Category Archives: Montana Air National Guard

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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City planning aquatic center groundbreaking for Sept. 15

The city, with Malmstrom Air Force Base and the Montana Air National Guard have scheduled the ground breaking ceremony for the new indoor aquatics and recreation center. The ceremony is set for 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at Lions Park, 2701 10th Ave. S. City considering water main contract for aquatic center on Aug. 17 The U.S. Department of Defense awarded

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DoD finds no violation in city process for aquatic center

The U.S. Department of Defense has found that the city followed all regulations related to selecting the project design team for the new indoor aquatic and recreation center. The DoD awarded the city a $10 million grant in 2020 for the new Aim High Big Sky Aquatic Center to be constructed in Lions Park. The city is matching the grant

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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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Daines honors Piano Pat, WW2 veteran; visits Malmstrom, 120th Airlift Wing

Sen. Steve Daines was in town June 3 visiting Malmstrom Air Force Base, the 120th Airlift Wing and delivering copies of the Congressional Record to the family of Piano Pat and Ed Maierle, a World War II veteran who turns 100 on June 6, the anniversary of the D-Day invasion. At the Sip n’ Dip, he presented the document to

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Tester visits Malmstrom, talks helicopters, C-130s, GBSD

Sen. Jon Tester visited Malmstrom Air Force Base on May 21 with Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Charles Brown and Air Force Global Strike Command Commander Gen. Timothy Ray. Tester has visited the base numerous times and is currently chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. During the visit, he said officials updated him on the

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Montana Guard troops returning home from D.C.

Members of the Montana National Guard arrived in Helena on Jan. 26 after spending just over a week in Washington, D.C., supporting security operations for the inauguration. “Our Montana National Guard soldiers deployed rapidly to Washington, D.C. to help ensure a peaceful transition of power, and accomplished that mission with success. On behalf of Montanans, I thank them for selflessly

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Montana Guard activated for inauguration; C-130s from Great Falls to transport troops

Gov. Greg Gianforte has activated 165 Montana Army National Guard troops to support the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. next week. The activation is in response to a request from the National Guard Bureau and federal authorities, according to a release from Gianforte’s office. “The Montana National Guard has a long, proud history of supporting our state and nation. I’m

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Hronek selected to lead Montana military department, National Guard

Maj. Gen. Pete Hronek has been selected to serve as the Montana Adjutant General and lead the Department of Military Affairs under Governor-elect Greg Gianforte. Hronek previously served as commander of the 120th Airlift Wing of the Montana Air National Guard in Great Falls. He’s been the assistant adjutant general from 2018 to 2019 and chief of staff for the

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Locals come together to feed airmen working Christmas Day

Great Falls organizations and businesses came together this holiday to feed airmen working on Christmas Day at Malmstrom Air Force Base and the Montana Air National Guard. Joann Gogo spearheaded this year’s project that was sponsored by the Exchange Club of Great Falls, Great Falls Association of Realtors, Thomas Kopp, Suhr Transport, K&K Trucking, Terry Thompson, Blane Sheritt, Rob and

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