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Malmstrom Air Force Base
  •  School Age Program

    Malmstrom SA Program consists of: before & after school care, school holiday care, and summer camp. The program is accredited through the Council on Accreditation (COA) and certified by Department of Defense (DoD)

    School Age Program is open to children enrolled in kindergarten through 6th grade, of active duty military, DoD civilians (NAF & APF), reservists on active duty or during inactive duty training. Children of DoD contractors & retired military are eligible on a space available basis.

    DoD sets fee regulations for the SAC program. Fees are based on total family income and apply to all children who attend the program on a regular basis. The fees include meals, snacks and field trips. Total family income is reviewed annually and fees are adjusted accordingly.

    To enroll you must visit Where you will create an account and select the care needed. For further information contact Youth Center at 406-731-4634.


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  • Heads up Malmstrom

    The 341st Force Support Squadron is responsible for providing military and civilian personnel, manpower and organization, education, professional military education, career enhancement, airman and family support services, and quality of life programs for military and civilian members and families of Malmstrom Air Force Base.
    The squadron consists of nine flights that provide personnel services, education, training and professional development for both civilian and military personnel, in addition to offering a wide variety of diverse and challenging quality of life programs such as the Grizzly Bend Club, Community Center, Aces High Bowling Center, Child Care facilities (infant to teen), Airman & Family Readiness Center, Lodging, Mortuary Affairs, Honor Guard, Elkhorn Dining Facility, Arts & Crafts Center and Outdoor Recreation programs.
    Additionally, 341 FSS supports more than 12,000 military retirees and their family members, as well as the Montana Air National Guard.
    While some of the squadron’s sections/activities receive financial support in the form of funds appropriated by congress, others are completely dependent on funds generated by users.

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  • Malmstrom AFB

    Malmstrom Air Force Base is located east of Great Falls, Montana. The base traces its beginnings to World War II when Great Falls Army Air Base was established as a training field for B-17 Flying Fortress bomber crews. Construction began on May 7, 1942. Today Malmstrom AFB is one of three U.S. Air Force bases that maintain and operate the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile.
    The 341st Missile Wing is made up of a wing staff and five groups: the 341st Operations Group, 341st Maintenance Group, 341st Security Forces Group, 341st Mission Support Group and 341st Medical Group. The wing also hosts a mission partner, the 40th Helicopter Squadron, which operates UH-1N "Huey" helicopters throughout a 13,800-square mile missile complex. The helicopters are used as a force-multiplier in day-to-day security of missile facilities.
    Other tenant units at Malmstrom Air Force Base include the 819th RED HORSE Squadron and the Montana Air National Guard's 219th RED HORSE Squadron; the 22nd Space Operations Squadron Detachment 1; and AFOSI Det. 806.
    The base has about 4,000 active-duty military and civilian members assigned. Approximately 2,500 family members live and work on and around the base, and an estimated 6,500 veterans live in the local area. Malmstrom Air Force Base's economic impact on the local economy in fiscal year 2019 totaled approximately $372 million. It is the seventh-largest employer in Montana and created 1,379 indirect jobs in fiscal year 2019.

    Click "Learn More" for a one-stop-shop for all of the helping agencies on Malmstrom Air Force Base.  The agencies listed here are dedicated to ensuring you and your family members receive any and all the help that you seek.  Take a look around and give them a call! 
  • Malmstrom AFB School Liaison

    The Child & Youth Education Services – School Liaison (CYES-SL) is committed to outreach, advocacy, and partnership initiatives that generate real-time solutions for military-connected students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 as they face global educational challenges and transitions. The CYES-SL services are designed to deliver unparalleled educational advocacy, outreach, and partnerships for our military-connected students around the globe!.

    Click "Learn More" To contact Malmstrom's School Liaison