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  • Taking care: providing child care during the pandemic

    Last year, all three missile wings, located at F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, Malmstrom AFB, Montana and Minot AFB, North Dakota, had to make operational adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of completing the regular one to four day alerts to the missile field, missileers, maintainers, defenders, facility managers and chefs,
  • TOP HAND – the program, the Airmen, the legacy

    The TOP HAND program, a professional development program housed at the 576th Flight Test Squadron, Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, was created in 1972 to provide selected missile operations officers program management experience in ICBM Test and Evaluation. Forty nine years later, Airmen continue the traditions and legacy of the program.
  • Teammates in deterrence: Small business support to the nuclear mission

    While the mission of 20th Air Force is to "defend the United States with combat ready nuclear forces; on order, conduct global strike," 20 AF bases partner with small businesses to support our nuclear missions.20 AF commands three intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) wings and one nuclear operations support wing: 90th Missile Wing at F.E.
  • Global Strike Command commander addresses Congressional committee

    The Air Force Global Strike Command Commander, Gen. Tim Ray, participated in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing May 12, focused on the budget posture for nuclear forces.“Transitions are difficult, but we have a unique opportunity to partner with Congress, the combatant commanders, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense to advance
  • Junior enlisted execute Wing1Werx innovation competition

    Four innovators from Malmstrom Air Force Base planned, prepared and diligently worked to be selected as finalists for a quarterly innovation competition, which has implemented programs such as Air Force eSports and robotics now used across the force.
  • MINUTEMAN III TEST LAUNCH ABORTS PRIOR TO LAUNCH

    An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile test launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, experienced a ground abort prior to launch.The cause of the ground abort is currently under investigation, and Air Force Global Strike Command is assessing the potential to reschedule the launch.The Air Force adheres to strict
  • Team Minot: Looking to the Future

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. as well as members of a U.S. Congressional delegation visited Minot Air Force Base, N.D. on April 29, 2021.
  • Missile handling technicians complete roll transfer during QA inspection

    341st Missile Maintenance Squadron missile handler technicians are responsible for the safe and reliable transportation of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile stage-one booster.
  • Switch to Sky: The 91 MW SELM Test

    Anticipation was in the air on April 7, 2021 at launch facility Golf 8 where a crowd gathered around the fence to witness a Simulated Electronic Launch-Minuteman test at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. Performed every two years, the SELM is an end-to-end test to verify the reliability of the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile system, which includes the opening of the launcher closure door that would slide open before a missile is launched. A team consisting of multiple squadrons and groups from Minot and additional support from the 576th Flight Test Squadron from Vandenberg AFB, California made the GIANT PACE 21-1 M SELM possible.
  • 91st Security Forces Group implements new onboarding program

    “Only the best come North” is one of the first things Airmen see as they arrive at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. The base, located in the tundra of North Dakota, is home to two thirds of the nuclear triad – the intercontinental ballistic missile and bomber missions. However, many Airmen, after finding out they are getting stationed at Minot,
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