FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRON
The 341st Force Support Squadron attributes its high level of excellence to the professional men and women who epitomize the FSS mission. Two basic premises are the focus: continuously improve effectiveness and efficiency of operations by being more responsive to ever-changing customer needs and enhance readiness by providing worldwide combat support and community services for the 341st Missile Wing.
We look forward to seeing you in our activities and will do everything we can to meet your needs. You will find our website, www.341fss.com, to be interactive and informative about current activities. As our motto says, “Visit us today, and visit us often.”
If you have feedback on our programs, fill out a comment card in the facilities or online at www.341fss.com or at http://ice.disa.mil. Tell us what we can improve and about the programs you enjoy. We care about the level of service you receive.
AIRMAN AND FAMILY READINESS CENTER
The Airman and Family Readiness Center, located in Building 800, provides services to DOD military, Guard and Reserve members, DOD civilians and their eligible family members through unit outreach, readiness support services, and individual and family consultations. Core programs include personal and family readiness, personal and work-life readiness, personal financial readiness, Air Force Aid, employment assistance, relocation assistance, Exceptional Family Member Program support, School Liaison/Military Child Education assistance, Transition Assistance Program, Key Spouse program, deployment readiness, HeartLink, casualty assistance and Military Family Life Consultant assistance. For more information, contact AFRC at 406-731-4900.
Children and Family
CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
The Child Development Center is staffed with well-trained, dedicated and caring professionals who provide outstanding developmental and educational programs in a safe and nurturing environment. The CDC program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and certified by the Department of Defense. In addition, Great Falls Public Schools provides a speech therapist during the school year for all military children. The CDCoffers full-day and hourly child care services for the following age groups:
- Newborns, 6 weeks to 12 months old.
- Pre-toddlers, 1 to 2 years old.
- Toddlers, 2 to 3 years old.
- Preschool, 3 to 5 years old.
- Part-day enrichment, 3 to 5 years old (offered only during the school year).
The CDC, in conjunction with the Airman and Family Readiness Center and Air Force Aid Society, offers the Give Parents a Break program once a month. The GPAB program provides free child care to qualified parents needing a break from parenting, especially those families with a deployed or TDY parent. Call the CDC for more information at 406-731-2417, or stop by Building 4100. Log on to http://militarychildcare.com for space availability.
FAMILY CHILD CARE
Family Child Care provides parents an alternative to center-based child care by offering full-time, hourly, evening and weekend care. Care is provided in home environments that are safe, nurturing and supportive. Care is offered for families with children 2 weeks to 12 years old. Requests for care can be made at http://militarychildcare.com. FCC also offers extended duty care; pre-deployment, deployment and return home care; subsidy, supplemental and home community care; missile care; emergency medical, wounded warrior and child care for fallen warriors; and PCS care. Please contact the FCC office to see if you might qualify for any of these additional programs.
All individuals caring for other families’ children more than 10 hours a week on a regular basis must be certified through the Malmstrom FCC office. Contact the FCC office at 406-731-2116 for more information on how to become a provider. You can also get additional information at www.341fss.com. FCC is in Building 4000.
MALMSTROM YOUTH PROGRAMS
Participants in Malmstrom’s Youth Programs have access to high-quality, developmentally appropriate programs, resources and materials in the following areas:
- Character and Leadership Development: Air Force Youth of the Year, Keystone and Torch clubs, Congressional Awards Program, Air Force Aviation Camp and more.
- Education and Career Development: Youth employment skills, computer labs, community service projects and piano classes.
- Health and Life Skills: 4-H, baby-sitter’s course, home-alone training, cooking and daily activities.
- The Arts: Fine arts contest, photography contest, daily activities, field trips.
- Youth Sports, Fitness and Recreation: Indoor soccer, co-recreational basketball, Little League T-ball, softball, baseball, and start-smart soccer; baseball and basketball for ages 3 to 5 years old.
- School Age: Programs are safe, supervised and age-appropriate. They are available before and after school, on school holidays and during summer day camp. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and transportation are provided to and from several elementary schools in close proximity to the base. The programs are certified by DOD and accredited by the Council on Accreditation.
Log on to http://militarychildcare.com for space availability.
Visit the recreation room complete with a TV, Wii, dance machine, game carousel, Wi-Fi and more. There are daily, weekly and monthly programs such as teen and tween nights, theater programs and more. For more information, call Youth Programs at 406-731-4634, stop by Building 1145 or visit www.341fss.com.
GRIZZLY BEND CLUB AND COMMUNITY CENTER
The Grizzly Bend, Building 1180, houses the installation’s club and community center. The club is an all-ranks club that sponsors group socials as well as special events. In addition, the Bend offers a selection of rooms of various sizes, which can be reserved for base or private events for an affordable fee. The Grizzly Bend has a contract for off-base food operations, ready to cater for any event. To schedule an event or find out more information about the Bend’s opportunities, call the Grizzly Bend administrative office at 406-731-3359 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit www.341fss.com.
ARTS AND CRAFTS CENTER
This consolidated facility houses the Auto Hobby Shop, Frame Shop, Embroidery Shop and Engraving Shop under one roof and has state-of-the-art equipment to provide the best programs and services to meet all your leisure and instructional needs. The Arts and Crafts Center operates two coin-operated car wash bays. The Arts and Crafts Center is in Building 1248 and can be reached at 406-731-4700. The center also offers embroidery opportunities for clothing, bags, etc.
The Arts and Crafts facility offers countless alternatives to the many outdoor activities available in Montana. The facility offers custom picture framing for those who don’t want to do it themselves. Engraving services are available with a variety of plaques, trophies and nametags. Awards can be designed to your specifications.
The Frame Shop builds many different sizes and designs of frames to accommodate all framing needs. The shop also builds flag boxes for retirements and custom boxes for memorabilia and keepsake items. Call 406-731-4700 for more information.
AUTO HOBBY SHOP
The Auto Hobby Shop has 14 general stalls with five available lifts, plus a welding room, sanding and grinding room, machine room and paint booth. An extensive inventory of tools and up-to-date equipment allows guests to complete minor or major repairs within the facility. The Auto Hobby Shop provides some service work such as radiator flushes, tire changing and balancing, alignments and battery charges. Call 406-731-3777 for more information.
The Engraving Shop can engrave a range of many different items, such as wood, glass, acrylic, trophies, awards, knives and many other objects. Call 406-731-4700 for more information.
Malmstrom’s award-winning Outdoor Recreation Center has equipment rentals, family recreation and adventure trips, classes, recreational information, RV storage, a swimming pool and FamCamp facilities. Check out all it has to offer at www.341fss.com, call 406-731-3263 or stop by Outdoor Recreation, Building 1222.
Everything from cross-country skis and snowshoes in winter to rafts and fishing boats in summer. Outdoor Recreation also rents out campers, canopies, tables and chairs for parties, as well as the lawn tools and equipment to handle chores so you can get out and enjoy Montana’s great outdoors.
Recreational Family and Adventure Trips
Would you like to try whitewater rafting or kayaking, backpacking, caving, winter camping or backcountry skiing? Outdoor Recreation trips provide the expertise, equipment, trip planning and transportation to make your adventures ones that you’ll talk about for a long time. Want to get out with the family? Try a hayride and hot dog roast in the mountains, a wildflower hike or a snowshoe trip to find animal tracks. Moonlight snowshoe, cross-country skiing and canoe trips are popular, too.
Fly casting, fly tying, Dutch oven cooking, ice fishing, river rafting and canoe paddling are some of the classes offered. Parents like “Staying Warm for Winter Fun” to learn the best way to keep kids warm while playing, regardless of how old the kids are.
In addition to a “visitor center” brochure rack, Outdoor Recreation’s staff members are familiar with most recreational opportunities in the area and are eager to help plan your outings.
Need to store a recreational vehicle? Outdoor Recreation has more than 350 spaces in a controlled access, outdoor storage lot to store RVs, boats or trailers.
The off base “Gateway” FamCamp has 25 full-hookup sites with concrete pads and laundry and shower facilities. The on-base “Annex” FamCamp has 30 full-hookup RV sites on a gravel surface, and five tent sites.
As an outdoor facility, the operation is limited to the summer months but is open every day during the season, weather permitting. The pool features a 90-foot waterslide, swimming lessons and a small snack bar. Malmstrom personnel and their families are eligible to use the pool during open swim hours. Special times are designated for lessons, lap swimming, adult swimming and pool parties. The pool is at Building 1020. For more information, call the pool at 406-731-3021, the Outdoor Recreation office at 406-731-3263 or visit www.341fss.com.
Two base parks are perfect for picnicking or just enjoying the day. Pow Wow Park features an acre of fishing opportunities and is stocked annually with rainbow trout. Sun Plaza Park is a great venue for large groups or unit gatherings and barbecues. It features a playground, pavilions, a volleyball court and plenty of parking.
Montana is at the center of one of America’s most outstanding four-season outdoor recreation regions. Convenient off-base recreational opportunities abound, including ski, canoe, bike and snowmobile clubs; shooting ranges; indoor pools; boat launches and marinas; golf courses; and the River’s Edge bike, jog, stroll or hiking trail. National forests, Holter Lake, the Missouri River, and Glacier and Yellowstone National parks are just a few of the popular destinations for base personnel.
For more information, call Outdoor Recreation at 406-731-3263 or visit www.341fss.com. Endless opportunities exist to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Malmstrom Outdoor Recreation offers convenient hours of operation, a knowledgeable and caring staff, and a wide variety of programs, resources and equipment.
ACES HIGH BOWLING AND ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
This modern, 3,400-square-foot, 12-lane facility includes a resale area, snack bar and a sports lounge. Aces High also has an entertainment room called the “Strike Zone,” which offers large-screen TVs and a lounge atmosphere for eating and relaxing. Aces High Snack Bar is open daily and offers daily food and bowling specials. Aces High boasts a state-of-the-art scoring system, synthetic lanes, along with new pinsetters, and an automated bumper system. Rental lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The center also has color-coded house balls for use. Aces High hosts various special events, including the popular extreme bowling, and various tournaments. Youth bowling is a popular program supported by many volunteer coaches. Bowling instruction is available for all ages and league competition is year-round. Leagues vary from men’s, women’s and mixed leagues to youth and handicap. Aces High is a place to bring the family or host squadron commanders’ calls, retirement parties, promotion parties and youth parties, as well as squadron bowling days. For more information or to make a reservation, call 406-731-2695 or visit www.341fss.com.
The Malmstrom Auditorium offers free movies Saturday afternoon and evening during the winter months, and free movies on Wednesday evening during the summer months. Movie schedules are at www.341fss.com/movies.
The auditorium is available for public use to the Malmstrom base community and nonprofit organizations on an equal, nondiscriminatory basis. Visit www.341fss.com/auditorium-reservations to find the reservation agreement form or call 406-731-4634 for more information.
ARDEN G. HILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY
The Arden G. Hill Memorial Library is the information/learning/morale, welfare and recreation center for Malmstrom, with both print and electronic resources to support Airmen and their families with mission and educational needs. The library has access to more than 100 online databases for e-books, e-audiobooks, magazines, language instruction and educational materials. The library has approximately 30,000 books, DVDs, CD-ROMs, CDs, iPods, e-readers and other informational electronic media. The library provides instruction and access information for all of its electronic resources including 3-D printing. There are more than 20 computers for military and commercial internet, with high-speed Wi-Fi. There are also computers for teens and children, along with two children’s early learning literacy stations. Free printing, scanning, faxing and copying is available; however, you must have a calling card or dial a toll-free number for faxing.
The library has special collections to support education, military life, resiliency, home schooling, parenting and Exceptional Family Member programs. The library provides databases and materials to the missile field and units for professional and technical requirements.
Programs for children at the library include Preschool Story Hour and Dial-a-Story (stories available by dialing the library line), the Reading Patch Club during the academic year, and a summer reading program for children and adults. The library is much more than just books!
The library is in Building 1152. For more information, call 406-731-4638 or visit www.341fss.com.
FITNESS AND SPORTS CENTER
Come in and enjoy our multimillion dollar, state-of-the-art complex. The facility houses more than 53,000 square feet of the finest in health and fitness offerings. The best part is there are no membership fees or dues, and you simply can’t touch quality like this anywhere else. Your fitness is not just a fad — it’s a lifestyle and we take that seriously. The center can help you reach the simplest fitness goals you desire or the most demanding workout regimen. Whether you want to slim down or bulk up, have more energy for work or for your family, or just look and feel better — we’re here to help.
We’ll also help you to exercise your options from intramural competition in sports, including softball, volleyball, basketball and flag football, to exercise options like indoor cycling, free weights and cardio equipment, or tailoring personal training to group fitness programs. We also offer many special and seasonal events throughout the year. Your options are almost limitless.
The heart of our facility is the huge multi- purpose gymnasium and indoor running track; you can exercise in comfort, despite the wide range of environmental conditions that Big Sky Country dishes out. You will also have access to separate weight and cardio rooms with treadmills, elliptical and arc trainers, stair climbers, stationary cycles, spinning bikes and rowing machines. You can watch your favorite program on most equipment or on the cardio theater with headphones. We provide two complete lines of strength-training equipment: Nautilus resistance machines and Hammer Strength plate weighted. Some of our other areas include four racquetball courts, a wallyball court, aerobics rooms, full-sized basketball courts, two smaller gymnasium floors and a quarter-mile, rubberized, outdoor running track. A Fitness on Demand kiosk provides a variety of workouts including dance, cycling, kickboxing, kinetics, stomp and Fit for Duty. With a 120-inch, high-definition projection monitor and capabilities to show more than 50 workouts both on and off location, the kiosk provides more opportunities to sustain a high level of physical fitness. Daily use and distinguished visitor’s locker rooms have such features as saunas and steam rooms in addition to showers and storage lockers.
We tie this exceptional gem together for you in surroundings that make you feel at home, no matter your current fitness level. Part of making this facility your home away from home is helping you find the fitness program that will help you achieve your personal health goals. We provide assistance and guidance to novice and amateur sport enthusiasts through our intramural sports program and special events like 5K fun runs, or if you are already an elite athlete we have avenues geared to ensure you have your shot at the nationals, internationals, world cups or even the Olympics. Whether you are a seasoned athlete or new to exercise, our state-of-the-art facilities provide the optimal environment for your workout. Once you walk through the door we want you to know you are part of something special. We strive to create an unparalleled experience where you can train, play, refresh, relax, compete, meet and much more. We are simply the best and know it will keep you coming back. For more information and current events, call 406-731-3621 or visit www.341fss.com.
Employment with Services
Job employment through the NAF Human Resources Office is available for spouses, dependents, active-duty personnel and civilians. There are positions in most of the NAF facilities with varied hours, benefits and salaries. For information on the types of jobs available, qualifications and employment, contact the HRO at 406-731-4657. Job information can also be found at www.341fss.com/naf-human-resources.
Malmstrom’s Elkhorn Dining Facility is located at 303 75th St. N., Building 1075. A conference room is available for meetings and special occasions. The facility is currently closed for renovations and is scheduled to re-open in late fall. For more information, call 406-731-2008, or visit www.341fss.com.