Providing constant vigilance

Pictured is a photo collage of 1st Lt. David Saul Adriatico, 490th Missile Squadron intercontinental ballistic missile combat crew member.

Pictured is a photo collage of 1st Lt. David Saul Adriatico, 490th Missile Squadron intercontinental ballistic missile combat crew member.

First Lt. David Saul Adriatico, 490th Missile Squadron intercontinental ballistic missile combat crew member, poses for a photo May 4, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont.

First Lt. David Saul Adriatico, 490th Missile Squadron intercontinental ballistic missile combat crew member, poses for a photo May 4, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. ICBM combat crew members, or mis-sileers, provide lethal, safe and reliable com-bat capability for the U.S. and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Beau Wade)

First Lt. David Saul Adriatico, 490th Missile Squadron intercontinental ballistic missile combat crew member, poses for a photo May 4, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont.

First Lt. David Saul Adriatico, 490th Missile Squadron intercontinental ballistic missile combat crew member, poses for a photo May 4, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Missileers, such as Adriatico, are sub-ject matter experts on the Minuteman III weapon system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Beau Wade)

First Lt. David Saul Adriatico, 490th Missile Squadron intercontinental ballistic missile combat crew member, enters the 490th MS heritage room May 4, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont.

First Lt. David Saul Adriatico, 490th Missile Squadron intercontinental ballistic missile combat crew member, enters the 490th MS heritage room May 4, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Missileers ensure U.S. ICBM force is secure, reliable and effective. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob M. Thompson)

Pictured are name patches of previous members at the 490th Missile Squadron May 4, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont.

Pictured are name patches of previous members at the 490th Missile Squadron May 4, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The 490th MS belongs to the 341st Operations Group and is one of three missile operating squadrons within the group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob M. Thompson)

First Lt. David Saul Adriatico, 490th Missile Squadron intercontinental ballistic missile combat crew member, walks down a hallway May 4, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont.

First Lt. David Saul Adriatico, 490th Missile Squadron intercontinental ballistic missile combat crew member, walks down a hallway May 4, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Missileers skillfully and professionally provide the U.S. with a credible nuclear deterrent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Beau Wade)

Pictured are schematics for the Minuteman III weapon system May 4, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont.

Pictured are schematics for the Minuteman III weapon system May 4, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Intercontinental ballistic missiles are capable of long range, precision strike and provide the majority of the United States’ alert nuclear force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob M. Thompson)

First Lt. David Saul Adriatico, 490th Missile Squadron intercontinental ballistic missile combat crew member, poses for a photo May 4, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont.

First Lt. David Saul Adriatico, 490th Missile Squadron intercontinental ballistic missile combat crew member, poses for a photo May 4, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Malmstrom is one of three missile wings that operate under Air Force Global Strike Command, providing strategic deterrence for the U.S. and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob M. Thompson)

Pictured is a patch of the 490th Missile Squadron shield, May 4, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont.

Pictured is a patch of the 490th Missile Squadron shield, May 4, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The 490th MS belongs to the 341st Operations Group and is one of three missile operating squadrons within the group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob M. Thompson)

First Lt. David Saul Adriatico, 490th Missile Squadron intercontinental ballistic missile combat crew member, poses for a photo May 4, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont.
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First Lt. David Saul Adriatico, 490th Missile Squadron intercontinental ballistic missile combat crew member, poses for a photo May 4, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. As an ICBM operator, Adriatico is charged with operating the Minuteman III weapon system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob M. Thompson)

MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. --

As subject matter experts of our ICBMs, missileers ensure we are ready to strike today, just as we were yesterday or will be tomorrow. America's ICBMs are combat capable 24/7/365, and the missileers who operate the Minuteman III weapon system are committed to the safety, security, reliability, and effectiveness of our nuclear force.