USAF “Mission” Team Heads to Malmstrom

The Air Force plans in March to send officials to Malmstrom AFB, Mont., to evaluate the ability of the installation to take on a new mission—possibly even aircraft. It would not be a USAF unit, rather one under the Department of Homeland Security, according to the Helena (Mont.) Independent-Reporter. Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Mont.) secured the USAF commitment to conduct an “attributes study,” saying it took “five meetings on this subject” over a two-week period. An optimistic Burns noted than in March the USAF team would agree that “Malmstrom is a first-class facility.”