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"Locked & Loaded" report highlights Malmstrom missile forces

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60 Minutes Australia recently profiled the men and women of the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base.

With the backdrop of recent military tension between the United States and North Korea, and escalating rhetoric from the North Korean regime, the report highlights the mission of the missile crews and support personnel at Malmstrom.

Reporter Liz Hayes gets to fly on a Malmstrom helicopter, tour a missile alert facility, interview two missileers, and talk with Colonel Ron Allen, the commander of the 341st Missile Wing.

Later in the segment, Hayes visits Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, and profiles the venerable B-52 bomber.

Hayes also talked with Leon Panetta, the former U.S. Secretary of Defense.

The 341st Missile Wing maintains and operates 150 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles, which are secured in underground silos across north-central Montana.

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