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Malmstrom Air Force Base
Malmstrom Air Force Base
is a United States Air Force
United States Air Force
base and census-designated place (CDP) in Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, United States. It was named in honor of World War II
World War II
POW
POW
Colonel
Colonel
Einar Axel Malmstrom. It is the home of the 341st Missile Wing
341st Missile Wing
(341 MW) of the Air Force Global Strike Command
Air Force Global Strike Command
(AFGSC). As a census-designated place, it had a population of 3,472 at the 2010 census.[1]

Contents

1 Overview 2 Units 3 History

3.1 World War II 3.2 Military Air Transport Service 3.3 Malmstrom 3.4 Air Defense Command 3.5 Strategic Air Command

3.5.1 341st Strategic Missile Wing 3.5.2 301st Air Refueling Wing

3.6 Post Cold War
Cold War
era 3.7 Major commands to which assigned 3.8 Major units assigned

4 Geography 5 Demographics 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Overview[edit] Malmstrom AFB is one of three US Air Force Bases that maintains and operates the Minuteman III
Minuteman III
intercontinental ballistic missile. The 341st Missile Wing
341st Missile Wing
reports directly to Twentieth Air Force
Twentieth Air Force
at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming. It is part of Global Strike Command headquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.[2] Units[edit]

341st Missile Wing

341st Operations Group 341st Security Forces Group 341st Mission Support Group 341st Maintenance Group 341st Medical Group 341st Staff Agencies

Tenant Units

819th RED HORSE Squadron

The base's runway was closed on 31 December 1996 for aircraft operations. However, helicopter operations at Malmstrom continue in support of the base's missile mission.[2] History[edit] World War II[edit]

Oblique aerial photo of Great Falls AAB, looking south-westward, about 1944

The first B-17 landing at Great Falls AAB, 30 November 1942

Malmstrom Air Force Base
Malmstrom Air Force Base
traces its beginnings back to 1939 when World War II broke out in Europe. Concern about the war caused the local Chamber of Commerce to contact two Montana
Montana
senators, Burton K. Wheeler and James E. Murray and request they consider development of a military installation in Great Falls. In addition, appeals were made to the Secretary of War, Harry H. Woodring. In 1941, the Civil Aeronautics Authority provided the money for the development of the Great Falls Municipal Airport. In May 1942, construction began on an Army Air Corps base six miles (10 km) east of Great Falls. The base was known as East Base.[3] In November 1942, a survey team evaluated an area near the Green Mill Dance Club and Rainbow Dam Road approximately six miles east of Great Falls. Great Falls, along with ten other northern tier sparsely populated sites, was considered for a heavy bomber training base. Construction began on Great Falls Army Air Base (AAB) on 8 June 1942. The base was informally known as East Base since the 7th Ferrying Group was stationed at Great Falls Municipal Airport on Gore Hill (known as Gore Field during its military use). Its mission was to establish an air route between Great Falls and Ladd Field, Fairbanks, Alaska, as part of the United States
United States
Lend-Lease
Lend-Lease
Program that supplied the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
with aircraft and supplies needed to fight the German Army.[3][4] Great Falls AAB was assigned to II Bomber Command, Second Air Force. Its initial base operating unit was the 352d Base HQ and Air Base Squadron. Airfield operations began on 30 November 1942 when the first B-17 Flying Fortress
B-17 Flying Fortress
landed at the new base. Four Bombardment Groups, the 2nd, 385th, 390th, and 401st, trained at Great Falls AAB from November 1942 to October 1943 under Army Air Force Training Command. Group Headquarters and one of the Groups' four squadrons were stationed in Great Falls with the other squadrons stationed on sub-bases at Cut Bank, Glasgow, and Lewistown, Montana. Aircraft would take off at a predetermined time, form up in squadron formation over their respective location, and later, over central Montana, join up in group formation. These bombardment groups went on to participate in decisive raids over Germany
Germany
as part of Eighth Air Force
Eighth Air Force
opening the door for Allied daylight precision bombing.[3][5] Upon completion of the B-17 training program, in October 1943, Great Falls Army Air Base was transferred to the Air Transport Command
Air Transport Command
(ATC) and units from Gore Field were transferred to the base. The base was considerably expanded with more buildings were constructed including a consolidated mess, a post exchange, a theater, and a 400-bed hospital. Air Transport Command
Air Transport Command
also established aerial port facilities for passengers and cargo, as well as a flight service center. The ATC 90th Ferrying Squadron was assigned to the base which performed operations in support of the Lend Lease
Lend Lease
Program with the Soviet Union.[3][4] At Great Falls, P-39 Airacobras, C-47 Skytrains, B-25 Mitchells, and A-20 Havocs aircraft. B-25 Mitchell
B-25 Mitchell
Bombers arrived by rail and were assembled on base, along with others that were flown in by both military and Women Airforce Service Pilots
Women Airforce Service Pilots
(WASPs). These aircraft were later flown by U.S. pilots by way of the Northwest Staging Route through Canada, to Fairbanks, Alaska, and transferred to Soviet pilots who in turn flew them into Siberia
Siberia
via the Alaskan-Siberian Route (ALSIB). A total of 1,717,712 pounds of cargo containing aircraft parts, tools miscellaneous equipment, explosives and medical supplies were shipped through Great Falls Army Air Base to the Soviet Union. This included one of the greatest technology transfers (and espionage operations) in the history of the world. According to Richard Rhodes the plans for the atomic bomb, hundreds of tons of nuclear weapons materials, strategic intelligence reports, and the plans for much of the most advanced aviation, electronic, and heavy industrial technology was transferred through Gore Field and East Base in sealed diplomatic containers. Dozens, if not hundreds, of Soviet agents also entered the U.S. through Great Falls as part of the Soviet Lend-lease delegation and staff.[6] Aircraft shipments to the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
stopped in September 1945, when World War II
World War II
ended, with approximately 8,000 aircraft having been processed in a 21-month period.[3] Following World War II, Great Falls Army Air Base (later Great Falls Air Force Base and Malmstrom Air Force Base) played an important role in US defense during the Cold War
Cold War
era (1948–1991). The base was assigned or attached to several major commands, and its assigned units performed a wide variety of missions. Military Air Transport Service[edit]

After World War II
World War II
ended Great Falls AAB assumed a support mission for military personnel assigned to Alaskan military installations. A reserve training unit was established by the Continental Air Forces Fourth Air Force
Fourth Air Force
under the 418th Army Air Force Base Unit on 10 October 1946. In September 1947, the United States Air Force
United States Air Force
became a separate service and the base’s name was changed to Great Falls Air Force Base.[3]

USAF C-54 Skymaster.

Tensions between the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
increased dramatically when the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
closed all land travel between the western occupation sectors of Germany
Germany
and the American, French and British sectors of Berlin. The Western allies decided to try to supply Berlin
Berlin
by air. On 25 June 1948 "Operation Vittles," the strategic airlift of supplies to Berlin's 2,000,000 inhabitants, was initiated, beginning what became known as the Berlin
Berlin
Airlift. Great Falls AFB played a critical role in assuring the success of this vital operation. Officials selected the base as the only replacement aircrew training site for Berlin
Berlin
Airlift-bound C-54 Skymasters, reinforcing the United States
United States
Air Forces in Europe. Thus the 517th Air Transport Wing was activated. Using radio beacons, Great Falls AFB was transformed to resemble Tempelhof Airport
Tempelhof Airport
in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of pilots and flight engineers, many of whom were recalled to active duty, were qualified on the C-54 aircraft and on flight procedures to and from Berlin
Berlin
by practicing on ground mock-ups and flying simulated airlift missions.[3] Later, the 517th Air Transport Wing was redesginated the 1701st Air Transport Wing on 1 June 1948 when Air Transport Command
Air Transport Command
was redesignated the Military Air Transport Service
Military Air Transport Service
(MATS). Great Falls was assigned to the MATS Pacific Division. Transport units assigned to Great Falls were the 5th, 6th and 7th Air Transport Squadrons (later redesignated 1270th, 1271st and 1272d ATS) which flew C-54 Skymasters.[3][7] MATS reopened the C-54 Flight Training School as the 1272 Medium Transition Training Unit (Squadron) in May 1950, one month before the Korean War
Korean War
began. The unit's primary mission was the routing and scheduling of flights throughout the Pacific Ocean region and in support of Allied forces in the conflict. The 1701st ATW was later replaced by the 1300th Air Base Wing.[3] Great Falls became the temporary home of the 582nd Air Resupply and Communications Wing on 1 May 1953 which was transferred from Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. The 582d was a special operations unit which focused on PSYWAR missions. it deployed from Great Falls to RAF Molesworth, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK), and set up operations as part of USAFE's Third Air Force in February 1954.[8] Malmstrom[edit] Originally named Great Falls Army Air Base, later Great Falls Air Force Base, the facility was renamed Malmstrom Air Force Base
Malmstrom Air Force Base
on 1 October 1955 in honor of Colonel
Colonel
Einar Axel Malmstrom
Einar Axel Malmstrom
(1907–1954). Colonel
Colonel
Malmstrom, shot down on his 58th combat fighter mission in World War II, became the US commander of Luftwaffe Stalag Luft 1 South Compound, at Barth, Germany. After his release and return to active Air Force service, he died in the crash of a T-33 Shooting Star trainer on 21 August 1954 near Great Falls Air Force Base. In the short period of his tenure as vice wing commander, Colonel
Colonel
Malmstrom endeared himself to the local community. Saddened by the loss, the people of Great Falls began a drive to rename the base after him. Air Defense Command[edit]

29th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
29th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
McDonnell F-101B-110-MC Voodoo Great Falls AFB, Montana
Montana
March 1964

McDonnell F-101B-110-MC Voodoo AF Serial No. 58-0325. This was the type of aircraft flown by Air Defense Command at Malmstrom AFB. After its active service was over, this aircraft was retired to the National Museum of the United States Air Force
United States Air Force
where it is now on static display.

Great Falls (later Malmstrom AFB) played a major aerial defense role in North American air defense mission. Although the base was not assigned to Air Defense Command, the attached 29th Air Division
29th Air Division
was activated at Great Falls AFB in early 1950, bringing with them command and control authority of fighter interceptor squadrons, an aircraft control and warning squadron, and ground observer detachments in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and parts of Nevada, Utah, and Colorado
Colorado
as part of the Air Defense Command Western Air Defense Force. The 29th Fighter Interceptor Squadron was activated in 1953 and remained at Malmstrom until 1968, initially flying F-94C Starfire and later F-101 Voodoo interceptors.[3][9] Great Falls was reassigned to the Central Air Defense Force
Central Air Defense Force
at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base
Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base
in 1953. The 29th Air Division's area of responsibility changed to include Montana, North and South Dakota and Nebraska. The 29th supervised the training of its units, and participated in numerous training exercises. On 1 July 1961, the 29th AD was relocated to Richards Gebaur AFB, Missouri.[10] By 1954, several aircraft control and warning (radar) squadrons had been formed at the base. The 903d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron was one of them, and operated an AN/TPS-1D (termed a "gap-filler"). This radar was used probably for training purposes. The 903rd AC&W Squadron subsequently relocated to Gettysburg AFS, South Dakota. In 1957, under the control of the 801st Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, the Malmstrom AFB radar station became operational with AN/FPS-20
AN/FPS-20
search and AN/FPS-6
AN/FPS-6
height-finder radars. A second AN/FPS-6 series height-finder radar was added in 1960, and subsequently was upgraded to an AN/FPS-90
AN/FPS-90
set. In 1959 Malmstrom was performing air-traffic-control duties for the FAA, and joined the Semi Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) system on 1 March 1961, the squadron being redesignated as the 801st Radar Squadron
801st Radar Squadron
(SAGE). In 1964 Malmstrom received an AN/FPS-24
AN/FPS-24
search radar, replacing the AN/FPS-20. The 801st Radar Squadron
801st Radar Squadron
was inactivated on 31 December 1969 due to budget reductions. However, the radar site itself rejoined the SAGE network on 30 June 1971. The FAA
FAA
operated an AN/FPS-65
AN/FPS-65
search radar (which had replaced the AN/FPS-24), and the Air Force added an AN/FPS-90
AN/FPS-90
height-finder radar. This height-finder radar later became an AN/FPS-116
AN/FPS-116
for the Joint Surveillance System
Joint Surveillance System
(JSS) Program, then was removed c. 1988. The Malmstrom AFB radar site was closed altogether in 1996, and after the air force shut down the ADCOM Z-147 site, the Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) took over operation as part of the Joint Surveillance System
Joint Surveillance System
(JSS). Z-147 was completely replaced by a new ARSR-4 JSS site on Bootlegger Ridge, about 14 miles northeast of Great Falls AFB. Designated by NORAD
NORAD
as Western Air Defense Sector
Western Air Defense Sector
(WADS) Ground Equipment Facility J-77A.[11][12][13] In 1959 a SAGE data center (DC-20) was established at Malmstrom. The SAGE system was a network linking air force (and later FAA) General surveillance radar stations into a centralized center for air defense, intended to provide early warning and response for a Soviet nuclear attack. DC-20 was initially under the Great Falls Air Defense Sector
Great Falls Air Defense Sector
(GFADS), established on 1 March 1959. GFADS was inactivated on 1 April 1966, and re designated as the 28th Air Division. DC-20 with its AN/FSQ-7 computer remained under the 28th AD until it was inactivated on 19 November 1969 and being taken over by the 24th Air Division. DC-20 remained on duty until March 1983 when technology advances allowed the air force to shut down many SAGE data centers.[14] The North American Aerospace Defense Command
North American Aerospace Defense Command
(NORAD) was created in 1957. Beginning in 1959, Malmstrom was the headquarters of the Great Falls Air Defense Sector, until inactivated in 1966.[4] In 1978, Malmstrom AFB became responsible for the 24th NORAD
NORAD
region, which covered the western half of the North America. This comprised four fighter/interceptor squadrons and radar sites stretching from the Rocky Mountains, halfway across North Dakota
North Dakota
and north to the north border of Canada. The 24th also served as the NORAD
NORAD
alternate command post, which remained active until 1983, when it was inactivated and replaced by the Northwest Air Defense Sector.[3] On 1 July 1968, the F-101B equipped 29th FIS was inactivated and replaced by the F-106 Delta Dart
F-106 Delta Dart
equipped 71st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, which was reassigned from Richards Gebaur AFB when its ADC mission was eliminated. Three years later, the 71st was redesignated as the 319th FIS, which remained on alert until 30 June 1972 when the active-duty air defense interceptor mission at Malmstrom was inactivated.[9] Strategic Air Command[edit]

97th ARS Boeing KC-97G " City
City
of Great Falls" (52-2638)

On 18 December 1953, Great Falls AFB was transferred from Military Air Transport Service to Strategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command
(SAC), although MATS units remained at the base for several years. SAC activated the 407th Strategic Fighter Wing at Great Falls with a mission to provide fighter escort for SAC's long-range B-36 Peacemaker
B-36 Peacemaker
The 407th SFW was assigned to Fifteenth Air Force, 39th Air Division
39th Air Division
and flew F-84 Thunderjets.[3][15] On 21 August 1954 the 407th SFW Vice Commander, Colonel
Colonel
Einar Axel Malmstrom, died when his T-33 Shooting Star
T-33 Shooting Star
trainer crashed approximately one mile west of the Great Falls Municipal Airport. Although his tenure was short, he was well liked by the local community. It was the local civilian community that led the efforts to rename Great Falls AFB for Col. Malmstrom. On 15 June 1956, the base was officially dedicated as Malmstrom Air Force Base.[3] With the phaseout of the B-36 from the inventory in the late 1950s, the need for fighter escorts of SAC bombers was eliminated. The new B-52 Stratofortress and B-47 Stratojet bombers flew higher and faster than the F-84 escort fighters and instead of flying in formations, SAC's bombers flew individually to their selected targets. The 407th SFW was inactivated in 1957 and replaced by the 4061st Air Refueling Wing (ARW) was activated, initially equipped with the KB-29J, a Superfortress variant re-engineered to provide aerial refueling capabilities. The 407th Air Refueling Squadron (ARS) were joined by the 97th ARS and their KC-97 Stratofreighters to form the wing. The 4061st ARW flew their missions from Malmstrom AFB until July 1961.[3][15] 341st Strategic Missile Wing[edit] With the development of the three-stage, solid-fuel Minuteman I missile in the late 1950s SAC began searching for sites to deploy this revolutionary weapon. Because Malmstrom’s location placed most strategic targets in the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
within range of Minuteman, the base was selected to become a command and control center for ICBMs located in central Montana. On 23 December 1959, the Air Force Ballistic Missile Committee approved the selection of Malmstrom AFB to host the first Minuteman ICBM
ICBM
base. A change of mission for the base occurred on 15 July 1961 when the 341st Strategic Missile Wing
341st Strategic Missile Wing
was reassigned to Malmstrom.[3] The 341st was previously assigned to Dyess AFB, Texas, where it was designated as the 341st Bombardment Wing. With the reassignment of the 341st SMW to Malmstrom, the tankers of the 407th ARW were reassigned or retired and the runway at the base was used by the Air Defense Command F-101 and F-106 interceptors along with transient aircraft. Construction of the wing's first launch facility began in March 1961 and was completed in December. The 10th Strategic Missile Squadron (SMS) was activated on 1 November 1961 and Alpha-01, the first launch control facility, was completed in July 1962. The first Minuteman I ICBM
ICBM
arrived on base by rail 23 July 1962. Just four days after the missile's arrival, Launch Facility Alpha-09 gained the title of the first Minuteman missile site. The 12th SMS and 490th SMS activated in March and May 1962.[3] On 3 July 1963, following 28 months of construction, the wing and its three squadrons became operational. Each squadron controlled 50 missiles, bringing the total wing strength to 150 Minuteman I missiles. Two years later, construction began on the fourth and final squadron, the 564th SMS. This squadron was equipped with the more modern Minuteman II missiles. On 5 May 1967, the 564th SMS was declared fully operational. Malmstrom's missile field was now the largest in the United States, covering 23,500 square miles (61,000 km2). Two years later, the 10th, 12th and 490th SMSs were also upgraded to the Minuteman II missiles, increasing the wing's capabilities to four missile squadrons equipped with a total of 200 Minuteman II missiles.[3] In late 1962 missiles assigned to the 341st Wing would play a major role in the Cuban Missile Crisis. On 26 October, at 11:16 am, the 10th SMS's launch facility Alpha-06 went on "strategic alert" after it was discovered the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
had placed nuclear missiles in Cuba
Cuba
to counter the threat to Moscow and most of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
east of the Urals posed by American nuclear-armed Jupiter and Thor missiles based in Turkey. Over the next four days the wing placed four more missiles on alert, with the last missile from Alpha Flight achieving alert status on 10 November. The Soviets eventually removed their missiles from Cuba..[3] In fact, the Minuteman missiles at Malmstrom were able to substitute for Jupiter and Thor missiles based in Turkey, which were removed under a secret accord, thus allowing the Soviets to remove their missiles from Cuba, and replace them with submarine-based missiles and longer-range ICBM's based on Soviet territory. The overall effect of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Cuban Missile Crisis
was to greatly expand and extend the nuclear arms race, in which Malmstrom played (and continues to play) a leading role.[citation needed] Throughout the Cold War
Cold War
era, the wing's missiles remained on alert and underwent extensive weapons systems upgrades. The 17th Defense Systems Evaluation Squadron, equipped with EB-57 Canberras, was activated in the 1970s to train NORAD
NORAD
air defense personnel in electronic countermeasures. In 1988 the hardened mobile launcher for the small ICBM
ICBM
was tested at Malmstrom AFB to verify its ability to operate in harsh winter conditions.[3] 301st Air Refueling Wing[edit] On 5 January 1988, Malmstrom gained its first SAC flying wing since the 4061st Air Refueling Wing had been inactivated in 1961. SAC's 301st Air Refueling Wing
301st Air Refueling Wing
arrived from Rickenbacker AFB, Ohio and was responsible for the operation of KC-135R
KC-135R
Stratotankers, refueling fighter, bomber, airlift, special operations and strategic reconnaissance aircraft worldwide.[3] A major restructuring occurred in 1989 when SAC relocated the 40th Air Division to Malmstrom AFB and assigned it host responsibilities for both the newly activated 301st ARW and the 341st Strategic Missile Wing.[3] The 301st ARW deployed to Moon Island in the Persian Gulf
Persian Gulf
during Operation Desert Storm. During this time period the 301st flew 443 Combat Sorties refueling 936 coalition aircraft, and transferring 33.5 Million pounds of fuel. The 341st Stragetic Missile Wing deployed security, civil engineering, services and support personnel in support of the action. On 14 June 1991, the 40th Air Division
40th Air Division
inactivated, returning host responsibilities back to the 341st SMW with the 301st ARW remaining as a tenant unit.[3] Post Cold War
Cold War
era[edit] On 1 September 1991, the 341 SMW became the 341st Missile Wing. Also in 1991, the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I), was officially formalized. President Bush took all Minuteman II missiles, bombers and tankers off alert status on 27 September. In November 1991, the 12th Missile Squadron's Launch Facility J-03 became the first to have its missile removed in compliance with the order. It would be three and one half years, until the last Minuteman II in the Air Force inventory was removed from Kilo-11 on 10 August 1995. As Minuteman II missiles were removed, a new program called Rivet Add was launched, modifying the 150 Minuteman II launch facilities to accommodate the newer Minuteman III, transferred from Grand Forks AFB in northeastern North Dakota. With the inactivation of SAC on 1 June 1992, Malmstrom temporarily became an Air Mobility Command
Air Mobility Command
(AMC) base with the 341st Missile Wing as an Air Combat Command
Air Combat Command
(ACC) tenant unit. The 301 ARW was subsequently inactivated and replaced by the 43d Air Refueling Wing (43 ARW) as a KC-135R
KC-135R
unit reporting to Fifteenth Air Force (15 AF), then located at March AFB, California. The 341 SMW was redesignated as the 341st Missile Wing
341st Missile Wing
(341 MW), reporting to ACC's Twentieth Air Force
Twentieth Air Force
(20 AF) located at F.E. Warren Air Force Base
F.E. Warren Air Force Base
at Cheyenne, Wyoming. Following an Air Force decision to divest ACC of all ICBM
ICBM
units and assets, the 341 MW was subsequently transferred to Air Force Space Command
Air Force Space Command
located at Peterson Air Force Base
Peterson Air Force Base
at Colorado Springs, Colorado. This mid-1993 move merged all missile and space operations under one command. In October 1997, the 341 MW, along with all other missile wings, was redesignated as the 341st Space Wing (341 SW). In 1994, the 43 ARW was downgraded in status and redesignated as the 43d Air Refueling Group (43 ARG). In 1996, the 43 ARG and its KC-135R aircraft were transferred from Malmstrom to MacDill AFB at Tampa, Florida, as part of a Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) action, merging with MacDill's 6th Air Base Wing to form the current 6th Air Mobility Wing. With the loss of its only fixed-wing flying unit, Malmstrom's runway was decommissioned as a cost-savings measure following departure of the last KC-135R
KC-135R
aircraft in 1997. Malmstrom's air traffic control tower was leveled, the navigational aids were turned off and runway was closed and currently remains inactive. One hangar and a portion of the Malmstrom flight line remain operational for aviation purposes as heliport for Malmstrom's 40th Helicopter Squadron (40 HS) and its UH-1N Twin Huey helicopters supporting the 341st Space Wing's Minuteman III
Minuteman III
ICBM
ICBM
sites. On 18 May 2007 there was an incident involving the visiting Canadian Forces aerial demonstration squadron, the "Snowbirds". While practicing, a lap belt failed in one of the Snowbirds' aircraft, resulting in a mishap that killed the pilot of Snowbird 2. Recently Malmstrom has been used for the site of an experimental coal to synthetic fuel plant for potential use in USAF aircraft.[16] On 6 May 2008, NBC Today Show
NBC Today Show
personality Al Roker
Al Roker
broadcast live from Malmstrom AFB as part of an "Access Granted" series centered on places the American public doesn't get to see firsthand. Roker and his crew were permitted access to a missile silo and he interviewed various squadron members about the policies and procedures should a nuclear response ever be directed by the President of the United States. On 1 July 2008, the 341st Space Wing was redesignated as the 341st Missile Wing. Major commands to which assigned[edit]

Second Air Force, 6 July 1942 AAF Air Service Command, 15 October 1943 Air Transport Command, 1 January 1944 Military Air Transport Service, 1 June 1948 Air/Aerospace Defense Command

Major Tenant organizations 1 March 1951 – 31 December 1983

Strategic Air Command, 1 February 1954 – 1 June 1992 Air Mobility Command, 1 June 1992 – 1 July 1993 Air Force Space Command, 1 July 1993 – 7 August 2009 Air Force Global Strike Command, 9 August 2009–present

Major units assigned[edit]

352d Base HQ and Air Base Squadron*, 20 August 1942 – 4 May 1944 2d Bombardment Group, 27 November 1942 – 13 March 1943 385th Bombardment Group, 11 April – 7 June 1943 390th Bombardment Group, 6 June – 4 July 1943 401st Bombardment Group, 6 July – 10 October 1943 90th Ferrying Squadron, 15 April 1943 – 1 April 1945 1455th Army Air Force (later Air Force) Base Unit*, 1 August 1943 – 4 June 1948 517th Air Base Group*, 1 June 1948 – 1 May 1953 517th Air Transport Wing, 1 June 1948 – 1 May 1953 407th Strategic Fighter Wing, 18 December 1953 – 1 July 1957 582nd Air Resupply and Communications Wing, 1 May – 14 August 1953 1300th Air Base Wing*, 1 May 1953 – 1 February 1954 407th Air Base Group*, 1 February 1954 – 1 July 1957 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, 20 December 1954 – 17 July 1955 4061st Air Refueling Wing*, 1 July 1957 – 15 July 1961 341st Combat Support Group, during 1960s–70s 341st Strategic Missile Wing*, 15 July 1961 – 1 September 1991

Re-designated: 341st Missile Wing, 1 September 1991 – 1 October 1997 Re-designated:: 341st Space Wing, 1 October 1997 – 1 July 2008 Re-designated: 341st Missile Wing, 1 July 2008 – present

43d Air Refueling Wing
43d Air Refueling Wing
/ 43d Air Refueling Group, 1992 – 1 October 1996

24th ADCOM Region, 8 December 1978

Transferred to ADTAC as 23d NORAD
NORAD
Region, 1 October 1979 – 31 December 1983

Great Falls Air Defense Sector, 1 March 1959

Re-designated: 28th Air Division, 1 April 1966 – 19 November 1969

29th Air Division, 1 March 1951 – 1 July 1961 545th Aircraft Control and Warning Group, 1 March 1951 – 6 February 1952 29th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 8 November 1953 – 18 July 1968 (F-94C, F-89H/J, F-101B) 319th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 1 July 1971 – 30 April 1972 (F-106) 679th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, 1 March 1951 – 6 February 1952 706th Radar Squadron
706th Radar Squadron
(SAGE), 8 December 1957 – 1 July 1958 801st Radar Squadron
801st Radar Squadron
(SAGE), 1 February 1956 – 31 December 1969; 30 June 1971 – 1 July 1974 4642d Air Defense Squadron (SAGE), 1 July 1972

Re-designated: 24th Air Defense Squadron (SAGE), 1 January 1975 – 31 December 1983

4677th Defense Systems Evaluation: 2 October 1972

Re-designated: 17th Defense Systems Evaluation Squadron, 1 July 1974 – 13 July 1979 (EB-57 Canberras)

references for base name, major commands, major units[4] * Base operating unit Geography[edit] According to the United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau, the base CDP has a total area of 5.2 square miles (13 km2), all land. Demographics[edit] As of the 2000 census, the base had a total population of 4,544. It is part of the " Great Falls, Montana
Great Falls, Montana
Metropolitan Statistical Area". As of the census[17] of 2000, there were 4,544 people, 1,310 households, and 1,151 families residing on the base. The population density was 879.9 inhabitants per square mile (340.0/km2). There were 1,405 housing units at an average density of 272.1 per square mile (105.1/km2). The racial makeup of the base is 83.2% White, 6.6% African American, 0.6% Native American, 2.3% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 3.3% from other races, and 3.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.8% of the population. There were 1,310 households out of which 66.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.0% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.1% were non-families. 10.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 3.16 and the average family size was 3.41. On the base the population was spread out with 36.8% under the age of 18, 23.2% from 18 to 24, 38.1% from 25 to 44, 1.8% from 45 to 64, and 0.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 118.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 125.3 males. The median income for a household on the base was $31,775, and the median income for a family was $33,125. Males had a median income of $24,009 versus $19,393 for females. The per capita income for the base was $11,450. About 4.9% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under the age of 18 and none of those 65 and older. See also[edit]

United States Air Force
United States Air Force
portal Military of the United States
United States
portal World War II
World War II
portal

Air Transport Command List of military installations in Montana Montana
Montana
World War II
World War II
Army Airfields United States
United States
general surveillance radar stations

References[edit]  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency
Air Force Historical Research Agency
website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Malmstrom AFB CDP, Montana". U.S. Census
Census
Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved 27 January 2012.  ^ a b USAF Malmstrom Air Force Base
Malmstrom Air Force Base
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of America on 17 September 1982. USAF Reference Series, Office of Air Force History, United States
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Air Force, Washington, D.C. ISBN 0-912799-53-6, ISBN 0-16-002261-4 ^ Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4. ^ Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb, Chapt. 5 "Super Lend-Lease" ^ USAFHRA Document 00172684 ^ Thigpen, Jerry L. (2001). The Praetorian STARShip: The untold story of the Combat Talon. Air University Press , Maxwell AFB, Alabama. ASIN: B000116LSI ^ a b USAF Aerospace Defense Command
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United States
United States
Air Force

Leadership

Secretary of the Air Force Under Secretary of the Air Force Chief of Staff Vice Chief of Staff Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Four-star generals House Armed Services Committee

House Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces

Senate Committee on Armed Services

Senate Subcommittee on Airland Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces

Structure

Commands

Reserve Air National Guard Field Operating Agencies Installations

Direct Reporting Units

District of Washington Operational Test and Evaluation Center USAF Academy

Major Commands

ACC AETC AFGSC AFMC AFRC AFSPC AFSOC AMC PACAF USAFE-AFA

Numbered Air Forces

First Second Third Fourth Fifth Seventh Eighth Ninth Tenth Eleventh Twelfth Fourteenth Seventeenth Eighteenth Nineteenth Twentieth Twenty-Second Twenty-Fourth Twenty-Fifth Air Forces Central

Wings

ANG

Groups

ANG

Squadrons

ANG Security Forces

Civilian auxiliary: Civil Air Patrol

Personnel and training

Airmen Rank

officers enlisted

Specialty Code Aeronautical ratings Judge Advocate General's Corps RED HORSE Security Forces Medical Service Chief of Chaplains Chief Scientist

Training: Air Force Academy Officer Training School Reserve Officer Training Corps Basic Training Airman Leadership School SERE Fitness Assessment

Uniforms and equipment

Awards and decorations Badges Equipment Uniforms

History and traditions

History Aeronautical Division / Aviation Section / Division of Military Aeronautics / Army Air Service / Army Air Corps / Army Air Forces "The U.S. Air Force" Air Force Band Airman's Creed Core Values Flag Symbol Memorial National Museum Women Airforce Service Pilots Air Force One Honor Guard Thunderbirds Service numbers

Category   United States Air Force
United States Air Force
portal

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Air Force Global Strike Command

Bases

Barksdale Dyess Ellsworth F. E. Warren Malmstrom Minot Whiteman

Units

Air Forces

Eighth (Strategic) Twentieth (Strategic)

Wings

Air Base

377th

Bomb

2d 5th 7th 28th 509th

Missile

90th 91st 341st

Nuclear Systems

498th

Groups

Helicopter

582d

Operations

2d 5th 7th 28th 90th 91st 341st 509th

Squadrons

Bomb

9th 11th 13th 20th 23d 28th 34th 37th 69th 93d 96th 343d 393d

Combat Training

394th

Flight test

576th

Missile

10th 12th 319th 320th 321st 490th 740th 741st 742d

Helicopter

37th 40th 54th

Strategic Operations

625th

Training

436th

Weapon systems

Bombers

B-1B Lancer B-2 Spirit B-52H Stratofortress

Command

E-6B Mercury

Helicopters

UH-1N Iroquois

Missiles

LGM-30G Minuteman III

Leadership

Kowalski Klotz Kowalski Wilson Rand

Links to related articles

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Air Force Space Command

Air Forces

Fourteenth (Strategic) Twenty-Fourth (Cyber)

Centers

Space and Missile Systems Space Innovation and Development 614th Air and Space Operations 624th Operations Air Force Network Integration

Bases

Buckley Los Angeles Patrick Peterson Schriever Thule Vandenberg

Stations

Cape Canaveral Cape Cod Cavalier Cheyenne Mountain Clear Eldorado (closed) Kaena Point New Boston Onizuka (closed)

Wings

Combat Communications

689th

Information Operations

688th

Network Warfare

67th

Space

21st 30th 45th 50th 310th 460th

Groups

Air Base

61st

Combat Communications

3d 5th 201st 226th 254th 281st

Cyberspace Engineering Installation

38th

Information Operations

318th

Network Operations

26th

Network Support

690th

Network Warfare

67th

Squadrons

Combat Communications

3d 5th 23d 31st 32d 33d 34th 35th 42d 51st 52d 53d 54th 55th 147th 221st 232d 236th 239th 242d 263d 264th 265th 267th 269th 271st 282d 283d 291st 292d 293d

Command and Control

1st 2d 3d 4th 55th Mobile 119th 153d 222d 721st Mobile

Space Control

1st 4th 16th 20th 25th 76th 380th

Space Launch

1st 2d 3d 4th 5th

Space Operations

1st 2d 3d 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 19th 21st 22d 23d 111th 148th AFSPC

Space Warning

2d 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 137th 213th

Others

26th Space Aggressor (AFRC) 527th Space Aggressor (ACC) 3d Space Communications 50th Space Communications 850th Space Communications 1st Space Development 2d Space Development 3d Space Development 3d Space Experimentation 1st Space Surveillance 3d Space Surveillance 5th Space Surveillance 1st Air and Space Test 2d Test Operations 3d Space Test 4th Space Test 55th Space Weather

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Air Mobility Command

Numbered Air Forces

Eighteenth (Transportation)

Command Organizations

618th Air and Space Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center) USAF Expeditionary Center Special
Special
Air Mission

Bases

Andrews Charleston Dover Dyess Fairchild Grand Forks Hickam Little Rock MacDill McChord McConnell McGuire Pope Ramstein Scott Travis

Groups

43d Air Mobility Operations 317th Airlift

Wings

Air Base

87th 628th 319th

Air Mobility

6th 60th 305th 375th

Air Refueling (Tanker)

22d 92d

Airlift

19th 62d 89th 436th 437th

Air Mobility Operations

515th 521st

Contingency Response

621st

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Aerospace Defense Command
Aerospace Defense Command
(ADC)

Bases

CONUS

Amarillo Beale Charleston Davis-Monthan Dobbins Dover Dow Duluth Eglin Edwards Ellington Ellsworth England Ent Ethan Allen Fairfax Fallon Fort Heath Fort Lee Geiger George Glasgow Grand Forks Grenier Griffiss Gunter Hamilton Hancock Homestead Hurlburt Hunter Imeson Key West Kincheloe Kingsley Kirtland Lackland Laredo Larson Luke MacDill March Malmstrom McCoy McChord McClellan McGhee Tyson McGuire Minneapolis-St. Paul Minot Mitchel New Castle Niagara Falls Norton O'Hare Otis Oxnard Paine Perrin Peterson Pittsburgh Portland Presque Isle R.I. Bong Richards-Gebaur Robins K.I. Sawyer Selfridge Seymour Johnson Sioux City Stead Stewart Suffolk County Tinker Travis Truax Tyndall Vandenburg Vincent Walker Webb Westover Wright-Patterson Wurtsmith Youngstown

Overseas

Ernest Harmon Frobisher Bay Goose Bay Keflavik McAndrew Pepperrell Thule

Stations

CONUS

Adair Aiken Almaden Alpena Antigo Arlington Heights Baker Bedford Bellefontaine Belleville Benton Blaine Brookfield Brunswick Bucks Harbor Burns Calumet Cambria Cape Charles Cape Cod Carmi Caswell Chandler Charleston Cheyenne Mountain Claysburg Clear Colville Condon Continental Divide Cottonwood Cross City Crystal Springs Curlew Custer Cut Bank Dallas Center Dauphin Island Dickinson Duncanville Eldorado Empire Finland Finley Flintstone Fordland Fort Fisher Fort Lee Fortuna Gettysburg Grand Marais Grand Rapids Guthrie Hanna City Havre Highlands Houma Hutchinson Joelton Keno Killeen Kingman Kirksville Klamath Lake Charles Lake City Las Cruces Las Vegas Lewistown Lockport Lufkin Lyndonville Madera Makah Mica Peak Miles City Mill Valley Minot Montauk Moriarty Mount Hebo Mount Laguna Mount Lemmon Naselle North Bend North Charleston North Truro Oklahoma City Olathe Omaha Opheim Osceola Othello Owingsville Ozona Palermo Point Arena Port Austin Port Isabel Pyote Red Bluff Rochester Rockport Rockville (Indiana) Roslyn Rye Saint Albans San Clemente Island Santa Rosa Island Saratoga Springs Sault Ste Marie Shemya Snelling Snow Mountain Sweetwater Texarkana Tierra Amarilla Thomasville Tonopah Topsham Two Creeks Wadena Walnut Ridge Watertown Waverly West Mesa Willow Run Winnemucca Winslow Winston-Salem Woomera Yaak Zapata

Overseas

Armstrong Baldy Hughes Beausejour Cape Makkovik Cartwright Cut Throat Island Elliston Ridge Fox Harbour Hofn Hopedale Kamloops La Scie Langanes Latrar Melville Puntzi Mountain Ramore Red Cliff Rockville Saglek St. Anthony Saskatoon Mountain Sioux Lookout Spotted Island Stephenville

Air Defense units

Forces

Central Air Defense Eastern Air Defense Iceland Western Air Defense First Fourth Tenth Fourteenth

Air Divisions

8th 9th 20th 21st 23d 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th 31st 32d 33d 34th 35th 36th 37th 58th 64th 73d 85th

Sectors

Albuquerque Bangor Boston Chicago Detroit Duluth Goose Grand Forks Great Falls Kansas City Los Angeles Minot Montgomery New York Oklahoma City Phoenix Portland Reno Sault Sainte Marie San Francisco Seattle Sioux City Spokane Stewart Syracuse Washington

Wings

Fighter 1st 4th 23d 32d 33d 50th 52d 56th 78th 81st 325th 328th 507th

Detection and Control 71st 73d 551st 552d

Air Defense 46th 4620th 4621st 4622d 4624th 4625th 4627th 4628th 4683d 4700th 4702d 4703d 4704th 4705th 4706th 4707th 4708th 4709th 4710th 4711th 4750th 4751st 4752d 4756th 4780th

Groups

Fighter 1st 4th 14th 15th 23d 32d 33d 50th 52d 53d 54th 56th 57th 78th 79th 81st 82d 84th 325th 326th 327th 328th 329th 337th 343d 355th 408th 412th 414th 473d 475th 476th 478th 507th

Air Defense 10th 500th 501st 502d 503d 514th 515th 516th 517th 518th 519th 520th 521st 525th 527th 528th 529th 530th 533d 534th 564th 566th 567th 568th 575th 637th 665th 678th 692d 701st 751st 762d 765th 778th 780th 827th 858th 4606th 4620th 4676th 4700th 4721st 4722d 4727th 4728th 4729th 4730th 4731st 4732d 4733d 4734th 4735th 4750th 4756th

Aircraft Control & Warning 503d 505th 540th 541st 542d 543d 544th 545th 546th 563d 564th 565th 566th

Squadrons

Aerospace Defense Command
Aerospace Defense Command
Fighter Squadrons Aircraft Control and Warning Squadrons

Major weapon systems

Electronic

TB-29 EB-57 EC-121

Fighters

Propellor: F-47 F-51 P-61 F-82

Subsonic Jet: P-80 F-84 F-86 F-89 F-94

Supersonic Jet: F-101 F-102 F-104 F-106

Missiles

AIM-4 AIM-26 AIR-2 CIM-10

Ships

Guardian Interceptor Interdictor Interpreter Investigator Locator Lookout Outpost Pickett Protector Scanner Searcher Skywatcher Tracer Watchman Vigil

Texas
Texas
Towers

Texas
Texas
Tower 2 Texas
Texas
Tower 3 Texas
Texas
Tower 4

Miscellaneous

Air Defense Command Emblem Gallery (on Wikimedia Commons) General Surveillance Radar Stations

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Strategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command
(SAC)

Bases

Active (MAJCOM)

CONUS

Altus (AETC) Andersen (PACAF) Andrews (AMC) Barksdale (ACC) Beale (ACC) Bolling (AFDW) Cannon (AFSOC) Columbus (AETC) Davis-Monthan (ACC) Dyess (ACC) Eielson (PACAF) Ellsworth (ACC) Eglin (AFMC) F. E. Warren (AFSPC) Fairchild (AMC) Forbes (ANG) Grand Forks (AMC) Grissom (AFRC) Homestead (AFRC) Lincoln (ANG) Little Rock (AETC) MacDill (AMC) Malmstrom (AFSPC) March (AFRC) McChord (AMC) McConnell (AMC) McGuire (AMC) Minot (ACC) Mountain Home (ACC) Nellis (ACC) Offutt (ACC) Patrick (AFSPC) Pease (ANG) Rickenbacker (ANG) Robins (AFMC) Seymour Johnson (ACC) Sheppard (AETC) Selfridge (ANG) Travis (AMC) Vandenburg (AFSPC) Westover (AFRC) Whiteman (ACC) Wright-Patterson (AFMC)

Overseas

RAF Alconbury
RAF Alconbury
(USAFE) Diego Garcia (USN) Kadena (PACAF) RAF Fairford
RAF Fairford
(USAFE) RAF Lakenheath
RAF Lakenheath
(USAFE) RAF Mildenhall
RAF Mildenhall
(USAFE) Thule (AFSPC)

Inactive

CONUS

Amarillo Bergstrom Biggs Calumet Air Force Station Carswell Castle Chennault Clinton-Sherman Dow Eaker Glasgow Grand Island (AAF) Griffiss Hunter K. I. Sawyer Kearney Kincheloe Larson Loring Lowry Mather McCoy Plattsburgh Presque Isle Ramey R.I. Bong (unbuilt) Schilling Stead Turner Walker Wurtsmith

Overseas

RAF Bassingbourn Ben Guerir Boulhaut RAF Brize Norton RAF Bruntingthorpe RAF Burtonwood RAF Chelveston RAF Greenham Common Goose Bay Ernest Harmon RAF High Wycombe RAF Upper Heyford Torrejón RAF Manston Morón Nouasseur Rabat-Salé RAF Scampton RAF Sculthorpe Sidi Slimane RAF South Ruislip U-Tapao RAF Waddington RAF Woodbridge RAF Wyton Zaragoza

Units

Air Forces

Second Air Force Eighth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force Sixteenth Air Force Twentieth Air Force

Divisions

Air

3d 4th 5th 6th 7th 12th 14th 17th 19th 21st 36th 40th 42d 45th 47th 57th 100th 311th 801st 802d 806th 817th 822d 823d 4310th

Strategic Aerospace

1st 18th 22d 810th 813th 816th 818th 819th 820th 821st 825th

Strategic Missile

13th

Wings

Bombardment

2d 5th 7th 9th 17th 19th 22d 28th 39th 42d 43d 68th 70th 72d 92d 93d 96th 97th 99th 303d 319th 320th 340th 379th 380th 397th 410th 416th 449th 450th 454th 456th 461st 465th 484th 494th 509th

Fighter

1st 4th 12th 27th 31st 33d 56th 71st Strategic Reconnaissance (Fighter) 82d 407th 506th 508th

Missile

44th 90th 91st 308th 321st 341st 351st 381st 389th 390th 392d 451st 455th 526th 702d 703d 704th 705th

Reconnaissance

6th Strategic Reconnaissance 26th Strategic Reconnaissance 55th Strategic Reconnaissance 544th Aerospace Reconnaissance Technical

Refueling

11th 100th 301st 305th 384th 452d 497th 499th 500th

Strategic

Aerospace

310th 385th 462d

AFCON

95th 98th 306th 307th 376th

MAJCOM

3918th 3920th 3960th 3970th 3973d 4026th 4038th 4039th 4042d 4043d 4047th 4080th 4081st 4082d 4083d 4123d 4126th 4128th 4130th 4133d 4134th 4135th 4136th 4137th 4138th 4141st 4157th 4158th 4170th 4228th 4238th 4239th 4241st 4245th 4252nd 4258th 4321st

Support

40th

USAAF Groups *=Initial Assigned Unit Upon SAC's Activation

Bombardment

2d (7/47) 7th (10/46) 28th (8/46) 40th (3/46*) 43rd (10/46) 44th (3/46*) 92nd (10/46) 93d (3/46*) 97th (8/46) 98th (7/47) 301st (8/46) 307th (8/46) 444th (3/46*) 448th (3/46*) 449th (3/46*) 467th (3/46*) 485th (3/46*) 498th (3/46*) 509th Composite (3/46*)

Fighter

27th (6/47) 55th (2/47)

Reconnaissance

91st Strategic Reconnaissance (1/47)

Major weapon systems

Bombers

B-1B B-2 B-29 B-36 B-45 B-47 B-50 B-52 B-58 FB-111

Command & Control

DC-130 E-4 EC-135 RC-135

Fighters

F-51 F-82 F-84 F-86 F-102 F-111

Missiles

ADM-20 AGM-28 AGM-69 AGM-84 AGM-86 AGM-129 HGM-16 LGM-30A/B LGM-30F LGM-30G LGM-118A SM-62 PGM-17A PGM-19A

Reconnaissance

SR-71 TR-1 U-2 RB-57D RB-17 RB-29

Tankers

KB-29 KB-50 KC-10 KC-97 HC-130 KC-130 KC-135

Transport

C-45 C-47 C-54 C-82 C-97 C-118 C-119 C-124 C-131 C-135

Commanders

Kenney Lemay Power Ryan Nazzaro Holloway Meyer Dougherty Ellis Davis Welch Chain Butler

Emblems

Strategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command
Emblem Gallery

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Great Falls, Montana

Geography and Climate Demographics Economy Government

Communities of the Great Falls Metro area

Belt Cascade Neihart Black Eagle Fort Shaw Malmstrom AFB Simms Sun Prairie Sun River Ulm Vaughn

Geography

Great Falls ( Missouri
Missouri
River) Missouri
Missouri
River Great Falls Tectonic Zone Highwood Mountains Giant Springs Roe River

History

Glacial Lake Great Falls Lewis and Clark Expedition Paris Gibson Charles Marion Russell Black Eagle Dam Boston & Montana
Montana
Co. Montana
Montana
Central Railway

Education

High schools

Charles M. Russell H.S. Great Falls High Paris Gibson
Paris Gibson
Education Center Great Falls Central Catholic H.S.

Higher education

University of Great Falls MSU College of Technology

Museums

C. M. Russell Museum Complex Paris Gibson
Paris Gibson
Square Museum of Art

Media

Television

KRTV
KRTV
(3.1 CBS/MTN, 3.2 CW) KFBB (5.1 ABC, 5.2 Fox/MNTV/JTV) KUGF (21.1 PBS, 21.2 Kids, 21.3 Create, 21.4 World, 21.5 TVMT) KBGF 50 (NBC)

Print

Great Falls Tribune The Prairie Star

Services

Health care

Benefis Health System

Transportation

Great Falls International Airport Great Falls Transit I-15

Sports

Teams

University of Great Falls Argonauts Great Falls Voyagers
Great Falls Voyagers
(baseball)

Venues

Centene Stadium Four Seasons Arena McLaughlin Center

Breweries

Harvest Moon (Belt)

Notable people

Mike Mansfield Charles M. Russell Tera Patrick Ryan Leaf Paris Gibson

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Municipalities and communities of Cascade County, Montana, United States

County seat: Great Falls

City

Great Falls

Towns

Belt Cascade Neihart

CDPs

Black Eagle Fort Shaw Gibson Flats Malmstrom AFB Sand Coulee Simms Stockett Sun Prairie Sun River Ulm Vaughn

Unincorporated community

Monarch

USAAF Second Air Force
Second Air Force
in World War II

Airfields

Group Training Stations Heavy Bombardment Training Stations Replacement Training Stations Tactical Airfields Very Heavy Bomber Bases

Units

Commands

II Air Support Command II Bomber Command II Fighter Command IV Air Support Command XX Bomber Command XXI Bomber Command XXII Bomber Command

Wings

5th Bombardment 15th Bombardment Training 16th Bombardment Operational Training 17th Bombardment Training 18th Replacement 21st Bombardment 46th Bombardment Operational Training 58th Bombardment 73d Bombardment 315th Bombardment 316th Bombardment

Groups

Bombardment

2d Bombardment 6th Bombardment 7th Bombardment 9th Bombardment 12th Bombardment 16th Bombardment 17th Bombardment 19th Bombardment 25th Bombardment 29th Bombardment 34th Bombardment 39th Bombardment 40th Bombardment 42d Bombardment 46th Bombardment 47th Bombardment 48th Bombardment 85th Bombardment 86th Bombardment 86th Bombardment 88th Bombardment 94th Bombardment 95th Bombardment 96th Bombardment 99th Bombardment 100th Bombardment 301st Bombardment 302d Bombardment 303d Bombardment 304th Bombardment 305th Bombardment 306th Bombardment 307th Bombardment 308th Bombardment 312th Bombardment 330th Bombardment 331st Bombardment 333d Bombardment 346th Bombardment 351st Bombardment 376th Bombardment 379th Bombardment 381st Bombardment 382d Bombardment 383d Bombardment 384th Bombardment 385th Bombardment 388th Bombardment 390th Bombardment 393d Bombardment 395th Bombardment 396th Bombardment 398th Bombardment 399th Bombardment 400th Bombardment 401st Bombardment 407th Bombardment 415th Bombardment 418th Bombardment 444th Bombardment 445th Bombardment 446th Bombardment 447th Bombardment 448th Bombardment 449th Bombardment 450th Bombardment 451st Bombardment 452d Bombardment 453d Bombardment 454th Bombardment 455th Bombardment 456th Bombardment 457th Bombardment 458th Bombardment 459th Bombardment 460th Bombardment 461st Bombardment 462d Bombardment 464th Bombardment 467th Bombardment 468th Bombardment 469th Bombardment 470th Bombardment 471st Bombardment 472d Bombardment 484th Bombardment 485th Bombardment 486th Bombardment 487th Bombardment 488th Bombardment 489th Bombardment 490th Bombardment 491st Bombardment 493d Bombardment 494th Bombardment 497th Bombardment 498th Bombardment 499th Bombardment 500th Bombardment 501st Bombardment 502d Bombardment 504th Bombardment 505th Bombardment 509th Composite

Fighter

20th Fighter 54th Fighter 84th Fighter 85th Fighter 507th Fighter 508th Fighter

Reconnaissance

2d Reconnaissance 3d Reconnaissance 4th Reconnaissance 5th Reconnaissance 6th Reconnaissance 7th Reconnaissance 8th Reconnaissance 71st Reconnaissance 77th Reconnaissance

Troop Carrier

443d Troop Carrier

United States
United States
Army Air Forces

First Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth Ninth Tenth Eleventh Twelfth Thirteenth Fourteenth Fifteenth Twentieth

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Airports in Montana

Primary

Bert Mooney Billings Logan Bozeman Yellowstone Glacier Park Great Falls Helena Missoula

Non-primary

Yellowstone Sidney–Richland Municipal

General aviation

Bowman Baker Big Sandy Big Sky Big Timber Broadus Choteau Circle Town
Town
County Clayton Colstrip Conrad Cut Bank Dawson Deer Lodge Dillon Ekalaka Ennis Eureka Fort Benton Gardiner Geraldine Glasgow Harlem Havre Jordan Kalispell Laurel Lewistown Libby Liberty County Lincoln Mission Malta Miles Mineral County Obie Plains Polson Poplar Ravalli County Red Lodge Riddick Ronan Roundup Scobey Shelby Sher-Wood Stanford Stevensville Terry Thompson Falls Three Forks Tillitt Townsend Turner Twin Bridges Valier Wheatland County White Sulphur Springs Winifred Woltermann

Military

Malmstrom AFB

USFS

Condon Meadow Creek Schafer Spotted Bear

List of airports in Montana

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Air Force

Base

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Navy

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