Category Archives: Malmstrom Air Force Base

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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Malmstrom brings home Blanchard Trophy again this year, plus 10 other awards in Global Strike Challenge

The 341st Missile Wing has again been awarded the Blanchard Trophy. The trophy goes to the best intercontinental ballistic missile wing in the Global Strike Challenge, a competition for airmen in Air Force Global Strike Command,which is Malmstrom Air Force Base’s parent command. It’s the third consecutive win for the 341st. The Blanchard Trophy was first awarded in 1967 to

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Malmstrom conducting training exercise over next two weeks

The 341st Missile Wing will be conducting training exercises over the next two weeks on and around Malmstrom Air Force Base. The community can expect an increased presence of emergency vehicles, convoys and helicopters Oct.18-29, according to a Malmstrom release. Installation gate access may be affected as enhanced security procedures are performed on inbound traffic. “The exercise involves extensive planning and

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Malmstrom airmen participate in ICBM test launch at California base

Airmen from the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle this morning from Vandenberg AFB in California. The unarmed ICBM was launched at 1:13 a.m. PST on Oct. 2. The ICBM’s reentry vehicle traveled about 4,200 miles to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. These test launches

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Malmstrom receives Omaha Trophy; STRATCOM vice talks GBSD, future threats, missions

Earlier this summer, the 341st Missile Wing was again named winner of the Omaha Trophy and on Wednesday, U.S. Strategic Command Deputy Commander Vice Adm. Dave Kriete presented the trophy to Col. Christopher Menuey, Malmstrom’s operations group commander, and the wing. During the ceremony, Meuney said the back to back trophy win is a testament to the wing’s character, credibility and

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Test pilots qualify on helicopter that will replace Malmstrom’s Hueys

The Air Force is a step closer to fielding the Boeing MH-139 helicopter that will replace the UH-1N Huey flown at missile bases, including Malmstrom Air Force Base. Test pilots from the 413th Flight Test Squadron became the first Air Force pilots to receive a Type rating on the AW-139 helicopter at the end of July, according to an Air Force

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Suspect in custody near Malmstrom AFB, no current threat

The Great Falls Police Department and Cascade County Sheriff’s Office were looking for a suspect in the theft of 4-wheelers on Tuesday afternoon. The suspect was believed to be in the vicinity of Malmstrom Air Force Base, according to GFPD Capt. John Schaffer, and is now in custody. The suspect was apprehended off-base at 3:50 p.m., according to Malmstrom. According

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Malmstrom breaks ground on missile maintenance facility, project funding no longer possible source for border wall

Officials broke ground last week on the new missile maintenance dispatch facility at Malmstrom Air Force Base. The $18.68 million construction contract was awarded in June through the Army Corps of Engineers to a joint venture between WHH Nisqually and Garco. The new missile maintenance facility is being built because the functions that would occupy that building are being displaced from

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Former Malmstrom commander assumes command of Air Force center in Texas

Maj. Gen. Tom Wilcox took command last week of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas. One of six specialized centers assigned to Air Force Materiel Command, the center provides installation and mission support capabilities to 77 Air Force installations, nine major commands and two direct reporting units with an annual budget

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Boeing drops out of GBSD competition to replace ICBMs

Boeing announced Thursday that it will not bid for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent engineering and manufacturing development phase of the project. 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 AFB in North Dakota. Air Force

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