Category Archives: Military

Military Appreciation Days in downtown Great Falls Nov. 10-12

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The Downtown Chicks, a committee of the Downtown Great Falls Association, in recognition of Veterans Day, is hosting Military Appreciation Days in downtown Great Falls. Active duty, retired military, veterans, and their family members, are encouraged to look for this flyer posted in windows throughout stores and restaurants downtown Nov. 10-12. The following local establishments have confirmed these specials: Belles

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Malmstrom conducting exercise Oct. 20

The 341st Missile Wing will be conducting an emergency response exercise on Malmstrom Air Force Base on Oct. 20 from about noon to 4 p.m. “The exercise is an opportunity for multiple agencies to practice contingency operations in response to a simulated incident on base. Visitors should expect delays at the gates, facility lockdowns, and traffic detours on base. There

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DEQ seeking comment on Malmstrom hazardous waste permit

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality is seeking public comment on the proposal to reissue a hazardous waste permit to Malmstrom Air Force Base for operation of a hazardous waste storage facility and continued remediation of contaminated areas on the base. As part of the permit reissuance process, DEQ is seeking public comment on the draft permit and environmental assessment.

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Northrop Grumman casts first motor set for new ICBM

Northrop Grumman has cast the LGM-35A Sentinel program’s first inert stage-one and stage-two solid rocket motor set this summer. The casting event demonstrated the maturity of Sentinel’s solid rocket motor design and validated manufacturing processes, advanced tooling, and facilities, according to a Northrop Grumman release. Sentinel is the weapon system that is replacing the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system in place at

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Thunderbirds have arrived in Great Falls, performing at this weekend’s airshow

The sound of fighter jets have returned to Great Falls this week and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be performing this weekend at the 2022 Flight Over the Falls airshow at the 120th Airlift Wing of the Montana Air National Guard. Capt. Daniel Katz will be flying in the No. 6 Thunderbird as the opposing solo during the show

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Scooter Brown Band returning to Great Falls for July 20 Downtown Summer Jam

The Scooter Brown Band is returning to Great Falls this week for the Downtown Summer Jam on July 20 at the intersection of 5th Street and Central Avenue. The band played at Newberry in December and Brown said they had such a good time, they told organizers to book them back again. “We’ve been looking forward to coming back since

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Little assumes command at Malmstrom

Col. Barry Little assumed command of the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base during a July 18 change of command ceremony. Little assumed command from Col. Anita Feugate Opperman. Maj. Gen. Michael Lutton, 20th Air Force commander, was the presiding official for the ceremony. Omaha Trophy returns to Malmstrom The 341st is one of three missile wings in

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Thunderbirds in town for airshow July 23-24

The U.S. Thunderbirds will take the skies over Great Falls again next weekend at the 2022 Flight Over the Falls at the airport. The airshow is July 23-24 and celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Montana Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force. The Guard is hosting the event this year, in partnership with Malmstrom Air Force Base, and

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Air Force holding public hearing on GBSD environmental impact draft

The United States Air Force is holding public hearings over the coming weeks on the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the new Sentinel system, or ground based strategic deterrent, that will replace the existing Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system. The Sentinel system will replace the Minuteman system at Malmstrom Air Force Base, as well as Minot in North Dakota

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City approves contract changes for indoor aquatics center

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Commissioners voted 4-1 during their July 5 meeting to approve a $91,029.58 change order for the indoor new aquatics and recreation center under construction in Lions Park. It’s the second change order to the $18 million contract and includes: plan review fee, city’s responsibility: $45,516.32 permit review, civil changes: $10,069 structural and plumbing revisions per city plan review: $16,010.29 architectural,

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