Category Archives: Montana Air National Guard

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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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 theĀ 385th Air Expeditionary Wing, the aircrew, aircraft maintainers and additional personnel will provide airlift and airdrop support to

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Montana projects on list of potential funding sources for border wall; but might not be affected under Pentagon criteria

Sen. Jon Tester has “slammed” a Trump Administration proposal for border wall funding that could impact military construction projects in Montana. Earlier this week, the Pentagon released a document that includes a list of U.S. military construction projects that the White House could redirect funds from to build a border wall. The $14.6 million missile maintenance facility at Malmstrom Air

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Bullock re-appointed to Council of Governors

Gov. Steve Bullock was re-appointed Feb. 21 by President Trump to the Council of Governors for a two-year term, according to White House release. Gov. David Ige of Hawaii and Gov. Asa Hutchison of Arkansas were appointed as the designated co-chairs. Other appointees include: Gov. Douglas A. Ducey of Arizona Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio Gov. Edward Miner Lamont, Jr.,

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Montana Air National Guard continues holiday dinner tradition

Holiday traditions for many members of the Montana Air National Guard includes cooking for the Danny Berg Memorial Christmas Dinner. Every Christmas Eve for 17 years, the 120th Airlift Wing’s dining facility has been taken over to prepare turkey, gravy and stuffing for the dinner that is served on Christmas at the Great Falls senior center. Senior Master Sgt. William

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Great Falls airman competes in The Rock’s new Titan Games

Four years ago, Matt Cable was fighting leukemia, complete organ failure and was deathly ill. Now he’s competing in the Titan Games, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s new fitness competition that premiers Jan. 3 on NBC. Shortly after the show premiers, he leaves for a 7-month deployment with the 120th Security Forces Group. The 28-year-old played a number of sports growing

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Great Falls considered for new Air Force mission

Great Falls is in the running for a new Air Force mission. The Air Force is gathering data to determine where to place a required 10th aeromedical evacuation squadron for the Air National Guard and Great Falls is among the locations being considered. Aeromedical evacuation squadrons provide patient movement during wartime and domestic operations. The new squadron location must meet

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Largest private hangar in Montana under construction at Great Falls airport

Great Falls will soon be home to the state’s largest private hangar with the capability to house two 737 aircraft. Eagle Jet Solutions is building a 40,000 square foot hangar at the Great Falls International Airport and is the first project in a 20-acre aviation park being developed by the Airport Authority. Development on the site has been planned since

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Locals pitching Air Force to reopen runway for ICBM replacement program; defense bill authorizes funds for Montana military missions

Some local officials are working on a proposal to reopen the runway at Malmstrom Air Force Base, if only temporarily. County Commissioner Joe Briggs is pitching the Air Force to reopen the runway temporarily for the delivery of materials related to the replacement of the intercontinental ballistic missile system. The ICBM replacement program, the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, is currently

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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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