Quantcast

Malmstrom's 'Ace In the Hole' celebrates 55 years on alert - KBZK.com | Continuous News | Bozeman, Montana

Malmstrom's 'Ace In the Hole' celebrates 55 years on alert

Posted: Updated:

Malmstrom Air Force Base is commemorating the first Minuteman missile, which was placed on alert 55 years ago.

In 1962, Alpha-06 was the first missile in the 10th Strategic Missile Squadron's launch facilities to be on alert.

Malmstrom was the first wing to have a missile placed on strategic alert during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Alpha-06 is also known as President John Kennedy's 'Ace In The Hole.'

According to 10th Missile Squadron Commander Lieutenant Colonel Mark Kasayka, the airmen of Malmstrom are honored to be a part of the nation's heritage.

"This weapon system is still safe, secure, and effective as it was back then," he said. "I look forward as to what is going to happen in the future as we go forward with the ground base strategic deterrent. I know that the men and women of the missile wing are going to continue to support and sustain this system out to 2027 or when the ground base strategic deterrent comes online."

Airmen also learned about the history of Alpha-06 as they marked the achievement.

WEATHER
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Our Apologies

    The page you requested is currently unavailable. Pages on this site are constantly being revised, updated, and occasionally removed. You may have followed an outdated link or have outdated pages in your

    You have reached a page which is currently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please use your browser's BACK button to return to the previous page

  • Montana Western re-opened after bomb threat

    Montana Western re-opened after bomb threat

    Friday, February 23 2018 3:35 PM EST2018-02-23 20:35:09 GMT

    DILLON - Dillon Police Chief Don Guiberson confirmed there was a bomb threat at the University Montana Western in Dillon and officers are in the process of evacuating the campus. An official at Montana Western in Dillon reported receiving a bomb threat this morning. No further details were provided. This story will be updated as soon as new information becomes available.

    DILLON - Dillon Police Chief Don Guiberson confirmed there was a bomb threat at the University Montana Western in Dillon and officers are in the process of evacuating the campus. An official at Montana Western in Dillon reported receiving a bomb threat this morning. No further details were provided. This story will be updated as soon as new information becomes available.

  • Minnesota man dies in Cooke City snowmobile crash

    Minnesota man dies in Cooke City snowmobile crash

    Friday, February 23 2018 10:10 AM EST2018-02-23 15:10:11 GMT

    A 29-year-old Minnesota man was found dead on Thursday after a snowmobile crash in the Cooke City area. According to a press release from Park County Sheriff Scott Hamilton, the man was found facedown in Stillwater Creek with a snowmobile on top of him. 

    A 29-year-old Minnesota man was found dead on Thursday after a snowmobile crash in the Cooke City area. According to a press release from Park County Sheriff Scott Hamilton, the man was found facedown in Stillwater Creek with a snowmobile on top of him. 

Powered by Frankly

© KBZK.com 2018, KBZK.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?