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    Alaska Air Guard Unit Found to Have Rampant Pattern of Discrimination

    Alaska Air Guard Unit Found to Have Rampant Pattern of Discrimination

    A troubled National Guard unit is grappling with seemingly rampant misbehavior within its ranks, particularly among its noncommissioned officers, including sexist and racist discrimination, inappropriate jokes and a generally poor working environment. And its commander is telling the formation to shape up.

    A command climate survey for the 176th Maintenance Squadron with the Alaska National Guard reported that 100% of the women who responded reported sexual harassment behaviors within the unit and high rates of gender-based mistreatment and exclusion. The survey, done last year, was part of a presentation marked as controlled unclassified information, a term used for unclassified but protected material, but was obtained by .com.

    It also painted a pattern of poor performance from the squadron's noncommissioned officers and a culture of dysfunction — racial discrimination, a lack of recognition and awards, discrimination based on sexual orientation, a chain of command set up in a way that's confusing to know who is in charge, a general pattern of poor communication between noncommissioned officers and subordinates, and administrative issues that go unresolved for months at a time.

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    According to the presentation, 90 people responded to the survey. David Bedard, the 176th Wing spokesman, told Military.com in an…

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