Category Archives: Montana Air National Guard

MANG airmen and families make holiday tradition of preparing annual Danny Berg dinner

Christmas Eve for many members of the Montana Air National Guard, means an early morning at the base dining hall preparing turkeys, gravy and stuffing. This year was no different and about 45 airmen and their families volunteered throughout the morning to put 50 turkeys in the over, chop onions and celery for stuffing and stir all the lumps out

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Grace Home wood shop focus of this year’s Leadership Great Falls class

A wood shop for veterans to refresh, hone or learn new skills has always been a part of the plan for the old garage at the Grace Home, a transitional housing facility for homeless veterans. Now that the home has been open a little more than a year, the plan for that wood shop is getting some additional community support.

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Flags at half-staff in honor of Pearl Harbor

Gov. Steve Bullock has ordered all flags flown in the state to be flown at half-staff on Dec. 7 in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. “On this 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we honor those American patriots who lost their lives on that fateful day, and reaffirm our commitment to the ideals of freedom and liberty

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219th airmen returned from hurricane relief mission in Puerto Rico

When airmen from the 219th RED HORSE Squadron of the Montana Air National Guard landed in Puerto Rico in October, they could still see the devastation left the previous month by Hurricane Maria. Power lines were still down and “you could see it was pretty beat up,” said Senior Airman Tyler Gandolfi. He and other 219th airmen set up two Disaster

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120th Airlift Wing airmen support multinational exercise in Brazil

Senior Master Sgt. Wayne Bonderenko was among the 28 members of the Montana Air National Guard who participated in the largest international military operation ever held in the Amazon jungle of northern Brazil. Some have indicated that the AMAZONLOG exercise was a sign of closer U.S.-Brazil defense tie. The exercise was held at Tabatinga and the airmen of the 120th Airlift

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“We the people are still being called to form a more perfect union” -Anthony Aretz | Great Falls observes Veterans Day

Veterans Day has its origins in the end of World War I and is observed on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month. On Saturday, Great Falls honored its veterans and those still serving during the annual ceremony. Among those in attendance were cadets in the Junior ROTC program, which is based at Great Falls High

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219th RED HORSE headed to Puerto Rico to support Hurricane Maria relief efforts

Twenty-six members of the 219th RED HORSE Squadron are en route to Puerto Rico to assist with Hurricane Maria relief efforts for about 30 days. The 219th is a component of the Montana Air National Guard and Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory. The airmen will be operating near the capital city of San Juan and their troop commander on

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