Category Archives: Malmstrom Air Force Base

Malmstrom no longer being considered as temporary shelter for migrant children

City officials were notified late Tuesday afternoon that Malmstrom Air Force Base is no longer being considered to provide temporary shelter for unaccompanied migrant children. In an email to City Commissioners, the Office of Refuge Resettlement, or ORR, at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said the base is “longer available for use.” Malmstrom eyed as possible temporary

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341st Missile Wing wins another Omaha Trophy

The 341st Missile Wing has again been named the winner of the 2018 Omaha Trophy. Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, announced the winners June 3. The 341st Missile Wing won the award for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015 and 2017. Malmstrom celebrates Omaha Trophy win; remembers 9/11 attacks “The Omaha Trophy represents the best of the best in

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No active shooter incident at Malmstrom, was exercise scenario mistaken for real world situation

There was no active shooter incident at Malmstrom Air Force Base this morning. The base was conducting a readiness exercise and a scenario in the exercise was mistaken for a real-world active shooter event, according to Malmstrom public affairs. The base implemented precautionary security measures, including a lockdown, until the mistake was verified, according to public affairs. The Great Falls

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Malmstrom eyed as possible temporary shelter for unaccompanied migrant children

The City Commission was notified Thursday afternoon that Malmstrom Air Force Base is being assessed for potential future use as temporary shelter for unaccompanied migrant children. The assessment will be conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with support from the U.S. Department of Defense. HHS notified the commission Thursday that it would be looking at Malmstrom

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Former Malmstrom commander confirmed for second star

Malmstrom Air Force Base’s former commander has been confirmed for his second star. On April 29, the U.S. Senate confirmed Tom Wilcox to the rank of major general. Former Malmstrom commander nominated for second star Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan announced April 3 that the president made nominations for a number of Air Force generals, including Wilcox. Allen

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Malmstrom airmen among nuclear deterrence, operations award winners

The Air Force recently named the winners of the 2018 Nuclear Deterrence Operations Award and the Nuclear and Missile Operations Award. Malmstrom Air Force Base personnel are among the winners. The “awards recognize the outstanding accomplishments of airmen contributing to nuclear deterrence operations and the missile operations career field respectively,” according to an Air Force release. “These individuals have made a

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Property owner sues city over Wheat Ridge annexation denial

KYSO Corporation, the owner of property that was proposed for annexation into the city for the Wheat Ridge development, has filed a lawsuit against the city over its denial of annexation. In the complaint, filed April 8, KYSO asks the court to deem the city’s actions as unconstitutional and in violation of KYSO’s private property rights and that KYSO be

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Former Malmstrom commander nominated for second star

Malmstrom Air Force Base’s former commander has been nominated for another star. Brig. Gen. Tom Wilcox has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general, or a two-star general. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan announced April 3 that the president nominations for a number of Air Force generals, including Wilcox. Allen confirmed for brigadier general rank,

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Montana projects on list of potential funding sources for border wall; but might not be affected under Pentagon criteria

Sen. Jon Tester has “slammed” a Trump Administration proposal for border wall funding that could impact military construction projects in Montana. Earlier this week, the Pentagon released a document that includes a list of U.S. military construction projects that the White House could redirect funds from to build a border wall. The $14.6 million missile maintenance facility at Malmstrom Air

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All-female crews in the missile field for Women’s History Month

For the last few years, Air Force Global Strike Command recognizes Women’s History Month by coordinating all-female alert teams to dispatch to the missile field. The first was in 2016. Today, all three intercontinental ballistic missile wings, as well as the 341st Maintenance Group at Malmstrom Air Force Base, posted females to the field on International Women’s Day. “To be

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