490 MS Malmstrom AFB, MT U.S. Air Force Custom Patches

The 490th Missile Squadron (490 MS) is part of the 341st Missile Wing based at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana. It operates Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles. The 490th has a proud and distinguished history dating back to its beginning in India on 15 September 1942, when the 490th Bombardment, Squadron (Medium) was activated.