Missile maintainers tear down an ICBM for Maintenance

Airmen from the 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron walk onto a launch facility, Feb. 2, 2018, in the F.E. Warren Air Force Base missile complex. The 90th MMXS missile maintenance team earned the 2017 professional team of the year award for their constant professionalism in and out of the work place. Missile maintenance teams perform periodic maintenance to maintain the on-alert status for launch facilities, ensuring the success of the nuclear deterrence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Braydon Williams)

Airmen from the 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron walk onto a launch facility, Feb. 2, 2018, in the F.E. Warren Air Force Base missile complex. The 90th MMXS missile maintenance team earned the 2017 professional team of the year award for their constant professionalism in and out of the work place. Missile maintenance teams perform periodic maintenance to maintain the on-alert status for launch facilities, ensuring the success of the nuclear deterrence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Braydon Williams)

Senior Airman Edgar Beckford, 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron topside technician, opens the launcher closure door to a missile silo, Feb. 2, 2018, in the F. E. Warren Air Force Base missile complex. The launcher closure door weighs 110 tons and takes approximately 20 minutes to open. Missile maintenance teams perform periodic maintenance to maintain the on-alert status for launch facilities, ensuring the success of the nuclear deterrence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Braydon Williams)

Senior Airman Edgar Beckford, 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron topside technician, opens the launcher closure door to a missile silo, Feb. 2, 2018, in the F. E. Warren Air Force Base missile complex. The launcher closure door weighs 110 tons and takes approximately 20 minutes to open. Missile maintenance teams perform periodic maintenance to maintain the on-alert status for launch facilities, ensuring the success of the nuclear deterrence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Braydon Williams)

Airmen from the 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron prepare a reentry system for removal from a launch facility, Feb. 2, 2018, in the F. E. Warren Air Force Base missile complex. The 90th MMXS is the only squadron on F. E. Warren allowed to transport warheads from the missile complex back to base. Missile maintenance teams perform periodic maintenance to maintain the on-alert status for launch facilities, ensuring the success of the nuclear deterrence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Braydon Williams)

Airmen from the 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron prepare a reentry system for removal from a launch facility, Feb. 2, 2018, in the F. E. Warren Air Force Base missile complex. The 90th MMXS is the only squadron on F. E. Warren allowed to transport warheads from the missile complex back to base. Missile maintenance teams perform periodic maintenance to maintain the on-alert status for launch facilities, ensuring the success of the nuclear deterrence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Braydon Williams)

Senior Airman Andrew Parrish, 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron topside technician, performs maintenance on the forward section of a reentry system, Feb. 2, 2018, in the F. E. Warren Air Force Base missile complex. The 90th MMXS maintains approximately 150 Minuteman III ICBMs. Missile maintenance teams perform periodic maintenance to maintain the on-alert status for launch facilities, ensuring the success of the nuclear deterrence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Braydon Williams)

Senior Airman Andrew Parrish, 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron topside technician, performs maintenance on the forward section of a reentry system, Feb. 2, 2018, in the F. E. Warren Air Force Base missile complex. The 90th MMXS maintains approximately 150 Minuteman III ICBMs. Missile maintenance teams perform periodic maintenance to maintain the on-alert status for launch facilities, ensuring the success of the nuclear deterrence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Braydon Williams)

Senior Airman Andrew Parrish, 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron topside technician, prepares the forward section, of a reentry system, for secure transportation, Feb. 2, 2018, in the F. E. Warren Air Force Base missile complex. 90th MMXS Airmen transport missile components and perform maintenance across a 9,600 square mile tristate area. Missile maintenance teams perform periodic maintenance to maintain the on-alert status for launch facilities, ensuring the success of the nuclear deterrence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Braydon Williams)

Senior Airman Andrew Parrish, 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron topside technician, prepares the forward section, of a reentry system, for secure transportation, Feb. 2, 2018, in the F. E. Warren Air Force Base missile complex. 90th MMXS Airmen transport missile components and perform maintenance across a 9,600 square mile tristate area. Missile maintenance teams perform periodic maintenance to maintain the on-alert status for launch facilities, ensuring the success of the nuclear deterrence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Braydon Williams)

Senior Airman Russell Rhoads, 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron cage man technician, gathers his tools after finishing his work, Feb. 2, 2018, in the F. E. Warren Air Force Base missile complex. The 90th MMXS is a hands on team of professionals ensuring the reliability of the missile system. Missile maintenance teams perform periodic maintenance to maintain the on-alert status for launch facilities, ensuring the success of the nuclear deterrence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Braydon Williams)

Senior Airman Russell Rhoads, 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron cage man technician, gathers his tools after finishing his work, Feb. 2, 2018, in the F. E. Warren Air Force Base missile complex. The 90th MMXS is a hands on team of professionals ensuring the reliability of the missile system. Missile maintenance teams perform periodic maintenance to maintain the on-alert status for launch facilities, ensuring the success of the nuclear deterrence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Braydon Williams)

A 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron Airman washes his hands with snow after finishing the day’s work, Feb. 2, 2018, in the F. E. Warren Air Force Base missile complex. The 90th MMXS maintains approximately 150 Minuteman III ICBMs year around. Missile maintenance teams perform periodic maintenance to maintain the on-alert status for launch facilities, ensuring the success of the nuclear deterrence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Braydon Williams)

A 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron Airman washes his hands with snow after finishing the day’s work, Feb. 2, 2018, in the F. E. Warren Air Force Base missile complex. The 90th MMXS maintains approximately 150 Minuteman III ICBMs year around. Missile maintenance teams perform periodic maintenance to maintain the on-alert status for launch facilities, ensuring the success of the nuclear deterrence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Braydon Williams)

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. --