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Demand President Obama, Sec Hagel remove 2 Air Force pilots following Aviano sexual assault scandal


Last month, an Air Force General overruled a conviction of a fellow fighter pilot who was removed from the military for sexual assault. Lt. Gen. Craig Franklin set justice aside and overruled the jury’s verdict convicting Lt. Col. James Wilkerson of aggravated sexual assault of a civilian contractor at Aviano Air Base. Wilkerson had already been dismissed from the Air Force and sentenced to one year in jail, but Franklin's reversal freed his fellow fighter pilot and reinstated him back into the Air Force. Protect Our Defenders is calling on Secretary Hagel to immediately remove Lt. Gen. Franklin and Lt. Col. Wilkerson for failing our country, and for failing our young service members and civilians who work on our bases around the world. Sign the petition today.


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