Sign up for the TODAY newsletter

You have successfully subscribed to the TODAY newsletter.

Subscribe now and get trending stories, celebrity news and all the best of TODAY.

Meet the Missileers: Women who help control the US nuclear arsenal

Amid growing tension with North Korea, the U.S. Air Force granted NBC News a look inside one of our nation’s nuclear bases, where female officers stand ready to push the nuclear button if need be. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports for TODAY. As first profiled by Marie Claire, there are enough women in this life-or-death job that there has been at least one all-female shift at one of the launch emplacements.

Best of TODAY

Play All