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Tom Crowley, former Boeing electromagnetic engineer, shakes the hand of Lt. Col. Joseph Shannon III, 10th MIssile Squadron commander, while joined on stage by Col. Barry Little, 341st Missile Wing commander, before the start of a ceremony on the 60th anniversary of the First Ace in the Hole, Oct. 27, 2022, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Crowley and his team handed over the A-06 launch facility to the 10th MS on Oct. 24, 1962. Three days later, the A-01 Minuteman came on alert and the Soviet Union pulled their missiles out of Cuba. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elijah Van Zandt)
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