Two airmen were punished after they were discovered drinking beers in the missile launch control center for 150 nuclear missiles at F.E. Warren Air Force Base near Cheyenne, Wyo.
A Facebook post to a popular Air Force group claimed that three airmen were caught drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon beer during a scheduled nuclear code change.
“It appears there’s a running joke on the base about the incident and they even have memes going around which were sent for us to post,” the source wrote. “They have deemed PBR as the Official beer of the 2019 Nuclear Missile Code Change at F.E. Warren AFB.”
Joseph Coslett, operations chief for for the 90th Missile Wing public affairs, confirmed to Task and Purpose that the incident happened on May 14 but only involved a staff sergeant and a senior airman.
“An investigation, including admission by the airmen, revealed the two consumed the alcohol while in an off-duty status and were not in contact, nor had any access to weapons or classified material,” Coslett said.
“This is an unacceptable breach of standards and the Air Force held the airmen accountable for their actions,” Coslett said without specifying how the two were punished.