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BURAWSKI
05-22-2014, 05:26 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/ap-exclusive-air-force-nuke-security-failed-test-065323602.html


More bad news for the Air Force Nuclear Power Program. The hits just keep on coming. I'm not throwing stones. The Navy's program is having enough problems as well.

retiredAFcivvy
05-22-2014, 06:14 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/ap-exclusive-air-force-nuke-security-failed-test-065323602.html


More bad news for the Air Force Nuclear Power Program. The hits just keep on coming. I'm not throwing stones. The Navy's program is having enough problems as well.
Thankfully, this is not a new incident just add-on to the old. When you read through the story it is apparent that the AP just kept throwing FOIA requests at the AF hoping to get some more "dirt".

Class5Kayaker
05-22-2014, 08:46 PM
A little background on me: I enlisted as a Law Enforcement Specialist back when the career fields were split and spent my first 12 years in the AF as a cop, 10.5 of those years doing LE work (even after the career fields combined) before doing my final SFS tour out in the Missile Field as a Missile Security Asst. Flight Sergeant. One of my biggest complaints/obsevations when I switched from doing LE work to Security is that the security mindset with nukes is all checklist based. If they encounter something that's not covered by a checklist, no one has any idea WTF to do, and if they have an idea of what to do they're too damn scared to take that action because heads roll and careers are ended if you aren't following a damn checklist.

I didn't read the linked article, but I'm assuming it's similar (if not the same) to the article I just read that was recently posted to the AF Times. That article talked about the security team(s) encountering a scenario they had never experienced before and they took too long to recover the weapon. I'm just speculating, but my bet is it wasn't something the checklist(s) covered and so they spent a ton of time trying to get permission from higher up on how to execute the simulated recovery of the weapon.

There's a reason the checklists are in place, but I feel that the commanders/supervisors in the field are too restricted on what they can do and what decisions they are empowered (or rather....not empowered) to make.

Hopefully, since the failed inspection, that's one of the 50 or so fixes that have been alluded to them implementing.

EOMFD/GFYM8
05-24-2014, 10:54 AM
Pretty much everything with nukes is checklist-based. In EOD we don't really use checklists (which blows MX minds) but when it comes to special weapons everything is pretty lock-step. Sometime remind me to tell you about the Tactical Response Force and how they are violating a Presidential Policy Directive.