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  • Treads across Montana: Tire shop keeps mission moving

    On average, members of the base have driven over 2 million miles this year.“It is very important to keep up with the tires on vehicles,” said Staff Sgt. Benjamin Fisher, 341st Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance journeyman.At the base tire shop, where government vehicles are worked on, Fisher and his team of four can get pretty
  • AF officer strives to make local community a better place

    Some Airmen only wear one suit -- they have one job and are comfortable doing it their entire careers.1st Lt. Anthony Perkins, a 490th Missile Squadron intercontinental ballistic missile combat crew commander, however, wears three different suits.By day, he wears his U.S. Air Force flight suit as an ICBM missileer. He helps maintain the nation’s
  • Civilian teammate provides outstanding customer service

    For John Dresel, 341st Medical Operations Squadron optometry technician, Malmstrom Air Force Base has always been considered home.“Great Falls is my hometown,” said Dresel. “I was also stationed here twice during my time in service.”Dresel retired at the rank of master sergeant as an independent duty medical technician assigned to the 819th RED
  • Airman values importance of goal-setting

    Less than 1 percent of the American population serve in the military. “The military is not for everyone,” said Tech. Sgt. Christopher McShan II, 341st Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management flight section chief. “Joining the military is a selfless act, and those who choose to join know the risks of what it means to defend their
  • Meet the new helicopter squadron commander

    After moving around from state to state as a child, living in Indonesia for eight years and being stationed at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Lt. Col. Joshua Hampton is now calling Malmstrom his home.Hampton took command of the 40th Helicopter Squadron June 24, and since then he has fit in quite well. He is no stranger to the nuclear
  • Keeping corrosion at bay

    Malmstrom Air Force Base has military personnel and civilian teammates who have been the backbone of the base for many years.Flexible job areas change fairly often, but subject matter experts sustain the integrity and knowledge of the base’s necessary support shops.Leighton Dresch, 341st Missiles Maintenance Squadron corrosion section supervisor,
  • Keeping Airmen combat-ready

    Taking care of Airmen and families is one of the top priorities throughout the 341st Missile Wing. It is of utmost importance to take care of the team, as without functional, able-bodied Airmen, the nuclear deterrence mission here could not be accomplished.One Airman in particular, Senior Airman Kaitlyn Callahan, 341st Medical Operations Squadron
  • Moody makes magic happen

    Having the right attitude for a job can make or break some work centers.In the case of Stan Moody, 341st Security Forces Group plans and projects manager, having a genuine passion for what he does for the Air Force is what sets him apart.“He is very passionate about what he does in the job day in and day out,” said Tech. Sgt. Tanya Mitchell, who