Air Force Commission Looks At Reservists For ICBM Roles

By Maggie Ybarra / August 28, 2013 at 5:10 PM
A commission tasked with making recommendations on the structure of the Air Force is examining the possibility of manning nuclear facilities with members of the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard. Historically, only active-duty airmen have been entrusted with guarding the Air Force's intercontinental ballistic missiles. But members of the commission are mulling the use of the service's reserve component for the mission area. Retired Air Force Gen. Raymond Johns said during an Aug. 27 public hearing of the...

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