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  • Keeping the base armed, ready

    A single shop at Malmstrom Air Force Base, made up of nine people, is responsible for every bullet, grenade and explosive on the base, totaling more than four million individual items. That shop is Ammo. They order, inspect, maintain and keep accountability of every round.Senior Airman Issac Newton, 341st Munitions Squadron stockpile surveillance
  • In retirement, families can benefit

    An American expression that comes to mind at tax time is in this world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.  As the country begins reporting its 2017 taxes, the collective mind is focused on this task.  Neither subject is pleasant to think about, but the statement is true. People plan for taxes, but people in their 20s, and
  • CDS Airmen provide essentials to MAFs

    On average, over 400 Airmen are deployed to missile alert facilities in Malmstrom’s 13,800 square-mile missile field. At each MAF, it’s the responsibility of the missile chefs to ensure those Airmen are fed, allowing them to continue the support of the nuclear mission.While missile chefs are responsible for preparing the food, Airmen with the 341st
  • Tactical response force enhances weapon skills

    The 341st Security Support Squadron tactical response force at Malmstrom is responsible for preventing and denying the capture of the base’s nuclear assets that are scattered throughout its 13,800 square-mile missile complex.TRF Airmen take on positions as assaulters, breachers or nuclear advanced designated marksmen and undergo advanced specialty
  • Airmen protect, ensure base communication

    The 341st Communications Squadron at Malmstrom plans, operates and maintains information technology resources supporting the wartime requirements of the 341st Missile Wing.The unit maintains communications systems for the base’s Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles, Air Force Global Strike Command’s Secure Global Network, data
  • Cheering the charge: a look back on the wing’s missile competition mascot

    You may know him as Grizzly. You probably call him Roadkill. And perhaps you even remember him as the High Plains Warrior.And a warrior he is. He has represented Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, for almost three decades at missile competitions hosted by Strategic Air Command, Air Combat Command, Air Force Space Command and Air Force Global Strike
  • Airman brings age, experience to Malmstrom

    The Air Force raised the maximum age for enlisted members from 27 to 39 years old in mid-2014, allowing one Airman serving in the 341st Logistics Readiness Squadron to bring 39 years of experience to Malmstrom.Airman 1st Class Mark Martinez, 341st LRS vehicle operator, is responsible for maintaining base government vehicles. He ensures the vehicles
  • Recovering from invisible wounds

    It all began at Yokota Air Base, Japan. She was injured and the symptoms were creeping in and these weren’t the typical signs that something was wrong. These were wounds no one else could see and only she could feel. This Airman was suffering from high-functioning depression.Senior Airman Margaret Merkling, 819th RED HORSE Squadron knowledge
  • Meet the new vice wing commander

    Beginning his Air Force career at basic military training in 1988 and making his way to staff sergeant, Col. Peter Bonetti commissioned in 1995 and is now serving as the vice wing commander at Malmstrom.Although Bonetti arrived in July, this is not his first time being stationed at Malmstrom, as he was the commander of the 10th Missile Squadron
  • In-service recruiter spotlight

    Master Sgt. Joseph Arnold recently took over the position of Malmstrom Air Force Base’s in-service recruiter. The North Carolina native arrived at Malmstrom in September and brings fourteen years of military experience with him. Arnold spent eleven years as a security forces member before joining the recruiting team. He recently took some time to