Malmstrom Air Force Base, MT — The first phase of an 80,000-square-foot, $12 million fitness center at Malmstrom Air Force Base, MT, should be completed by February, the Air Force announced.

The center will have a 1/8-mile suspended indoor track, volleyball courts, weightlifting and aerobic equipment, saunas, regular locker rooms and special locker rooms for distinguished visitors. The facility's second phase will include a swimming pool and other amenities, according to the Great Falls (MT) Tribune.

The base's current fitness facility is more than 50 years old. Margaret Treland, chief of the Air Force Fitness Branch, says most Air Force fitness facilities as late as 10 years ago were more than 30 years old. Since 2000, the Air Force has been following through on an initiative to build new facilities, and there are about two or three construction projects set aside every fiscal year, Treland says.