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.