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  • Power production maintains alert operations

    Malmstrom Airmen are responsible for 150 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles spread across a 13,800 square mile missile complex scattered throughout Montana.To ensure all 150 missiles are on 24-hour alert, Airmen from the power production shop must maintain emergency generators to instantly supply backup power to all of the launch
  • Competition inspires teamwork

    Three teams of three individuals competed in the Warrior Chef Competition Feb. 24 at the Grizzly Bend for the title of “Top Chef.”Competitors were given 90 minutes to prepare dishes from scratch with ingredients commonly found at missile alert facilities, as well as habaneros which were the added secret ingredient revealed at the start of the
  • PRAP clinic; taking care of business

    The 341st Medical Operations Squadron personnel reliability assurance program clinic, which handles medical care for Airmen required to comply with the personnel reliability program, has recently undergone changes to better provide the critical care field-deployable Airmen need.The mission of the PRAP clinic is to ensure nuclear field Airmen are
  • Maintenance Airmen ensure mission success

    In a back shop about the size of a master bedroom, Airmen from the missile maintenance team inspect and sort tools for the upcoming shift of maintainers ready to deploy to the missile field.To ensure mission success, Airmen in the MMT tool room provide 100 percent accountability for more than 1,000 tools each maintenance team needs while working on
  • Motivation: one Airman’s key to success

    Born and raised in West Africa, one Airman spent 20 years of his life there before coming to the United States.“I had a good childhood growing up on the Ivory Coast,” said Airman 1st Class Tayorau Kablan, 341st Medical Support Squadron outpatient records technician. “We were not rich, but my mom made sure my siblings and I had everything we
  • Castaway Airman helped map the world

    A sandy white beach. Swaying palm trees. Cocktails made from coconut juice.When frigid air and snow storms whip across central Montana, Airmen here may dream of trading their ‘home on the range’ for an exotic Pacific paradise.But they might want to think again, according to Bob Cunningham, a former Air Force radar operator whose first duty station
  • COMSEC, maintaining accountability and control

    Managing communications security can be critical to maintaining safe, secure and effective operations.COMSEC management can be comprised of several tasks including maintaining accountability of classified materials and administering training to missileers on the proper handling of sensitive documents and information.For Kevin Younkin, 341st
  • Changing lives, one smile at a time

    When the word dental comes up people typically think of teeth cleaning and cavity filling, but there is much more to it than that. Aside from the dental clinic, the dental laboratory is where dental technicians like Staff Sgt. Khody Morgan, 341st Medical Operations Squadron dental laboratory technician, assist in general dentistry. “As a dental
  • Airman upholds honor guard tradition

    Most people can’t imagine having to present a folded American flag to a grieving family member as a symbol of appreciation on behalf of the president of the United States, the U.S. Air Force and a grateful nation when a service member or veteran passes.Few Airmen will ever experience consoling a next of kin; thanking them for their loved one’s