Category Archives: Malmstrom Air Force Base

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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Outgoing Malmstrom commander: it’s a privilege to wear the uniform

Col. Ron Allen will relinquish command of the 341st Missile Wing to Col. Jennifer Reeves during a Tuesday morning ceremony. Allen assumed command in April 2016 and said it’s emotional as he’s preparing to leave Malmstrom for his third assignment in D.C., this time as the principal assistant deputy administrator for military application at the National Nuclear Security Administration of

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Goats return to Malmstrom for weed management project

Goats have returned to Malmstrom Air Force Base for year two of a three-year weed management project. About 350¬†Spanish Boer Cross goats leaped from two livestock trailers Tuesday afternoon and raced to find the best weeds to munch on. They started in a field they’d worked in last year and would spend maybe an hour in that patch before moving

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Huey replacement program delayed, GAO rejects Sikorsky protest

The Air Force had planned to award a contract for the UH-1N Huey replacement program sometime this month, but that has been pushed into the fall. The Air Force is working to replace the Huey fleet of 84 helicopters, which are primarily used to augment security in the missile fields of Malmstrom, Minot and F.E. Warren AFBs. Those bases operate

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RED HORSE, Malmstrom missile alert facilities included in appropriations bill

Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved a funding bill that includes provisions for Malmstrom Air Force Base. The bill next goes to the Senate floor for a vote. Both Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines sit on the Appropriations Committee. According to Tester’s office, the Democrat added a provision that would prohibit the Air Force from relocating

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County approves agreement with Defense Department, highway agency for missile roads

Cascade County and others in the region contract with the Defense Department and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration for the access roads throughout the missile complex operated by Malmstrom Air Force Base. Cascade County commissioners recently approved a contract with those federal agencies and Teton and Chouteau counties for the Defense Access Roads program for fiscal year

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Next Malmstrom commander named, change of command date to be determined

Col. Jennifer Reeves has been named as the next 341st Missile Wing commander at Malmstrom Air Force Base. Currently, she is the commander of the 381st Training Group at Vandenberg AFB in California. The date for Reeves to arrive and assume command at Malmstrom has not yet been announced. Col. Ron Allen has been confirmed for promotion to brigadier general

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Boeing team visits Great Falls while working on ICBM replacement program

A team from Boeing visited Great Falls last week to meet with community leaders as Boeing works on the first phase of developing the ground based strategic deterrent. 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

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