Category Archives: Malmstrom Air Force Base

Cotton nominated to head major command

Air Force Gen. Anthony J. Cotton has been nominated for commander of U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. Cotton is currently serving as commander of Air Force Global Strike Command at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana. Strategic Command is the parent command to AFGSC and includes all of the U.S. nuclear enterprise. Malmstrom falls under those commands.

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Malmstrom gets all clear after report of suspicious package

Malmstrom Air Force Base officials issued an “all clear” on the afternoon of April 13, following a report of a suspicious package on base earlier in the afternoon. According to Malmstrom release, emergency services and explosive ordnance disposal technicians responded to the scene of the reported suspicious package and have since deemed it a non-threat. “The package was an unlabeled

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Sentinel is Air Force’s name for GBSD weapons system replacing ICBMs

The Air Force announced April 5 that the new ground based strategic deterrent, which will replace the intercontinental ballistic missiles, including those at Malmstrom Air Force Base, has been dubbed the LGM-35A Sentinel. Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall approved the designation for the system that will modernize the 1970s land-based intercontinental ballistic missile Minuteman III system. “Our nation’s nuclear

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Omaha Trophy returns to Malmstrom

The 12th Missile Squadron at Malmstrom Air Force Base has been named the 2021 Omaha Trophy winner for intercontinental ballistic missile units. The award was announced March 22 by Navy Adm. Charles Richard, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, which oversees the U.S. nuclear enterprise. Malmstrom receives Omaha Trophy; STRATCOM vice talks GBSD, future threats, missions The Omaha Trophy was originally

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Business Bites: Tire store for old Prime Cut site; new coffee shop planned; Great Falls Clinic expanding; housing summit is March 15; Malmstrom awards contract

Prime Cut A Les Schwab Tire Center is being built on the former Prime Cut site at 3219 10th Ave. S. The city deemed the building permit application complete this week, according to city planning. The project includes demolition and a new concrete block building for the site with a showroom, offices, six service bays and tire storage, according to

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Malmstrom nuclear operations normal, Pentagon postpones ICBM test launch

This story was reported in conjunction with the Montana Free Press Despite concerns about nuclear tensions related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, operations of the missile silos at Malmstrom Air Force Base here remain normal, military officials said. “There’s been no change to force protection conditions at Malmstrom AFB, and we won’t speculate on potential future adjustments,” Jennifer Greene,

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City reduces cost for aquatic center construction; approves fundraising agreement

aquatic center rendering

Commissioner unanimously approved a change to the city’s construction contract with Swank Enterprises that reduced the cost by $244,655 for the new indoor aquatic center. The commission awarded the construction contract to Swank in November with a base bid of $17.9 million and an alternate for $354,000 for about 45,000 square feet of new construction, site work such as excavation,

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Malmstrom lowers health level

Malmstrom Air Force Base officials have lowered their Health Protection Condition to Alpha. The decision was made Feb. 22 at the recommendation of the base’s public health emergency team, due to decreased risk of community spreak among the base population and the percentage of vaccinated personnel, according to a release. Malmstrom raises health level; omicron confirmed in Cascade County With

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Airshow dates set; Thunderbirds to perform

The 120th Airlift Wing of the Montana Air National Guard and Malmstrom Air Force Base are hosting the 2022 Flight Over the Falls at the airport July 23-24. The U.S. Thunderbirds are scheduled to perform. Daines honors Piano Pat, WW2 veteran; visits Malmstrom, 120th Airlift Wing Col. Trace Thomas, 120th commander, told City Commissioners in June 2021 that the Thunderbirds

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Malmstrom, GFPS partnering for education programs

Malmstrom Air Force Base and Great Falls Public Schools are partnering to create several new education opportunities and initiatives. The initiatives, according to release include: A pilot Pre-K program for select Malmstrom families to launch at Skyline Center in academic year 2022; A shadow/intern program for students to launch in academic year 2022. This program will be available to junior

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