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Tech. Sgt. Bennie Prescott, 341st Missile Security Forces Squadron physical security manager, his wife, Ellen and their children jump with excitement April 20, 2017, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Bennie and Ellen included their kids on their journey to paying off $253,000 in debt in six years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jaeda Tookes) Living life debt free
According to www.nbcnews.com, military members carry a higher debt than civilians, but for one military spouse and her family they were able to pay off a total of $253,000 in debt in six years.“We got married in 2009 with $253,000 of debt in our name,” said Ellen Prescott, family child care provider and wife to Tech. Sgt. Bennie Prescott. “After we
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2017
The United States Air Force Chaplain Corps’ mission is to provide support to members of Malmstrom Air Force Base. The Chaplain Corps here make a continuous effort to visit the Airmen who post out to the missile alert facility. (U.S. Air Force graphic) Chaplains building connections
Malmstrom chaplains strive to continuously visit the missile cops, chefs, facility managers and capsule crews who post out to the missile alert facility.“Our goal is to hit all 15 MAFs once a month,” said Chaplain (Capt.) Deborah Hughley, 341st Missile Wing chaplain. “Once a month I spend a night at a different MAF.”Hughley says, visiting the MAFs
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Liz Arrexi, 341st Force Support Squadron family child care home provider, right, reads a book to children March 24, 2017, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Homes on base are licensed for only six children Air Force wide. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jaeda Tookes) Providing support through child care
January 23, President Trump signed a hiring freeze on government jobs, thus preventing child development centers across the Department of Defense from accepting new enrollments. This has made PCSing military families search for child care even more complicated. While some programs are affected by the hiring freeze the Family Child Care Program is
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2017
Airman 1st Class Yolanda Alvarez Hernandez, left, Senior Airman Ricardo Batista, center, and Staff Sgt. Allison Hahn, 341st Medical Operations Support Squadron mental health professionals, pose for a photo at the clinic March 21, 2017, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The daily duties of these Airmen include taking care of patients who need support while dealing with stressful situations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Brosam) Mental health strengthens whole Airman concept
Located toward the back of the 341st Medical Group clinic is a discreet, private office with blinds hanging from the door’s window for patient comfortability and privacy. This location is mental health and the Airmen there are ready to assist individuals with finding the help they need.Senior Airman Ricardo Batista, 341st Medical Operations
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Sharon McCrea, Malmstrom Air Force Base postmaster, poses at the counter of the base contract postal unit March 21, 2017, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. McCrea has been running the post office as a one-woman shop for eight months. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jaeda Tookes) Going postal for customer service
Sharon McCrea, Malmstrom Air Force Base postmaster, has wanted to be a postal worker since she was a child. “I have always admired postal workers since I learned about the Pony Express,” said McCrea, originally from Billings, Montana. “It intrigued me how these men were able to deliver mail on horseback across the country.”McCrea began her first
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Airmen from the Malmstrom Airman Leadership School perform drill evaulations March 14, 2017, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Drill evaluations are a part of the ALS cirriculum and are designed to honor military tradition and teach students leadership and followership traits. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Magen M. Reeves) A look inside Airman leadership school
The Malmstrom Airman Leadership School focuses on developing future Air Force supervisors.ALS instructors accomplish this goal by administering Air Force curriculum as well as fostering camaraderie and wingmanship among the students over the course of six weeks.Students eligible to attend ALS vary from base to base depending on space availability
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2017
Airman 1st Class Kristoff Chin, 341st Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems apprentice, fixes an emergency light in the fitness center March 13, 2017, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The electrical team is replacing more than 12,000 lamps on base at nine facilities with LEDs, and they have already completed three of the nine buildings. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Brosam) Electrical shop conserves base energy
Multiple job taskers fill a white erase board hanging on a wall in an office at the electrical shop. More than 15 white magnets with black letters describe the job and its current status as the Airmen prepare for the day ahead of them.Every morning starts with a meeting. A meeting designating who will work where and who will do what. The Airmen
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2017
Brian Wilkinson, 341st Civil Engineer Squadron readiness and emergency management flight installation emergency manager, poses for a photo March 9, 2017, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The amount of work and dedication to keep the base prepared for crises, as well as working hand-in-hand with the public, reflects the flight’s 2016 Best Emergency Management Flight in Air Force Global Strike Command and Wilkinson’s individual Air Force Civilian Emergency Manager of the Year award at the major command level. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Brosam) Emergency management keeps base prepared
In times of crises, the base has standards and procedures to respond to an immediate emergency. To assist in preparing the base, the 341st Civil Engineer Squadron’s readiness and emergency management flight provides training and maintains communication with other agencies on base to ensure Malmstrom continues to be a safe, secure and effective
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Eric Brewer, 341st Civil Engineer Squadron power support systems mechanic, poses for a photo March 7, 2017, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Brewer has currently served a combined 32 years with the Air Force and his continued enthusiasm, commitment and dedication earned him the 2016 Air Force Outstanding Civil Engineer Civilian Manager of the Year award at the major command level. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Brosam) Power production maintains alert operations
Malmstrom Airmen are responsible for 150 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles spread across a 13,800 square mile missile complex scattered throughout Montana.To ensure all 150 missiles are on 24-hour alert, Airmen from the power production shop must maintain emergency generators to instantly supply backup power to all of the launch
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2017
Airman 1st Class Yoli Alvarez Hernandez, 341st Medical Operations Squadron mental health technician, plays the drums at the base chapel Feb. 28, 2017, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Alvarez Hernandez, a self-taught drummer, uses her talents to build resiliency and share a form of emotional expression. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Magen M. Reeves) Express yourself
Maya Angelou said every person is born with a talent.This is especially true for Airman 1st Class Yoli Alvarez Hernandez, 341st Medical Operations Squadron mental health technician, who has several artistic talents.Some artists only use one form of medium to produce works of art, however, Alvarez Hernandez, originally from West Covina, California,
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