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Perils of being ‘not-so-innocent’ bystander

By Master Sgt. Jason W. Edwards
18th Wing Public Affairs

I was accused of sexual assault. Even after 21 years, it’s still not easy to admit that. It was 1993, and I was a young airman basic at Lowry Air Force Base, Colo. I was in technical school learning how to be an Air Force photographer.

My class consisted of eight male Airmen and Marines, and one female Airman. She told us right up front she didn’t want to be treated any differently than anyone else. We were to consider her “one of the guys.”

So we did.

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