Category Archives: Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles

Malmstrom airmen attend training on new helicopter

A group of airmen from Malmstrom Air Force base traveled to Pennsylvania this summer for the first round of training on the MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopter that’s replacing the UH-1N Huey. The 32-day training was held at Leonardo Helicopters Training Academy, according to a Malmstrom release. Selection for the training was based on several factors, including crew position, experiences levels

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Air Force continuing mitigation, PCBs found at another missile site

Air Force Global Strike Command released the initial PCB survey results from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota last week, completing the first round of sampling at its three missile bases. Results from Malmstrom AFB and F.E. Warren AFB in Wyoming were released in August. The survey was conducted in June and July, consisting of air, water, soil and surface swipes

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ICBM test launch set for Sept. 5

An operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is scheduled for Sept. 5 from 11:47 p.m. to Sept. 6, 5:47 a.m. Pacific Time from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. “The purpose of the ICBM test launch program is to demonstrate the readiness of U.S. nuclear forces and provide confidence in

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AFGSC orders cleanup after PCBs found at two missile launch facilities

Air Force Global Strike Command officials said Aug. 7 that initial test results found polychlorinated biphenyls at two locations as part of the missile community cancer study. AFGSC said it is taking steps to cleanup and mitigate the PCBs. The intercontinental ballistic missile nuclear alert mission is not affected during the cleanup and mitigation, according to AFGSC. A team of

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Malmstrom holding base wide exercise on Aug. 10

The 341st Missile Wing will be conducting a base wide training exercise Aug. 10 at Malmstrom Air Force Base. The exercise is an opportunity for multiple agencies to practice contingency operations in response to a simulated incident on base. Visitors should expect delays at the gates, facility lockdowns, and traffic detours on base. There may also be increased alarms, sirens,

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Omaha Trophy awarded to Malmstrom’s 40th Helicopter Squadron

U.S. Air Force General Anthony Cotton, commander of U.S Strategic Command, and Mr. Terry Kroeger, Strategic Command Consultation Committee member, are at Malmstrom Air Force Base today to present the 2022 Omaha Trophy. The officials are presenting the trophy during a June 28 ceremony to the 40th Helicopter Squadron. The Omaha Trophy is the highest honor bestowed upon a nuclear

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Construction on Sentinel project set to begin

The Air Force signed off on the environmental record of decision this month for Sentinel, the ground based strategic deterrent that will replace the Minuteman III missile system currently in use. That means the construction phase of the multi-billion-dollar missile system can begin, according to the Air Force. “This decision is the linchpin that gives us the authority to proceed

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Grey Wolf squadron activated, new large maintenance vehicle arrives at Malmstrom

Air Force modernization programs were visible at Malmstrom Air Force Base this month. The Air Force activated the 550th Helicopter Squadron, a new unit at Malmstrom to support the crew transition to the new Grey Wolf helicopters from the current Huey. The Grey Wolf is the MH-139A helicopter that will replace the Air Force’s UH-1N Huey fleet, which is used

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Air Force finds no specific cancer-causing factors in missileer study so far

Air Force officials have found no specific factors at missile bases that would cause increased cancer risk so far in their study. In February, Gen. Thomas Bussiere, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, approved a comprehensive study design by the school to conduct a formal assessment related to specific cancer concerns raise by the missile community across related career fields and

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Air Force conducts ICBM test launch with Malmstrom crew

Early on April 19, a joint team, including airmen from Malmstrom Air Force Base, launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with one test re-entry vehicle from aboard the Airborne Launch Control System. The team conducted the test at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and launched the missile at 5:11 a.m. Pacific Time. The test launch is

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