341st Missile Wing
312 73rd St N, Malmstrom AFB, MT 59402
Malmstrom Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base in Cascade County, Montana, adjacent to the city of Great Falls. Base gates are located at the east ends of 2nd Avenue North and 10th Avenue North. The 2nd Avenue North gate is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The gate is closed on weekends and holidays. The 10th Avenue North gate is open 24/7. Both gates are accessible from the Highway 87 bypass, alternately River Road and 57th Street, on the east side of Great Falls.
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 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. It is part of Global Strike Command headquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
The 341st Operations Group is made up of approximately 400 operators, administrators and facility managers. Together, they ensure the day-to-day combat readiness of approximately 133 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles and stand ready to employ the weapons at the direction of the president. The group consists of three missile squadrons, an operations support squadron, and a standardization and evaluation division.
The 10th, 12th and 490th Missile Squadrons are warfighting units comprised of missile operators and facility managers. Each squadron provides highly trained, on alert missile combat crews prepared to employ the world’s most powerful weapon system in support of United States’ strategic objectives. The professional facility managers stationed at each missile alert facility ensure the operations, maintenance and security forces crews who live and work out of their facilities are cared for, prepared and ready to carry out their missions.
The 341st Operations Support Squadron’s current operations, weapons and tactics, codes, host aviation resource management and weather sections are key to accomplishing the group and wing mission. The 341st OSS trains missile crew instructors and support personnel for on-alert duties and provides critical targeting, command and control capability, and coding actions for approximately 133 ICBMs. Additionally, 341st OSS monitors and documents crew force readiness through the HARM office, and keeps base agencies aware of up-to-date weather patterns as an integral part of Team Malmstrom.
The 341st Operations Group Standardization and Evaluation section supports the wing mission by standardizing and evaluating operational procedures and facilities of the missile combat crews and facility managers. This is accomplished through rigorous check-sights, simulator and field evaluations, and meticulous verification of any change to procedure. This section provides critical feedback to the operations group on the effectiveness of combat-ready forces, training and the ability to perform the unit mission. In addition, 341st OGV is the operations technical adviser to wing senior leadership.
Arriving at Malmstrom Air Force Base
The Great Falls International Airport serves the Great Falls area and is approximately 9 miles west of Malmstrom Air Force Base. Taxis or rental cars are readily available at the airport but it is suggested that you have your sponsor transport you to the base. There are no military shuttles from the airport to the base. There is a commercial mass transit bus service in Great Falls, but has limited schedules.
From the Airport, take Interstate 15N to the 10st South Exit. Head East on 10st South to the East side of Great falls and take 57st N about 1 mile to the MAFB gate.
Military members must begin their in-processing by signing in with their Command Staff. The Command Staff will send them to the Military Personnel Section (MPS) Customer Service Office who will then set them up for many mandatory and voluntary appointments throughout the installation. All 1st duty station airmen will be scheduled to attend the First Term Airmen Center (FTAC) upon arrival at the MPS Customer Service Office. Civilians need to report to the Civilian Personnel Office (CPO) upon arrival. The CPO will provide them a list of appointments they are to schedule for themselves for in-processing purposes and then will send them to the payroll office.
For those flying in, you will land at the Great Falls International Airport. If your sponsor is not there to meet you, and it is before 4:30 pm weekdays, contact command post at 406-731-3801 to be put through to your Unit so that they may send someone to pick you up. If it is after 4:30 pm, we recommend you take a taxi to the billeting office on the installation (be sure to get a receipt for reimbursement purposes when filing your travel voucher). For those driving in, the first stop is the main gate. Explain to the security police that you’ve just arrived, and they will provide you with directions to the Malmstrom Inn. Ensure you have current insurance and registration on your vehicle.
There are 3,146 active duty, 3,137 family members, 619 civilian employees, and 800 contractors assigned to Malmstrom Air Force Base.