Two Air Force Sergeants have been charged with “unprofessional relationships” with female students at Brooks Air Force Base.
Master Sgt. Mark Gibson is accused of having sex with two women and harassing a third and faces a maximum of 21 year in prison if convicted. Tech. Sgt. Apolinar Paul Bernal is charged with having a sexual relationship with two female students, groping a third, and attempting to develop a sexual relationship with a fourth. He faces up to 17 years in prison if convicted.
Both sergeants have been indicted with various military code violations and have been dismissed from their positions as instructors at the Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine.
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .