Malmstrom open house this weekend, F-22s arrive Thursday

The Mission Over Malmstrom Open House is this weekend in Great Falls.

Some of the performing aerial acts include the Air Force’s F-22 Demonstration Flight Team, the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights Jump Team and the MiG Fury Fighters.

The F-22 Raptors s will be arriving tomorrow morning, July 11, at the 120th Airlift Wing base on Gore Hill.

The team will be performing July 13-14 with a rehearsal on the afternoon of July 12.

The F-22 team will also be doing community outreach on the day of their arrival. They’ll be visiting the children’s ward at Benefis Health System and meeting with the Boy Scouts of America.

The team is a U.S. Air Force flight demonstration team stationed at Langley AFB, Va. The team flies the Air Force’s Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor at airshows around the globe, performing air maneuvers that demonstrate the unique capabilities of the fifth-generation fighter aircraft.

The Open House is one of the few times Malmstrom opens to the public.

 

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Other attractions include aircraft and ground combat vehicle displays as well as special displays dedicated to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

Visitors will also have the chance to tour a launch facility trainer and a missile procedures trainer to get a better understanding of the mission and procedures employed by the missile wing.

Due to limited space, community members wanting to tour the missile procedures trainer must sign up in advance at www.malmstromopenhouse.com.

The two-day event is free and open to the public.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Gates will open at 9 a.m. both days.

The general public should plan to enter the 2nd Avenue gate where they will be directed by security forces to parking areas.

Community members who already have access to the base, Defense Department identification card holders, should plan to enter the 10th Avenue gate where they will be directed to the designated parking area.

Helpful information such as a full list of performers, parking, list of prohibited/permitted items, frequently asked questions and more is located on the website www.malmstromopenhouse.com.

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For more information or questions, contact the 341st Missile Wing Public Affairs office at 406-731-4050.