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BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) -- The Air Force wing blamed for a foul-up in which a bomber mistakenly flew to Louisiana armed with nuclear missiles will have to be retested after coming up short in an inspection.
The Air Force Times said inspectors saw a security forces airman playing video games on his cell phone while standing guard at a restricted area. Another airman nearby was \"unaware of her duties and responsibilities\" during the exercise, the newspaper said.
The 5th bomb wing was recertified in the handling of nuclear weapons in late March. It had been decertified after a B-52 bomber was mistakenly armed last August with six nuclear-tipped cruise missiles in Minot and flown to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.
Ortiz said Friday that the base\'s B-52s would continue to be armed with nuclear weapons.