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  • The ICBM turns 60

    On Oct. 31, 1959, the United States Air Force’s first intercontinental ballistic missile, the SM-65D Atlas, went on alert at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

  • Speak Up: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    With October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, several base agencies designed a campaign to spark change on how domestic abuse affects communities, families and lives.

  • Pet waste meets storm water

    Any time it rains, storm water collects pollutants and eventually takes those pollutants to the river untreated. Pet waste contains several pollutants of concern that degrade water quality. Pathogens include bacteria and viruses that can cause human illness if ingested. Compounds can cause algae

  • Women’s Equality Day: On the road to women’s right to vote

    Women’s Equality Day is August 26 and commemorates the proclamation of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920. The 19th Amendment states "the right of citizens of the United States shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex." Women's Equality Day

  • Backyard barbecue safety tips

    Seven out of every 10 adults in the U.S. have a grill or smoker, which leads to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there’s an increased risk of home fires.In 2013-2017, fire departments went to an annual average of 10,200 home fires involving grills, hibachis or barbecues per year, including

  • Launching off to PCS

    Permanent change of station season is in full swing here at Malmstrom Air Force Base.If you happen to be one of the many who received a notification of orders and are preparing to leave the nest, here are a few things to think about.Orders are not permanent until you out-process from your losing

  • Quick tips--your child and dental health

    February is National Children's Dental Health Month. Here are some quick tips on what you should be thinking about when it comes to your child and dental health.Many new parents may wonder, when should I start brushing my child's teeth? The answer is simple: as soon as teeth appear in the

  • Cautionary tale for the military move

    Recently, a highly lucrative scam involving fraudulent moving companies extorted nearly $2 million from numerous victims in the New Jersey area before federal law enforcement brought it to a screeching halt.The scam usually plays out as follows: a company gives a low ball figure for the cost of a

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