Category Archives: Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles

Boeing team visits Great Falls while working on ICBM replacement program

A team from Boeing visited Great Falls last week to meet with community leaders as Boeing works on the first phase of developing the ground based strategic deterrent. GBSD is the missile system that will replace the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile currently in use at Malmstrom Air Force Base, as well as F.E. Warren AFB in Wyoming and Minot

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Sikorsky files protest in Huey replacement program

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, filed a pre-award protest recently with the Government Accountability Office over the UH-1N Huey replacement program. The protest was filed in February. The Air Force had been expected to award the contract by the end of June. Three companies bid for Huey replacement program Sikorsky filed the protest claiming the Air Force’s requirement to own

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Malmstrom airmen selected for nuclear operations awards

Air Force officials recently named the winners of the 2017 Nuclear Deterrence Operations Award and the Nuclear & Missile Operations Award. All three of the operations awards went to airmen assigned to Malmstrom Air Force Base. Nuclear & Missile Operations Award winners are: – Operator: 1st Lt. James Kegyes, 12th Missile Squadron, Malmstrom – Company Grade Officer of the Year:

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Wilcox, former Malmstrom commander, gets next assignment

Brig. Gen. Tom Wilcox, former commander at Malmstrom Air Force Base, has been assigned as director for operations and communications at Air Force Global Strike Command. Wilcox is currently the director for strategic plans, programs and requirements at AFGSC. Wilcox was commander of the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom from March 2014 to April 2016. Wilcox assumed command at the

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Next AFGSC commander nominee is a bomber pilot

The commander of Air Force Global Strike Command is retiring and his replacement has been nominated. AFGSC is the parent command to Malmstrom Air Force Base and Lt. Gen. Timothy Ray has been nominated for his fourth star and assignment to command AFGSC, which is responsible for the Air Force’s two legs of the nuclear triad: bombers and intercontinental ballistic

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Northrop Grumman team visits Great Falls to talk about missile replacement program

One of the two defense contractors selected to mature the follow on missile weapons system was in Great Falls this week meeting with community leaders about challenges and opportunities associated with the missile system replacement. In August, the Air Force awarded two contracts for the first phase of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, which will replace the aging Minuteman III

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341st Missile Wing again named Omaha Trophy winner

The 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base has again been named winner of the Omaha Trophy. “This year’s Omaha Trophy winners demonstrated the highest levels of excellence in support of our global warfighting command,” said U.S. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command. “These recipients best represent the soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and civilians across

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Ignite Great Falls highlights current, upcoming economic development projects

To kick off the new year, the Great Falls Development Authority hosted the second Ignite the Falls event. “We are bullish about Great Falls. We are hungry to grow Great Falls,” said Jolene Schalper, GFDA vice president. “We are getting after it.” The Friday morning event included 14 developers, entrepreneurs and government officials who shared details about current and upcoming

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Allen confirmed for brigadier general rank, Cotton confirmed for third star

Ron Allen, commander of Malmstrom Air Force Base, has been confirmed for promotion to brigadier general. The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to confirm Allen and also confirmed Anthony Cotton for the rank of lieutenant general. Malmstrom commander, GBSD program chief nominated for brigadier general Cotton previously served as commander of the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom and is currently the

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Malmstrom maintenance group named best in Defense Department

The 341st Maintenance Group at Malmstrom Air Force Base has been named the best field-level maintenance unit throughout the Department of Defense. It’s the first time an intercontinental ballistic missile maintenance group has won the DoD Phoenix Award for Maintenance Excellence, according to Col. David Miller, commander of the Malmstrom maintenance group. “I’m incredibly proud of the airmen,” Miller said.

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