It's been more than 20 years since the cold war came to an end. We've moved past the point in our history when Americans lived under the dark shadow of a possible nuclear war, but the threat of a nuclear attack has not dissapeared entirely.

Airmen of the U.S. Global Strike Command still maintain a constant vigil, always on alert and making sure America's nuclear arsenal is secure, and combat ready. But despite its importance to national security, it's not a glamorous job... most Americans have no idea what goes on at a nuclear missile alert facility.

Tech Sergeant Nicholas Kurtz traveled to a missile field outside of F.E. Warren Air Force base in Wyoming, to give us this rare glimpse at the daily duties of the Airmen who guard and operate America's intercontinental balistic missiles.

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