Category Archives: Malmstrom Air Force Base

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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City Commission denies Wheat Ridge annexation

City Commissioners voted 5-0 on Tuesday to deny annexation of 21.1 acres on the eastern edge of the city for the proposed Wheat Ridge residential subdivision. The annexation request was initially submitted to the city last spring and had support from Neighborhood Council 5 and the city planning board. Wheat Ridge annexation back on city agenda this week But city

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Wheat Ridge annexation back on city agenda this week

The proposed residential development on the east end of the city is back on the agenda for this week’s City Commission meeting. The request to annex and zone about 20 acres as the first phase of a larger residential subdivision was initially heard during a September public hearing when the commission opted to postpone the decision to January. The proposed

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Liberty Electric awarded $4.5 million contract at Malmstrom

Liberty Electric was awarded a $4.5 million contract to repair an energy management and control system at Malmstrom Air Force Base. The contract covers a yearlong project, which includes: installation of an EMCS system via conversion of facilities that do not have BACnet systems in them to a BACnet system; replacement of building controls in each building listed to be compatible

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Unmanned aircraft prohibited over nuclear convoys, alert and launch facilities

The Federal Aviation Administration has implemented special security instructions regarding the use of privately owned or operated unmanned aircraft over select national security sensitive facilities. Unmanned aircraft are prohibited from conducting flight operations within certain airspaces related to Malmstrom Air Force Base pursuant to Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 99.7, according to Malmstrom release. Restricted

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Air Force conducts ICBM test launch in California

The Air Force conducted a test launch of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile earlier this week. The test launches are conducted at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Air Force typically conducts four test launches ICBMs annually and the tests are not related to real world events since they’re planned six months to a year in advance, according to

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