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  • Celebrating Independence Day safely

    Fireworks are often used to mark special events and holidays, however, fireworks often cause thousands of injuries each year. The only safe way to view fireworks is to attend a professional show. With many professional firework shows being canceled this year, it is important to know that fireworks are not safe in the hands of consumers.
  • What is Juneteenth?

    What is the significance of June 19, 1865, better known as Juneteenth, and why is it that few know the story behind this pivotal moment in African American history?
  • Our fallen heroes Gone, but never forgotten

    On July 14, 2011, I, along with officers from across the United States and Canada, filled the Bismarck, North Dakota Civic Center. This band of law enforcement brothers and sisters came together to honor the life of Sergeant Steve Kenner. Steve was a law enforcement brother of mine. We both served with the Fraternal Order of Police in North Dakota. I served as our local lodge’s state trustee and Steve was the National Trustee for North Dakota. He was a “cop’s cop” who dedicated his life to serve others. He was an awesome guy, a “gentle giant”, and a 56-year-old guy who would give you the shirt off of his back.
  • Personally Owned Firearms requirements

    As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a large increase in the purchase of firearms around the country. Base residents may have purchased additional firearms and ammunition during this time. As such, the 341st Security Forces Group would like to provide a brief reminder regarding requirements for safety and legally owning, storing, and transporting personally owned firearms on base. Please adhere to the following POF requirements:
  • Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Holocaust Days of Remembrance week will be observed from April 19-26, 2020 with the Holocaust Remembrance Day April 21, 2020 according to deomi.org website.
  • Holocaust Days of Remembrance: Preserving our Future

    Less than 100 years ago, in January 1933, Adolf Hitler was put into power in Germany and the Nazi regime began its mission to eradicate any group that threatened their racial superiority.
  • Caring Through Chaos

    The world has seemingly plunged into unprecedented turmoil, with fear and uncertainty driving behavior that would be unlikely never be seen in “normal times.”COVID-19, or the coronavirus, has thrust the U.S. into a state of mind that has been at times unsettling, but at least in some instances, encouraging.I would call upon anyone reading this to
  • Fire Safety Tips: Preventing home fires

    There’s no place like home; don’t let it go up in smoke. Here are some important tips to prevent fires in a home.
  • Women’s History Month: Honoring the Past, Securing the Future

    Every year during the month of March, we take a pause to recognize the accomplishments and sacrifices women have made throughout history.
  • Malmstrom Airmen respond to grass fire near LF, MAF

    Malmstrom Air Force Base fire department responded off base to a grass fire headed toward a launch facility and missile alert facility on Feb. 1, 2020. The fire department was dispatched at the request of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation with a volunteer fire department to support a fast-moving grass fire north of Geyser, Montana.