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1st Lt. Alexander “Ara” Allard, 490th Missile Squadron missile squadron safety officer and assistant flight commander, poses at the 341st Missile Wing headquarters building after returning from missile field duty on May 8, 2018, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Allard is participating in a pilot program that broadens safety knowledge and practices in intercontinental ballistic missile operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kiersten McCutchan) New missile squadron safety officer pilot program takes off
Intercontinental ballistic missile wing mission success relies heavily on safety and readiness, which is why the 341st Missile Wing and 341st Operations Group is spearheading a new pilot program to develop missile squadron safety officers – and the program has quickly gained traction.“In developing the program here, we saw squadron commanders
0 5/14
2018
373rd TRS Det. 22 missile maintenance training Forced change: Missile maintenance training undergoing historic transformation
Initial qualification training for missile maintainers has undergone a forced transformation to address a delay in training that was discovered as a result of a 2014 review by the Air Force.
0 3/01
2018
Default Air Force Logo BLUE: Testing the Minuteman
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) – Air Force TV has released the latest episode of the Air Force's flagship television program, BLUE.Nuclear deterrence has been a mainstay in keeping America safe from nuclear threats for decades. One group of Airmen carry the awesome responsibility of ensuring the country's Intercontinental Ballistic Missile fleet
0 11/16
2017
Default Air Force Logo 20th AF aims to increase reserve footprint across missile wings
Colonel Erich Novak, 20th Air Force mobilization assistant, discussed the decision and efforts being made to provide officers, in the 20th AF missile wings, the choice to continue to serve as a reserve Airman on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Sept. 29, 2017.   According to Novak, every year the reserve command holds a staff-to-staff meeting with each
0 10/12
2017
Default Air Force Logo 2016 Nuclear Deterrence Operations, Nuclear & Missile Operations awards winners announced
Air Force officials recently named the winners of the 2016 Nuclear Deterrence Operations Award and the Nuclear & Missile Operations Award.
0 7/05
2017
Tech. Sgt. Christopher D’Angelo, right, a 490th Missile Squadron missile alert facility manager at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., poses for a photo with his wife, Chanda, son, Jace and daughter, Brittyn at their home in Great Falls, Mont., June 7, 2017. D’Angelo was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after he was injured by an improvised explosive device Jan. 15, 2008. He said his wife has been very supportive with helping him cope with his PTSD. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Chad Thompson) Healing from invisible wounds: The other side of the story
Chanda D’Angelo was in a frenzy; she quickly washed all the clothes in her home, zoomed the vacuum across every floor, wiped down every surface, cleaned out the refrigerator and stove and scrubbed the windows and mirrors until they were spotless. Exhausted, she had just enough time to get her hair and nails done – everything had to be perfect for her husband’s return.
0 6/28
2017
Senior Airman Christopher D’Angelo, a heavy equipment operator, has worked to recover from post-traumatic stress disorder with the help of his family. Healing from invisible wounds
On Jan. 15, 2008, Senior Airman Christopher D’Angelo, a heavy equipment operator, was the lead gunner in an armored vehicle convoy on a road near Baghdad. The sun was shining and the air comfortable. His unit had just transported construction materials to forward operating bases and was currently scouting an area to see how they might transport heavy equipment.
0 6/13
2017
Three field training detachments, in support of Global Strike Command’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Program activated this year as part of Air Education and Training Command. The 982nd Training Group, under the 82nd Training Wing at Sheppard, recently stood up three FTDs at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, and Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming. “By putting the training process in the hands of AETC, while using Striker Airmen as instructors, AETC can focus solely on providing the training and my folks can focus solely on mission execution of ICBM maintenance,” said Lawrence Kingsley, director of AFGSC Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection.
AETC, AFGSC partner for weapons system training
Three field training detachments, in support of Global Strike Command’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Program activated this year as part of Air Education and Training Command. The 982nd Training Group, under the 82nd Training Wing at Sheppard, recently stood up three FTDs at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, and Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming.
0 11/02
2016
Default Air Force Logo USSTRATCOM commander visits Montana-based strategic deterrent force
Given the important and foundational national security capability that our nuclear deterrence forces provide, U.S. Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) commander, visited Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, Jan. 13 - 14, 2016.While here, Haney had breakfast with Airmen and leaders; toured the security forces, missile
0 1/14
2016
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