Tactical response helicopter operations facility nearly finished at Malmstrom
The 341st Missile Wing held a ribbon cutting ceremony this month for a new tactical response force/helicopter operations alert facility, though construction isn’t fully complete on the $17.4 million facility.
U.S. Space Force to conduct first ICBM test; Malmstrom crews involved
A developmental test launch of an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile will take place this week, marking the first test launch on the Western Range since the 30th Space Wing became part of the U.S. Space Force.
Great Falls airport raising revenue with hopes for California, Texas flights
Los Angeles is the third largest market at the Great Falls airport. But the airport is also the largest Montana market with no direct service to the West Coast city, according to airport officials.
Montana Air National Guard’s 120th Airlift Wing begins 4-month deployment
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 departed last week and are assigned to the 385th Air Expeditionary Wing.
Malmstrom AFB under review as shelter for unaccompanied migrant children
The Great Falls City Commission has been notified that Malmstrom Air Force Base is being considered for possible use as a temporary shelter for unaccompanied migrant children during hurricane season in the southern U.S.
Former Great Falls legislator, longtime art teacher Jean Price dies
Four-term Democratic legislator Jean Price died Monday of pancreatic cancer. She was a beloved longtime art teacher in Great Falls, remembered statewide for her contributions in the Legislature.
Montana Guard soldiers return from 9-month deployment to Afghanistan
About 65 Montana Army National Guard soldiers with the 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion returned home this weekend after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.
Malmstrom AFB: All-female missile crews take field for International Women’s Day
All three of the nation's intercontinental ballistic missile wings, as well as the 341st Maintenance Group at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, posted females to the field in observance of International Women’s Day.
Bullock reappointed to Council of Governors, advising president on National Guard
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock was reappointed on Thursday by President Donald Trump to the Council of Governors for a two-year term. The council is intended to serve as a mechanism for governors and key federal officials to address matters pertaining to the National Guard and homeland security.
Great Falls business applies for permit to open hemp processing facility
Paul Leach of Venture Property and Leasing LLC has applied for a permit allowing a value-added agricultural commodity processing facility on his nine acre parcel. According to the application, no goods will be sold on-site.