Category Archives: Malmstrom Air Force Base

Malmstrom raises health level; omicron confirmed in Cascade County

Updated 9 p.m. Jan 4 On Jan. 4, Malmstrom Air Force Base returned to Health Protection Condition Bravo due to increased COVID-19 transmission rates in the local area and on base. With the change, masks are required in all facilities on Malmstrom, regardless of vaccination status, according to base officials. During the Jan. 4 City Commission meeting, Col. Anita Feugate

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Local groups feeding airmen for Christmas

Several local groups are feeling the troops again this holiday. Joann Gogo spearheaded the effort and teamed up with the Enbär/The Block partners again to provide about 130 meals for airmen at Malmstrom Air Force Base and the Montana Air National Guard who are working on Christmas Day. The Christmas dinners are funded by Enbar, Gogo, the Military Affairs Committee

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Air Force secretary visits Malmstrom

Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall visited Malmstrom Air Force Base on Dec. 22. Sen. Jon Tester, chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, invited the secretary earlier this month and on Wednesday, the secretary toured the based with Sen. Steve Daines. In an interview with The Electric, Daines said he and the secretary met with the base

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Malmstrom brings home Blanchard Trophy for fourth consecutive win

The 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base has been named the the Blanchard Trophy winner for the fourth consecutive time in Global Strike Challenge 2021. Global Strike Challenge 21 included about 450 competitors throughout nine wings. Malmstrom brings home Blanchard Trophy again this year, plus 10 other awards in Global Strike Challenge [2019] “It is the world’s premier

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Locals providing Thanksgiving meals to airmen working on the holiday

A group of locals are teaming up again this year to feed local airmen who are working on Thanksgiving. Joann Gogo is spearheading the effort and teamed up with the Enbär partners again to provide about 100 meals for airmen at Malmstrom Air Force Base and the Montana Air National Guard who are working on Thursday. The meals will be

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Court dismisses lawsuit against city over Wheat Ridge denial

A district court judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed against the city in 2019 over the denial of the Wheat Ridge annexation, finding in favor of the city. In March of 2019, the City Commission denied 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

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GBSD project hits another milestone

Northrop Grumman Corporation, the contractor for the Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, said this week that it successfully performed the first insulation and case wind of the missile’s first-stage solid rocket motor. “Northrop Grumman performed the insulation wind around a plaster tooling mandrel. The insulation protects the outer casing of the motor from extreme temperatures caused by burning propellant

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Malmstrom facility wins Air Force design award

The recently completed tactical response force alert facility at Malmstrom Air Force Base is among the 2021 Air Force Design Award winners. The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently announced the winners, recognizing 10 standout building projects in design and efficiency. New tactical response/helicopter operations facility at Malmstrom nearly complete “Delivering lethality and readiness requires modern and sustainable facilities and

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City approves $18.34 million contract for indoor pool construction

City Commissioners unanimously approved a contract to Swank Enterprises for $17.9 million for the base bid and $354,000 for a slide in the leisure pool for a total contract of $18.34 million for the new indoor aquatic and recreation center. Coupled with the $1.8 million already spent on design and engineering puts the project about $470,000 over the $20 million budget.

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City staff recommending $18.43 million contract for new aquatic center

During their Nov. 2 meeting, City Commissioners will consider awarding a contract to Swank Enterprises for $17.9 million for the base bid and $354,000 for a slide in the leisure pool for a total contract of $18.34 million for the new indoor aquatic and recreation center. Staff is recommending approval of the contract. The new facility, as proposed, is about

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