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  • Meet the new 341st MW command chief

    What are the odds of becoming the command chief of a base in your hometown? Many plan to only stay in for the initial four-year enlistment, but some exceed their expectations and get the chance to serve where they always wanted to.
  • Wingman to all

    Airmen fall under a certain culture - a wingman culture. Called to protect fellow Airmen, demonstrate courage and strength, being a wingman is vital to the success of the Air Force.Air Force Instruction 1-1, Air Force Standards, states: “Being a good wingman means taking care of fellow Airmen – and taking action when signs of trouble are
  • Airmen Shining on the Diamond

    Dreams of sharing a platform with champions like Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm or Babe Ruth run through the minds of many young athletes.Recently, several Airmen at Malmstrom Air Force Base ascended toward this plateau.Last month Malmstrom’s men’s softball team, Wing One, became the state champions for their division.“State championships are hard to
  • Last line of defense

    Preventative actions can be taken to stay out of harm’s way. In some instances though, being cautious isn’t enough.Car accidents occur frequently and being inside a vehicle adds an extra layer of protection, but motorcyclists involved in vehicular accidents is another story.Recently, such an accident occurred at an intersection just outside the
  • Twin defenders pursue education, future commission together

    Inspired by a video series depicting civilians in military training, twin brothers native to Detroit set off to join the United States Air Force.Airman 1st Class Leland Spratt and Airman 1st Class Lemuel Spratt, 341st Missile Security Forces Squadron members, spent all but a few days of their lives together. Now, they’re serving together at the
  • Airman aids water crisis in Oregon

    A 341st Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems Airman recently traveled to his hometown of Keizer, Oregon, to deliver more than 100 cases of bottled water. Drinking water supplies were contaminated by low levels of toxins, creating a bottled water shortage and increased prices of available water in the Salem-Keizer area.Staff Sgt. Brennen
  • Leading on and off the field

    Every two years, some of the U.S. military’s top men’s soccer players go head-to-head in the Armed Forces Men’s Soccer Championship. This year, the Air Force and the Navy met in the championship match. With a 2-1 deficit heading into halftime, Maj. Jeremiah Kirschman, Air Force head coach and 341st Contracting Squadron commander here, knew his team
  • Malmstrom family spotlight

    Family support is key for Airmen resiliency. Malmstrom family spotlight is a feature published about unique and diverse family members of U.S. Air Force active-duty members assigned here.This spotlight features the Richards family: Master Sgt. Anthony Richards, 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron NCO in charge of operations, his wife Amanda, a
  • Military engineer group boosts STEM at Malmstrom

    Programs and events by the Society of American Military Engineers pair with programs and events by Science, Technology, Engineering and Math initiatives like peanut butter and jelly, or more aptly, nuts and bolts. Across the country there is a critical need for STEM specialists to lead in future technology and innovation efforts across many
  • Youth behind the uniform: moving builds resiliency

    Being a child born into a military family may be challenging, but for one child in the Malmstrom community, he believes it’s another experience he can take with him wherever he goes.Fifth-grader Mason Duggan, son of Lt. Col. Jerrod Duggan, 341st Maintenance Group deputy commander, has moved four times since birth, with another move coming up this
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