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  • PREL: the foundation of the maintenance mission

    The silent heroes of Malmstrom’s missile maintenance group are the power, refrigeration and electrical laboratory shop, who work tirelessly to maintain missile alert facilities, while also repairing equipment that is paramount to the success of missile maintenance teams.
  • 341st MSOS leads LIRP initiative in Cascade, MT

    The 341st Missile Security Operations Squadron convoy response force, tactical response force and 40th Helicopter Squadron participated in a Local Integrated Response Plan exercise in Cascade on Aug. 9, 2021, to better prepare defenders and Malmstrom leadership for real-world emergency situations.
  • Faces of GT-239: Malmstrom's missileers

    Ten months ago, preparation was made for an individual Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile to conduct a test launch, which occurred Aug. 11, 2021 at 12:53 A.M.
  • Taking care: providing child care during the pandemic

    Last year, all three missile wings, located at F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, Malmstrom AFB, Montana and Minot AFB, North Dakota, had to make operational adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of completing the regular one to four day alerts to the missile field, missileers, maintainers, defenders, facility managers and chefs,
  • Junior enlisted execute Wing1Werx innovation competition

    Four innovators from Malmstrom Air Force Base planned, prepared and diligently worked to be selected as finalists for a quarterly innovation competition, which has implemented programs such as Air Force eSports and robotics now used across the force.
  • Missile handling technicians complete roll transfer during QA inspection

    341st Missile Maintenance Squadron missile handler technicians are responsible for the safe and reliable transportation of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile stage-one booster.
  • Missile Maintenance Training

    Airman 1st Class Emilio Gilliam, 341st Missile Maintenance Squadron missile maintenance trainee, performs topside maintenance of a launch facility March 27, 2021, near Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. After technical school, missile maintainers continue their career progression with on-the-job training at their first duty stations. (U.S. Air Force
  • Delta flight defenders conduct training in the missile field

    Airman 1st Class Lauren Childers, 341st Missile Security Operations Squadron missile security operator, scans the fence line from the interior of a launch facility during an exercise, March 19, 2021 near Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Childers provided sweeping security across the launch facility to eliminate any active and all threats to the
  • Fragile like a bomb - not fragile like a flower: Women behind USAF ICBMs

    The intercontinental ballistic missileers sit alert each hour of every day to provide the nation’s unstoppable nuclear deterrent. In honor of International Women’s Day, teams of female missileers across all ICBM wings participated in a coordinated, simultaneous training launch. This key-turn simulation was the first time a training launch of this nature has occurred and offers, as all historic moments do, a chance to look back on how far we’ve come.
  • Diverse team supports MMIII operational test launch

    A diverse team of Airmen supported the recent operational test launch of an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile.
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  • Rivet Mile: Total Force exemplified

    The all-civilian team at the 583rd Missile Maintenance Squadron, better known as Rivet MILE, maintain, modify and manufacture an array of nuclear enterprise equipment and strategic ground support systems.
  • 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.
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