AIR FORCE SEX SCANDALS IN GREAT BRITAIN
LINKED TO "HEAVY DRINKING" - MAJOR AT RAF
LAKENHEATH SAID TO HAVE ASSAULTED
10 YEAR-OLD GIRL - AIRMAN FIRST CLASS AT
RAF MILDENHALL ACCUSED OF "SODOMY"
IN DRUNKEN ATTACK ON MALE SERVICEMAN

Here we go again. The Air Force gets the booby prize for the most (alleged) sex crimes. In fact, we at MilitaryCorruption.com find to our continuous amazement, month after month and year after year, that airmen - and some "bad" women - get in trouble at a faster clip than the other military branches combined!

The common denominator in the latest sex scandals - both in Great Britain - is "heavy drinking" by officers and enlisted personnel.

Maybe the Air Force chief of staff can pay a visit to England and hand out some more of his "core values" cards. Of course, he might not have many (willing) takers, in view of the widely held suspicion Gen. Mosley is up to his ears in the disgraceful Maj. Jill Metzger cover-up.

"Do as I say, not as I do," doesn't cut much ice with the men and women in "Blue" who - the vast majority of them - are repulsed by the lack of discipline and direction in today's Air Force. We wish Secretary of Defense Robert Gates would lift his "hands off" policy towards certain brass hats and do a thorough "housecleaning." It's long overdue. If it accomplished nothing else, it would at least improve already low morale.

A LITTLE GIRL'S 10TH BIRTHDAY MARKED BY ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT

The incident with the officer occurred at Lakenheath when Maj. Brandon S. Smith allegedly got in a physical altercation with several colleagues and then made unsolicited sexual advances towards at least two female airmen.

But it is the accusation in regard to the little girl that causes us the most disgust.

If true, Smith needs to get the book thrown at him for his heavy drinking and entering a little girl's bedroom where he allegedly removed her underwear and did something we are not going to publish on these pages.

Being falling down drunk is no excuse. Making the situation even more awful was the fact the child is the daughter of an enlisted man at the base and suffered the "assault" on, of all days, her 10th birthday.

At a preliminary hearing held at Lakenheath, Senior Airman Amanda Whitfield told the proceeding she was "uncomfortable" with Smith's boorish behavior, claiming he tried to sit on her lap, rub her back (and elsewhere), and follow her several times during the evening into a restroom.

Other testimony included accusations the major physically tussled with three enlisted airmen when they tried to remove him from a going-away party for fellow 48th Medical Group members.

WAS THIS A MALE "RAPE" FUELED BY BOOZE?

The incident over at Mildenhall took an odd twist when Airman 1st Class Christopher J. Mahon was not accused of sexual assault against a child or grown female.

His alleged "victim" is a fellow male airman who told the OSI he was so bombed out on booze himself, he had a hard time remembering specific details of the alleged assault.

The accuser, who has given several different versions of what supposedly happened, told agents he "awoke" from his sloshed state to find Mahon trying to take liberties with him.

Both the alleged attacker and his victim serve in the 100th Services Squadron.

While Maj. Smith may or may not face court-martial after the first of the year, true to form, the accused A1C is scheduled to go on trial in March or April.

Why are we not surprised?