Category Archives: Malmstrom Air Force Base

City has been awarded $10 million grant for indoor aquatics facility

Updated Sept. 22 with information from the Defense Department. The City of Great Falls has been awarded a $10 million grant from the Department of Defense for a $20 million indoor aquatics facility. Steve Herrig, Park and Recreation director, said that he had been anxious all day awaiting news of the grant award, since Sept. 15 had been the date

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Air Force awards $13.3 billion contract for ICBM replacement

The U.S. Air Force has awarded an engineering and manufacturing development contract for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent to Northrop Grumman. The GBSD system will replace the current Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system, which is in use at Malmstrom Air Force Base. GBSD missile program progressing According to the Air Force, the contract is $13.3 billion. The GBSD system

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City seeking proposals for aquatics project

The city is seeking proposals for a qualified consultant or consultants to assist in developing the final design, bid documents, bidding process, construction documents and construction oversight, as well as grant management for the new joint aquatics facility with Malmstrom Air Force Base. The city is in the running for a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense

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GFPS seeking declare 10 acres as surplus; city, adjacent landowner have interest in property

The Great Falls Public Schools board of trustees voted during their Aug. 24 meeting to adopt a resolution to declare some items be deemed surplus property. Included in that list is 10 acres of land owned by the district near Loy Elementary School. The land was donated to the district in 1967 by John and Carolyn Loy. The City of

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Malmstrom lowers health level, modifies dining order, renews health emergency

Malmstrom Air Force Base lowered its health protection condition from Charlie to Bravo on Aug. 11. “HPCON Bravo indicates that local COVID-19 transmission is limited. Malmstrom AFB is continuing to implement strict measures to reduce the spread of the virus such as social distancing, strict hygiene, and mandatory mask wear,” according to a Malmstrom release. Malmstrom prohibits military members from

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Great Falls one of 16 invited to formally apply for DOD grant for new aquatics facility

The City of Great Falls has been formally invited to submit a complete application for grant funding of up to $10 million toward a new, joint indoor aquatics facility with Malmstrom Air Force Base. The city, in collaboration with Malmstrom, submitted a proposal for a new facility, which is an estimated $20 million project in June. Commission votes to apply

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New tactical response/helicopter operations facility at Malmstrom nearly complete

The 341st Missile Wing held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 4 for the new tactical response force/helicopter operations alert facility though construction isn’t fully complete on the $17.4 million facility. According to Malmstrom public affairs, the facility will be move-in ready later this month and it will house the 341st┬áSecurity Forces Group Tactical Response Force alongside the 40th Helicopter

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Malmstrom getting new commander Aug. 5

The incoming commander of the 341st Missile Wing will be a familiar face to some. Col. Anita Feugate Opperman will assume command during a 9 a.m. ceremony on Aug. 5 at Malmstrom Air Force Base that will be streamed on the wing’s Facebook page due to COVID-19. New Malmstrom boss takes command [2018] Feugate Opperman is returning to Malmstrom after

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Malmstrom prohibits military members from dining in

On July 23, Col. Jennifer Reeves, 341st Missile Wing commander, signed an order prohibiting military members from entering bars, nightclubs, casinos, restaurants, and other places where food and drinks are consumed. Reeves said that they may enter briefly to pick up food or may choose delivery. Military and civilians must limit on and off installation activities to mission essential and

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Cascade County now has 81 total cases; Malmstrom returns to HPCON Charlie

Updated July 21 with new case numbers from the state and more information from Malmstrom. Cascade County City-County Health Department said July 20 that there are eight new confirmed cases in the county. This is the highest number of positive test results to come back in one day for the county so far, according to CCHD. As of July 21,

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