Category Archives: Malmstrom Air Force Base

Boeing team visits Great Falls while working on ICBM replacement program

A team from Boeing visited Great Falls last week to meet with community leaders as Boeing works on the first phase of developing the ground based strategic deterrent. 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

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Planning board recommends that City Commission approve Wheat Ridge development

The Planning Advisory Board went against city staff’s recommendation and voted 6-3 to approve the first phase of the proposed Wheat Ridge development. The planning board voted to recommend that the City Commission approve annexation, a Planned Unit Development zoning and the preliminary plat for the 20.98 acre parcel. The City Commission will consider the annexation and zoning in the

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Wheat Ridge proposal back on planning board agenda Tuesday

The proposal to annex 20.98 acres into the city for the first phase of a housing development is back on the Planning Advisory Board agenda this afternoon, April 24. The board meets at 3 p.m. at the Civic Center. The consideration of the annexation and zoning for the portion of a larger 227.63 acre property owned by the KYSO Corporation. The

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Malmstrom units, airmen win AFGSC annual awards

Malmstrom Air Force Base is home to some of the Air Force Global Strike Command Operations Annual Award winners for 2017. The 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom won the Col. Lee R. Williams Memorial Award for outstanding missile wing. Malmstrom airmen selected for nuclear operations awards The 40th Helicopter Squadron at Malmstrom received the Outstanding Helicopter Crew Award and the

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Sikorsky files protest in Huey replacement program

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, filed a pre-award protest recently with the Government Accountability Office over the UH-1N Huey replacement program. The protest was filed in February. The Air Force had been expected to award the contract by the end of June. Three companies bid for Huey replacement program Sikorsky filed the protest claiming the Air Force’s requirement to own

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Malmstrom airmen selected for nuclear operations awards

Air Force officials recently named the winners of the 2017 Nuclear Deterrence Operations Award and the Nuclear & Missile Operations Award. All three of the operations awards went to airmen assigned to Malmstrom Air Force Base. Nuclear & Missile Operations Award winners are: – Operator: 1st Lt. James Kegyes, 12th Missile Squadron, Malmstrom – Company Grade Officer of the Year:

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City planning board votes to postpone Wheat Ridge decision

After a three-hour meeting, the Planning Advisory Board voted to postpone the decision on the Wheat Ridge development to April 24. Anthony Houtz, planning board member, made the motion and said there were things he liked about the project that would start with the annexation of 20.98 acres as the first phase for 37 single-family lots and three mixed use

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U.S. Supreme Court declines case related to contract for housing at Malmstrom AFB

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider an appeal from Garco Construction Inc. over a 2006 contract for housing construction at Malmstrom Air Force Base. The company hired a subcontractor, James Talcott Construction, and the subcontractor began having workers denied access due to criminal records. Garco argued that base officials changed their policy after the contract was issued, but

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Wheat Ridge development goes to Great Falls planning board this week

The city planning board will consider Tuesday the annexation of 20.98 acres for the proposed Wheat Ridge Estates behind the Wal-Mart on 10th Avenue South. The board will also consider a Planned Unit Development zoning and the preliminary plat for the project. City staff is recommending denial of the annexation, zoning and preliminary plat. City staff recommending denial of Wheat

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Wilcox, former Malmstrom commander, gets next assignment

Brig. Gen. Tom Wilcox, former commander at Malmstrom Air Force Base, has been assigned as director for operations and communications at Air Force Global Strike Command. Wilcox is currently the director for strategic plans, programs and requirements at AFGSC. Wilcox was commander of the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom from March 2014 to April 2016. Wilcox assumed command at the

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