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Nine officers removed, one resigns in Air Force cheating probe

Nine officers removed, one resigns in Air Force cheating probe | Veterans Service | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the nuclear missile wing at a base in Montana resigned on Thursday and nine officers were removed from their jobs over a test-cheating scandal that involved 91 missile (Nine officers removed, one resigns in Air Force...
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As my first military assignment,  the 341st was our nation's Ace in the Hole.  It is unfortunate that this climate has been allowed to germinate over the years.  I believe this scenario can happen in any organization if the right climate exists.  Leaders at all levels must be proactive in the application of integrity. 

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US military plans steep cutbacks, roils ranks — RT USA - RT.com

US military plans steep cutbacks, roils ranks — RT USA - RT.com | Veterans Service | Scoop.it
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's reported plan to scale back the US Army to its smallest numbers since World War II, as well as slashing pay and perks for service personnel, promises to be an uphill battle in Congress.
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Much of these proposals are cyclic in nature and after major conflicts the DoD trims down.  For most, this doesn't happen during their military tenure so it is unfamiliar territory.  As technology continues to evolve, the machines of yesterday that needed considerable numbers of people to maintain and operate will be phased out.  In WWII, one B-17 needed an aircrew of 10, and dozens more just to fly and operate.  Today, we can put an aircraft with exponentially more capability in the air with a fraction of the workforce. 

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AF nuclear enterprise: 'the way forward' - Air Force Link

AF nuclear enterprise: 'the way forward' - Air Force Link | Veterans Service | Scoop.it
AF nuclear enterprise: 'the way forward' Air Force Link Wilson appeared before the subcommittee to answer questions regarding nuclear forces and policies in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2015 and the Future Years...
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The AFGSC has the daunting task of returning credibility to a force with deep roots from the pre-Cold War Strategic Air Command days.  

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