Category Archives: Malmstrom Air Force Base

Air Force awards Huey replacement contract to Boeing

The Air Force has awarded the first portion of a $2.38 billion firm-fixed-price contract to Boeing for the UH-1N replacement helicopter. The Huey helicopters being replaced includes those at Malmstrom Air Force Base, which are used to support missile field security. “Strong competition drove down costs for the program, resulting in $1.7 billion in savings to the taxpayer,” Secretary of

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The History Museum’s new local military history documentary premiers Sept. 27

The History Museum is hosting a premier viewing of their new documentary, “Thunder under the Big Sky” on Sept. 27. The 58-minute film chronicles military history in northcentral Montana including the ferrying of warplanes from Gore Hill and what is now Malmstrom Air Force Base to Fairbanks, Alaska where they were then handed off to Russian pilots to use in

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Malmstrom celebrates Omaha Trophy win; remembers 9/11 attacks

The 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base was in February named the winner of the Omaha Trophy. On Tuesday, U.S. Strategic Command Deputy Commander Vice Adm. Dave Kriete presented the trophy to Col. Jennifer Reeves, Malmstrom’s commander, and the wing. Retired Lt. Gen. Robert Hinson of the Strategic Air Command Consultation (SCC) Committee joined Kriete in presenting the award.

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Malmstrom airmen compete in cop challenge

Last week, 140 airmen participated in the 7th annual ACES Cop Combat Challenge, an event designed for fun but also to test airmen mentally and physically. The annual event is open to airmen in the 341st Security Forces Squadron and security forces airmen from the 120th Airlift Wing were invited but didn’t participate this year. Tech. Sgt. Shawn Thacker of

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Malmstrom trains with local, state, federal agencies for worst case nuclear scenarios

The Air Force continued its effort to train with local, state and federal agencies during an exercise in Chouteau County this week. This year’s Local Integrated Response Plan exercise involved about 500 people, 19 agencies and a scenario involving an attack on a nuclear convoy. This year, 50 agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation were participating in the scenario.

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Locals pitching Air Force to reopen runway for ICBM replacement program; defense bill authorizes funds for Montana military missions

Some local officials are working on a proposal to reopen the runway at Malmstrom Air Force Base, if only temporarily. County Commissioner Joe Briggs is pitching the Air Force to reopen the runway temporarily for the delivery of materials related to the replacement of the intercontinental ballistic missile system. The ICBM replacement program, the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, is currently

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Anomaly causes termination of Malmstrom ICBM during test launch

An intercontinental ballistic missile and crew from the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base participated in a test launch this morning. The 30th Space Wing safely terminated the unarmed missile over the Pacific Ocean at 4:42 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time during the test from Vandenberg AFB in California due to an anomaly. Malmstrom missile to be used in

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Malmstrom missile to be used in Tuesday test launch

An operational test launch of an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is scheduled for July 31 between 12:01-6:01 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The missile was pulled from the 341st Missile Wing’s complex and the test is being done by a crew from Malmstrom AFB, according to Air Force Global Strike Command. Air Force

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New Malmstrom boss takes command

Col. Jennifer Reeves spent the last two years overseeing the training of airmen entering the space, missile operations or missile maintenance career fields. Of the roughly 1,000 airmen that go through the 381st Training Group at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, about a third are sent to the three intercontinental ballistic missile wings. On Tuesday, Reeves assumed command of

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All Huey bases will get replacement aircraft

The Air Force announced Wednesday that each of the UH-1N Huey locations will receive replacement aircraft. Malmstrom Air Force Base currently has eight Hueys that are slated for replacement. Huey replacement program delayed, GAO rejects Sikorsky protest The Air Force is planning to award the contract by the end of September with deliveries starting in 2020. Current Huey locations include

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