Category Archives: Montana Air National Guard

Thunderbirds have arrived in Great Falls, performing at this weekend’s airshow

The sound of fighter jets have returned to Great Falls this week and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be performing this weekend at the 2022 Flight Over the Falls airshow at the 120th Airlift Wing of the Montana Air National Guard. Capt. Daniel Katz will be flying in the No. 6 Thunderbird as the opposing solo during the show

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Thunderbirds in town for airshow July 23-24

The U.S. Thunderbirds will take the skies over Great Falls again next weekend at the 2022 Flight Over the Falls at the airport. The airshow is July 23-24 and celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Montana Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force. The Guard is hosting the event this year, in partnership with Malmstrom Air Force Base, and

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City reduces cost for aquatic center construction; approves fundraising agreement

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Commissioner unanimously approved a change to the city’s construction contract with Swank Enterprises that reduced the cost by $244,655 for the new indoor aquatic center. The commission awarded the construction contract to Swank in November with a base bid of $17.9 million and an alternate for $354,000 for about 45,000 square feet of new construction, site work such as excavation,

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Airshow dates set; Thunderbirds to perform

The 120th Airlift Wing of the Montana Air National Guard and Malmstrom Air Force Base are hosting the 2022 Flight Over the Falls at the airport July 23-24. The U.S. Thunderbirds are scheduled to perform. Daines honors Piano Pat, WW2 veteran; visits Malmstrom, 120th Airlift Wing Col. Trace Thomas, 120th commander, told City Commissioners in June 2021 that the Thunderbirds

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Some C-130s from Montana Air National Guard transferred abroad

C-130s from the 120th Airlift Wing of the Montana Air National Guard have been transferred to Chile, Colombia and Romania. The older C-130 models at the 120th had been replaced by newer models beginning in June 2021. Two of the older C-130s went to Chile in April, two went to Colombia in September 2021 and the last one went to

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Local groups feeding airmen for Christmas

Several local groups are feeling the troops again this holiday. Joann Gogo spearheaded the effort and teamed up with the Enbär/The Block partners again to provide about 130 meals for airmen at Malmstrom Air Force Base and the Montana Air National Guard who are working on Christmas Day. The Christmas dinners are funded by Enbar, Gogo, the Military Affairs Committee

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Air Force secretary visits Malmstrom

Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall visited Malmstrom Air Force Base on Dec. 22. Sen. Jon Tester, chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, invited the secretary earlier this month and on Wednesday, the secretary toured the based with Sen. Steve Daines. In an interview with The Electric, Daines said he and the secretary met with the base

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Locals providing Thanksgiving meals to airmen working on the holiday

A group of locals are teaming up again this year to feed local airmen who are working on Thanksgiving. Joann Gogo is spearheading the effort and teamed up with the Enbär partners again to provide about 100 meals for airmen at Malmstrom Air Force Base and the Montana Air National Guard who are working on Thursday. The meals will be

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City approves $18.34 million contract for indoor pool construction

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City Commissioners unanimously approved a contract to Swank Enterprises for $17.9 million for the base bid and $354,000 for a slide in the leisure pool for a total contract of $18.34 million for the new indoor aquatic and recreation center. Coupled with the $1.8 million already spent on design and engineering puts the project about $470,000 over the $20 million budget.

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City staff recommending $18.43 million contract for new aquatic center

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During their Nov. 2 meeting, City Commissioners will consider awarding a contract to Swank Enterprises for $17.9 million for the base bid and $354,000 for a slide in the leisure pool for a total contract of $18.34 million for the new indoor aquatic and recreation center. Staff is recommending approval of the contract. The new facility, as proposed, is about

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