Category Archives: Malmstrom Air Force Base

Unmanned aircraft prohibited over nuclear convoys, alert and launch facilities

The Federal Aviation Administration has implemented special security instructions regarding the use of privately owned or operated unmanned aircraft over select national security sensitive facilities. Unmanned aircraft are prohibited from conducting flight operations within certain airspaces related to Malmstrom Air Force Base pursuant to Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 99.7, according to Malmstrom release. Restricted

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Air Force conducts ICBM test launch in California

The Air Force conducted a test launch of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile earlier this week. The test launches are conducted at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Air Force typically conducts four test launches ICBMs annually and the tests are not related to real world events since they’re planned six months to a year in advance, according to

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Malmstrom planning open house this summer

Malmstrom Air Force Base is hosting the 2019 Montana Military Open House July 13-14. The event, “Mission Over Malmstrom,” is free and open to the public and showcases the innovations and capabilities of the Air Force for the last 80 years, as well as 341st Missile Wing’s service to the nation and the Montana community. Several acts are scheduled to perform such

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Wheat Ridge developers ask to postpone decision to March

Debate over storm water, public safety and compatibility with Malmstrom Air Force Base delayed a decision on the proposed Wheat Ridge Estates housing development from September to the Jan. 15 City Commission meeting. But, at the request of the developer, it will likely be delayed again. Spencer Woith, one of the developers, wrote to the city in early January asking

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Malmstrom construction underway to prepare for new helicopters

Malmstrom Air Force Base is currently scheduled to be the first base to receive the MH-139 helicopters that will replace the Hueys currently in use. Lt. Col. Alex Mignery,  commander of the 341st Civil Engineer Squadron, said Friday that the phased delivery of 11 new helicopters is estimated to begin in 2021. The Air Force is working on the environmental

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Security forces commander relieved of command at Malmstrom

Lt. Col. Raymond Fortner, commander of the 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron at Malmstrom Air Force Base, has been relieved of command. Col. Aaron Guill, 341st Security Forces Squadron commander, relieved Fortner of his position on Nov. 13 due to “a loss of trust and confidence after a series of events demonstrated that Fortner established and maintained an unhealthy command

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Malmstrom missile used in test launch

An intercontinental ballistic missile from Malmstrom Air Force Base was used in a test launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California overnight. The missile was pulled randomly from the 341st Missile Wing’s complex and transported to Vandenberg. Anomaly causes termination of Malmstrom ICBM during test launch Operators and maintainers from the 341st prepared the missile for launch, according to

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Air Force awards Huey replacement contract to Boeing

The Air Force has awarded the first portion of a $2.38 billion firm-fixed-price contract to Boeing for the UH-1N replacement helicopter. The Huey helicopters being replaced includes those at Malmstrom Air Force Base, which are used to support missile field security. “Strong competition drove down costs for the program, resulting in $1.7 billion in savings to the taxpayer,” Secretary of

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The History Museum’s new local military history documentary premiers Sept. 27

The History Museum is hosting a premier viewing of their new documentary, “Thunder under the Big Sky” on Sept. 27. The 58-minute film chronicles military history in northcentral Montana including the ferrying of warplanes from Gore Hill and what is now Malmstrom Air Force Base to Fairbanks, Alaska where they were then handed off to Russian pilots to use in

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