Gianforte says fix Malmstrom runway rather than build new elsewhere

Rep. Greg Gianforte said he has gotten language included in the new defense bill that calls on the Secretary of the Air Force to consider improvements at existing facilities, such as fixing the runway at Malmstrom Air Force Base, rather than build new ones.

“Malmstrom Air Force Base is home to the 341st Missile Wing which maintains and operates one-third of the U.S. ICBM force. Servicemembers at Malmstrom protect our country, but the base can do more to keep America safe and secure. With some work, the base’s runway can once again host flying missions,” Gianforte said Thursday during a speech on the National Defense Authorization Act.