Never seemed to be a problem until we starting focusing on:
But, what do I know. I was stationed in Minot (99-05), we performed our mission flawlessly during OEF/OIF.
An Air Force unit responsible for dozens of nuclear missiles failed a recent safety and security inspection -- a setback that comes just months after the Air Force temporarily sidelined 17 officers in connection with a prior inspection flop.
The latest failure was recorded by the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. According to Air Force Global Strike Command, the unit received an "unsatisfactory" rating during the inspection in early August after personnel made "tactical-level errors" during an exercise.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013...#ixzz2bskFhePb
And here we go again...
I'll be honest...when I read the headline, I thought for sure it was the ol' Minot gang again...
Kinda disappointed that it was Malmstrom, as they had a reputation for being the "quiet" Missile Wing...usually stayed out of trouble...heard only good things from friends stationed there.
Being a 22-year Army guy I'm not sure what would be comparable. Seriously, from a practical no-spin point of view... how big a deal is this?
When things go wrong in your command, start searching for the reason in increasingly larger concentric circles around your own desk.
-GEN Bruce C. Clarke
But then McPeak came along and now when nuclear wings fail, it's another justification for why we need more F-22s and leather jackets for the 'manly men'.
"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli." -- Peter Clemenza.
I failed an IG as a commander. It was one policy. Everything else was squared away. I suspect it was more political than functional. So, to me, a failed inspection is not in and of itself a big deal.
Can we get Weird Al Yankovic to do this like Queen's Another One Bites the Dust!
As a side note, there was one particular lieutenant colonel on the ATC IG team who had all the clearances and accesses for the secure training facilities, and he was a holy terror. I remember him giving me a bit of a whack. A few years later I'm doing a meet-and-greet at Randolph before my PCS there. Met the new boss...yup, you guessed it. It was HIM. He had to sit me down and detraumatize me. Actually, he was a pretty good guy, just doing his duty at the time.
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