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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 40th HS, search and rescue

    Nine thousand feet above sea level, a UH-1N Iroquois Huey hovers over the side of a steep mountain in Montana as Capt. James Richardson, 40th Helicopter Squadron pilot, and Staff Sgt. Eric McElroy, 40th HS flight engineer, use a grease pencil to mark locations on a large folded map.The mission that day was a search and rescue, also known as a SAR,
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