Category Archives: Military

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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U.S. Army’s Golden Knights parachuting over Great Falls this weekend for Mission Over Malmstrom

The U.S. Army’s Golden Knights will parachute through the skies over Great Falls this weekend as part of the base’s Mission over Malmstrom Open House. On Friday, the team did a practice run and took The Electric along for the ride. The team of Army members consists of highly experienced skydivers who typically jump from about 12,500 feet. OPEN HOUSE

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Malmstrom open house this weekend, F-22s arrive Thursday

The Mission Over Malmstrom Open House is this weekend in Great Falls. Some of the performing aerial acts include the Air Force’s F-22 Demonstration Flight Team, the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights Jump Team and the MiG Fury Fighters. The F-22 Raptors s will be arriving tomorrow morning, July 11, at the 120th Airlift Wing base on Gore Hill. The team

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Airmen, aircraft operating out of Kuwait

The C-130s deployed from the 120th Airlift Wing of the Montana Air National Guard arrived at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait and joined aircraft from the Connecticut Air National Guard to replace units from Rhode Island and California. U.S. Air Force Capt. John Pulaski, 386th Expeditionary Operations Group C-130 pilot deployed from the 120th out of Great Falls said

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Wings of Freedom Tour bringing WWII aircraft to Great Falls this weekend

The Wings of Freedom Tour is coming to Great Falls this weekend with five World War II aircraft. The original warbirds with authentically restored interiors available for walk through tours include the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator. The B-25 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang, and P-40 Warhawk will be on the ramp as well. The aircraft will be at Holman Aviation at

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120th airmen, aircraft deploy in support of Operation Spartan Shield

Members of the 120th Airlift Wing of the Montana Air National Guard have begun a four-month deployment to southwest Asia in support of Operation Spartan Shield. About 130 airmen and four of the wing’s C-130s department last week and are assigned to the 385th Air Expeditionary Wing, the aircrew, aircraft maintainers and additional personnel will provide airlift and airdrop support to

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