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Malmstrom Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center (2021 Edition)
Malmstrom Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome CenterMalmstrom Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center

Malmstrom Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center (2021 Edition)

Introduction

Welcome to Malmstrom Air Force Base, located 6 miles out from Great Falls, Montana. About 4,000 personnel are on the base that covers about 28,000 square miles. The city it’s located in, Great Falls, has a wonderful hometown atmosphere with a friendly community. Great Falls was the name given to the region by Lewis and Clark, who had to traverse the many waterfalls in the area to continue their historic trek.

We hope this guide helps you get settled in your new posting and helps take some of the stress out of moving.

1. Where Is Malmstrom Air Force Base?
2. Google Map View
3. Getting There – Directions to the Base
4. Entering Malmstrom Air Force Base and Amenities

5. Where Should I Live Near Malmstrom Air Force Base?
6. What Schools are Near Malmstrom Air Force Base?
7. What’s the Weather Like in Malmstrom Air Force Base?
8. Things to Do Near Malmstrom Air Force Base

COVID-19 Notice

Due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, many businesses, venues, and parks may be temporarily closed or operating under restricted hours. Therefore, a place we mention here may not currently be open or available for the time being.

Where Is Malmstrom Air Force Base?

Malmstrom Air Force Base Welcome & Visitors Center
6220 Goddard Dr.
Bldg. 192
Malmstrom AFB, MT 59402
Phone: 1 (406) 731-4489

Hours:

  • Monday-Sunday: 0900-1900

Malmstrom AFB Map

Malmstrom AFB Map

Malmstrom AFB Directions

From Helena, Montana

  1. Take I-15 N Towards Great Falls
  2. Take exit 278 for MT-200 E/US-89 S/I-15 BUS toward 10th Ave S
  3. Continue onto I-15BL/MT-200 E/US-89 S
  4. Continue to follow MT-200 E/US-89 S
  5. Turn left onto 57th St S
  6. Turn right toward 2nd Ave N
  7. Slight right onto 2nd Ave N
  8. Continue onto Goddard Ave
  9. Continue through Malmstrom AFB Main Gate

From Bozeman, Montana

  1. Take MT-86 N
  2. Slight right onto US-12 E/US-89 N
  3. Turn right onto US-12 E/US-89 N/W Main St (signs for MT-360/Harlowton/Great Falls)
  4. Continue to follow US-12 E/US-89 N
  5. Turn left onto US-89 N
  6. Turn left onto US-87 N/US-89 N
  7. Turn right onto 57th St S
  8. Turn right toward 2nd Ave N
  9. Slight right onto 2nd Ave N
  10. Continue onto Goddard Ave
  11. Continue through Malmstrom AFB Main Gate

From Great Falls International Airport

  1. Head south toward Terminal Dr
  2. Turn left toward Terminal Dr
  3. Turn right onto Terminal Dr
  4. Continue straight onto Airport 2nd St
  5. Turn left onto Airport Ave A
  6. Turn right onto Airport Dr
  7. Turn left to merge onto I-15 N
  8. Take exit 278 for MT-200 E/US-89 S/I-15 BUS toward 10th Ave S
  9. Continue onto I-15BL/MT-200 E/US-89 S
  10. Turn left onto 57th St S
  11. Turn right toward 2nd Ave N
  12. Slight right onto 2nd Ave N
  13. Continue onto Goddard Ave
  14. Continue through Malmstrom AFB Main Gate

Greyhound Bus Station in Great Falls, Montana

  1. Head west on 1st Ave S toward 3rd St S
  2. Turn right at the 2nd cross street onto 2nd St S
  3. Turn right onto 1st Ave N
  4. Turn left onto 37th St N
  5. Turn right at the 2nd cross street onto 2nd Ave N
  6. Continue onto Goddard Ave
  7. Continue through Malmstrom AFB Main Gate

Amtrak Station in Shelby, Montana

  1. Head northwest on Central Ave toward Silver Bow St
  2. Turn right onto Silver Bow St
  3. Turn left onto Central Ave
  4. Turn left onto I-15BL S/Oilfield Ave
  5. Continue to follow I-15BL S
  6. Turn right onto Main St
  7. Turn right onto I-15BL S/5th Ave N
  8. Continue to follow I-15BL S
  9. Turn left to merge onto I-15 S toward Great Falls
  10. Merge onto I-15 S
  11. Take exit 280 for I-15BL/Central Ave W
  12. Turn left onto I-15BL/Central Ave W
  13. Continue to follow I-15BL
  14. Continue onto 1st Ave N
  15. Turn left onto 37th St N
  16. Turn right at the 2nd cross street onto 2nd Ave N
  17. Continue onto Goddard Ave
  18. Continue through Malmstrom AFB Main Gate

Flights To Malmstrom AFB

More than likely, you will be flying through Great Falls International Airport in Great Falls, Montana. You can catch Taxi and transportation services like Lyft and Uber here.

Malmstrom AFB Transportation Office

Malmstrom AFB Household Goods/Transportation Office
5 80th St. N.
Bldg. 400
Malmstrom AFB, MT 59402
Phone: 1 (406) 731-6286

Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 0900-1500
  • Saturday/Sunday: Closed
  • Federal Holidays: Closed

Entering Malmstrom Air Force Base and Amenities

Entering Malmstrom Air Force Base and Amenities

All drivers on base must have a valid military ID, veterans or retiree ID, a valid driver’s license, and a valid driver’s insurance card. All visitors must stop by the Visitor Control Center through the Malmstrom Main Gate on 2nd Ave.

Check-in Procedures for Incoming Personnel

For all military personnel arriving during duty hours, contact your unit or squadron of assignment immediately. Your Commander Support Staff (CSS) will in-process you from there and schedule you for your mandatory in-processing and Newcomer’s Welcoming/Orientation briefings. You will need these items for your appointment: IDA worksheet, orders, and mandates, envelope from your losing base, any graduation certificates that apply, and all travel receipts. And remember, if you are bringing any dependents with you, bring all legal documentation that applies.

Malmstrom AFB Visitor Center

Malmstrom Air Force Base Visitors Center
6220 Goddard Dr.
Bldg. 192
Malmstrom AFB, MT 59402
Phone: 1 (406) 731-4489

Hours:

  • Monday-Sunday: 0900-1900

DEERS Malmstrom AFB

Malmstrom AFB ID Card & DEERS Office
7215 Goddard Dr.
Bldg. 1191, Suite 103
Malmstrom AFB, MT 59402
Phone: 1 (406) 731-4153

Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 0700 – 1500
  • Saturday/Sunday: Closed
  • Federal Holidays: Closed

Malmstrom AFB Gate Hours

Malmstrom Air Force Base has two gates. The main gate is the Main Gate off of 2nd Ave will lead you right through the Visitor’s Control Center.

  • North Gate on 2nd Ave – Main Gate: 06:00 – 18:00
  • 10th Ave Gate: Open 24/7

Malmstrom Commissary

Malmstrom Commissary

7228 Fourth Avenue
North Malmstrom, MT 59402
Phone: 1 (406) 731-3432

Malmstrom Commissary Hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday-Saturday: 0900 – 1900
  • Sunday: 1000 – 1900

Malmstrom BX

Malmstrom AFB Exchange

7200 Perimeter Road
Bldg. 1340
Malmstrom AFB, MT 59402
Phone: 1 (406) 454-1301

Malmstrom AFB Exchange Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 0900 – 1900
  • Saturday-Sunday: 0900 – 1900

Malmstrom AFB Barber Shops

Malmstrom AFB Barber Shops

7353 Goddard Dr.
Malmstrom AFB, MT 59402
Phone: 1 (406) 454-1301

Malmstrom AFB Barber Shop Hours:

  • Monday-Saturday: 0900 – 1900
  • Sunday and Holidays: 1100 – 1600

Malmstrom AFB Post Office

30 73rd St. N.
Malmstrom AFB, MT
Phone: 1 (406) 454-0716

Malmstrom AFB Post Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 0800 – 1700
  • Saturday: 0900-1300
  • Sunday: Closed

Malmstrom AFB Finance

Malmstrom AFB Finance

7911 Goddard Drive
Bldg. 800
Malmstrom AFB, MT 59402
Phone: 1 (406) 731-4900

Malmstrom AFB Finance Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 0700-1600
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed

7218 Goddard Dr.
Bldg. 770
Malmstrom AFB, MT 59402
Phone: 1 (406) 731-2878

Malmstrom AFB Legal Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 0730 – 1630
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Malmstrom AFB Library

7356 4th Ave. North
Bldg. 1152
Malmstrom AFB, OK 73145
Phone: 1 (406) 731-4638

Malmstrom AFB Library Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 0900 – 1730
  • Friday: 0900 – 1700
  • Saturday: 1100 – 1600
  • Sunday: Closed

Malmstrom AFB Hotels

Malmstrom AFB Hotels

Malmstrom AFB has many hotel selections within Great Falls. We’ve selected a few for you to consider if you or family members need a stay at one of the hotels near the base.

1. Great Falls Inn by Riversage
1400 28th St. S.
Great Falls, MT 59405
Phone: 1 (406) 453-6000

2. Wingate by Wyndham Great Falls
1000 9th Ave. S.
Great Falls, MT 59404
Phone: 1 (406) 205-0327

3. Extended Stay America – Great Falls
800 River Dr. S.
Great Falls, MT 59405
Phone: 1 (406) 761-7524

4. Best Western Plus Riverfront Hotel And Suites
600 River Dr. S.
Great Falls, MT 59405
Phone: 1 (406) 761-2600

5. Heritage Inn
1700 Fox Farm Rd.
Great Falls, MT 59404
Phone: 1 (406) 761-1900

Download MyBaseGuide’s Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Hot Tip: Download MyBaseGuide’s Malmstrom Air Force Base Military Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Where To Live Near Malmstrom Air Force Base?

Where To Live Near Malmstrom Air Force Base?

If you’re considering living on base, check out the available on-base housing options. Otherwise, read on to find out more about living off base.

Cities Near Malmstrom Air Force Base

Malmstrom Air Force Base is just 6 miles from the city of Great Falls and a part of its metropolitan area. You’ll be set up in a prime location with plenty of options to call home. You also have Belt, Montana; Black Eagle; and Fort Benton nearby.

Best Places to Live Near Malmstrom AFB

Great Falls

Great Falls, Montana, is the nearest option for anyone stationed at Malmstrom AFB. Located on the Missouri River, Great Falls offers outdoor adventures, and its downtown center is rich with culture, the arts, and history. You can immerse yourself in the famed work of Cowboy artist C.M. Russell and steep yourself in the largest collection of artifacts and info from the Lewis & Clark expedition. If that’s not your speed, you can bike the 53-mile trail on the river or experience the waterfalls that give the city its name.

Belt

For a much smaller town feel, Belt, Montana might be more up your alley. With a population of just 633 people, it’s a tight-knit community that has a love for the great outdoors around them. You’ll still only be 14 miles from base but feel more out in the country than in Great Falls. You’ll have plenty of fishing, hiking, and river activities while being able to explore historic cabins and mines in the area on your hikes.

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Hot Tip: Look for Malmstrom Air Force Base homes and apartments for rent or sale, and find BAH, PCS, TLA & ETS military housing information at AHRN.com.

Malmstrom AFB Schools

Malmstrom AFB Schools

There are no schools on base at Malmstrom AFB. However, schools serving Malmstrom Air Force Base are a part of the Great Falls Public School System. This school system has 15 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 2 high schools. Bus transportation is provided for students.

Malmstrom AFB Weather

Malmstrom AFB Weather

The weather around Malmstrom Air Force Base in the Great Falls area sees short, warm summers. Winters are freezing, dry, and windy. On average, in the summer, temperatures hover around 87 degrees while winters sit in the teens, sometimes getting below zero. Be sure to pack warm for those cold winters! Spring can see a healthy amount of thunderstorms and rain showers. And prepare for snow in the winter, especially from November into March; even April can see some late snow.

Malmstrom AFB Things to Do

Malmstrom AFB Things to Do

With Great Falls so near the base, there’s plenty to do and explore just a few miles away. Montana has some of the most beautiful vistas in the country, and the area around Malmstrom AFB is no exception to that. You can explore Giant Springs State Park, or go up and down the River’s Edge Trail to get a taste of the outdoors and picturesque city of Great Falls. The C.M. Russell Museum is perfect for a rainy day, discovering the great works inspired by the Montana countryside. There’s also plenty of history in the area, and you can visit the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center for exhibits on Lewis and Clark’s famous journey.

Suggested Read: 19 Of the Best Things to Do Near Malmstrom AFB

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Conclusion

Relocating can be a stressful experience, but we hope this guide has given you a clearer picture of the area surrounding Malmstrom Air Force Base. We hope that you find your next adventure here around the base, whether in the downtown area of Great Falls or the many camping and hiking spots outside of the city.

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