Category Archives: Military

City breaks ground on indoor aquatics, recreation center

The city, with Malmstrom Air Force Base and Montana Air National Guard, held a groundbreaking ceremony ceremony on Sept. 15 at Lions Park. The U.S. Department of Defense awarded the city a $10 million grant in 2020 for the new Aim High Big Sky Aquatic Center to be constructed in Lions Park. “We see a lot of great things in the future

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Cotton confirmed for AFGSC command, 4th star

The U.S. Senate confirmed Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton for command of Air Force Global Strike Command at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. He’ll also pin on his fourth star. He is currently the deputy commander at AFGSC and was stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base from 2009-2011 when he was vice commander and commander. Former Montana military commanders selected for

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Tester questions Air Force on C-130, MANG future

During a Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee hearing on Navy and Air Force Weapons Systems Divestments, Air Force officials said that they won’t change the 120th Airlift Wing’s mission without involving the state. Sen. Jon Tester chairs the committee and called the hearing to question the Air Force about its plans to retire C-130H aircraft since the service’s proposed budget includes

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Gianforte activates Guard for wildfire operations

Gov. Greg Gianforte has activated two Montana National Guard helicopter support modules, including 24 soldiers, only state active duty, or Title 32 status, for 15 days to support the state’s wildfire response. “These Montana National Guard soldiers are well-trained and well-prepared for this mobilization. On behalf of a grateful state, I want to thank these soldiers for joining our courageous

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Air Force awards $306 million contract to Northrop Grumman to continue support work on Minuteman III ICBM

The Air Force has awarded a $306 million five-year contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation to continue its work as the Minuteman III ground subsystems support contractor. The competitive award has a potential ceiling of $3.86 billion over 18 years, according to a Northrop release. Tester visits Malmstrom, talks helicopters, C-130s, GBSD Northrop has been the prime contractor on the system

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Air Force to begin field surveys for GBSD project July 12

As part of planning for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent project, the Air Force will be conducting cultural resources, biological resources, and wetland surveys from July 12 through Oct. 22, of proposed project areas that extend through parcels owned by private landowners, as well as parcels administered by federal and state agencies. GBSD is the replacement for the Minuteman III

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Air Force testing childcare sublet app, starting at Malmstrom

Malmstrom Air Force Base is set to pilot a mobile app for subletting short-term slots at military child development centers on June 28. The app, called Kinderspot, is being tested by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center and is designed to help military families on Air Force installations sublet child care spots at their home station or find spots

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Former Montana military commanders selected for Air Force, VA leadership positions

Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton has been nominated to assume command of Air Force Global Strike Command at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. He is currently the deputy commander and was stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base from 2009-2011 when he was vice commander and commander. Allen confirmed for brigadier general rank, Cotton confirmed for third star If confirmed, Cotton

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Air Force releases final environmental assessment for GBSD test program

The Department of the Air Force has released the Final Environmental Assessment for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Test Program and the program’s Finding of No Significant Impact. The analysis can be found at gbsdtesteaoea.govsupport.us The GBSD program would modernize the 1970s land-based intercontinental ballistic missile Minuteman III system. Tester visits Malmstrom, talks helicopters, C-130s, GBSD “The Air Force plans

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