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    Humvee Use at Air Force’s Nuclear Missile Bases Changed After 2 Airmen Died in Recent Months

    Humvee Use at Air Force's Nuclear Missile Bases Changed After 2 Airmen Died in Recent Months

    officials at the nation's nuclear missile bases are reexamining the way they train with Humvees after two airmen died in the vehicles late last year.

    The 20th Air Force, the numbered combatant command that oversees intercontinental ballistic missiles at bases and sites in the western U.S., initiated “a deliberate pause coupled with a reassessment of training, certification, and employment” for airmen using the Humvee, said Col. Brus Vidal, an Air Force Global Strike Command spokesman.

    News that the bases are modifying the use of the vehicles comes after an airman died in Colorado in September and another died in Montana in October. .com learned that the use of the vehicles was being reexamined during a visit to F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming this month.

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    Airman Trinity Reinhart, a 19-year-old security forces member from Oregon, died Sept. 16 in a Humvee incident near Grover, Colorado, F.E. Warren Air Force Base said in a news release.

    “We offer our deepest condolences to Trinity's family and friends,” Col. Justin Secrest, 90th Security Forces Group commander, said in the news release. “Losing one of our own is extremely difficult. We are grateful for the support from our surrounding communities during this heartbreaking time, especially the Colorado first responders who assisted at the scene.”

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