Category Archives: Malmstrom Air Force Base

Suspect in custody near Malmstrom AFB, no current threat

The Great Falls Police Department and Cascade County Sheriff’s Office were looking for a suspect in the theft of 4-wheelers on Tuesday afternoon. The suspect was believed to be in the vicinity of Malmstrom Air Force Base, according to GFPD Capt. John Schaffer, and is now in custody. The suspect was apprehended off-base at 3:50 p.m., according to Malmstrom. According

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Malmstrom breaks ground on missile maintenance facility, project funding no longer possible source for border wall

Officials broke ground last week on the new missile maintenance dispatch facility at Malmstrom Air Force Base. The $18.68 million construction contract was awarded in June through the Army Corps of Engineers to a joint venture between WHH Nisqually and Garco. The new missile maintenance facility is being built because the functions that would occupy that building are being displaced from

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Former Malmstrom commander assumes command of Air Force center in Texas

Maj. Gen. Tom Wilcox took command last week of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas. One of six specialized centers assigned to Air Force Materiel Command, the center provides installation and mission support capabilities to 77 Air Force installations, nine major commands and two direct reporting units with an annual budget

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Boeing drops out of GBSD competition to replace ICBMs

Boeing announced Thursday that it will not bid for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent engineering and manufacturing development phase of the project. GBSD is the missile system that will replace the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile currently in use at Malmstrom Air Force Base, as well as F.E. Warren AFB in Wyoming and Minot AFB in North Dakota. Air Force

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Air Force requesting proposals for next phase of ICBM replacement

The Air Force released a request for proposals for its Ground Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system program on July 16. The request is for the weapon system’s Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase and includes five production lot options to produce and deploy the weapon system, according to a release from the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center Public

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Pilots have Great Falls ties; Malmstrom open house revised schedule today

Thunderstorms washed out the end of Saturday’s planned flying acts at the Mission Over Malmstrom Open House, but the event is back on today. The U.S. Army’s Golden Knights and the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team weren’t able to fly Saturday night as a thunderstorm rolled in. U.S. Army’s Golden Knights parachuting over Great Falls this weekend for Mission Over Malmstrom

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U.S. Army’s Golden Knights parachuting over Great Falls this weekend for Mission Over Malmstrom

The U.S. Army’s Golden Knights will parachute through the skies over Great Falls this weekend as part of the base’s Mission over Malmstrom Open House. On Friday, the team did a practice run and took The Electric along for the ride. The team of Army members consists of highly experienced skydivers who typically jump from about 12,500 feet. OPEN HOUSE

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Malmstrom open house this weekend, F-22s arrive Thursday

The Mission Over Malmstrom Open House is this weekend in Great Falls. Some of the performing aerial acts include the Air Force’s F-22 Demonstration Flight Team, the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights Jump Team and the MiG Fury Fighters. The F-22 Raptors s will be arriving tomorrow morning, July 11, at the 120th Airlift Wing base on Gore Hill. The team

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Northrop Grumman vying for GBSB contract visits Great Falls; Tester challenges DoD on Minuteman funding

Two defense contractors are working on the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent system that will replace the current Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system currently used by the Air Force. The Minuteman system includes 450 launch silos spread across the missile fields of Malmstrom, Minot and F.E. Warren Air Force bases. Under the provisions of the New START arms control treaty

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