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Legal Office

Malmtrom Guide 2018 Serving You Legal Office

 

The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate provides legal counsel to commanders and base leaders on myriad matters, including military justice, quality force management, civil law, labor law, environmental law, contract law, ethics law, operational law, and torts and claims law. The office also provides legal assistance concerning personal, noncriminal matters to active-duty military members of allied armed forces serving in the U.S. and retired personnel, as well as survivors and family members. Those eligible to receive legal assistance may meet with an attorney by appointment. The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate is in Building 770 and can be reached at 406-731-2878.

Public Affairs Office

The Public Affairs office serves the Malmstrom community with a variety of information media including the base website, social media, this base guide and the base marquee system.

Public Affairs professionals also tell the Malmstrom story off base through their liaison with local, regional and national print and broadcast news media. The base tour program and Speakers’ Bureau gives local, statewide, U.S. and Canadian citizens the opportunity to see and hear about Malmstrom’s mission firsthand. The PA office is in Building 500, Room 151A. For more information, call 406-731-4050.

Comptroller

he Malmstrom Chaplain Corps offers a full range of religious support. In addition to regularly scheduled Catholic and Protestant worship services, it also offers a variety of religious activities and programs. Programs include religious education, Bible studies, parish organizations, pastoral counseling, religious rites, sacraments and community service programs. Chaplain Corps programs are available for all DOD personnel and their families. The chaplains and chaplain assistants also provide extensive ministry of presence (visitation) for all work areas throughout the base to include on-site deployed Airmen at the missile alert facilities, covering 13,800 square miles.

Worship services and ministries for other faith groups are available in cooperation with local religious communities. Contact the Chaplain Corps main office at 406-731-3721 for times, location and points of contact.

Baptisms and marriage ceremonies may be arranged by calling the chapel to set up an appointment with a chaplain. Requirements for marriage vary, but contact with a chaplain should be made at least six months in advance of the wedding date.

Confidential pastoral counseling is available for individuals, couples and families. Persons seeking counsel can call the chapel at 406-731-3721 during normal duty hours for an appointment. Emergency pastoral support is available 24/7 by calling the command post at 406-731-3801 after duty hours.

Airman and Family Readiness

Malmtrom Guide 2018 Serving You Airman and Family Readiness 

 

The Airman and Family Readiness Center in Building 800 offers a variety of enrichment programs. The AFRC serves as a one-stop center for information and referrals, coordinates family policy, serves as a link to community and base agencies, provides leadership consultation to commanders, and offers direct services and programs to Air Force personnel.

Some of the direct services available are financial counseling, relocation assistance, transition assistance, individual and family enrichment, spouse employment assistance, volunteer opportunities and help through the Air Force Aid Society. The AFAS provides financial help to Air Force members and their families during unforeseen emergencies. In addition to welcoming newly assigned individuals and families, the center also maintains information on other Air Force bases and a list of child care providers. For information on these and other programs and services, call 406-731-4900. Center hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Circle

The Circle, located at Building 1145, is open to anyone with base access and offers massage chairs, relaxation rooms, free Wi-Fi, video game systems, a patio with picnic tables and a gas grill, books, a conference room for small meetings/trainings, classroom training space, indoor golf, coffee, counselors on request and more. The center is open Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For questions or more information, contact the Circle at 406-731-3484.

Military Personnel Section

Malmstrom AFB Serving You Military Personnel Section

 

The Military Personnel Flight provides personnel services (human resources) for members assigned to Malmstrom including retired military and family members of both active-duty personnel and retirees. The MPF is the hub for information related to career enhancement, relocation, inprocessing, passports and ID cards during peacetime and wartime. The Customer Support Element is in Building 1191, Room 101. It is the central location to obtain information related to personnel matters. Hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. All other sections in the MPF serve walk-in customers 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and appointments are seen 2-4:30 p.m. For more information or assistance, call Customer Support at 406-731-4155.

Equal Opportunity

The primary objective of the Equal Opportunity office is to take a proactive approach to improve mission effectiveness by promoting an environment that is free from personal, social or institutional barriers that prevent individuals from rising to the highest level possible based on their individual merit, fitness and capability.

The focus of Equal Opportunity is to assist commanders and supervisors at all levels in conducting Equal Opportunity programs and human relations education. These programs are designed to eliminate unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment against active-duty military personnel, family members, Department of Defense civilians, nonappropriated fund employees and retirees.

The Equal Opportunity office is located in Building 770, Room 22. For more information, stop by the office or call 406-731-4525.

Chaplain Corps

Malmstrom AFB Serving You Chaplain Corps - Stock Photo

 

The Malmstrom Chaplain Corps offers a full range of religious support. In addition to regularly scheduled Catholic and Protestant worship services, it also offers a variety of religious activities and programs. Programs include religious education, Bible studies, parish organizations, pastoral counseling, religious rites, sacraments and community service programs. Chaplain Corps programs are available for all DOD personnel and their families. The chaplains and chaplain assistants also provide extensive “ministry of presence” (visitation) for all work areas throughout the base to include on-site deployed Airmen at the missile alert facilities, covering 13,800 square miles.

Worship services and ministries for other faith groups are available in cooperation with local religious communities. Contact the Chaplain Corps main office at 406-731-3721 for times, location and points of contact.

Baptisms and marriage ceremonies may be arranged by calling the chapel to set up an appointment with a chaplain. Requirements for marriage vary, but contact with a chaplain should be made at least six months in advance of the wedding date.

Confidential pastoral counseling is available for individuals, couples and families. Persons seeking counsel can call the chapel at 406-731-3721 during normal duty hours for an appointment. Emergency pastoral support is available 24/7 by calling the command post at 406-731-3801 after duty hours.

SCHEDULED SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES

Catholic

Daily Mass 11:15 a.m. Monday through Friday
Blessed Sacrament Chapel

Confession 4-4:45 p.m. Saturday or by appointment
Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m.
Sunday Mass 9 a.m.

Protestant

Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.

Other Faith Groups

Contact the Chaplain Corps 406-731-3721

Services

Malmstrom AFB Serving You Services

 

COMMISSARY

The Malmstrom Commissary has more than 13,000 line items to choose from with savings up to 30 percent. The facility has five full-service registers and five self-checkout registers.

Special features include a bakery, delicatessen, sushi bar, produce, meat, chilled and frozen food sections, as well as weekly specials. Manager specials are offered weekly at an even greater savings. The bakery offers fresh-baked doughnuts, pastries, cakes and other items, along with custom-decorated cakes for special occasions. The deli offers custom-sliced meats and cheeses, along with salads, sandwiches and paninis. The produce area offers more than 250 different items with savings up to 40 percent. It also offers a wide choice of organic fruits and vegetables. The meat department offers savings up to 40 percent and features the highest quality pork and seafood, as well as choice and select beef and fresh chicken. Special request orders are gladly accepted in all departments.

Semiannual case lot sales are held in May and September for great buys on select items.

The commissary is adjacent to the chapel between Fifth Street and Avenue C. The commissary is open 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday. It is closed Monday and holidays. Early-bird shopping for 15 items or less is available 7-9 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday for all patrons. In addition, early-bird shopping is available on Sunday starting at 9:30 a.m. for disabled patrons and can be accessed through the exit door closest to the main entrance.

The commissary offers a shopping cart designed specifically for special-needs children. The cart, called Caroline’s Cart, makes it easier for a shopper to push just one cart instead of either a wheelchair or stroller and a shopping cart. The cart is behind the registers and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions can be directed to the customer service desk.

EXCHANGE

The Exchange is a full-service store that carries discount clothing, housewares, gift items, special orders and seasonal items, as well as small appliances, stereos and televisions. Check-cashing service, Western Union, and fishing and hunting licenses are also available. Hours are 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday; holiday hours may vary. A 24-hour filling station is available in the parking lot.

EXPRESS AND CLASS SIX

The Express is a convenience store connected to the Exchange offering a wide variety of food and beverages, a full Class Six, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, pet supplies and periodicals. The Express is open 4:30 a.m. to midnight every day. Call the Main Exchange and Express at 406-454-1301, or check out their website at www.shopmyexchange.com.

CLOTHING SALES

The Military Clothing Sales store is in the Exchange. The store is open to meet all your military clothing needs, including alterations, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed Saturday and Sunday.

FOOD SERVICES

SUBWAY

Located in the Exchange complex, Subway is open 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday.

POPEYES

Also in the Exchange complex, Popeyes is open 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday.

BURGER KING

Burger King is in Building 695, close to the dormitories. It offers fast food and other selections in the restaurant or you can use the convenient drive-up window. Hours are 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Saturday. It is closed Sunday and holidays.

MINI-MALL

BARBERSHOP

The barbershop is in the Exchange complex. Hours are 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday.

1ST LIBERTY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

The 1st Liberty Federal Credit Union, Building 1028, can help with all your banking needs. 1st Liberty offers a variety of products and services to serve you, such as free checking accounts, new and used car loans, direct deposit, home banking and online bill pay, low-interest loan rates and mortgages. Hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed 1-2 p.m. for lunch. 1st Liberty has three ATM machines at Malmstrom: one at the branch entrance to the credit union, one in the basement of Building 500 and the third is a drive-up at 7102 Goddard Ave. Contact the credit union at 406-761-8300 or visit www.1stliberty.org.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Civilian Personnel Office, Building 1191, Room 203, serves as the focal point for federal civil service employment on base. It can also provide general information on other employment opportunities on base. For additional information, call 406-731-4651 or visit www.USAJobs.gov.

The Nonappropriated Fund Personnel Office hires individuals for jobs in the club, bowling center, lodging, child care center and other recreation facilities. For additional information, visit www.341fss.com, www.NAFjobs.org or call 406-731-4657.

Health

Malmtrom Guide 2018 Serving You Health 

TRICARE

TRICARE was implemented at Malmstrom on April 1, 1997. TRICARE offers two options: TRICARE Select and TRICARE Prime.

TRICARE Select is a fee-for-service option. It is the most costly option but offers the most providers to choose from. Beneficiaries who choose this option will not be eligible to be seen by a Malmstrom Clinic provider but will be able to use the clinic’s pharmacy, laboratory and radiology services. Select enrollees may obtain care from any TRICARE-authorized provider without a referral or authorization. Enrollees who obtain services from TRICARE network providers will pay lower cost-share amounts for in-network care.

TRICARE Prime is similar to civilian health maintenance organizations (HMO). The military treatment facility is the heart of the HMO, augmented by a network of civilian specialty physicians. Beneficiaries who choose this option are assigned a primary care manager at the Malmstrom Clinic or a civilian provider who has agreed to be a primary care manager.

For more information about TRICARE at Malmstrom, visit at www.tricare.mil or call 844-866-9378.

FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAM

The Family Advocacy Program has three components: Maltreatment, Outreach and Prevention, and the New Parent Support Program. For more information, call 406-731-2161.

OUTREACH AND PREVENTION

Family advocacy prevention programs are based on the concept that it is better to provide programs and services before problems occur.

The goals of the outreach and prevention programs are to keep Air Force families healthy and to conceptualize the Air Force surgeon general’s vision of “Building Healthy Communities.” Our programs are designed to address issues that are common to military families. In addition, outreach and prevention programs identify and provide assistance to families in need of special services. Pregnant or parenting teens, single parents, families with exceptional family members, new parents, newlyweds and families experiencing duty-related separations are examples of populations that may be targeted for special programs and services.

The Malmstrom Family Advocacy Program has two major program areas that emphasize “putting prevention into practice.” This includes the New Parent Support Program and Outreach Program. For more information, call 406-731-2161.

NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM

The Family Advocacy nurse, a registered nurse, provides education, training, guidance and support to new parents. These services are offered to the family beginning in the prenatal period and continuing through the first three years of the child’s life. The program assists new parents through office visits, doctor or WIC visits, hospital visits, home visits and group settings.

The New Parent Support Program’s services for families with children 3 years old and younger consist of a licensed clinical social worker, a registered nurse and a Family Advocacy Program assistant. They make home visits to provide education, information and support to families. This is accomplished through interaction, communication and demonstration of parenting skills, as well as couple’s communication. They assist families experiencing a variety of stressful situations such as being a single parent, adjusting to a new family member, dealing with duty separations, and parenting difficult children and teens. For more information, call 406-731-2161.

OUTREACH PROGRAM

The main goals of the Outreach Program are to promote family wellness and cohesion; to enhance family life management, problem- solving and interpersonal relationship skills; to heighten community understanding of abuse and ways to address it; and to identify community resources by promoting and developing community partnerships and building community resilience. For more information, call 406-731-2161.

FAMILY ADVOCACY STRENGTH-BASED THERAPY SERVICES (FAST)

FAST services for eligible families include psychosocial assessments of identified clients at risk for family maltreatment. These families will be provided information, referral services, crisis intervention, brief and short-term therapy, and supportive interventions in helping them function constructively and reducing the potential for physical and emotional maltreatment. For more information, call 406-731-2161.

MALTREATMENT

This Family Advocacy Program deals with child abuse, spousal abuse and neglect in the Air Force. It was created to help identify abuse problems in the Air Force community and to help those families get the assistance and protection they need.

In addition to assisting married couples with receiving protection, unmarried intimates are also eligible for services. An unmarried intimate is defined by the DOD as “a former spouse, with whom the victim shares a child in common, or a person with whom the victim shares or has shared a common domicile.” Maltreatment referrals involving unmarried intimates, where at least one partner is active-duty military, can be brought to the attention of the Family Advocacy Program.

In the Air Force, stressors on family life can be great. Long separations, frequent transfers, lack of choice in job placement, authoritative management styles and high-risk jobs are some of the service-induced stressors that separate families from support systems. This, in turn, places pressure on service members and their families. These factors and other service- and nonservice-induced stressors create pressures that may erupt in physical violence, emotional abuse or neglect within the family. It is, therefore, the goal of the Family Advocacy Program to successfully reach all Air Force families to prevent maltreatment.

However, when abuse or neglect is reported, the Family Advocacy treatment manager must intervene. Additionally, the Family Advocacy Program is instrumental as an educational and referral source to help parents who are having difficulties in parenting their children. A close liaison with off-base agencies, as well as specialized classes, has been established to help these families. For more information, call 406-731-2161.

HEALTH PROMOTIONS

As part of the 341st Medical Group, Health Promotions’ mission is to strengthen the combat capability of Malmstrom Air Force Base by maximizing the human weapon system through lifestyle management that is delivered by a highly trained, well-equipped fit team. This high-quality, evidence-based health care is delivered through a partnership with our clinical colleagues and is aimed at improving quality of life. Health Promotions presents these essential elements of a healthy lifestyle by providing health and fitness assessments, tobacco cessation opportunities, nutritional counseling, gait analysis and exercise prescription. For more information regarding the HP services available to you, call 406-731-4292.

DENTAL CLINIC

The dental clinic provides routine dental care to all assigned active-duty members Monday through Friday. Active-duty readiness is the primary focus and mission of the dental flight. Priorities of care are active-duty personnel in dental class three or four, rated personnel, mobility personnel, active-duty personnel identified for remote or GSU duty, and all other active-duty personnel. Non active-duty beneficiaries may receive emergent care only until stabilized and appointed with their civilian dentist.

A dentist is on call 24/7 and can be accessed after hours utilizing the medical group’s answering service at 406-731-4MED (4633).

Family members are encouraged to enroll in the TRICARE active-duty family member dental plan. Those enrolled in this program receive care from an accepting civilian dentist of their choice. The family member dental insurance program covers most dental procedures. The dental clinic may be reached at 406-731-2511.

MALMSTROM SPOUSES’ CLUB

The Malmstrom Spouses’ Club is open to all active-duty officer, enlisted and retired military spouses. The mission of the MSC is to raise money for select charities, including college scholarships, and to provide a social organization for spouses. It has a monthly social meeting in addition to many mini groups (i.e., book club, dinner club, bunco, mahjong and wine club) that meet throughout the month. There are many ways to get involved. If you would like information on becoming a member, email the membership chair at malmstromspousesclub@gmail.com.

THRIFT AND CONSIGNMENT STORE

The Thrift and Consignment Store is open to all active duty and retired military members and their families, as well as DOD employees. It is a great place to find bargains on gently used furniture and electronics, children’s items, housewares, clothing and much more. Stock at the store changes daily. Volunteers from the Malmstrom Spouses’ Club and base community staff the store and profits are given to MSC-supported scholarships. The store is in Building 581 on Goddard Avenue. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/malmstromthriftstore.

AIRMAN’S ATTIC

The Airman’s Attic is a great place to give or to get great, usable household and baby items as well as clothing at no charge. It is open for enlisted members E-6 and below noon to 4 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The Airman’s Attic is located in Building 4000. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/MalmstromAirmansAttic.

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