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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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Former Malmstrom commander nominated as deputy of Air Force Global Strike Command

Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton has been nominated for assignment as deputy commander of Air Force Global Strike Command at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. Cotton is currently serving as commander and president of Air University at Air Education and Training Command at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. Former Malmstrom commander assumes command of Air Force center in Texas

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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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Air Force requesting proposals for next phase of ICBM replacement

The Air Force released a request for proposals for its Ground Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system program on July 16. The request is for the weapon system’s Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase and includes five production lot options to produce and deploy the weapon system, according to a release from the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center Public

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Pilots have Great Falls ties; Malmstrom open house revised schedule today

Thunderstorms washed out the end of Saturday’s planned flying acts at the Mission Over Malmstrom Open House, but the event is back on today. The U.S. Army’s Golden Knights and the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team weren’t able to fly Saturday night as a thunderstorm rolled in. U.S. Army’s Golden Knights parachuting over Great Falls this weekend for Mission Over Malmstrom

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