Country: United States Region: Montana
Locale: Great Fallz
Latitude: 47° 30' 29" N Longitude: -112° 50' 9" E
Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE
47°30'34"N 111° 9'51"W Malmstrom airbase, Montana http://www.malmstrom.af.mil/ Former WW2 airbase. Then a Strategic Air Command base with several tanker, fighter and bomber Wings but as of 1961 converted into an ICBM base and now under Global Strike Cmd
- AFGSC / 20th Air Force / 341 Missile Wing operating 150 Minuteman III's it is providing a critical component of the US strategic forces with
-- a wing staff and 341st Operations, Maintenance, Mission Support, Security Forces and Medical Groups.
-- 10 ; 12 and 490 Missile Squadrons (ACTIVE)
-- 819th RED HORSE Squadron is a deployable, heavy ops repair squadron
- 582 Helicopter Group / 40th Helicopter Squadron operating UH-1N helicopters providing emergency war order taskings, by transporting tactical response force teams in support of launch facility denial and recapture and convoy operations. It also conducts priority passenger and cargo airlift.
The 341 Ops Grp is responsible for all Missile Alert Facilities and Minuteman III ICBMs. Missile Alert Facilities (MAFs) are used for command, control and monitoring the Minuteman Launch Facilities. A MAF consists of an underground hardened Launch Control Center (LCC) an aboveground Launch Control Support Building (LCSB) and an underground hardened Launch Control Equipment Building (LCEB) housing cooling and generator systems. The C2 equipment is located in the LCC. Each LCC has primary control and responsibility for 10 Launch Facilities in its flight and controlls 50 LF's.
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