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  • A piece of history: Berlin Airlift C-54 flies historic Malmstrom route

    A C-54E Skymaster named “Spirit of Freedom” sits on the tarmac at the Great Falls International Airport, Sept. 9, 2016. The Spirit of Freedom is a flying museum being flown all over the country by members of the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation to help raise awareness of the Berlin Airlift. The airlift was a mission that saved nearly 2.4 million Germans from the Soviet-controlled East Berlin in the late 1940s and this is one of the only flight-worthy C-54s remaining in the world.
  • First sergeant, foster dad believes in second chances

    Just outside of Great Falls, Montana, a Malmstrom family stands together on a well-maintained green lawn, catching some shade as they celebrate in the sunny afternoon heat.The party is in honor of the finalized adoption of their eldest son, previously a foster child who lived with them for four and a half years, off and on.“One of the similarities
  • Mission first, safety always

    Airmen are one of the most valuable assets in the United States Air Force, making safety one of the top priorities in day-to-day activities.Malmstrom’s mission is to support nuclear deterrence by defending America with safe, secure and effective nuclear forces and combat-ready Airmen while influencing the world everyday with precision, pride and
  • It takes a village

    Dad is 60 feet underground ensuring the president is equipped with a 24/7 nuclear deterrent force. Mom is 7,000 miles away providing anti-terrorism support around the globe.Claire is 20 months old, surrounded by advocates and is already proving resilient in the face of adversity.1st Lt. Aaron Kerkhoff, 10th Missile Squadron missile crew commander
  • Feds Feed Families, improving the community

    The Malmstrom Commissary participated in the Feds Feed Families campaign June 1 to Aug. 31.Feds Feed Families is a nationwide campaign hosted by the United States Department of Agriculture and is designed to supplement the country’s need for donated foods and basic health items during the summer months.“Last year, Malmstrom donated approximately
  • Where the rubber meets the road

    Used and new tires are piled around the 341st Logistics Readiness Squadron tire shop floor, some ready to be placed onto Humvees, and some to be thrown out. This area is one of the final resting places for worn tires after being driven nearly 20,000 miles to and from the missile field.A two-man team is responsible for replacing old, low-thread
  • Military family proves resilient through 450 days of separation

    The Gaines family will spend for more than 450 days apart separated by six thousand miles, but continue to count their blessings every single day.Master Sgt. Billy Gaines, 39th Security Forces Squadron member, and wife Desiree, 341st Force Support Squadron work life specialist, started collecting memorable moments for their two children, Tenaya,
  • Bringing home the gold

    Trying out for the Men's Air Force Soccer Team was a big accomplishment for one lieutenant stationed here.2nd Lt. Scott McGillivray, 341st Comptroller Squadron financial services officer, was highly encouraged to try out for the team by a fellow soccer played stationed here at Malmstrom.Maj. Jeremiah Kirschman, 341st Comptroller Squadron financial
  • Service before self

    In November of 2015, one of the most memorable experiences happened to Senior Airman Jonathan James, 341st Security Forces Squadron patrolman, who said he will remember it for the rest of his life.James said there was a gate runner who intentionally went around the gates, started to navigate the barriers and went hands on with James and another
  • Struggles of competition

    Fascination with fitness and transforming one's body through weightlifting was the goal that pushed a member of the 819th RED HORSE Squadron to consider competing in her first bodybuilding competition. According to Staff Sgt. Cindy Sprague, 819th RHS supply technician, she began considering competing in 2014 during her last few months of