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  • Inspection to perfection

    At any given moment a pilot may need to eject from an aircraft. The Airmen of the 509th Operations Support Squadron (OSS) inspect and pack parachutes that could save a pilot’s life. These Airmen have an important job requiring them to look at every piece of the parachute before it is packed and ready to go.
  • Vehicle licensing ensures Airmen safety

    Airmen from the 341st Logistics Readiness Squadron are responsible for supporting vehicle and transportation needs for the wing and its 13,800-square mile missile complex.The squadron consists of the vehicle operations flight, vehicle management flight, transportation management flight, installation readiness flight and the material management
  • Best foot forward

    From being one of three freshmen at the Air Force Academy to open the volleyball season in the starting line-up to becoming the first Air Force player since 2010 to be named Mountain West Player of the Week, one lieutenant has always gone for what she wants.For 2nd Lt. Taylor Parker, 10th Missile Squadron missileer, her journey began a week after
  • Meet the new 341st MW command chief

    After 19 years traveling around the world from Kentucky to Texas and Germany, one Airman has finally made her way to Montana to serve as the new command chief at Malmstrom.Chief Master Sgt. Amber Mitchell has taken the reigns and is excited to bring her experiences, personality and goals to all of Team Malmstrom.“I’ve served in the Air Force for 19
  • From England to an Emmy: the successful journey of a military child

    Military children sacrifice and endure so much while their loved ones serve their country. The deployments. The multiple moves. Having to make new friends. Adjusting to a different culture and way of life. Some continue the tradition of serving their country; others find their own career path, but do not forget what the military lifestyle has
  • Moulaging to educate

    For one Airman at Malmstrom, her passion for moulage began when she was placed in the position to teach medical training. “I felt it had become routine for medics and other base personnel to simulate most situations and treatments of injuries,” said Tech. Sgt. Laura Pelkey, 341st Medical Operations Squadron family health flight chief. “I thought if
  • AFRC, here to help spouses integrate

    It’s no secret that the military can ask a lot from service members as well as their families.It is not uncommon for a military family to experience a permanent change of station, a temporary duty assignment or even a deployment during an Airman’s time in service. Airmen are trained and equipped with the proper resources to handle what can be a
  • Cycling for physical, mental fitness

    Do you remember that feeling when you finally figured out how to ride a bike? Your brother or sister, or maybe your parent or guardian, taught you how to balance and pedal at the same time, and then took off the training wheels. Maybe you did a weird circle until you fell down. But you finally balanced, pedaled and rode that Superman or princess
  • Airman ensures critical communication

    Less than 500 feet from the weapons storage area, a location where reentry systems and reentry vehicles for intercontinental ballistic missiles are stored, Airmen are posted to ensure constant communication between security forces and maintenance is flawlessly executed.One Airman in particular, Senior Airman Jasmine Helm-Lucas, 341st Munitions
  • 583rd MMXS: opening the door, one missile at a time

    For more than 50 years, the 583rd Missile Maintenance Squadron – formerly Detachment 41 of Strategic Air Command, and now a geographically separated unit assigned to the 309th Missile Maintenance Group at Ogden Air Logistics Complex – has provided depot level launch support for every Intercontinental Ballistic Missile test from Vandenberg AFB.
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