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Air Force Secretary Visits MAFB

Air Force Secretary Visits MAFB

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She planned to visit the bases that are part of the nation's nuclear arsenal, just not this soon.

That's how the Secretary of the Air Force described her whirlwind tour of bases happening this week.

Deborah Lee James started her job about a month ago, and visited bases in Wyoming and Montana earlier, and came to Minot Air Force Base today.

She says the newly-discovered cheating scandal among officers taking tests for operating missiles that carry nuclear weapons forced her to make personal visits right away.

James says she has detected problems with morale that she intends to act upon within weeks with concrete steps to improve the situation.

(Deborah Lee James, Sec. of the US Air Force) "I remain very confident in the nuclear mission. And although this was a serious failure in terms of integrity of some of our people, we are going to get to the bottom of it, we will hold people accountable. And I'm taking this opportunity to learn about this mission and look for ways to improve upon it."

(Sen. John Hoeven (R) ND) "She saw people here doing a fabulous job with the nuclear mission not only on the missile side but also on the bomb wing side. We have incredible people who do an incredible job every day and I'm only too proud to express my support for all of them."

Secretary James will finish her tour of nuclear bases at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.

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