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Air Force general visits Malmstrom

GREAT FALLS — Maj. Gen. Jack Weinstein says a number of changes have already been implemented at Malmstrom Air Force Base in the wake of drug and cheating investigations.

May 03, 2014 3:36 pmLoading…
Air Force secretary visiting missile bases

Air Force secretary visiting missile bases

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Air Force's top civilian leader is on a fact-finding mission following cheating and drug scandals in the command that oversees the nation's nuclear missiles.

January 22, 2014 9:12 am Related Loading…

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MANG pilots begin C-130 training

MANG pilots begin C-130 training

GREAT FALLS — The Montana Air National Guard's mission change from F-15 fighter jets to C-130 cargo planes continues.

August 21, 2013 10:40 amLoading…

Malmstrom transfers dozens of homes to reservation

GREAT FALLS — Houses on Malmstrom Air Force Base that could have been demolished are instead being moved to Fort Belknap Reservation, where there is a need for housing.

March 28, 2013 8:08 amLoading…

Legislature addresses bills intended to enhance Wyoming's military friendliness

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Pentagon chart in Washington, D.C., marks Wyoming with a red dot, targeting the state for its failure to give consideration to military members and their spouses who seek professional licenses.

February 10, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…

Malmstrom Air Force Base to get new commander

GREAT FALLS — Malmstrom Air Force Base is set to get a new commander.

February 06, 2013 11:30 amLoading…

Air Force officers deliberating court-martial for Montana parachuting death

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — A panel of Air Force officers is deliberating a verdict in the court-martial of a C-17 pilot at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

December 14, 2012 12:15 pmLoading…

Court martial for pilot in Montana parachute death

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — A court martial is scheduled Tuesday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for a C-17 pilot accused of dereliction of duty for a training accident last year in Montana where a paratrooper from Pennsylvania died after landing on a roof.

December 10, 2012 9:41 amLoading…

Wyoming may keep Air National Guard medical unit, for now

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming would get to keep an Air National Guard medical unit under the latest military budget proposal being considered by Congress.

July 17, 2012 7:47 amLoading…
Governors question Air Force plan to move planes to Montana

Governors question Air Force plan to move planes to Montana

FORT WORTH, Texas — Five Gulf Coast states' governors and Texas' entire congressional delegation are fighting a U.S. Air Force proposal to move eight cargo planes out of Texas that are used for post-hurricane evacuations.

March 07, 2012 9:28 amLoading…

Air Force band, choral group to perform 4 area concerts

The United States Air Force Concert Band and the Singing Sergeants have set four free concerts for the Billings area, including a Tuesday, Oct. 11, performance at 7 p.m. at West High School.

October 07, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Wyoming guard unit earns national flying unit award

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Air National Guard's 187th Airlift Squadron has won a prestigious national award.

May 17, 2011 10:10 pmLoading…

Plan to triple training AF airspace, including Montana, progressing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A plan to more than triple the airspace in which the U.S. Air Force can conduct training exercises with its Dakotas-based B-1 and B-52 bombers is progressing, and officials expect an environmental impact statement to be finalized by winter.

May 01, 2011 11:56 amLoading…
Camelina falling out of favor with Montana farmers

Camelina falling out of favor with Montana farmers

Camelina, the biofuel that five years ago Gov. Brian Schweitzer called his new girlfriend, now struggles for a planting date with Montana farmers.

April 22, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Boeing-Helena gets piece of $35 billion Air Force deal

HELENA — The 135 workers at Boeing-Helena may have steady work for another 20 years with an announcement by the aerospace giant Friday of a $35 billion contract with the U.S. Air Force to supply midair refueling tankers based on the Boeing 767.

February 27, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Air Force finishes hearings on expanded bomber training area

Air Force finishes hearings on expanded bomber training area

A public hearing in Billings on U.S. Air Force plans to expand a bomber training area out of Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota drew passionate support and opposition on Tuesday night.

October 26, 2010 9:28 pmLoading…

Military pilots back from Afghanistan

Domenic Easton found it comforting to be in his hometown of Helena last weekend for his little sister’s wedding.

February 07, 2010 11:30 pmLoading…
Pollution a legacy at old missile sites

Pollution a legacy at old missile sites

CHEYENNE - As U.S. Air Force officials marked the 50th anniversary of the deployment of nuclear missiles to sites in the rural United States this past week, residents in some of these communities are still grappling with another legacy: groundwater pollution from chemicals used to clean and …

October 10, 2009 9:00 pm Photos



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