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34 Malmstrom Nuclear Missile Officers Caught Cheating on Certification Test

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The Air Force discovered 34 junior nuclear missile officers at Malmstrom Air Force Base cheated on a monthly re-certification test by sharing answers. Of the officers caught cheating, 17 were sharing answers while the rest of the 34 officers saw the cheating occur and did nothing about it.

The cheating was discovered through a text message that proved there was widespread cheating at Malmstrom.

All of the 34 officers ranging in rank from second lieutenants to captain have been de-certified by the Air Force.

The cheating was discovered as a direct result of the ongoing investigation of drug use that now involves 11 Air Force officers, including two nuclear missile officers from Malmstrom.

New Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh held a news conference in the Pentagon Briefing Room this afternoon where they talked about the scandal.

"This is absolutely unacceptable behavior and it is completely contrary to our core values in the Air Force. And as everybody here knows, the number-one core value for us is integrity."

As a result of the cheating, all 500 of the Air Force's nuclear missile officers are currently being re-tested.

This is an ongoing investigation, but we are in talks with officials in the Air Force and will bring you more information as it becomes available.

 

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