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  • FAQ: Mental health referrals

    This past year and a half came with plenty of its own hurdles on top of unique military challenges from deployments, family separations, long hours and missile field tours. Yet, stress doesn’t always cause mental health issues because resilience, social support and coping skills can help us manage

  • Seeing the nuclear deterrence bigger picture

    The alarm was blaring on the launch control console, messages were flashing across the screens and I was trying and failing to follow the checklist for a training simulation intercontinental ballistic missile launch correctly and as quickly as possible. My heart raced and I was both immediately

  • Great Falls schools prepare students for the military and beyond

    The Great Falls community is close-knit and it’s no surprise that it wants the best for its children’s futures. Through generous donations from local businesses and families, Great Falls High School added a new addition to house larger classrooms and state-of-the-art equipment for Career and

  • Survivor Benefits Plan: How does it compare to insurance?

    Think of Survivor Benefits as retirement protection. It pays a benefit when the insured person's retirement pay stops. SBP won't make a single lump-sum payment like insurance. Instead, SBP will pay up to 55% (with annual inflation adjustments) of the military member's retirement pay to a spouse or

  • Big Sky Resident Council gives privatized housing residents a voice

    The Resident Council provides a forum for Airmen and their families living in privatized housing to meet with installation leadership and openly discuss concerns and issues within housing, offer suggestions, and identify improvements that may be needed. The Resident Council is open to any Airman or

  • The Approaching Storm

    Starting next week and continuing through February, Malmstrom is recognizing the 30th Anniversary of Operation DESERT STORM or the Persian Gulf War (I). DESERT STORM marks the first conflict in history to make comprehensive use of stealth and space systems support capabilities against a modern,

  • Political activities while in the Air Force

    With the upcoming 2020 general election, it is important for Airmen to understand how they can participate in the political process and the restrictions placed on them as members of the armed forces.

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