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  • Malmstrom trailblazing breast-feeding support

    Directly following maternity leave, I reported to Airman Leadership School as a senior airman in 2011. I timidly asked if it would be possible for me to graduate while taking breaks to pump breast milk for my newborn son.  The commandant and my instructor allowed me an additional five minutes to previously scheduled breaks, twice a day and
  • 'Savor the Flavor of Eating Right'

    March is National Nutrition Month, but it doesn't mean it's the only time to eat right. Proper nutrition is important to be able to perform effectively and efficiently each day.According to eatright.org, National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition Dietetics. The
  • 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron to continue Pacific presence

    Airmen assigned to the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, to Andersen AFB, Guam to replace their sister unit, the 23rd EBS in support of the U.S. Pacific Command's continuous bomber presence.Since March 2004, Andersen AFB has hosted the CBP mission, which is designed to enhance regional security and
  • To the horse!

    Looking down the road as a new lieutenant in 1994, Col. Yvonne Spencer never imagined she would be in the position she is in today; a colonel and a commander of one of only four active duty RED HORSE units.Spencer took command of the 819th RED HORSE Squadron in July of 2015 and is the first African American and first female to lead her squadron.
  • Facility managers run the show

    Through small towns, past decades-old farms and on a web of gravel roads, Airmen traverse the Air Force's missile complexes every day to maintain U.S. Strategic Command's mission of nuclear deterrence, with each and every Airman acting as a cog in the larger nuclear deterrence enterprise.Airmen from Malmstrom AFB, Montana; Minot AFB, North Dakota;
  • ICE: Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow’s ICBM Force

    The 20th Air Force ICBM Center of Excellence, commonly known as the ICE, is about more than teaching instructors and evaluators.It has become a springboard for professional development of nuclear warriors.In fiscal year 2015, Air Force Global Strike Command provided funding allowing the ICE to send more than 260 Airmen on more than 38 professional
  • Taking a proactive approach against winter

    While "Only the Best Come North," there's no denying they don't come to enjoy the winters. Yet somehow, we have all found our way to Minot, North Dakota.  While our spouses are out doing what they do best, we are often left here at home to carry on with daily life supporting our war fighters.  This is a responsibility many of us take on with pride,
  • Aircraft mechanics keep Hueys flying

    Basic maintenance like oil changes, tire rotation and checking tire pressure can go a long way to avoid being stranded on the side of the road. However, breakdowns still happen to even the most regularly maintained car.Now imagine a breakdown hundreds of feet in the air."It's not like you can pull over at a cloud and hop out and take a look," said
  • Deployed 20th AF colonel bolsters Afghanistan defense management

    KABUL, Afghanistan (August 16, 2015) - In late July, the Resolute Support Advise and Assist Directorate deployed a small team to a remote region of Afghanistan on a straight-forward advising mission. Within 48 hours, the focus of their engagement with the Afghanistan National Army's 215th Corps shifted.Heavy fighting broke out in Now Zad district,
  • 90 @ Nite: Command Post

    At the heart of Warren's communication network lies the 90th Missile Wing Command Post.  These Airmen cultivate a web of information and pump that information out to the needed experts day and night."We have a 24-hour mission here," said Master Sgt. Spencer Glipa, 90th MW Command Post superintendent. "We are the central point of contact for the