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Airman 1st Class Justin Eisinger, 341st Security Forces Group Tactical Response Force assaulter (left), and Senior Airman Michael Piela, 341st SFG TRF assaulter (center), simulate recapturing a missile launch facility while being observed by their teammates during a training session at the Warrior Launch Facility trainer March 25. According to participants, the simulation is one of many training sessions which take place to ensure Malmstrom’s TRF teams’ specified skill sets are honed and ready to be put into action at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Collin Schmidt)
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Posted: 4/4/2014

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Two assaulters from the 341st Security Forces Group Tactical Response Force simulate recapturing a missile launch facility during a training session at the Warrior Launch Facility trainer March 25. During the training, two UH-1N Huey helicopters provided aerial cover while TRF members on the ground simulated overtaking the facility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Collin Schmidt)
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Posted: 4/4/2014

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Senior Airman Kevin Carroll, 341st Security Forces Group Tactical Response Force assaulter, scans his field of view while practicing an infiltration exercise with his team at the Warrior Launch Facility trainer March 25. Carroll and his team set up what is known as a “wedge” in the TRF community, which is a defensive perimeter used to protect incoming or outgoing aircraft from their position. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Collin Schmidt)
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Posted: 4/4/2014

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Members from the 341st Security Forces Group Tactical Response Force practice an exfiltration maneuver during a training session at the Warrior Launch Facility trainer March 25. In all, 28 Team Malmstrom members participated in the training session. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Collin Schmidt)
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Posted: 4/4/2014

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Members from the 341st Security Forces Group Tactical Response Force practice combat maneuvers during a training session at the Warrior Launch Facility trainer March 25. During the training, the team practiced entering and exiting a combat zone via Malmstrom’s UH-1N Huey helicopters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Collin Schmidt)
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Posted: 4/4/2014

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Staff Sgt. James Pulley, 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron Convoy Response Force flight trainer (left), explains to Staff Sgt. John Patnaude, 341st Security Forces Group Tactical Response Force member, different scenarios for a convoy during an integrated TRF and CRF training day at Bldg. 510 on Feb. 4. As part of an ongoing initiative, TRF and CRF trained together to increase skills of security forces members assigned to Malmstrom Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katrina Heikkinen)
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Posted: 2/14/2014

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Airmen of the 341st Security Forces Group Tactical Response Force and 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron Convoy Response Force receive training covering various ‘what if’ convoy scenarios on a sand table at Bldg. 510 on Feb. 4. CRF and TRF train together twice a month to increase efficiencies and knowledge of security forces members at Malmstrom Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katrina Heikkinen)
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Posted: 2/14/2014

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Two gate guards conduct ID checks at Malmstrom’s main gate Feb. 10. Gate guards are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cortney Paxton)
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Posted: 2/14/2014

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Staff Sgt. Antonio Padilla, 341st Security Forces Squadron K-9 handler, and his K-9 partner, Aslan; an explosives detective dog; conduct a random vehicle search at the main gate Feb. 10. At least one K-9 search dog and its handler are always on duty during normal operating hours. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cortney Paxton)
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Posted: 2/14/2014

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Security Forces members prepare Humvees for transportation to the missile complex in freezing temperatures Feb. 3. Having the proper cold-weather gear on while outside in the cold is important to avoid frostbite and hypothermia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cortney Paxton)
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Posted: 2/14/2014

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A member of Malmstrom’s 341st Civil Engineer Squadron snow removal team plows a parking lot after receiving several inches of snow in the days prior to Feb. 3. Vehicles as well as the Airmen at Malmstrom Air Force Base must be ready to perform in any type of weather, including the harsh, bitter 40-degree-below-zero weather conditions that were presented Feb. 5.. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cortney Paxton)
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Posted: 2/14/2014

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A decommissioned UH-1N Huey helicopter sits on the flight line of Malmstrom Air Force Base. Pilots and aircraft crew members must be aware of changes in weather – including the temperature and wind levels – while operating the helicopters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cortney Paxton
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Posted: 2/14/2014

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Icicles hang from the fender of one of Malmstrom’s Bearcats. According to members of Malmstrom’s safety office, having an emergency kit – equipped with jumper cables, extra food and water, a flashlight, blankets and other items – is important to keep in all vehicles so that drivers and passengers are prepared for any situation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cortney Paxton)
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Posted: 2/14/2014

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A security forces Bearcat and several Humvees sit outside Malmstrom’s 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron Tactical Response Force building with their block heaters plugged in. Vehicles, as well as the Airmen on Malmstrom Air Force Base, must be ready to perform in any type of weather, including the harsh, bitter 40-degree-below-zero weather conditions that were presented Feb. 5. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cortney Paxton)
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Posted: 2/14/2014

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A snow plow clears snow from Flightline Drive on Malmstrom Air Force Base after a recent snowfall. Temperatures were in the negatives during the first week of February, making work outside riskier; Airmen across base and within the missile complex had to watch their exposure to the climate even more than usual. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cortney Paxton)
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Posted: 2/14/2014

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Snow piles up in the front of a shovel as an Airman clears a sidewalk for pedestrians. Even with colder temperatures, Airmen across base spend many hours bearing the cold to clear sidewalks and roads, which are essential for safe travel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cortney Paxton)
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Posted: 2/14/2014

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1st Lt. Robert Hoy, 341st Medical Operations Squadron physician’s assistant, updates a patient’s medical record after a routine medical checkup. At Malmstrom, as well as other nuclear-capable bases, many people are involved in the PRP-monitoring process, including medical professionals, all levels of command and, most importantly, the individuals who are on PRP status. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Collin Schmidt)
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Posted: 1/31/2014

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Tech. Sgt. Tiffany Holoway, 341st Medical Operations Squadron medical technician (right), hands Airman Nathaniel Morris, 341st Medical Support Squadron medical technician, a PRP badge before he begins a routine medical checkup Jan. 17. Medical personnel review PRP members’ medical history and current condition before informing the commander of recommendation for their PRP status. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Collin Schmidt)
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Posted: 1/31/2014

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Airmen from the 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron perform a convoy response force exercise as part of a demonstration for Brig. Gen. James Browne, then Air Force Global Strike Command director of operations, in March 2012. The Airmen simulating this exercise must all be up on their PRP status due to the nature of their job. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Turner)
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Posted: 1/31/2014

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1st Lt. Robert Hoy, 341st Medical Operations Squadron physician’s assistant, reviews the medical records of Airman Nathaniel Morris, 341st Medical Support Squadron medical technician, before he begins a routine medical checkup. The purpose of the PRP program is to ensure only the personnel who meet the highest standards of reliability perform nuclear-related duties. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Collin Schmidt)
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Posted: 1/31/2014

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Senior Airman Steven Eubank, 341st Security Forces Squadron member (left), visits Staff Sgt. Linda Bagwell, 341st SFS PRP monitor, to find out his PRP status. Airmen who have information regarding their PRP status must immediately contact their certifying official to inform them of any changes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Collin Schmidt)
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Posted: 1/31/2014

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Airman 1st Class Sterling Perry (right) and his coworker, Senior Airman Taylor Knox, both 341st Missile Maintenance Squadron missile communication technicians, look over telephone line schematics to prepare for a maintenance job. Perry and other members of his shop occasionally deploy to the missile complex for maintenance jobs – these trips to the field can sometimes take up to 16 hours. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cortney Paxton)
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Posted: 1/31/2014

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Airman 1st Class Sterling Perry, 341st Missile Maintenance Squadron missile communications technician, starts to remove a radio amplifier in a maintenance trainer Jan. 24. Armed with a positive attitude, Perry is known in his shop for making people laugh and his good work ethic. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cortney Paxton)
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Posted: 1/31/2014

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LF Recap Exercise

A 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron Airman searches an exercise casualty during a Launch Facility recapture exercise Oct. 15 near Power, Mont. The exercise allowed Airmen to practice emergency procedures in the event an individual or group gained access to an LF. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. R.J. Biermann)
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Posted: 10/17/2013

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Three acting opposing force members are apprehended during a Launch Facility recapture exercise Oct. 15 near Power, Mont. Malmstrom Airmen protect 150 LFs spread across 13,800 square miles of Montana landscape. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. R.J. Biermann))
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Posted: 10/17/2013

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An acting opposing force member pretends to shoot at an initial responding team vehicle during a Launch Facility recapture exercise Oct. 15 near Power, Mont. Several 341st Security Forces Group and 40th Helicopter Squadron members participated in the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. R.J. Biermann)
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Posted: 10/17/2013

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LF Recap Exercise

An acting opposing force member pretends to shoot at an initial responding team vehicle during a Launch Facility recapture exercise Oct. 15 near Power, Mont. Several 341st Security Forces Group and 40th Helicopter Squadron members participated in the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. R.J. Biermann)
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Posted: 10/17/2013

Race to the FinishRace to the Finish
Race to the Finish

1st Lt. Mark Taylor, 490th Missile Squadron ICBM combat crew commander, races to the finish in the Montana State Criterium Championship in Helena. Taylor finished first in the race. (photo courtsey 1st Lt. Mark Taylor)
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Posted: 8/26/2013

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Race to the Finish

1st Lt. Mark Taylor, 490th Missile Squadron ICBM combat crew commander, and his wife, Toni, near the end of the running portion of Scheel’s Red White and Blue duathalon in Great Falls, Mont., on May 25. Taylor has been a member of the U.S. Military Cycling Team since 2012 and competes in road racing, stage racing, criteriums and time trials throughout the northwest. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katrina Heikkinen)
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Posted: 8/26/2013

Educators visit Museum, gain American History knowledge  Educators visit Museum, gain American History knowledge
Educators visit Museum, gain American History knowledge

Curt Shannon, Malmstrom Air Force Base Museum director, discusses the evolution of the Air Force dress uniform during a museum tour June 18 for more than 35 Great Falls, Bozeman, and Helena, Mont., kindergarten to 12th grade teachers. The tour was part of a three-year grant program to help instructors gain professional development in American history education. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. R.J. Biermann)
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Posted: 6/28/2013

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Educators visit Museum, gain American History knowledge

Curt Shannon, Malmstrom Air Force Base Museum director, discusses “Operation Big Star,” a series of tests conducted in 1960 to determine the feasibility of operating a mobile Minuteman unit, during a museum tour June 18. Shannon provided the tour to more than 35 Great Falls, Bozeman, and Helena, Mont., kindergarten to 12th grade teachers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. R.J. Biermann)
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Posted: 6/28/2013

Airmen gain promotion tools at ‘BTZ & Beyond’Airmen gain promotion tools at ‘BTZ & Beyond’
Airmen gain promotion tools at ‘BTZ & Beyond’

Tech. Sgt. Mark Covington, 341st Logisitics Readiness Squadron NCO in charge of training and validation, discusses what to expect after making or not making a below-the-zone promotion to senior airman. Covington was one of four Malmstrom 5/6 Alliance Mentor Program members who provided BTZ preparation tips to help educate Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by/Staff Sgt. R.J. Biermann)
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Posted: 6/21/2013

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Airmen gain promotion tools at ‘BTZ & Beyond’

Staff Sgt. Hugo Reinor, 341st Medical Group physical therapy technician, shares personal experiences from his below-the-zone promotion board before more than a dozen Airmen who attended the first-ever “BTZ & Beyond” session June 17 at Malmstrom Air Force Base. Reinor was one of four Malmstrom 5/6 Alliance Mentor Program members who provided BTZ preparation tips to help educate Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by/Staff Sgt. R.J. Biermann)
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Posted: 6/21/2013

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Maintenance Airmen

Airmen 1st Class Vince Feliciano, 341st Missile Maintenance Squadron Missile Maintenance Team technician (background), and Sean Persky, 341st Maintenance Operations Squadron MMT technician, practice top-side MMT maintenance as their trainers watch nearby. MMT Airmen are responsible for maintaining most aspects of the missiles themselves as well as other components that support the missiles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cortney Paxton)
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Posted: 5/16/2013

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Airman 1st Class Tripp McCool, 341st Missile Maintenance Squadron technician, looks over a Technical Order schematic while Staff Sgt. Josh Young, 341st MMXS Electromechanical Team instructor, points out major components on the Secondary Door Control Assembly at the T-41 trainer to his students. Airman 1st Class Danielle Ellis, 341st Maintenance Group member (left), and other students look on. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cortney Paxton)
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Posted: 5/16/2013

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Maintenance Airmen

Staff Sgt. Nate Patton, 341st Maintenance Operations Squadron Electromechanical Team maintenance instructor, watches as two students, Tech. Sgt. Randy May and Airman 1st Class Matt Chambers, work on a project in the T-41 maintenance trainer. EMT Airmen are responsible for maintaining the security, cooling and access systems of the missiles across Malmstrom’s missile complex. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cortney Paxton)
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Posted: 5/16/2013

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Lab Week

Staff Sgt. Leslie Balliew, 341st Medical Support Squadron laboratory technician, examines the DNA of an organism in the Joint Biological Agent Identification and Diagnostic System at the Drug Demand Reduction Building on April 11. Balliew is one of four laboratory technicians trained to use the system, which identifies any biological-threat agents including the plague and smallpox. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Katrina Heikkinen)
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Posted: 4/18/2013

Seminar aims to develop leader AirmenSeminar aims to develop leader Airmen
Seminar aims to develop leader Airmen

Senior Airman Steven Jimenez, 819th RED HORSE electrician, listens in as Staff Sgt. Breyson Robinson, 341st Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen dorm leader, discusses the A-P-E method to becoming a subject matter expert. He explained that A stands for being Available to be mentored. P stands for being Proactive by fixing things that need fixing. E stands for Excited, specifically Airmen being excited about their jobs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. R.J. Biermann)
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Posted: 2/22/2013

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Seminar aims to develop leader Airmen

Staff Sgt. Breyson Robinson, 341st Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen dorm leader, discusses the A-P-E method to becoming a subject matter expert. He explained that A stands for being Available to be mentored. P stands for being Proactive by fixing things that need fixing. E stands for Excited, specifically Airmen being excited about their jobs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. R.J. Biermann)
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Posted: 2/22/2013

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Seminar aims to develop leader Airmen

Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Beadles, 341st Medical Group superintendent, discusses Airmen leaders during the ?Continue to Rise: Arise as a Leader? Airman development seminar Feb. 12 in the conference room in Bldg. 3080. Beadles shared many positive and negative career experiences from his 20 year Air Force tenure that have all helped him develop into the Airman he is today. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. R.J. Biermann)
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Posted: 2/22/2013

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Seminar aims to develop leader Airmen

Staff Sgt. T.J. Lombardi, 341st Security Forces Support Squadron vehicles and equipment section NCO-in-charge, discusses how being a good leader can sometimes be ?Lonely at the top.? Lombardi developed the local, Airmen-focused seminar, which he first introduced to Team Malmstrom in August 2012. Since then more than 120 Airmen have attended. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. R.J. Biermann)
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Posted: 2/22/2013

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Seminar aims to develop leader Airmen

Airman 1st Class Kyle Sinclair, 341st Civil Engineer Squadron power production apprentice, discusses ideal leadership traits with his peers during the ?Continue to Rise: Arise as a Leader? Airman development seminar Feb. 12 in the conference room in Bldg. 3080. Airmen in attendance were broken into three teams and charged with developing their own leadership style to be presented to a senior noncommissioned officer panel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. R.J. Biermann)
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Posted: 2/22/2013

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Seminar aims to develop leader Airmen

A detailed image of several qualities Senior Airman Leonardo Rios, 341st RED HORSE operations management journeyman, feels leaders should have. During the ?Continue to Rise: Arise as a Leader? Airman development seminar Feb. 12 in the conference room in Bldg. 3080 Airmen were broken into three teams and charged with developing their own leadership style to be presented to a senior noncommissioned officer panel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. R.J. Biermann)
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Posted: 2/22/2013

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Seminar aims to develop leader Airmen

Airmen stand before a senior noncommissioned officer panel to share their leadership style during the ?Continue to Rise: Arise as a Leader? Airman development seminar Feb. 12 in the conference room in Bldg. 3080. Airmen were broken into three teams and charged with developing their own leadership style to be presented to the panel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. R.J. Biermann)
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Posted: 2/22/2013

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50th Anniversary of ICBMs

Wayne Hardy points to Oscar flight on a map of the 341st Missile Wing’s missile complex to show his wife, Isabel, where he served as a lieutenant from 1963 to 1966. Hardy was a launch officer assigned to the 490th Strategic Missile Squadron. (Air Force photo/John Turner)
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Posted: 10/18/2012

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50th Anniversary of ICBMs

Airman 1st Class Nicholas Keyes, 341st Security Forces Group Tactical Response Force member, explains different breaching techniques and weapons used to gain entry of a building during a TRF tour on Oct. 11. Members on the Association of Air Force Missileers tour had a chance to watch a convoy ambush demonstration by the 341st Convoy Response Force, a static display of X-ray vehicles, Bearcats and a Humvee, and a canine demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Katrina Heikkinen)
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Posted: 10/18/2012

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50th Anniversary of ICBMs

Staff Sgt. Ian Miller, 341st Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, describes different “good guy, bad guy” canine demonstrations as members of the Association of Air Force Missileers tour applaud. Members on the tour also had a chance to visit the base museum, the T-9 trainer and the missile procedures trainer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Katrina Heikkinen)
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Posted: 10/18/2012

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50th Anniversary of ICBMs

Senior Airman Kyle Kottas, 341st Security Forces Squadron, military working dog handler, left, demonstrates how to apprehend a subject as Senior Airman Michael Caruso, 341st SFS military working dog handler, lies on the ground during a controlled aggression demonstration on the flight line. Bibi, a 7 year-old Belgium Malinois, was the military working dog in the demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Katrina Heikkinen)
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Posted: 10/18/2012

    

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