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Air Force Commander: Unit Failed ICBM Test by Tiny Margin
The head of an Air Force ICBM wing that last week failed a safety and security examination said his team missed the standard only by the barest of margins -- "a fraction of a decimal point," Military Times reported on Monday.
The 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana was given a failing grade for its performance in a single exercise that was part of a broader inspection. That failing grade, though, affected the entire inspection. The 341st Missile Wing oversees one-third of the nation's 450 Minuteman 3 ICBMs.
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