Category Archives: Military

Air Force awards $13.3 billion contract for ICBM replacement

The U.S. Air Force has awarded an engineering and manufacturing development contract for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent to Northrop Grumman. The GBSD system will replace the current Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system, which is in use at Malmstrom Air Force Base. GBSD missile program progressing According to the Air Force, the contract is $13.3 billion. The GBSD system

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New tactical response/helicopter operations facility at Malmstrom nearly complete

The 341st Missile Wing held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 4 for the new tactical response force/helicopter operations alert facility though construction isn’t fully complete on the $17.4 million facility. According to Malmstrom public affairs, the facility will be move-in ready later this month and it will house the 341st Security Forces Group Tactical Response Force alongside the 40th Helicopter

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Malmstrom getting new commander Aug. 5

The incoming commander of the 341st Missile Wing will be a familiar face to some. Col. Anita Feugate Opperman will assume command during a 9 a.m. ceremony on Aug. 5 at Malmstrom Air Force Base that will be streamed on the wing’s Facebook page due to COVID-19. New Malmstrom boss takes command [2018] Feugate Opperman is returning to Malmstrom after

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Malmstrom prohibits military members from dining in

On July 23, Col. Jennifer Reeves, 341st Missile Wing commander, signed an order prohibiting military members from entering bars, nightclubs, casinos, restaurants, and other places where food and drinks are consumed. Reeves said that they may enter briefly to pick up food or may choose delivery. Military and civilians must limit on and off installation activities to mission essential and

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Montana National Guard implements mask policy

The Montana National Guard implemented a policy July 6 requiring a cloth face covering be worn by anyone entering a Montana National Guard facility and by members and employees of the Montana National Guard “to preserve military and disaster response readiness for the people of Montana by preserving the health of our military and disaster response force during the COVID-19

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Draft feasibility study for region’s national heritage area now available for public comment

Big Sky Country National Heritage Area Inc. has released the draft feasibility study for a 45-day public review, with an Aug. 15 deadline to comment.  The feasibility study must prove that the proposed National Heritage Area has distinctive natural, historic, and cultural resources; as well as strong customs, folklife and traditions that represent our American heritage. The public is invited

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Vice chief of Air Force visits Malmstrom

Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen W. Wilson visited Malmstrom Air Force Base this week to learn more about the base’s efforts to maintaining mission readiness and caring for airmen and families during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Malmstrom release. “Wilson cancelled a scheduled brief in order to prioritize an open discussion with airmen regarding

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Memorial Day ceremony will be done virtually due to pandemic restrictions

This year’s Memorial Day Ceremony from the Montana Veterans Memorial Association will be conducted online to comply with guidance for COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. May 25 at the Montana Veterans Memorial. Navy Capt. Ken Robison, ret., will give the keynote speech and focus on a historical perspective of previous crises and moving forward as a

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Some RED HORSE members return from deployment

Twenty-eight members of the 819th RED HORSE Squadron returned from deployment over the weekend. Initially, military officials said they were stuck overseas due to the Pentagon’s stop-movement order that was issued March 25 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 819th RED HORSE airmen stuck overseas due to COVID-19 travel restrictions “These 28 were due to come home, but were told they

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