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  • Remaining safe, secure, lethal: COVID-19 has nothing on ICBMs

    As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to upend virtually every aspect of the American way of life, there is a question looming that every American citizen and ally should ask themselves.Is the U.S. military fully capable of providing global strategic deterrence until a vaccine is available?For

  • Doolittle’s Raiders and the Air Force Global Strike Historical Connection

    On Dec. 7, 1941, at 7:55 in the morning a Japanese strike force of 353 aircraft launched from six carriers executed a sneak attack on the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, near the city of Honolulu. The entire attack took only one hour and fifteen minutes and nearly crippled the United States

  • 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

  • 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

  • ‘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

  • 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

  • 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