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  • Malmstrom sweeps four-peat, GSC ’21 trophies

    Malmstrom made history during Global Strike Challenge 2019 by taking home the Blanchard trophy, naming them ‘best overall missile wing’ for the third year in a row – a historic win that no one had accomplished before.

  • Malmstrom joins Gibson Flats fire fight

    It only takes one spark to start a fire, but sometimes to put one out it takes the coordination and cooperation of more than 100 first responders from almost a dozen agencies. The Gibson Flats fire, which ignited just outside Great Falls on Dec. 1, was one such event. The fire grew to about 120

  • Bettering the ways of Defenders across 20 AF, AFGSC

    Security Forces commanders and senior enlisted leaders from the 90th Security Forces Group at F.E Warren Air Force Base, 91 SFG from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, and 341 SFG from Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, participated in a Security Forces Group Commanders’ Conference, Nov. 29 through

  • AFCEC announces winners of 2021 Air Force Design Awards 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently announced the winners of the 2021 Air Force Design Awards, recognizing 10 standout building projects in design and efficiency. “Delivering lethality and readiness requires modern and sustainable facilities and we

  • AFGSC leadership visits Malmstrom

    For their first base visit as Air Force Global Strike Command’s new leadership team, Gen. Anthony Cotton, AFGSC commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Melvina Smith, AFGSC command chief, spent Oct. 25-27 at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana.

  • Let yourself get help

    It was only eight years ago, but I feel like there is so much more awareness of mental health now than there was then. I didn’t understand that anxiety or depression or any other mental struggle isn’t something that you can just turn off. Most people cannot will their anguish away. That’s what

  • Video game sparks service, deterrence fuels passion

    While combat-based video games might not always depict the experience of a typical enlisted member, they often inspire people to join the military. Those who are moved to join by gaming sometimes become more passionate about what they do in the military than they were about the game.

  • Keeping Malmstrom armed and ready

    Malmstrom Air Force Base operates, maintains and defends a critical component of America’s strategic forces: Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles. In keeping our nation’s critical assets secure, security forces members, along with maintainers and operators, need to be certain their

  • Pushing the baseline

    Everyone knows an apple is healthier than a cinnamon bun, but we don’t always choose the apple. According to Kirk Clark, 341st Operational Medical Readiness Squadron health promotion coordinator, part of what he does is help people understand why they choose the cinnamon bun more often than the

  • Malmstrom Honor Guard

    Rendering a final salute to a fallen service member and handing a folded flag to their next of kin is not something that’s easy to do or taken lightly. That’s why service in the Honor Guard is reserved for those who want to exemplify Air Force tradition, honor and core values.

  • Malmstrom ALS graduation banquet

    As the first professional military enhancement course Airmen attend, ALS is a milestone in the career of enlisted Airmen.

  • 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.

  • Motorcycle safety

    Motorcycle safety video illustrating the risks motorcyclists face in Montana.

  • Mental health flight helps heal invisible wounds

    Just because a wound is invisible, doesn’t mean it isn’t deep or that it doesn’t need to be cared for. Post-traumatic stress disorder is an invisible wound and a mental health condition some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Traumatic events are any deeply

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  • FAQ: Mental health referrals

    This past year and a half came with plenty of its own hurdles on top of unique military challenges from deployments, family separations, long hours and missile field tours. Yet, stress doesn’t always cause mental health issues because resilience, social support and coping skills can help us manage

  • Seeing the nuclear deterrence bigger picture

    The alarm was blaring on the launch control console, messages were flashing across the screens and I was trying and failing to follow the checklist for a training simulation intercontinental ballistic missile launch correctly and as quickly as possible. My heart raced and I was both immediately

  • Great Falls schools prepare students for the military and beyond

    The Great Falls community is close-knit and it’s no surprise that it wants the best for its children’s futures. Through generous donations from local businesses and families, Great Falls High School added a new addition to house larger classrooms and state-of-the-art equipment for Career and

  • Survivor Benefits Plan: How does it compare to insurance?

    Think of Survivor Benefits as retirement protection. It pays a benefit when the insured person's retirement pay stops. SBP won't make a single lump-sum payment like insurance. Instead, SBP will pay up to 55% (with annual inflation adjustments) of the military member's retirement pay to a spouse or

  • Big Sky Resident Council gives privatized housing residents a voice

    The Resident Council provides a forum for Airmen and their families living in privatized housing to meet with installation leadership and openly discuss concerns and issues within housing, offer suggestions, and identify improvements that may be needed. The Resident Council is open to any Airman or

  • The Approaching Storm

    Starting next week and continuing through February, Malmstrom is recognizing the 30th Anniversary of Operation DESERT STORM or the Persian Gulf War (I). DESERT STORM marks the first conflict in history to make comprehensive use of stealth and space systems support capabilities against a modern,

  • Political activities while in the Air Force

    With the upcoming 2020 general election, it is important for Airmen to understand how they can participate in the political process and the restrictions placed on them as members of the armed forces.

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