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  • Focus on Family: Helo Brothers

    Military life can bring on a lot of unfamiliarity. It can be hard adjusting to a new place and new people, but imagine being stationed with a sibling to make the assignment feel like home. The Nissen brothers are an anomaly in the Air Force world because they are both assigned here and work together in the 37th Helicopter Squadron.Though rare, this
  • AF officer strives to make local community a better place

    Some Airmen only wear one suit -- they have one job and are comfortable doing it their entire careers.1st Lt. Anthony Perkins, a 490th Missile Squadron intercontinental ballistic missile combat crew commander, however, wears three different suits.By day, he wears his U.S. Air Force flight suit as an ICBM missileer. He helps maintain the nation’s
  • Pride by Design

    Showing pride while staying humble can sometimes feel like a balancing act. There are many different ways to communicate pride, such as wearing it on your sleeve. First Lt. Raun Carnley, 320th missile squadron missile combat crew commander, is experiencing his first encounter with the ICBM mission and has come to love the community and his
  • Surviving life’s toughest challenge

    Capt. Brittany Rhanes, 341st Operations Support Squadron intercontinental ballistic missile emergency war order planner, was diagnosed with vulvar cancer Feb. 17, 2016. According to cancer.org, vulvar cancer is a form of gynecologic cancer affecting 0.6 percent of all cancers in women, and less than 20 percent of the cases are women younger than
  • A piece of history: Berlin Airlift C-54 flies historic Malmstrom route

    A C-54E Skymaster named “Spirit of Freedom” sits on the tarmac at the Great Falls International Airport, Sept. 9, 2016. The Spirit of Freedom is a flying museum being flown all over the country by members of the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation to help raise awareness of the Berlin Airlift. The airlift was a mission that saved nearly 2.4 million Germans from the Soviet-controlled East Berlin in the late 1940s and this is one of the only flight-worthy C-54s remaining in the world.
  • Helicopter refueling units coming to MAFs across 20th

    The 90th Logistics Readiness Squadron is in the process of placing helicopter refueling units at select missile alert facilities. The units will allow the UH-1N helicopters of the 37th Helicopter Squadron to refuel while out in the missile field. “The increased refuel options within the missile complex will help mitigate the UH-1N’s range and
  • Meet the new 20th AF Vice, Col. Buzzell

    Col. Lloyd Buzzell is the new vice commander for 20th Air Force and the deputy commander of Task Force 214. Buzzell was previously stationed at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, and has joined Warren to continue supporting the ICBM mission.Twentieth Air Force and Task Force 214 are responsible for the nation’s ICBM force. The command includes three
  • ‘Green tail’ chases big league dreams

    An Airman from the 321st Missile Squadron has been working toward what many would consider a lofty goal: playing for a Major League Baseball team.Though his path has been unusual, Senior Airman Devin Mooney, 321st Missile Squadron commander support staff and Personnel Reliability Program monitor, hopes to impress teams at walk-up tryouts."I'm
  • Enhancing the way MXS trains

    In order for Airmen to be effective across the spectrum of conflict from day-to-day deterrence and assurance operations to nuclear strike, they must be ready and equipped with the right tools and training to do the job.Late this summer, one of Malmstrom's on-base maintenance trainers, T-9, will begin to be modified to better reflect the
  • What it takes to be a TRF team member

    At Malmstrom, the first week of a new quarter is a busy time for the 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron's Tactical Response Force.Every quarter, defenders are given the chance to try out for the base's TRF team."TRF is a rapid response force," said Staff Sgt. Bradley Akers, 741st MSFS NCO in charge of training. "The team is constantly on alert