males who responded, about 9.5 percent of the women and 1.2 percent of the men at the Air Force Academy in Colorado said they’d experienced unwanted sexual contact during the 2006 academic year. The survey measured five categories of unwanted, gender-related behaviors: sexist behavior, crude or offensive behavior, unwanted sexual attention, sexual coercion, and unwanted sexual contact. The majority of the students polled said they’d received training in sexual-assault prevention and response in the year prior to taking the survey.
A B-52H bomber at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. executed an emergency landing due to an engine fire early Feb. 23. All crew members are reported unharmed, and the bomber operation at the base continues as usual as of Feb. 27, a base spokesperson told Air & Space Forces Magazine.