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Staff Sgt. Jonathan Kitts, 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron Tactical Response Force flying program manager, center, trains Senior Airmen Brandon Cooper, left, and Leif Olson, 741st MSFS Convoy Response Force defenders, on joint fires observer basics May 8, 2017, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. CRF Airmen ensure the secure transportation of the base’s nuclear assets to help the weapons safely arrive at their destination. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Brosam) TRF, CRF conduct joint fires observer training
Airmen from Malmstrom’s tactical response force conducted their first joint fires observer helicopter training with convoy response force Airmen from the 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron May 8, 2017.Joint fires observer training consists of Airmen traveling to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, for two weeks to learn to communicate over radios, assess
0 5/09
2017
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:03 a.m., PDT, April 26, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ian Dudley) 625th STOS conducts first airborne ICBM launch since 8 AF realignment
A scheduled Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile test was launched by two key turns initiated from the Airborne Launch Control System, or ALCS, on-board a Navy E-6B Mercury jet, April 26. The airborne flight test was the first for the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron since its realignment under Eighth Air Force.
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2017
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:02 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. William Collette) MALMSTROM TESTS MINUTEMAN III MISSILE WITH LAUNCH FROM VANDENBERG
A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen from the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a single test reentry vehicle May 3 at 12:02 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
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2017
A 741st Missile Squadron operator stands after receiving a 48 hour alert pin at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., March 15, 2017. Operators receive messages from the National Military Command System and respond to messages while driving missile operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jessica Weissman) Snow, wind kept Airmen in missile field
On March 6, small bouts of snow and 60 mph wind gusts caused 91 MW ICBM operators to stay an extra night until a crew could safely replace them.
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2017
Kim Baird, DLA Distribution Hill, Utah shelter maintenance supervisor, describes a new support structure used for maintaining missile launch facilities and control centers to customers Jan. 25, 2017, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar) Partnership streamlines PDM for ICBM wings
The 309th Missile Maintenance Group and Defense Logistics Agency recently worked together on an initiative to establish a “retail-like” support structure in order to stock, store and distribute parts and supplies to the Air Force’s three ICBM wings.
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2017
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein discusses the fire-team’s ability to provide security to an ICBM launch facility with Airmen from the 90th Missile Security Forces Squadron during a familiarization tour in the 90th Missile Wing missile complex, Dec. 19, 2016. The LF portion of his tour provided insight into how the fire-team operates and how maintainers get into the missile silo to perform maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano) CSAF stands watch with the Mighty Ninety
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited Airmen at a missile alert facility in the F.E. Warren Air Force Base missile complex, Dec. 19-20.   Airmen stand watch 24/7/365, ensuring the nation’s nuclear deterrence capability is equipped and ready at a moment’s notice. The men and women who operate, protect and maintain the 150 Minuteman
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2016
Members of the 91st Missile Wing celebrate the wing’s 68th birthday at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 9, 2016. Twentieth Air Force commander Maj. Gen. Anthony Cotton led a cake-cutting ceremony at the event. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman Apryl Hall) Learning about the past, celebrating the future
Team Minot Airmen gathered to celebrate the 68th birthday anniversary of the 91st Missile Wing, Nov. 9, 2016. The 91st MW has had many different missions around the world, including the United States.
0 11/15
2016
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 Team Minot validates deterrent capability
The 741st Missile Squadron recently performed a successful simulated launch of six Minuteman III Missiles. Air Force Global Strike Command typically conducts Simulated Electronic Launch – Minuteman tests twice a year to evaluate the readiness of the deployed intercontinental ballistic missile force. “The basic objective of SELM is to assess
0 10/17
2016
Col. Craig Ramsey, 576th Flight Test Squadron commander, secures the old 576th FLTS flag before the unveiling of a new one during a realignment ceremony, Sept. 30, 2016, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Air Force Global Strike Command Operations Directorate transferred administrative control of the 576th FLTS to the 20th Air Force commander, effective Oct. 1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Robert J. Volio/Released) 576th FLTS realigns administratively under 20th Air Force
The Air Force Global Strike Command Operations Directorate will transfer administrative control of the 576th Flight Test Squadron to the 20th Air Force Commander effective Oct. 1.According to Col Craig Ramsey, 576th FLTS commander, the purpose of this realignment is two-fold: provide clear administrative chain of command in a more typical military
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2016
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