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A scandal erupted in 2013 at Minot, N.D., Air Force Base when missile-launch specialists were charged with cheating on proficiency tests. Additional documents uncovered by the Associated Press in March 2014 show the problem was worse than originally reported. The overall missile-launch program, run by "missileers," was judged "substandard" — equal to an F grade in school — and "rehabilitated" in the eyes of Air Force officers only because the 91st Missile Wing Command's support staff (cooks, drivers, clerks, etc.) scored high and brought the command's overall performance to the equivalent of a D.

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