Air Force civic leaders to visit Malmstrom

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  • By Senior Airman Daniel Brosam
  • 341st Missile Wing Public Affairs
Air Force civic leaders are slated to visit Team Malmstrom in early May during an Air Force Civic Leader Program event.

Lt. Gen. Richard Clark, deputy chief of staff for strategic deterrence and nuclear integration, Brig. Gen. Edward Thomas, director of public affairs, office of the secretary of the Air Force, and approximately 20 Air Force civic leaders will be touring the base, missile field and facilities, viewing mission demonstrations during their time here.

This visit will allow Air Force leadership and civic leaders to view the combat capability of the 341st Missile Wing and the importance of the security and surety the wing provides to the United States and its allies.

“It is such an honor to host all of the civic leaders that will be visiting Team Malmstrom,” said Col. Jennifer Reeves, 341st MW commander. “This is a great opportunity to showcase the lethal mission our Airmen execute every day in support of our community and our nation.”

The Air Force Civic Leader Program is an Air Staff-level program whose membership is comprised of community leaders selected by the Air Force major commands, National Guard Bureau and Headquarters Air Force.

The group consists of leaders from a wide variety of industries and sectors including banking and economic development, construction, manufacturing, education, healthcare, science and technology.

Members are unpaid advisers, key communicators and advocates for Air Force issues. They provide ideas and feedback to the secretary of the Air Force, Air Force chief of staff and Air Force senior leaders about public attitudes toward the Air Force.

As liaisons, they serve as an interface between the Air Force and local communities. They explain and interpret Air Force programs, positions and issues to other key local communicators through personal contact and correspondence, and to the general public through various outreach efforts that include speeches, articles, social media, as well as local, regional, state, and national activities.

Air Force civic leaders typically serve for four years in a “current” status, thereafter serving as a civic leader emeritus. The members meet up to three times a year, once in Washington D.C. and one or two times at an Air Force installation.


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