Category Archives: Montana Air National Guard

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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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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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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Fox retires from Montana Air National Guard after nearly 42 years; Hronek assumes command

For the first time in 70 years, a member of Brig. Gen. Bryan Fox’s family is not in the Montana Air National Guard. Fox relinquished command during a Saturday morning ceremony as assistant adjutant general of the Montana National Guard and commander of the Montana Air National Guard. Gov. Steve Bullock presided over the ceremony and said to Fox, “you’ve

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