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Missile corps commander says Air Force should empower young nuke leaders

Missile corps commander says Air Force should empower young nuke leaders

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — The key to improving morale in the Air Force’s nuclear missile corps is to put more responsibility in the hands of junior officers and enlisted airmen, the commander of the missile corps said Wednesday.

June 26, 2014 3:12 pm Photos

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Interactive: Nuclear missteps

Interactive: Nuclear missteps

The Associated Press has documented evidence of security problems, low morale and other troubles in the nation's nuclear forces.

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A look at nuclear force lapses revealed so far

The Associated Press has uncovered a series of security lapses and other troubles in the nation's nuclear forces. On Thursday, the Air Force announced it fired nine nuclear commanders, allowed a colonel at the base to resign and would discipline dozens of junior officers as well as a series …

March 27, 2014 3:28 pmLoading…
Malmstrom commander resigns, 9 other commanders fired over nuclear scandal

Malmstrom commander resigns, 9 other commanders fired over nuclear scandal

WASHINGTON — The Air Force took the extraordinary step Thursday of firing nine midlevel nuclear commanders and announcing it will discipline dozens of junior officers at a nuclear missile base, responding firmly to an exam-cheating scandal that spanned a far longer period than originally reported.

March 27, 2014 3:09 pm Photos

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Wyoming Air Force base fires senior officer over nuclear issues

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming has fired one of its senior officers.

March 27, 2014 3:06 pmLoading…

A look at nuclear force lapses revealed so far

The Associated Press has uncovered a series of security lapses and other troubles in the nation's nuclear forces. The issue came to a head in January when Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel summoned top military leaders and ordered a review of the problems.

March 13, 2014 3:12 pmLoading…
Air Force nuke crew failings worse than reported

Air Force nuke crew failings worse than reported

WASHINGTON — Failings exposed last spring at a U.S. nuclear missile base, reflecting what one officer called “rot” in the ranks, were worse than originally reported, according to Air Force documents obtained by The Associated Press.

March 13, 2014 3:10 pm Photos

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Legislature eyes formation of nuclear task force

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A proposal in the Wyoming Legislature would form a task force to study the production of nuclear energy in Wyoming.

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Agency: Uranium projects still in running

CASPER - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it erred when it reported that the Reno Creek and Gas Hills uranium mine proposals in Wyoming were no longer under consideration because of market conditions.

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