Author Archives: Jenn Rowell

Enbar set to open Dec. 1 in downtown Great Falls

Enbär, a craft cocktail bar, will open Dec. 1 in downtown Great Falls. The sign was installed outside their 8 5th St. S. location on Friday and staff and construction crews were busy working inside the space next to Cory Block Bakery. Mike Hallahan, the general manager, said it’s “coming together quickly.” He’s also and executive chef and one of

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Defense bill includes specifications for ICBM deployment levels, requirements for GBSD system

The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act has passed both the U.S. House and Senate and is headed to President Trump’s desk for his signature. The bill includes several provisions related to the intercontinental ballistic missile force and a 2.4 percent pay raise for service members. The NDAA sets funding levels and policies for the Department of Defense. Coupled with the

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Malmstrom celebrates Global Strike Challenge wins

The 2017 Global Strike Challenge team returned to Malmstrom Air Force Base on Thursday to thundering applause with a lot of hardware in tow. The big win was the Blanchard Trophy, for best missile wing, and it was another back to back win for Malmstrom. They brought home the trophy in 2015 and this year marked the 12th Blanchard win

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Malmstrom commander, GBSD program chief nominated for brigadier general

Col. Ron Allen, 341st Missile Wing commander at Malmstrom Air Force Base, has been nominated for his first star. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announced Thursday that the president had nominated Allen for brigadier general. A number of other military officers were also nominated for general officer promotions. The nomination requires Senate approval. The nomination was announced to Malmstrom airmen

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Malmstrom racks up awards in 2017 Global Strike Challenge, including Blanchard Trophy for best missile wing

Scores were posted Wednesday night for the annual Global Strike Challenge, which is a competition among units from Air Force Global Strike Command, Air Combat Command, Air Force Reserve Command and the Air National Guard for intercontinental ballistic missile, helicopter operations and security forces airmen. Malmstrom Air Force Base sent teams to compete and racked up some awards again this

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Draft plans for former smeleter site include trails, mountain bike area, archery, folf and more

Draft plans for the future of the former ACM Smelter and Refinery site, as well as Black Eagle Park are now available. Joshua Vincent with Water & Environmental Technologies and Kurtis Grow with Land Design, Inc., presented the draft plans and answered questions during a public meeting Tuesday night. Maps were handed out to those who attended so that they

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Veterans Court graduates three, celebrates fourth anniversary

The Eighth Judicial District Veterans Treatment Court celebrated its fourth anniversary on Tuesday while graduating three more participants. Dallas Obergfell, Jerry Keller and David Anderson brought the total number of graduates to 33 of the program that can last 12-18 months. Of the graduates, “These guys have done so much. They’ve worked hard, they’ve earned distinction,” Judge Greg Pinski said. “It’s

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