Is Malmstrom AFB still active?

It was named in honor of World War II POW Colonel Einar Axel Malmstrom. It is the home of the 341st Missile Wing (341 MW) of the Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC)….

Malmstrom Air Force Base
In use 1942 – present
Garrison information
Current commander Colonel Anita Feugate-Opperman
Garrison 341st Missile Wing

What aircraft are stationed at Malmstrom AFB?

341st Missile Wing History The wing has been assigned to many different numbered Air Forces, been stationed in places such as India, China and New Jersey, and has been the home wing to various different aircraft including the B-25, KC-97 and of course the Minuteman III.

How many people live on Malmstrom Air Force Base?

Approximately 4,000 people, including more than 3,300 active-duty and 600 civilians, comprise the 341st Missile Wing. Malmstrom is the youngest community in Montana and the youngest workforce in the Air Force.

How many acres is Malmstrom Air Force Base?

28,606 acres
The Malmstrom AFB occupies about 28,606 acres in the Cascade County to the south of Missouri river. The Malmstrom Missile Complex sprawls across 13,800 square miles, through seven counties across the north-central Montana region. It has 150 Minuteman III ICBM silo sites and 15 missile alert facilities.

Can you tour Malmstrom AFB?

We also welcome anyone to the Malmstrom Air Force Base Museum without an appointment. A photo ID is required for access to the museum. Tours are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. The tour schedule fills up quickly, so contact Malmstrom Public Affairs early.

What planes are at Fairchild AFB?

Fairchild has two wings, the 92nd Air Refueling Wing, and the 141st ARW. Other units include the Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape school, medical detachments, a weapons squadron and the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency. Watch the Team Fairchild Mission Video 2020 here.

Does Malmstrom AFB have an active runway?

While Malmstrom’s runway was deactivated 20 years ago, it has never been abandoned. “The runway is in good condition but would require upgrades, repaving and new facilities, such as a control tower, to be operational,” states a Joint Land Use Study completed for Cascade County Planning Department in 2012.

Is Fairchild Air Force Base still open?

and is named in honor of General Muir S. Fairchild (1894–1950); a World War I aviator from the state, he was the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force at the time of his death….

Fairchild Air Force Base
Built 1942
In use 1942–present
Garrison information
Current commander Colonel Cassius T. Bentley III

What is the population of Fairchild Air Force Base?


Population Type Number
Officers 481
Enlisted 2,991
Guard 938
Civilians 486

What military bases are in Montana?

There is only one military base in the entire state of Montana. No other military branch keeps bases in MT. Malmstrom AFB is in charge of ICBMs along with a couple other bases.

Is Fairchild AFB a good base?

Fairchild AFB is a great place to be stationed. The Pacific Northwest is a scenic gem of the U.S., and there’s plenty to do here.

What planes fly out of Fairchild AFB?

Fairchild Air Force Base is the home to the 92d Air Refueling Wing, the 141st Air Refueling Wing (Air National Guard), the 36th Rescue Flight and the Army Aviation Support Flight-2. Both wings operate the same versions of the Boeing KC-135 “Stratotanker.” The 36th Rescue Flight operates the Bell UH-1 “Huey” helicopter.