Category Archives: Military

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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Next Malmstrom commander named, change of command date to be determined

Col. Jennifer Reeves has been named as the next 341st Missile Wing commander at Malmstrom Air Force Base. Currently, she is the commander of the 381st Training Group at Vandenberg AFB in California. The date for Reeves to arrive and assume command at Malmstrom has not yet been announced. Col. Ron Allen has been confirmed for promotion to brigadier general

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Sikorsky files protest in Huey replacement program

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, filed a pre-award protest recently with the Government Accountability Office over the UH-1N Huey replacement program. The protest was filed in February. The Air Force had been expected to award the contract by the end of June. Three companies bid for Huey replacement program Sikorsky filed the protest claiming the Air Force’s requirement to own

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Malmstrom airmen selected for nuclear operations awards

Air Force officials recently named the winners of the 2017 Nuclear Deterrence Operations Award and the Nuclear & Missile Operations Award. All three of the operations awards went to airmen assigned to Malmstrom Air Force Base. Nuclear & Missile Operations Award winners are: – Operator: 1st Lt. James Kegyes, 12th Missile Squadron, Malmstrom – Company Grade Officer of the Year:

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