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Hill Air Force Base cited for failing to account for nuclear inventory

Posted - Jul. 20, 2010 at 11:28 a.m.



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HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- Hill Air Force Base is a on a list of military facilities that failed to properly account for missing items related to nuclear weapons.

An article in the Air Force Times says Hill was one of nine facilities responsible for not keeping proper records on close to a thousand items related to the nuclear weapons program.

In a statement responding to the audit, Air Force officials said, "Although none of the findings show compromises in safety, security and reliability of nuclear weapons sustainment, we continue to hone our training, processes and procedures to ensure we provide the best possible support."

Officials say they are now making changes to ensure all items are properly cataloged and that personnel are properly trained to handle the items.

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