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General in Charge of Nuclear Missiles is Fired

The Air Force fired the general in charge of its nuclear missiles on Friday, just two days after a Navy admiral with top nuclear weapons responsibilities was sacked. Both men are caught up in investigations of alleged personal misconduct, adding to a cascade of turmoil inside the nation’s nuclear weapons force.



Frustration, Anxiety Felt Among Federal Government Workers

Many federal workers are frustrated, anxious and growing tired of being pawns in a never-ending political struggle over government funding.


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Air Force Folds in 2nd Half in 28-10 Loss to Navy

A strange week ended with a bitter defeat for Air Force.


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Navy-Air Force, Army-BC Football Games Could Be Cancelled Due to Shutdown

Army, Navy and Air Force might be forced to skip their football games next weekend because of the budget impasse in Congress.


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Air Force Officer Charged with Child Pornography

A U.S. Air Force officer has been indicted on charges of child pornography.


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Air Force Colonel Charged With Assault in Arlington County

Arlington County prosecutors have indicted the former chief of the Air Force’s sexual assault prevention office on an assault and battery charge stemming from an incident outside a Crystal City bar.


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Another Nuclear Stumble By Air Force Raises Doubts

The head of nuclear air forces, Lt. Gen. James M. Kowalski, revealed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., had failed what the military calls a “surety” inspection — a formal check on the unit’s adherence to rules ensuring the safety, security and control of its nuclear weapons.


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Report: 4 People Received Organs From Donor With Rabies

An Air Force recruit whose organs were donated to four patients including a kidney recipient who died of rabies had at least two untreated raccoon bites several months before he became sick, and tests confirm his rabies-infected kidney caused the recipient’s disease, according to a medical journal report.


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Sexual Battery Charge Dropped for Air Force Officer in Virginia

Arlington County prosecutors have dropped a sexual battery charge against an Air Force officer who led the branch’s sexual assault response unit.


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Air Force Pulls Sex Assault Prevention Brochure For Saying ‘It May Be Advisable To Submit’ During Attack

The Air Force has pulled a brochure circulated at a South Carolina base after a lawmaker complained about some objectionable advice to sexual assault victims — such as submitting to an attack rather than resisting.