Mar 27, 2014 — The actions stem from a scandal over cheating on proficiency exams at the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana.
Feb 4, 2014 — The cheating did not involve trainees working with nuclear weapons, so the scandal is not comparable to the one rocking the Air Force.
Jan 16, 2014 — An investigation into alleged drug use by officers led to evidence that some had also been sharing answers to proficiency exams, the Air Force says. The 34 who allegedly were involved have been suspended. It's the latest in a string of scandals for the nuclear missile launch command.
Jan 9, 2014 — The Associated Press reports that U.S. Air Force officers with nuclear launch authority are caught up in an illegal-narcotics investigation.
Nov 13, 2013 — The jury of five men and two women deliberated for an hour and 15 minutes before returning the not guilty verdict.
Oct 11, 2013 — Maj. Gen. Michael Carey led the 20th Air Force, which maintains and operates the country's land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles. He was relieved of his command over an issue concerning his behavior while on temporary assignment.
Sep 3, 2013 — The U.S. Air Force has pulled the plug on a radar system that tracks thousands of objects orbiting Earth, from satellites and debris to meteors. The military says the shutdown can save $14 million annually. A replacement plan is in the works.
Aug 8, 2013 — A U.S. radar system that tracks thousands of objects orbiting Earth — from satellites to harmful debris — has reportedly been slated for a shutdown. The pending shutdown of the system, run by the Air Force, is being blamed on the government's sequestration cuts.
Jul 19, 2013 — The V-shaped formation of geese in flight — known as "vortex surfing" — is being studied as a way to slash fuel bills at the Air Force's gas-guzzling Air Mobility Command.
Dec 14, 2010 — The United States Air Force has reportedly started blocking access to websites containing material from WikiLeaks' disclosure of confidential U.S. government documents.