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Two Malmstrom Officers Being Investigated in AF Drug Probe

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The 341st Missile Wing gained a huge morale boost with the President nominating their commander for Brigadier General.

But unfortunately, the trouble just keeps on coming now that two officers from Malmstrom Air Force Base are being investigated along with eight other officers on six different bases for possession of illegal drugs.

The Chief for 341st Public Affairs confirmed in a statement that two Air Force officers, who work with the Minuteman Three missiles are being investigated for possession of illegal drugs, but he was unable to provide any further details because of the ongoing investigation.

These allegations come just months after Malmstrom seemed to be getting on track by acing a nuclear safety and security inspection and having their commander be nominated for a promotion.

News broke about the investigation as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was in the middle of a rare visit to another Air Force nuclear missile base to raise morale.

"Sometimes I suspect you feel maybe that no one cares or that maybe no one is paying attention to you but we are. And also to reemphasize how important your mission is. How important your work is. How we depend on your professionalism and how you do your work," said Hagel. 

Hagel was hoping to give more attention to the Air Force bases with nuclear missiles after a list of bases reported problems that officers in charge of the missiles had fallen asleep on the job and failed to close doors protecting the missiles.

With officers now facing allegations of illegal drug possessions, it seems that troubling incidents will continue to plague those in charge of nuclear missiles.

The big question becomes, how is the Air Force going to address the various issues surrounding the units responsible for protecting the most dangerous weapons in the U.S?

We will continue to follow this story and bring the latest as it becomes available.

 

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