Malmstrom hosts Air Force civic leaders
By Airman 1st Class Jacob M. Thompson, 341st Missile Wing Public Affairs
/ Published May 10, 2019
MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. -- Air Force civic leaders recently visited Malmstrom during an Air Force Civic Leader Program tour held May 5-7.
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 toured the base, missile field facilities and viewed mission demonstrations.
Air Force leadership and civic leaders viewed the combat capability of the 341st Missile Wing and the importance of security and surety the wing provides to the United States and its allies.
“It was a great opportunity to host the Air Force civic leaders at Malmstrom,” said Col. Jennifer Reeves, 341st MW commander. “This visit gave them a firsthand view of our critical role in our nation’s defense and has the potential to improve our ability to fight and be a more lethal and ready force.”
The tour started with a mission brief from Reeves, who told the civic leaders about Malmstrom’s operational mission and support functions responsible for the 13,800 square-mile missile complex.
Following the brief, static displays of equipment used by several base agencies were available to view. Airmen used the displays to help them describe operational functions of the equipment critical to the base’s mission.
Civic leaders also viewed unclassified operations in the missile complex, to include a demonstration of an intercontinental ballistic missile recapture and recovery exercise, as well as a tour of an ICBM launch control center and missile alert facility.
The Air Force Civic Leader Program is an Air Staff-level program whose membership is comprised of community leaders selected by Air Force major commands, the National Guard Bureau and Headquarters Air Force.
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.
The group consists of leaders from a wide variety of civilian industries and sectors such as banking and economic development, construction, manufacturing, education, healthcare, science and technology.
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