Air Force NCO and senior airman caught drinking alcohol at nuclear missile facility

Airmen from the 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron prepare a reentry system for removal from a launch facility, Feb. 2, 2018, in the F. E. Warren Air Force Base missile complex. The 90th MMXS is the only squadron on F. E. Warren allowed to transport warheads from the missile complex back to base. Missile maintenance teams perform periodic maintenance to maintain the on-alert status for launch facilities, ensuring the success of the nuclear deterrence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Braydon Williams)

Two Airmen in Wyoming were reportedly consuming alcohol while off duty at a missile alert facility earlier this month.

F.E. Warren Air Force Base security personnel came across the booze consumed by a Staff Sergeant and Senior Airman from the 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron, all while on the grounds of the missile facility.

According to, Air Force Global Strike Command prohibits the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages at the facility, regardless of whether or not the Airmen are off duty.

The two Airmen -who are responsible for maintaining the nuclear-tipped Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles at F.E. Warren AFB- did not have access to weapons or classified material at the time of the incident.

Joseph Coslett, a spokesman for the 90th Missile Wing, released a statement expressing the unit’s disappointment in the two Airmen.

“This is an unacceptable breach of standards, and the Air Force held the airmen accountable for their actions,” he said. “For privacy reasons, we cannot discuss specific administrative punishments.”

The USAF has had issues with its once-elite nuclear missile corps, resulting in a long-running rash of misconduct and low morale.

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