30 Jan '14, 6pm

Nearly half of missileers at Malmstrom now tied to cheating investigation

Ninety-two officers are now connected to the cheating investigation at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., the Air Force announced Thursday. That means almost one-fifth of the entire ICBM officer force has been temporarily decertified and taken off watch duty during the investigation. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, who visited the missile bases last week, said the cheating situation shows a deep-seeded problem in the ICBM force that needs to be addressed. “We do have systemic problems,” she said Thursday. “The need for perfection has created undue stress and fear.” The Air Force announced earlier this month that 34 officers at Malmstrom admitted to either cheating or knowing about cheating following an investigation that started with allegations of illegal drug possession. Since then, the entire ICBM force of about 500 missileers has been retested, with a pass rate of...

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airforcetimes.com 29 Jan '14, 6pm

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said Wednesday the service will “get to the bottom” of a systemic problem in its nuc...