NonStop Local: Malstrom Air Force Base to receive 7 new MH-139 Grey Wolf helicopters

by Posie Buffington

Malmstrom Air Force Base will be receiving seven new MH-139 Grey Wolf helicopters beginning in March.

A release from Sen. Jon Tester’s office said the new helicopters will be replacing Malmstrom’s decades-old Vietnam-era Huey fleet.

“The airmen and women at Malmstrom play a critical role in our national defense strategy and should have the best possible tools to keep Montana and our nation safe,” Tester said in his release. “That’s why I’ve fought for years to replace Malmstrom’s Vietnam-era fleet of helicopters with new MH-139 Grey Wolves that are more reliable, safe, and efficient. I’m proud to have worked with the Air Force to deliver these aircraft so that our airmen and women have the certainty they need to do their jobs and protect our country.”

“Montana has the best airmen and facilities in the country and the Grey Wolf will be right at home at Malmstrom. I was proud to start advocating for the replacement of the Vietnam-era Huey’s back in 2020 and am grateful to see these efforts finally come to fruition,” Sen. Steve Daines said in a release from his office.