Category Archives: Veterans

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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Veterans Court graduates three, celebrates fourth anniversary

The Eighth Judicial District Veterans Treatment Court celebrated its fourth anniversary on Tuesday while graduating three more participants. Dallas Obergfell, Jerry Keller and David Anderson brought the total number of graduates to 33 of the program that can last 12-18 months. Of the graduates, “These guys have done so much. They’ve worked hard, they’ve earned distinction,” Judge Greg Pinski said.¬†“It’s

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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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After losing daughter to suicide, Texas couple cycling cross country to raise awareness

A group of cyclists passed through Great Falls this week, following a trail once blazed by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Tom and Ellen Harris and Isaac and Libby Manning, with Dyar Bentz started Light the Trail Ride in Oregon on Sept. 1. They’re planning to ride to the Air Force Memorial at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. on Nov.

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Air Force celebrates its 70th today, MANG and RED HORSE celebrated this year too

The Air Force is celebrating its 70th birthday today and earlier this summer, the Montana Air National Guard and RED HORSE units celebrated their own anniversaries. Sen. Jon Tester introduced a Senate Resolution today to honor the service of Montana’s airmen. Tester, a Co-Chair of the Senate Air Force Caucus, specifically thanked those who have served at Malmstrom Air Force

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“We are overcomers.” | Great Falls marks 16th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

Few civilians showed up Monday to remember the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, but Station 1 in downtown Great Falls was filled with firefighters and police officers from Great Falls Fire Rescue, Great Falls Police Department, Malmstrom Air Force Base and the Montana Air National Guard fire departments, Black Eagle Fire Department and more. It’s a “day we never forget,” said

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Veterans Stand Down returning to Great Falls, several fundraisers planned for September

The annual Veterans Stand Down is returning to Great Falls on Sept. 28-29 at the Expo Park. Many of the same agencies and services that have participated in years past will be there again this year but there will also be some new agencies like the Internal Revenue Service to help veterans with financial issues. In the lead-up to the

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