Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
February 2014 - United States Special Weapons News
- Stratcom Commander Outlines Deterrence Strategy AFPS 28 Feb 2014 -- While U.S. Strategic Command remains capable and ready to meet its assigned missions, sequestration will continue to stress its human element and ability to meet 21st century threats, Stratcom's commander told the Senate Armed Services Committee here Feb. 28.
- AF improves its personnel reliability program AFNS 27 Feb 2014 -- Changes are coming to the Air Force's program used to ensure personnel who perform nuclear-related duties are of sound mind and body on the job.
- New Nuke Facilities Being Built but Old Questions Remain VOA 19 Feb 2014 -- In the midst of the current debate over whether to build the Keystone oil pipeline from Canada into the United States and the efforts to develop solar and wind power, nuclear energy is hardly being discussed. However, the Nuclear Energy Institute - an industry lobbying group - reports the number of nuclear power plants in the United States is growing.
- Security forces members receive nuclear-focused breacher training AFNS 18 Feb 2014 -- About 100 miles northeast of the base here, the Nuclear Security Combat Training Center at Camp Guernsey, Wyo., provides advanced tactics and marksmanship training for security forces members who guard and secure the Air Force's Intercontinental Ballistic Missile force.
- Department of Defense Press Briefing With Rear Admiral Kirby in the Pentagon Briefing Room DoD 14 Feb 2014 -- Presenter: Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby
- Hagel Signs Memos Laying Out Scope of Nuke Review Panels AFPS 14 Feb 2014 -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has signed memos for reviews of the military's nuclear enterprise, and those will proceed apace, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today.
- Chief of Naval Operations Stresses Integrity to All Sailors NNS 13 Feb 2014 -- The Navy will continue to work on two defense secretary-directed reviews, including one to ensure that ethical behavior is paramount in the service, Navy Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, chief of naval operations, said in a video blog posted this week.
- Air Force Secretary Outlines Plan to Address 'Systemic Problems' AFPS 12 Feb 2014 -- Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James today shared her observations from her visit with airmen across the ICBM community following revelations of a proficiency-test cheating scandal at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., last month.
- Training key to missileer readiness AFNS 10 Feb 2014 -- Pulling 24-hour alerts across the 341st Missile Wing's 13,800-square mile missile complex is an around-the-clock responsibility. Missileers here support the Air Force's nuclear deterrence and assurance mission at the wing's 15 launch control centers and missile alert facilities.
- Malmstrom AFB missile maintainers successfully install reentry system AFNS 10 Feb 2014 -- Missile maintainers from the 341st Missile Maintenance Squadron successfully removed and installed a new reentry system at an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile launch facility here Feb. 7.
- Scandals Raise Questions Across the Military VOA 10 Feb 2014 -- The Pentagon is embroiled in a series of corruption scandals that span the globe and have rocked the Navy, Air Force, and Army National Guard. Both sides of Congress are holding hearings into the matters. But the number of scandals is raising questions about a lack of accountability across the U.S. military that many say is unprecedented.
- CNO Reinforcing Ethics NNS 09 Feb 2014 -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert released a video blog message Sunday reinforcing the Navy's commitment to ethics, particularly integrity.
- Press Secretary: Ethical Lapses Have Hagel's Full Attention AFPS 05 Feb 2014 -- Cheating on proficiency tests at an Air Force missile base and at the Navy's nuclear propulsion school have Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel concerned that systemic issues may be threatening the health of the force and they have his full attention, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said today.
- Department of Defense Press Briefing With Rear Admiral Kirby in the Pentagon Briefing Room DoD 05 Feb 2014 -- Presenter: Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby
- Navy Probes Cheating Allegations at Nuke Reactor School AFPS 04 Feb 2014 -- About 30 of 150 watch-standers at the Navy's Charleston Nuclear Power Training Unit in South Carolina are being investigated for alleged cheating on a written qualification exam, the chief of naval operations said today.
- Department of Defense Press Briefing with Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Greenert and Adm. Richardson from the Pentagon Press Briefing Room DoD 04 Feb 2014 -- Presenters: Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, Adm. John Richardson
- US Navy Investigating Alleged Cheating on Nuclear Training Tests VOA 04 Feb 2014 -- The U.S. Navy's top admiral says the department is investigating an allegation that senior officers at a nuclear training facility cheated on a written qualification exam.
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