Category Archives: Malmstrom Air Force Base

Air Force release draft environmental assessment for GBSD testing phase

The Air Force has released the draft environmental assessment, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act, to evaluate potential environmental effects associated with the implementation of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent test program. The GBSD program would modernize the aging U.S. land-based intercontinental ballistic missile Minuteman III system. The Air Force is planning to replace all 1970s Minuteman III ICBM weapons

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City, design team update neighborhood on aquatics facility plans

Cover photo is a rendering from LPW Architecture  City staff and the design team for the indoor aquatics and recreation center updated Neighborhood Council 9 about the project planned for Lions Park during their Feb. 11 meeting. The city received a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense for the estimated $20 million project and plans to use

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CCHD booking those on waiting list for next batch of vaccines; Malmstrom expanding availability; VA receives more doses for veterans

Updated Feb. 10 The Cascade County City-County Health Department is not holding online scheduling this week for the COVID-19 vaccine appointments for next week. Instead, all appointments will be booked from the existing waiting list. “Interest in the waiting list has been very high, so in order to get through as many names as possible on the waiting list, online

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U.S. pursuing 5-year extension to New START, treaty that regulates ICBMs

The Biden Administration is seeking a five-year extension of the New START nuclear arms control treaty with Russia, which is set to expire on Feb. 5. New START, ratified by Congress in 2010 and entered into force in February 2011, limits strategic nuclear weapons in the U.S. and Russia, including the intercontinental ballistic missiles at Malmstrom Air Force Base and

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Malmstrom airmen begin receiving COVID-19 vaccine

Malmstrom Air Force Base began vaccinating medical personnel for COVID-19 on Dec. 31 at the base medical clinic. A dozen medical officials were vaccinated, including Col. Mark A. Pomerinke, commander of the 341st Medical Group. Cascade County COVID-19 case rate drops significantly, local restrictions likely to remain in place  “We’re glad to begin taking this next step forward in our

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Locals come together to feed airmen working Christmas Day

Great Falls organizations and businesses came together this holiday to feed airmen working on Christmas Day at Malmstrom Air Force Base and the Montana Air National Guard. Joann Gogo spearheaded this year’s project that was sponsored by the Exchange Club of Great Falls, Great Falls Association of Realtors, Thomas Kopp, Suhr Transport, K&K Trucking, Terry Thompson, Blane Sheritt, Rob and

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City pushes hearing on land swap for aquatics facility to Jan. 19

The city was planning on conducting a public hearing on Jan. 5 regarding the proposed land swap between the city and the Great Falls Public Schools district. During the Dec. 15 City Commission meeting, City Manager Greg Doyon said that he recommended using the Jan. 5 work session to discuss the status of the proposed aquatics and recreation facility. City,

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Malmstrom revises dining policy; vaccine arrives in Great Falls; GFPS COVID numbers decreasing

Malmstrom Air Force Base has changed its indoor dining policy, effective immediately, allowing military members to dine indoors at restaurants where tables are six feet apart and they must leave before 8 p.m. “I’m happy to announce that we are implementing new guidance, starting today, that seeks to maintain balance while allowing our airmen more latitude,” Col. Anita Feugate Opperman,

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City looking into options to adjust aquatics center due to high foundation costs

The city and their selected design team has been working on the selected site for the Aim High/Big Sky aquatics and recreation facility. The city did a land swap with Great Falls Public Schools for a 10 acre parcel, adjacent to the soccer complex. City awards aquatics facility design contract to LPW/TD&H Once the city had approval for the $10

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Malmstrom still set to receive new helicopter first, no change in delivery order

Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines said earlier this week that Malmstrom Air Force Base would be the first to receive the MH-139 Grey Wolf helicopter that is replacing the UH-1N Huey. That wasn’t new information and had been the case since at least January 2019 when the commander of the 341st Civil Engineer Squadron said at the Great Falls

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