Category Archives: Veterans

RED HORSE, Malmstrom missile alert facilities included in appropriations bill

Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved a funding bill that includes provisions for Malmstrom Air Force Base. The bill next goes to the Senate floor for a vote. Both Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines sit on the Appropriations Committee. According to Tester’s office, the Democrat added a provision that would prohibit the Air Force from relocating

Read more

Memorial Day ceremony is Monday at Montana Veterans Memorial

The annual Memorial Day ceremony is 2 p.m. Monday at the Montana Veterans Memorial, located next to Voyagers stadium in Great Falls. Eric Newhouse, an Army veteran and winner of the Pulitzer Prize when he worked for the Great Falls Tribune, is the keynote speaker. During the ceremony, a new worn flag receiving container will be dedicated. The container was

Read more

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

Read more

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.

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

“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

Read more

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.

Read more

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

Read more
« Older Entries