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  • The Code to Nuclear Security

    Every Airman at Malmstrom Air Force Base understands the importance of ensuring that the base’s fleet of intercontinental ballistic missiles are kept secure. One flight within the 341st Operations Support Squadron plays a critical role ensuring that every ICBM in the field is safe, secure, and ready to launch at any time—the codes flight.
  • Growing the LRS family

    Airman 1st Class Orion Jones joined the United States Air Force in October 2019 to improve his family’s quality of life. What he didn’t realize at the time was the Air Force would quickly become part of his family, inspiring him to build a strong foundation for a successful career.
  • FAP: supporting families, building communities

    Malmstrom Air Force Base Airmen support the most responsive leg of the nuclear triad and are charged to defend the United States with combat ready nuclear forces and on order, conduct global strike. As the backbone of America’s national security, these Airmen are no strangers to stress and responsibility.
  • Executing the mission through COVID-19: Public Health Part 1

    COVID-19 has had serious impacts all across the world. Whether requiring changes in processes and interactions, or temporarily cutting them all together, the Airmen at Malmstrom Air Force Base have learned to remain fluid in order to execute the wing’s global mission.
  • Malmstrom’s man of many hats

    Throughout Malmstrom’s 13,800 square-mile missile complex, Airmen navigate through small towns and gravel roads everyday to accomplish Air Force Global Strike Command’s mission of providing long range, precision strike capabilities. Whether it’s a defender, missile alert facility manager or a missileer, everyone is vital to the intercontinental ballistic missile mission. One Malmstrom Airman has had an opportunity to serve in numerous roles in the missile complex. Second Lt. Clay Barnard, 12th Missile Squadron ICBM combat crew deputy, has served as a missile defender, facility manager and missileer.
  • Maintaining Malmstrom’s launch control centers

    Everyday, missileers from Malmstrom sit below ground in a control center, ready to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile if called upon by the president. With an array of analog technology, routine maintenance is vital to sustaining lethality. The 341st Missile Maintenance Squadron survivable systems team is responsible for performing preventative maintenance and repairs, ensuring around-the-clock readiness for missileers to accomplish their mission.
  • Bringing home cooking to the missile complex

    Across Malmstrom’s 13,800 square-mile missile complex, hundreds of Airmen head to missile alert facilities and launch facilities every week to ensure the continued success of the wing’s mission. While being away from home for days at a time, missile chefs provide missile field Airmen with a home-cooked meal. Airman 1st Class Victoria Camargo, 341st Force Support Squadron missile chef, is one of many missile chefs providing defenders, missileers and maintainers with nutrition away from home.
  • Defending MAFB’s vast missile complex

    From Albuquerque, New Mexico, Airman 1st Class Sierra Lamas, 841st Missile Security Forces Squadron defender, serves in one of the Air Force’s most unique positions: missile security forces.
  • Attention to detail on, off duty

    From inspecting repairs to working on cars, one Malmstrom civil engineer has an eye for detail on-and-off duty.
  • Life of a medical lab tech

    Joining the military provides people the opportunity to travel the world and see new places. Whether it’s to a new state or a new country, most Airmen will have the opportunity to travel and live somewhere they’ve never been before. For Senior Airman Philip Fisketjon, 341st Medical Group medical laboratory technician, living in the United States is his second taste of living somewhere new.
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