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Federal Tipoffs Involving Montana Newsletter for Sunday October 06, 2019 ( 14 items )  

50th Security Forces Squadron Maintains Base Traffic Regulations
SCHRIEVER AFB, Colorado, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Air Force (50th Space Wing) issued the following news: The 50th Security Forces Squadron is responsible for the defense and protection of the base from outsider threats, and for maintaining safety and well-being on the base. One way 50th SFS Defenders do this is by upholding base safety and traffic regulations. "As security forces, our main concern is enforcing rules and regulations put in place by the 50th Space Wing commander and the state of Colo  more

Air Force Global Strike Command Tests Minuteman III Missile With Launch From Vandenberg Air Force Base
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, Lousiana, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Air Force (50th Space Wing) issued the following news: A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen from the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle at 1:13 a.m. PST Oct. 2, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The test demonstrates that the United States' nuclear deterrent is robust, flexible, ready and app  more

Air Force Global Strike Command Tests Minuteman III Missile With Launch From Vandenberg Air Force Base
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, Lousiana, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen from the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle at 1:13 a.m. PST Oct. 2, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The test demonstrates that the United States' nuclear deterrent is robust, flexible, ready and appropriately tailore  more

Air Force Global Strike Tests Minuteman III Missile With Launch From Vandenberg Air Force Base
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, Louisiana, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command issued the following news: A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen from the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle at 1:13 a.m. Pacific Time Oct. 2, 2019, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The test demonstrates that the United States' nuclear deterrent is robust, fle  more

BLM Recognizes Idaho Rangeland Resources Commission for Stewardship of Idaho Public Lands
BOISE, Idaho, Sept. 30 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management's Idaho State Office issued the following news release: On Sept. 26, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) honored the Idaho Rangeland Resources Commission (IRRC) with the national Sagebrush Steppe Stewardship Award for their participation in rangeland education, public policy formation and commitment to the stewardship of public land managed by the BLM in Idaho. BLM Idaho State Director John F. Ruhs presen  more

HUD Charges Montana Housing Providers With Discriminating Against a Family With Children
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging housing providers in Billings, Montana, with violating the Fair Housing Act by refusing to rent to and making discriminatory statements about a family with children. Read HUD's charge. (https://us13.proxysite.com/process.php?d=%2F1SIhpj8sC6vpWZ5yM7DP2Opcu%2FNsaxTPeIAqMugBP4bggN%2Bg%2BOVlDuwHxV  more

Malmstrom Air Force Base Observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month
MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Montana, Oct. 3 -- The U.S. Air Force (341st Missile Wing) issued the following news: National Disability Employment Awareness Month is a nationally recognized awareness campaign. Each October, for more than 70 years, the Department of Labor sets out to educate individuals about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. "It's important for our Malmstrom community to recognize National Disabilit  more

Malmstrom Air Force Base: Military Justice Summary - September 2019
MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Montana, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Air Force (341st Missile Wing) issued the following news: A summary of the 341st Missile Wing's recent courts-martial and nonjudicial punishments: 15 August 2019 - 14 September 2019. Nonjudicial Punishments A Senior Airman from 341st Force Support Squadron received nonjudicial punishment for assault. The member received a reduction to the grade of Airman First Class, a suspended reduction in grade to Airman, and a reprimand. An Airman Fir  more

Mont. U.S. Attorney: Ex-Manager of Wibaux Oil Processing Plant That Exploded Sentenced for Clean Air Act Violation
BILLINGS, Montana, Oct. 3 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Montana, Kurt G. Alme, issued the following news release: The former project manager of an oil processing plant that exploded in Wibaux in 2012, injuring three employees and extensively damaging the facility, was sentenced today to two years of probation and fined $5,000, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said. Mark Hurst, 44, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, pleaded guilty on Feb. 27 to Clean Air Act-negligent endangerment. On Sept. 27, a  more

Mont. U.S. Attorney: U.S. Recovers $137,000 Resolving Allegations That Federal Gas Lessee Violated False Claims Act
GREAT FALLS, Montana, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Montana, Kurt G. Alme, issued the following news release: U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme today [Sept. 30] announced the settlement of a civil lawsuit and recovery of $137,500 in an oil and gas royalty dispute involving federal leases. The settlement arises from allegations that Charles Janksy, and his two companies, Somont Oil Company and Ferdig Oil Company, violated the federal False Claims Act by failing to pay money owed to the   more

NASS - Montana Field Office: Small Grains - September 2019
HELENA, Montana, Sept. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Montana Field Office issued the following news release: All wheat production in Montana, estimated at 223.29 million bushels, is up 13 percent from 2018, according to the September 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. All wheat yield was 42.2 bushels per acre, up 3.9 bushels per acre from a year ago.   more

NASS - Mountain Regional Field Office: USDA to Survey Farm Chemical Use and Production Costs
LAKEWOOD, Colorado, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Mountain Regional Field Office issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will gather information about farm economics and production practices from barley, cotton, sorghum, and wheat producers across the Mountain Regional states of Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico and Wyoming. The data being colle  more

National Service Agency Opens New Regional Office in Denver
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- The Corporation for National and Community Service issued the following news release: * * * - Office will help communities in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming address pressing challenges * * * Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for service and volunteering, announced the opening of its new Mountain Region office in Denver. CNCS CEO Barbara Stewart and new regional administrator Ken Goods  more

Social Security Administration's Office of the Inspector General: Cooperative Disability Investigations Program Expands Reach of Anti-Fraud Efforts
PHOENIX, Arizona, Sept. 30 -- The Social Security Administration's Office of the Inspector General issued the following news release: The Inspector General for the Social Security Administration, Gail S. Ennis, today announced the expansion of the Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) program. CDI is a nationwide joint effort between the Social Security Administration and its Office of the Inspector General to fight disability fraud and save money for taxpayers. The CDI Program has added   more