Malmstrom Air Force Base assists Cascade County Sheriff’s Office in safe disposal of found ammunition

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  • 341st Missile Wing Public Affairs

On Friday, April 19, Malmstrom Air Force Base partnered with Cascade County Sheriff’s Office to ensure the safe disposal of recently discovered ammunition in the local community.

            Upon discovery, the ammunition was brought onto Malmstrom AFB and following standard safety procedures a cordon was established to determine the safety of the munitions. This collaborative effort underscores the commitment of both organizations to prioritize public safety and maintain the highest standards of security.

"Partnering with the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office to ensure the safety and security of the community is of the utmost importance," said Col. Barry E. Little, 341st Missile Wing Commander at Malmstrom Air Force Base. "Ensuring the safe storage and disposal of hazardous materials is paramount, and we are proud to collaborate with local law enforcement agencies to achieve this goal."

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team conducted all operations in accordance with established safety protocols and regulations to mitigate any potential risks to public safety and the environment. Through careful coordination and execution, the teams successfully secured and transferred the ammunition without incident so that it could be properly disposed of in a safe, regulated environment.

            “We appreciate the invaluable support provided by Malmstrom Air Force Base in handling this situation," stated Jesse Slaughter, Sheriff of Cascade County. "Their expertise and resources were instrumental in ensuring the safe and efficient disposal of the ammunition, further enhancing the safety and well-being of our community."

If you have any additional questions, please contact the 341st Missile Wing Public Affairs Office at 406-731-4050 or