Category Archives: Malmstrom Air Force Base

Some RED HORSE members return from deployment

Twenty-eight members of the 819th RED HORSE Squadron returned from deployment over the weekend. Initially, military officials said they were stuck overseas due to the Pentagon’s stop-movement order that was issued March 25 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 819th RED HORSE airmen stuck overseas due to COVID-19 travel restrictions “These 28 were due to come home, but were told they

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819th RED HORSE airmen stuck overseas due to COVID-19 travel restrictions

Updated April 8 to correct that other RED HORSE airmen had not yet returned to Montana. Twenty-eight members of the 819th RED HORSE Squadron at Malmstrom Air Force Base were expected to return home on March 26, but did not due to the Pentagon’s stop movement order due to COVID-19. They remain overseas and will be there at least until

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Air Force secretary visit off; Malmstrom implementing changes at gates related to COVID-19

The U.S. Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett was scheduled to visit Malmstrom Air Force Base this weekend, but the visit has been canceled due to weather concerns, according to congressional staffers. $15 million secured for renovation of Malmstrom hangar in preparation for new helicopters The base is also making some changes to adjust for concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak. The

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$15 million secured for renovation of Malmstrom hangar in preparation for new helicopters

Funding has been awarded for another military construction project at Malmstrom Air Force Base related to the incoming MH-139 Grey Wolf helicopter that is replacing the UH-1N Huey. According to U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, $15,077,162 was secured on March 10 for the renovation of the existing 3-bay hangar on base to house the new helicopters. Malmstrom, 120th Airlift Wing update

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Air Force will consider local education, career licensure in future basing decisions

Earlier this week, the Air Force announced it will consider a state’s policies for accepting professional, career licenses and a community’s public education system of support for military families as part of its strategic basing process. On Feb. 24, the Air Force approved criteria for assessing those areas. “The communities where service members live and work impact readiness, retention and

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Malmstrom airmen part of first ICBM test launch with U.S. Space Force

A developmental test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is scheduled for Feb. 5, between 12:08 a.m. and 6:08 a.m. Pacific Time from North Vandenberg. It’s the first test launch on the Western Range since the 30th Space Wing became part of the United States Space Force, according to AFGSC. Reservists now

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Malmstrom, 120th Airlift Wing update city on construction projects, operations

Malmstrom Air Force Base is slated to receive two to four MH-139 Grey Wolf helicopters in April 2021. Col. Jennifer Reeves, commander of the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom, told City Commissioners during their Jan. 21 work session that the base would receive the first of the operational helicopters. Grey Wolf is name given to helicopter that will replace Hueys

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Reservists now pulling nuclear alert at Malmstrom, other ICBM bases

The Air Force has made significant changes to the way it conducts the nuclear mission in recent years and the latest is a program allowing members of the Air Force Reserve to pull alerts at the missile alert facilities scattered throughout multiple states. In mid-December, Capt. Spencer Huyck became the first reservist to pull alert for the 341st Missile Wing

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Grey Wolf is name given to helicopter that will replace Hueys at Malmstrom

The helicopter that will replace the Hueys at Malmstrom Air Force Base in the coming years has been named Grey Wolf. On Dec. 19, Air Force Global Strike Command held a naming ceremony at Duke Field in Florida for the MH-139A helicopter. Gen. Timothy Ray, AFGSC commander, made the announcement, comparing it to the wild animal that bears the same

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Air Force establishes unit to test Huey replacement helicopter

The unit that will support testing and evaluation of the new MH-139A helicopter will stand up later this month at Duke Field in Florida. Air Force Global Strike Command is standing up Detachment 7 as the command replaces the aging UH-1N Hueys that are used in support of the intercontinental ballistic missile mission. The Boeing aircraft is the first service-unique

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