Category Archives: Military

Wheat Ridge set for what will likely be a heated hearing on Sept. 18

Wheat Ridge is going to a public hearing on Sept. 18. City Commissioners had some discussion during their Aug. 7 meeting about not setting the public hearing but city staff said they believe it should go to a hearing to allow for due process of the project. City Commission to consider setting public hearing on east side Wheat Ridge development

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City Commission to consider setting public hearing on east side Wheat Ridge development

During Tuesday’s meeting, City Commissioners will consider setting a public hearing for Sept. 18 on the first phase of the proposed Wheat Ridge Estates subdivision. City staff is recommending denial of the developers request for annexation, zoning and a preliminary plat but staff does recommend setting the public hearing. Planning board recommends that City Commission approve Wheat Ridge development The

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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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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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Tester pushing Air Force to fund construction project at 120th Airlift Wing

Sen. Jon Tester is pushing the Air Force to make the 120th Airlift Wing a higher priority for military construction in the coming years. The unit needs additional ramp space to properly house the unit’s eight C-130s. The ramp was built for fighter jets, which are considerable smaller than the cargo planes. The Air Force currently has the estimated $9

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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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New command chief for Montana Air National Guard is a traditional Guardsman; GFPD officer

Doug Otto is the new state command chief for the Montana Air National Guard. The traditional Guardsman is also a lieutenant at the Great Falls Police Department. Otto assumed the position in early May. The command chief is the senior enlisted airman within a military component and Otto advises the commander of the Montana Air National Guard, Brig. Gen. Pete

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Memorial Day ceremony is Monday at Montana Veterans Memorial

The annual Memorial Day ceremony is 2 p.m. Monday at the Montana Veterans Memorial, located next to Voyagers stadium in Great Falls. Eric Newhouse, an Army veteran and winner of the Pulitzer Prize when he worked for the Great Falls Tribune, is the keynote speaker. During the ceremony, a new worn flag receiving container will be dedicated. The container was

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Montana National Guard members participate in major cyber exercise

By Spc. Michael Hunnisett | Army Public Affairs Special to The Electric Members of the Montana National Guard, including 14 soldiers and two airmen, have been participating in Cyber Shield 18 at Camp Atterbury, Ind. this month. The exercise includes members of the National Guard from 30 states, the U.S. Army Reserve, state and federal government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private

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