New Nuke-Centric Squadrons

Officials at Malmstrom AFB, Mont., activated the 16th Munitions Squadron Aug. 4 to handle weapons storage area logistics, according to a report by the Great Falls Tribune. The newspaper reports that the unit is aligned under the 798th Munitions Maintenance Group, which the Air Force announced in June would be activated at Minot AFB, N.D. The Tribune also reported that the Air Force on Aug. 4 activated another 798th MUMG unit, the 15th MS at F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo. The 798th MUMG and its squadrons are part of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, headquartered at Kirtland AFB, N.M. As part of the service’s nuclear-enterprise overhaul, the center now oversees nuclear weapons storage.