USO visits field-deployed Airmen
By Airman 1st Class Tristan Truesdell, 341st Missile Wing Public Affairs
/ Published May 13, 2019
MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. -- For every missile field tour, Airmen flock to missile alert facilities to successfully and securely conduct operations.
Being on duty for several days at a time at a secluded facility in central Montana does have its challenges.
A solution recently presented itself to the 12th Missile Squadron, who took advantage of the opportunity.
A nonprofit corporation visited Airmen and provided them with an opportunity to relax and hang out with each other – consisting of entertainment like movies and video games, free Wi-Fi, a lounge, external entertainment and outdoor games.
Missileers, security forces members, missile maintainers, missile chefs, and other personnel located out at MAFs for their routine procedures got to experience an evening of fun.
“This organization brought everyone together,” said Staff Sgt. Justin Curtin, 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron flight security controller. “It gave us something to entertain ourselves and mingle with others out here. We bonded and had fun.”
The Airmen in the field split into shifts between being on duty and participating in festivities.
“Bringing this event out here to us was a huge morale boost for us,” he added. “It shows we’re appreciated and cared for with what we do. We’re shown that we’re not unnoticed and it’s going far.”