Category Archives: Malmstrom Air Force Base

Commission votes to apply for $10 million federal grant for joint aquatics facility; use park district funds to match

The city’s application for a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense is moving forward for a potential joint indoor aquatics and recreation facility for Great Falls and Malmstrom Air Force Base. City Commissioners voted unanimously during their June 16 meeting to authorize the city manager to submit a proposal to the Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program and

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Vice chief of Air Force visits Malmstrom

Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen W. Wilson visited Malmstrom Air Force Base this week to learn more about the base’s efforts to maintaining mission readiness and caring for airmen and families during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Malmstrom release. “Wilson cancelled a scheduled brief in order to prioritize an open discussion with airmen regarding

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City continuing to pursue grant for joint, indoor pool with Malmstrom; local firms donate services for initial concept, application

The city and Malmstrom Air Force Base are partnering to pursue a grant from the Department of Defense that would help fund construction of a new indoor aquatics and recreation facility. To complete the 18-page application and develop early concept designs, City Manager Greg Doyon told commissioners in May that a professional consultant would be needed to make a competitive

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GBSD missile program progressing

The Air Force reviewed Northrop Grumman’s preliminary design for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent in late April, advancing the program toward its next milestone and acquisition phase. The GBSD intercontinental ballistic missile will modernize or replace the current Minuteman III ICBM’s systems in use at Malmstrom Air Force Base, as well as F.E. Warren AFB in Wyoming and Minot AFB

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City, Malmstrom partnering for grant for potential new, joint indoor aquatics facility

The city is working with officials at Malmstrom Air Force Base to potentially submit an application through a recently established Pentagon grant program to build a joint aquatics and recreation facility. The city and base officials have been discussing possible options for a joint facility since the Natatorium closed at the end of 2018. Pandemic hitting city, county budgets The

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Malmstrom civilian among winners of 2019 nuclear deterrence operations awards

Air Force officials recently named the winners of the 2019 Nuclear Deterrence Operations Award and the Nuclear and Missile Operations Award. These awards recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Airmen contributing to nuclear deterrence operations and the missile operations career field respectively. Among the winners is William McCord, of the 490th Missile Squadron at Malmstrom Air Force Base. He was selected

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Some RED HORSE members return from deployment

Twenty-eight members of the 819th RED HORSE Squadron returned from deployment over the weekend. Initially, military officials said they were stuck overseas due to the Pentagon’s stop-movement order that was issued March 25 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 819th RED HORSE airmen stuck overseas due to COVID-19 travel restrictions “These 28 were due to come home, but were told they

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819th RED HORSE airmen stuck overseas due to COVID-19 travel restrictions

Updated April 8 to correct that other RED HORSE airmen had not yet returned to Montana. Twenty-eight members of the 819th RED HORSE Squadron at Malmstrom Air Force Base were expected to return home on March 26, but did not due to the Pentagon’s stop movement order due to COVID-19. They remain overseas and will be there at least until

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Air Force secretary visit off; Malmstrom implementing changes at gates related to COVID-19

The U.S. Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett was scheduled to visit Malmstrom Air Force Base this weekend, but the visit has been canceled due to weather concerns, according to congressional staffers. $15 million secured for renovation of Malmstrom hangar in preparation for new helicopters The base is also making some changes to adjust for concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak. The

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