Category Archives: Malmstrom Air Force Base

Air Force releases final environmental assessment for GBSD test program

The Department of the Air Force has released the Final Environmental Assessment for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Test Program and the program’s Finding of No Significant Impact. The analysis can be found at gbsdtesteaoea.govsupport.us The GBSD program would modernize the 1970s land-based intercontinental ballistic missile Minuteman III system. Tester visits Malmstrom, talks helicopters, C-130s, GBSD “The Air Force plans

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Daines honors Piano Pat, WW2 veteran; visits Malmstrom, 120th Airlift Wing

Sen. Steve Daines was in town June 3 visiting Malmstrom Air Force Base, the 120th Airlift Wing and delivering copies of the Congressional Record to the family of Piano Pat and Ed Maierle, a World War II veteran who turns 100 on June 6, the anniversary of the D-Day invasion. At the Sip n’ Dip, he presented the document to

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Tester visits Malmstrom, talks helicopters, C-130s, GBSD

Sen. Jon Tester visited Malmstrom Air Force Base on May 21 with Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Charles Brown and Air Force Global Strike Command Commander Gen. Timothy Ray. Tester has visited the base numerous times and is currently chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. During the visit, he said officials updated him on the

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Commission holding public hearings on portions of aquatic center project during May 18 meeting

During their May 18 meeting, City Commissioners will hold public hearings on actions for the planned Big Sky Aim High indoor aquatics and recreation center at Lions Park. They’ll be considering requests for a conditional use permit, vacating streets and aggregating lots. In April, they approved a resolution of intent to vacate 28th Street South between 8th Avenue South and 10th

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ICBM test launch aborted

An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile test launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., experienced a ground abort prior to launch on May 5. The Air Force conducts missile launch tests several times annually and this was the first unsuccessful launch since 2018. The Air Force conducted a successful test launch in February. “The cause of the ground abort

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Malmstrom lowers COVID health response level

Malmstrom Air Force Base has lowered its health protection condition to alpha on May 6 as the local COVID levels have decreased. HPCON Alpha “indicates a limited health threat and risk for installation personnel,” according to a Malmstrom release. All service members, employees and family members should maintain health protection measures including, but not limited to, routinely cleaning and disinfecting

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Air Force, Nortrop Grumman continuing progress on new missile system

Work to replace the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system in use at Malmstrom Air Force Base and two other missile bases is underway. Some landowners may have received letters from the Air Force recently related to the project as the Air Force is conducting field studies of Malmstrom’s 13,800-square-mile missile complex to “identify and document potential threatened and endangered

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Malmstrom conducting routine EOD training today

Malmstrom Air Force Base’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal is conducting training operations April 6 on base, which will include two controlled explosions between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. There is no reason to be alarmed if you hear the explosions today. The EOD unit’s purpose is to detect, disarm and dispose of explosive threats. This training is performed routinely in support

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Air Force release draft environmental assessment for GBSD testing phase

The Air Force has released the draft environmental assessment, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act, to evaluate potential environmental effects associated with the implementation of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent test program. The GBSD program would modernize the aging U.S. land-based intercontinental ballistic missile Minuteman III system. The Air Force is planning to replace all 1970s Minuteman III ICBM weapons

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City, design team update neighborhood on aquatics facility plans

Cover photo is a rendering from LPW Architecture  City staff and the design team for the indoor aquatics and recreation center updated Neighborhood Council 9 about the project planned for Lions Park during their Feb. 11 meeting. The city received a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense for the estimated $20 million project and plans to use

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