Category Archives: Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles

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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841st Missile Security Squadron activated at Malmstrom in new missile security strucutre

The 841st Missile Security Squadron held an activation ceremony at Malmstrom Air Force Base on Tuesday. The unit was officially activated in early October after a yearlong test of the Missile Security Operations Concept was conducted at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. Twentieth Air Force, the parent organization to Malmstrom, Minot and F.E. Warren AFB in Wyoming, implemented

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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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