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VCSAF visits Malmstrom AFB, sees accelerating change

ARLINGTON, Va. — Malmstrom Air Force Base welcomed Gen. David Allvin during his first visit to the field as the Air Force’s vice chief of staff, Jan. 29.

The visit provided Allvin the opportunity to meet with — and personally recognize — the 341st Missile Wing’s Total Force Airmen who support, safeguard and execute the nation’s long-range precision nuclear strike capability.

“Malmstrom is home to world-class Airmen whose competence and professionalism sustain our most critical undertaking as a service—nuclear deterrence,” Allvin said. “Their laser-focused commitment to upholding the exacting standards our nation expects of our nuclear force is truly awe inspiring. They execute a no-fail mission and it’s clear that Malmstrom’s Airmen get that. Watching them in action has been an energizing experience.”

During his visit, Allvin spoke with Airmen from across the 341st Missile Wing including members of the wing’s cross-functional innovation panel, Wing Operations Center, Wing Staff Agency, 40th Helicopter Squadron, Security Forces and remote Launch Facility and Control Center.

“Wing One was honored to welcome Gen. Allvin, who specifically chose to visit Malmstrom as his first (official visit) as the vice chief of staff of the Air Force,” said Col. Anita Feugate Opperman, 341st Missile Wing commander. “He took this opportunity to recognize and thank our Airmen, who ensured our mission continued uninterrupted despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, and further, to broaden his understanding of the nuclear enterprise.”

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