Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 6:40 pm
The young officers at F.E. Warren Air Force Base have an enormous job: to keep 150 nuclear-tipped missiles ready to launch at a moment's notice.
Understandably, they're expected to know exactly what they're doing.
Three times a month, they're tested on the weapons and the codes used to launch them. Anything less than 90 percent is a fail.
The Air Force is responding to the federal government’s 2013 budget changes by cutting Air Force personnel jobs throughout the U.S. KBIA looked into how these cuts will affect Missouri Air Force bases.