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Raising missileer morale – US Air Force to issue nuclear deterrence medal

In the modern military landscape, being a nuclear weapons technician involves a lot of 'hurry up and wait', although when potential nuclear threats raise their heads requiring intense drills and levels of alertness, missileers – yes, that’s a word – are put under extreme duress. US Air Force officials have decided to raise morale through a new Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal.

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