Air Force

2W2X1:Nuclear Weapons (2W2X1)

They inspect, maintain, store, handle, modify, repair, and account for nuclear weapons, their components, associated equipment, and related test and handling equipment.


Is there a clearance required?: Yes

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Combat


Military Duties:

Nuclear Weapons specialist tasks include inspecting, assembling, disassembling, maintaining, repairing, refinishing, modifying and testing. The items that they complete the above tasks for include: nuclear warheads, bombs, missiles, reentry vehicles and systems and any associated equipment. These individuals store, handle and transport nuclear warheads, missiles, bombs, penetration aids, reentry vehicles and systems and associated equipment. They will inspect, maintain and operate the vehicles and munitions material handling equipment that specialist use to transport and handle the nuclear weapons/equipment. Specialist assist in performing operational checks on alarm systems

Military Duties Translated:

They will update any parts or components that may be outdated or have other potential issues. Any maintenance actions for nuclear weapons and related components will be planned, scheduled, inspected and evaluated by Nuclear Weapons specialist. Specialist also plan, schedule, inspect and evaluate specialized test equipment and handling equipment. They will resolve any maintenance issues that have been found from the above actions. Maintenance that is performed will need to be reported by the specialist along with weapons inventory, accountability and verification procedures.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

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