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  • Coping through art: how one captain combats stress with creativity

    Capt. Lindsay Cordero, a member of the 608th Air Operations Center at Barksdale AFB, uses art to combat the stresses of military life. Cordero's painting "This is what anxiety feels like" is currently on display at an all-military art exhibit in Bossier City, La., and speaks to combating and addressing mental health issues.
  • Combat Arms Trains in Peace for War

    The 28th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms formally known as CATM supports the base by helping train Airmen with weapons; they also maintain and keep track all firearms on base at Ellsworth Air Force Base.
  • A pilot’s proposal that’s out of this world

    It is not every day someone receives a proposal from outer space, but on Aug. 31, 2019, Capt. Stuart Shippee, a B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber pilot from the 393rd Bomb Squadron, used his piloting knowledge to take his marriage proposal to the next atmospheric level by using a weather balloon.The idea took form when Shippee saw others use weather
  • ‘This is the way’: Malmstrom Defender gives back

    Most people think of security forces to be a black-and-white, cut-and-dry career field, but one 341st Security Forces Support Squadron defender shows he can get creative, too. Since his childhood, Tech. Sgt. Sean Neri, 341st SSPTS vehicle readiness center NCO-in charge, has been captivated with the Star Wars franchise, helping others and tapping into his creativity.
  • 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

    Every day, 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.
  • Hard Flex

    Standing in front of the mirror, arms up flexing and camera flashing, a little voice asks, “Dad, why are you taking pictures of yourself?”“I am going to compete; I’m going to do a competition to show my muscles,” said Maj. Richard Bottinelli, to his five year old.The journey to a bodybuilding competition was filled with potholes and mountains to
  • 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.
  • Kindness Rocks: Malmstrom MDG spreads kindness in unusual ways

    Compliments, digging out a car buried in snow and paying for someone’s meal all have one thing in common: a random act of kindness to positively influence someone else or simply make their day better.
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