Category Archives: Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles

New Malmstrom boss takes command

Col. Jennifer Reeves spent the last two years overseeing the training of airmen entering the space, missile operations or missile maintenance career fields. Of the roughly 1,000 airmen that go through the 381st Training Group at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, about a third are sent to the three intercontinental ballistic missile wings. On Tuesday, Reeves assumed command of

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All Huey bases will get replacement aircraft

The Air Force announced Wednesday that each of the UH-1N Huey locations will receive replacement aircraft. Malmstrom Air Force Base currently has eight Hueys that are slated for replacement. Huey replacement program delayed, GAO rejects Sikorsky protest The Air Force is planning to award the contract by the end of September with deliveries starting in 2020. Current Huey locations include

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Outgoing Malmstrom commander: it’s a privilege to wear the uniform

Col. Ron Allen will relinquish command of the 341st Missile Wing to Col. Jennifer Reeves during a Tuesday morning ceremony. Allen assumed command in April 2016 and said it’s emotional as he’s preparing to leave Malmstrom for his third assignment in D.C., this time as the principal assistant deputy administrator for military application at the National Nuclear Security Administration of

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Huey replacement program delayed, GAO rejects Sikorsky protest

The Air Force had planned to award a contract for the UH-1N Huey replacement program sometime this month, but that has been pushed into the fall. The Air Force is working to replace the Huey fleet of 84 helicopters, which are primarily used to augment security in the missile fields of Malmstrom, Minot and F.E. Warren AFBs. Those bases operate

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RED HORSE, Malmstrom missile alert facilities included in appropriations bill

Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved a funding bill that includes provisions for Malmstrom Air Force Base. The bill next goes to the Senate floor for a vote. Both Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines sit on the Appropriations Committee. According to Tester’s office, the Democrat added a provision that would prohibit the Air Force from relocating

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County approves agreement with Defense Department, highway agency for missile roads

Cascade County and others in the region contract with the Defense Department and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration for the access roads throughout the missile complex operated by Malmstrom Air Force Base. Cascade County commissioners recently approved a contract with those federal agencies and Teton and Chouteau counties for the Defense Access Roads program for fiscal year

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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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