The 341st Maintenance Group was activated in October 2002. The 341st MXG strives in its everyday duties to support the warfighter with the maximum number of fully modernized, combat-capable Minuteman III missiles on alert. The group consists of three squadrons and a quality assurance section.
The 341st Missile Maintenance Squadron is responsible for maintaining the immediate launch readiness of approximately 133 Minuteman III ICBMs spread over a 13,800-square-mile complex. They replace limited life components; remove and replace missiles, re-entry systems and guidance sets; and repair security, command and control, communication systems, and electrical and environmental control systems. Technicians also conduct periodic maintenance inspections and perform corrosion control to sustain launch facilities and missile alert facilities.
The 741st Maintenance Squadron supports all maintenance activities affecting approximately 133 Minuteman III launch facilities. The squadron plans and monitors production efforts of more than 300 maintenance technicians and conducts all ancillary and technical training, ensuring job proficiency and mission readiness. They provide maintenance in five diverse sections: electronics laboratory, aircraft aerospace ground equipment, mechanical and pneudraulics, vehicles and equipment, and power, refrigeration and electrical systems. The 741st MXS also ensures the readiness of nuclear-certified vehicles, valued at $30 million. The squadron provides weapon system technical expertise and oversees programming and budget execution for the 341st Maintenance Group.
The 341st Munitions Squadron generates combat-ready Minuteman III re-entry systems and conventional munitions in support of the missile wing’s strategic deterrence and defense operations. They are responsible for both maintenance and accountability of the missile wing’s $5.5 million conventional munitions and $3.8 billion nuclear weapon stockpiles. Additionally, the unit is directly responsible for critical maintenance in support of U.S. Strategic Command’s alert and wartime commitments, to include presidential drawdown and dismantlement programs.
Quality Assurance is responsible for assessing maintenance capability and effectiveness by evaluating personnel and procedures, and inspecting facilities, equipment, vehicles, technical data, maintenance data collection systems and managerial guidance. They provide the 341st Maintenance Group commander, squadron commanders and supervisors with an unbiased assessment of assigned weapon systems, maintenance programs and maintenance resources.