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  • 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
  • Dream of summertime, be an Airman in a van

    Social media is saturated with glamourous, fit, adventurous people traveling to the world’s most beautiful places, snapping the nature or wildlife shot of a lifetime, all the while making a living – and a home – out of a van. Lounge chairs, bikes, skis or stand-up paddleboards lean against a classic, bohemian Volkswagen or off-road Chevrolet Astro
  • 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 Renee Hickman, Ranches at Belt Creek executive chef who supports her family with her husband, Chief Master Sgt. Shane Hickman, 341st
  • Chief of wing weapons safety retires leaving legacy

    On Feb. 28, 2018, Peter N. Woelkers Sr., 341st Missile Wing Weapons Safety Office chief of weapons safety/nuclear surety officer, retired at Malmstrom Air Force Base after a 20-year career, becoming part of the wing’s institutional history and leaving a legacy for those behind.  Without much time off, he’s headed on to his next career where he will
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