Category Archives: Malmstrom Air Force Base

Malmstrom conducting exercise Oct. 20

The 341st Missile Wing will be conducting an emergency response exercise on Malmstrom Air Force Base on Oct. 20 from about noon to 4 p.m. “The exercise is an opportunity for multiple agencies to practice contingency operations in response to a simulated incident on base. Visitors should expect delays at the gates, facility lockdowns, and traffic detours on base. There

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DEQ seeking comment on Malmstrom hazardous waste permit

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality is seeking public comment on the proposal to reissue a hazardous waste permit to Malmstrom Air Force Base for operation of a hazardous waste storage facility and continued remediation of contaminated areas on the base. As part of the permit reissuance process, DEQ is seeking public comment on the draft permit and environmental assessment.

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Northrop Grumman casts first motor set for new ICBM

Northrop Grumman has cast the LGM-35A Sentinel program’s first inert stage-one and stage-two solid rocket motor set this summer. The casting event demonstrated the maturity of Sentinel’s solid rocket motor design and validated manufacturing processes, advanced tooling, and facilities, according to a Northrop Grumman release. Sentinel is the weapon system that is replacing the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system in place at

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Air Force accepts ownership of four Grey Wolf helicopters

The U.S. Air Force accepted ownership of four MH-139A Grey Wolf test aircraft in mid-August, according to the service. Weeks prior, Boeing completed the final U.S. Federal Aviation Administration supplemental type certification, which is required for the helicopter to achieve its military flight release. Air Force secretary visits Malmstrom [2021] The Grey Wolf is the replacement helicopter for the UH-1N

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Little assumes command at Malmstrom

Col. Barry Little assumed command of the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base during a July 18 change of command ceremony. Little assumed command from Col. Anita Feugate Opperman. Maj. Gen. Michael Lutton, 20th Air Force commander, was the presiding official for the ceremony. Omaha Trophy returns to Malmstrom The 341st is one of three missile wings in

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Thunderbirds in town for airshow July 23-24

The U.S. Thunderbirds will take the skies over Great Falls again next weekend at the 2022 Flight Over the Falls at the airport. The airshow is July 23-24 and celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Montana Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force. The Guard is hosting the event this year, in partnership with Malmstrom Air Force Base, and

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Air Force holding public hearing on GBSD environmental impact draft

The United States Air Force is holding public hearings over the coming weeks on the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the new Sentinel system, or ground based strategic deterrent, that will replace the existing Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system. The Sentinel system will replace the Minuteman system at Malmstrom Air Force Base, as well as Minot in North Dakota

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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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