That reminded me of a funny. My quote above was the REQUIRED standard answer when asked if there was a nuke loaded on the missile; “ I can neither confirm nor deny that there is a nuclear warhead on the missile “. Crews sometimes had to host tours at the site; the local Chamber of Commerce, Ladies Club, Boy Scouts, etc. Of course everyone always asked “ The Question “ and you always answered with the standard “ I can neither confirm nor deny . . . “. Once, a shooting buddy of mine was hosting the Officers Wives Club for a tour of the site. The AF in their infinite wisdom thought the wives should see what their husbands did while they were away on alert. Fred was an irreverent SOB. He was giving the safety briefing before taking them out to see the missile and at the end asked if there were any questions. Of course, one wife asked “ the question “ and Fred answered with the standard AF answer. If he had held it at that, he would have been golden. However, Fred added his own little bit and said, “ but I can tell you one thing; it is a real crowd killer. “ Of course, the Wing Commander immediate heard about it and Fred was busted down to Deputy Commander for what the Wing Commander said was some much needed retraining. He later upgraded back to a Commander. Fred had spent a tour in SEA before coming to missiles, but he and SAC just did not get along. Later Fred left the AF and joined the Border Patrol on the Texas border eventually working at FLETC as a firearms instructor. He died a few years ago. RIP, my friend.