Senators: 'No better place than Malmstrom' for new nuclear command center
Baucus, Tester put Air Force base on list of possible locations for new facility
The Air Force recently decided to consolidate control of the nation’s nuclear missions under one command center. Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester today told Air Force Secretary Michael Donley they can “think of no better place than Malmstrom,” citing the base’s personnel and existing facilities.
Malmstrom Air Force Base, in
“Hosting the headquarters at a base with a nuclear mission will allow the Airmen and women who serve in the affiliated Wings to see the value of their service and the potential for significant career advancement firsthand,” Baucus and Tester told Donley. “We also believe that the headquarters should be located at a base that receives consistently strong support from the neighboring community.”
The Senators also noted Malmstrom’s current expansion of family housing units, its existing telecommunications infrastructure, its room for expansion and its location just outside the City of
In response to a request by Baucus and Tester, Secretary Donley visited
During the visit both Senators again urged Donley to assign a second mission to Malmstrom, which has been part of the