You probably remember the time one SAC base failed its inspection and the base commander had them on 12 hour shifts with no days off for over six months.
Nowadays that would be considered cruel and unusual punishment.
I remember some SAC wings that failed IG or SMES evals. I know that the wing commander/host base commanders in those days would inflict painful retraining requirements for those types of failures. We never considered it to be cruel, it was SAC and we were dealing with nuclear weapons, no room for error. I remember one failure at FE Warren AFB and the fallout from that episode struck the fear of God into the rest of us at other missile bases.