Posted: Oct 24, 2013 4:43 PM by MTN News
Updated: Oct 24, 2013 4:44 PM
GREAT FALLS - Officials at Malmstrom Air Force Base report that a Limited Nuclear Surety Inspection (LNSI) conducted this week found zero errors or deficiencies.
The inspection team, made up of staff members from Air Force Global Strike Command Inspector General's office and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, conducted the inspection of the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom from October 21st through October 24th.
The purpose of the inspection was to evaluate the unit's ability to "manage nuclear deterrence and global strike operations while complying with strict nuclear surety standards."
According to a press release from Malmstrom, inspectors found no errors or deficiencies throughout the multiple evaluation scenarios, special interest items, and formal assessments.
A spokesman at Malmstrom tells us that the LNSI was directly related to the failed inspection that happened in August, and explained that it was not a complete inspection, but rather just a re-inspection of the areas that did not meet standards during the August inspection.
The LNSI was scheduled to happen several weeks ago, but was delayed due to the partial federal government shutdown.
Colonel Robert Stanley, the commander of the missile wing, said, "The 341st Missile Wing demands exacting focus, attention to detail, discipline and dedication to the highest principles and standards from every single Nuclear Airman. I am extremely proud of every member of Wing One -- we were determined to prove to the world that we truly are the best at what we do day in and day out. We came into this inspection with something to prove, and our people are walking out with a perfect score and their heads held high."