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  • 15 engineers ready to deploy Sunday

    A 15-member team from the 341st Civil Engineer Squadron is scheduled to deploy from Malmstrom to Ft. McCoy, Wisc., Sunday. The team will spend six weeks training in Wisconsin to hone necessary skills before deploying to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom later this year. The team has spent the past weeks preparing for the deployment by
  • Malmstrom completes vulnerability assessment

    Team Malmstrom completed a four-day vulnerability assessment by a team of engineering and security specialists from the Air Force Security Forces Center, Sept. 22. The goal of the visits, which typically occur every three years, is to enhance anti-terrorism and security programs that ensure the safety and security of Department of Defense
  • 490th MS poised for 72-hour alerts

    Beginning Saturday, missile combat crews in the 490th Missile Squadron will help 20th Air Force transform missile operations. Over the next four months, crewmembers will perform 72-hour alerts in three-person crews. Historically, combat crews consisted of two officers, one commander and one deputy commander, who performed 24-hour alert shifts, not
  • Airborne RED HORSE tests sling-load capabilities

    After a request by the 341st Civil Engineer Squadron for assistance and two site visits to determine what the requirements would be to complete the mission, the 819th Airborne RED HORSE team successfully removed an old radio relay station from West Peak mountain top in the Big Snowy Mountains Sept. 13. "The lease on the land that the radio relay
  • Three Airmen awarded Bronze Star

    Three Airmen here were awarded the Bronze Star Medal recently in a ceremony at the base theater. The 20th Air Force commander, Maj. Gen. Thomas Deppe presented the awards to Senior Airman Charity Trueblood, Maj. Lawrence King and Capt. Jonathan Bennett for duties they performed while fighting the Global War on Terrorism in Iraq. Airman Charity
  • Captain gets 'shot' at saving man's life

    For the second time in three years, a member of the 12th Missile Squadron has come to the aid of someone they've never met before via the Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program.Capt. Matthew Leardini, a deputy combat crew commander for the Red Dawgs, was contacted in November 2005 and told he was a 30 percent match for a patient in need of a
  • Blanchard is back where it belongs

    Grizz led them in. The capacity crowd clapped. Chants ensued. The wing commander entered and before a word was spoken, the room was called to attention. She proceeded to pin an Air Force achievement medal on each member of the 2006 Guardian Challenge team as many watched in awe. They were the winners. They were the best missile wing in 20th Air
  • Assistant fire chief wins Air Force-level GEICO award

    The assistant fire chief of the 341st Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Protection Flight, recently won the Government Employee Insurance Company Military Public Service Award for fire prevention and safety at the Air Force level. His innovative approach to fire safety and prevention, along with years of experience, helped his award package make its way
  • SFG brings nuclear security into 21st century

    "Sir, I am going to try and get that round peg into that square hole."Those were the words Maj. Joseph Musacchia, 341st Security Support Squadron commander, spoke to Col. Steve Asher, 341st Security Forces Group commander, approximately six months ago. The two were discussing how to employ several thousands of dollars in security technology that