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  • Malmstrom tests second Minuteman III missile this week at Vandenberg

    03/30/2015 3:39:16 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle today at 3:53 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The test reentry vehicle impacted in a pre-established test area in the Pacific Ocean near the island of Guam approximately 40 minutes after launch. All test launches verify the accuracy and reliability of the ICBM weapon system, providing valuable data to ensure a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent. The launch team, under the direction of the 576th...
  • Commanders fired in nuke missile cheating scandal

    03/28/2014 3:07:23 AM PDT · by kingattax · 54 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 3-27-14 | ROBERT BURNS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force took the extraordinary step Thursday of firing nine midlevel nuclear commanders and announcing it will discipline dozens of junior officers at a nuclear missile base, responding firmly to an exam-cheating scandal that spanned a far longer period than originally reported. A 10th commander, the senior officer at the base, resigned and will retire from the Air Force. Air Force officials called the discipline unprecedented in the history of America's intercontinental ballistic missile force. The Associated Press last year revealed a series of security and other problems in the ICBM force, including a failed safety...
  • US nuclear officers caught napping with blast door open [why these leaks? why now?]

    10/23/2013 12:52:07 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 71 replies
    Northwest Cable News ^ | October 23, 2013 | ROBERT BURNS
    <p>U.S. Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to long-range nuclear missiles have been caught twice this year leaving open a blast door that is intended to help prevent a terrorist or other intruder from entering their underground command post, Air Force officials said.</p>
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana ~ 15 JAN 2013

    01/14/2013 6:04:33 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 60 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana Malmstrom Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base and census-designated place in Cascade County, Montana, United States. It is the home of the 341st Missile Wing (341 MW) of the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). It is part of the "Great Falls, Montana Metropolitan Statistical Area". Malmstrom AFB is one of three US Air Force Bases that maintains and operates the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile. The 341st Missile Wing reports directly to Twentieth Air Force at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming....
  • Japanese TV Allowed To Film US Nuke Base (FIRST TIME EVER) Video Link (Message to Norks?)

    07/10/2009 3:19:21 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 24 replies · 1,429+ views
    NNN News, Tokyo, Japan (video clip) ^ | 10 July 2009 | NNN News, Tokyo, Japan (video clip)
    Just go to the LINK here, hit the little arrow below the photo, and video will stream from Japanese TV today. Takes a few seconds to load.Lots of action.Link will be good for another 24 hours or so.Goes inside the command/control center for nuclear launch of ICBMs from Montana (Malmstron AF Base, US Air Force) and also shows US commandoes in action in anti-nuke terrorist training. A "don't mess with us" statement is also issued by a US nuke command military spokesman--thankfully so.Eagles Up.
  • Canadian Snowbird jet crash at Malmstrom base in Montana

    05/18/2007 5:32:41 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 22 replies · 1,515+ views ^ | Friday May 18th, 2007 | CP
    Canadian Snowbird jet crash at Malmstrom base in Montana GREAT FALLS, Mont. (CP) - A Canadian Forces Snowbird jet plane has crashed at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana while rehearsing for performances this weekend. Lieut. Jeff Noel, a spokesman for 15 Wing Moose Jaw, said the jet crashed around 4 p.m. Friday. Noel would not give any information on the condition of the pilot. Noel said all those participating in the practice run in Montana were veterans, though he couldnt say exactly how many aircraft may have been in the air at the time of the incident. "That information...
  • Republicans criticize Baucus over Malmstrom deal

    07/30/2005 10:33:39 PM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 4 replies · 507+ views
    Associated Press via The Billings Gazette ^ | July 30, 2005 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - Montana Republicans criticized Democratic Sen. Max Baucus on Friday for revealing his plan to reopen the closed runway at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls too early. Baucus said Wednesday that adding the Malmstrom provision to a massive highway spending bill moving through Congress was a "done deal." But House members objected to the language Thursday, delaying passage of the bill and forcing Baucus to abandon the plan Friday morning. "The timing was very bad," said Montana's other senator, Republican Conrad Burns. He said Friday that this week's public flap about Malmstrom will make it harder for...