Airman's Attic a great resource

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  • By Senior Airman Emerald Ralston
  • 341st Missile Wing Public Affairs Office
We've all been there. Strapped for cash, in the middle of our hectic daily lives, and suddenly something breaks, goes missing or doesn't fit.

Rather than trudging all the way across town to spend your hard earned money, stop by the Airman's Attic to sift through the collection of used items available either for free, or to borrow. 

The Airman's Attic has a variety of appliances, clothing, dishes, movies, toys, books - even uniform items. 

"The Airman's Attic is a resource for Airmen to help other Airmen out," said 1st Lt. Andrew Ackles, 40th Helicopter Squadron pilot. "At the Airman's Attic we collect donations - anything from furniture to clothing to children's toys. Airmen E-5 and below and their spouses can come to the facility and take items they may need for free." 

If donations reached the point of filling the Airman's Attic, Lieutenant Ackles said, the resource would be available to a wider range of ranks. 

It is a great resource for young military members in need, said Leah Andrews, an Airman's Attic volunteer. 

To keep this great resource available to the Malmstrom community, the Airman's Attic is always in search of volunteers and donations. 

"The base provides the facility," Lieutenant Ackles said. "But every other aspect of the attic is volunteer run and operated. Volunteers are really the most crucial element of our success and we are always looking for new volunteers to help out." 

The 40th Helicopter Squadron recently took charge of the Airman's Attic, and it is located in building 4000, the old CDC building. The Airman's Attic is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. To volunteer or make donations, call the 40th HS at 731-3250.