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George F. Will: Building U.S. Navy with mission in mind

WASHINGTON — Russia's ongoing dismemberment of Ukraine and the Islamic State's erasing of Middle Eastern borders have distracted attention from the harassment of U.S. Navy aircraft by Chinese fighter jets over the South China Sea. Beijing calls this sea, and the Yellow and East China seas, t…

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David Ignatius: In troubled world, some optimism on Iran, Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The world has been so chaotic lately that it was easy to overlook two U.S. diplomatic maneuvers — involving the turbulent nations of Afghanistan and Iran — that avoided what could have been dangerous ruptures.

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Veteran pleads guilty in 2 December gas station robberies

Veteran pleads guilty in 2 December gas station robberies

A veteran who reportedly told police he robbed two gas stations in December because he needed the adrenaline rush pleaded guilty Monday to two felony counts of robbery.

July 28, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Distraught mother: 'All they were doing was overmedicating him'

Distraught mother: 'All they were doing was overmedicating him'

A 36-year-old Iraq war veteran was being treated for traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and back injuries with more than 27 different medications when he died unexpectedly, according to his mother.

July 23, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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David Ignatius: Obama's cautious policy on global challenges

WASHINGTON — In President Obama's sometimes maddeningly cautious foreign policy, you can see him struggling to answer what may be the hardest question of his presidency: How should the United States project power in a disorderly world without making the same mistakes it did in Iraq and Afghanistan?

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Guest opinion: Congress must step up to prevent VA scandals

The resignation of the Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs Eric Shinseki, although inevitable, should not subtract from his extraordinary service in the U.S. Army; nor should it blind us from ferreting out the real culprits in this scandal. This disgrace started at the top but was abetted at loca…

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Wyoming soldier dies in helicopter crash; online fundraiser rallies in his honor

Andrew McAdams dreamed of flying helicopters when he was a student at Cheyenne East High School.

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American Legion Post 117 extends hand to help wounded soldiers with temporary housing

American Legion Post 117 extends hand to help wounded soldiers with temporary housing

U.S. soldiers deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond do not fight as Montanans, South Dakotans or North Dakotans. They enter combat as one, united under the American flag.

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Laurel VFW launches effort to recruit new blood to organization

The commander of VFW Post 3177 in Laurel is continuing his yearlong effort to re-energize the organization that currently has fewer than 50 members.

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Montana National Guard unit returns from Afghanistan tour

Montana National Guard unit returns from Afghanistan tour

A Montana Army National Guard unit was back on friendly soil Monday in Texas, beginning the formal process of transitioning from soldiers in Afghanistan back to civilians.

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Miles City soldier honored for efforts during firefight in Afghanistan

Miles City soldier honored for efforts during firefight in Afghanistan

On July 4, U.S. Army Pfc. Brendan Bartz, of Miles City, went on his first dismount mission while in Farah province, Afghanistan, getting the chance to break off from his normal duty of driving in a convoy and explore the area on foot.

September 13, 2013 1:30 pm Photos

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Brendan Bartz and Brett Sylvia

Brendan Bartz and Brett Sylvia

U.S. Army Pfc. Brendan Bartz, of Miles City, poses with Lt. Col. Brett Sylvia following a ceremony awarding him the Army Commendation Medal with Valor for his actions while serving on Sylvia's personal security detachment during a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 

September 12, 2013 11:56 am
Miles City soldier honored for valor in Afghanistan

Miles City soldier honored for valor in Afghanistan

U.S. Army Pfc. Brendan Bartz, right, of Miles City, receives the Army Commendation Medal with Valor from battalion commander Lt. Col. Brett Sylvia.

September 12, 2013 11:56 am

Gazette opinion: United we stand on 12th anniversary of 9/11

At least 2,134 members of the U.S. military have died and 19,250 have been wounded in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion launched in October 2001 in response to the 9/11 attacks, according to an Associated Press count Tuesday.

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News photo: A warm welcome home

News photo: A warm welcome home

Chief Warrant Officer Debra Harlow, left, gets a hug from her uncle, Harold Wright, after arriving at Casper/Natrona County International Airport on Thursday. Harlow, a Casper native with almost 15 years of service in the Army, returned home from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan and wa…

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Guest opinion: Pay for veterans’ care now, or pay more later

When the next generation looks back on Iraq and Afghanistan they will see that one of the steepest costs of these wars was the obligation we incurred to our veterans.

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Soldier's death by suicide reflects national issue

Soldier's death by suicide reflects national issue

BOZEMAN — Wade Christiansen dreamed of being a soldier from a young age. He joined the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division after high school. Being a paratrooper made Wade proud. Jumping from airplanes excited the daredevil from Red Lodge. In 2009, his unit deployed to Afghanistan.

July 16, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Fallen Marine's family plans oasis in Montana for returning veterans

Fallen Marine's family plans oasis in Montana for returning veterans

SUPERIOR — Tom Logan takes a knee at the grave of his son, talking about the miracle of twos and endless sunsets. He talks of fishing and valor, and the trail of ashes that led him here, where he released his son, Cpl. Joey Logan, into the place he loved the most.

June 23, 2013 11:00 am Photos

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Montana guard honors returning soldiers, families

Montana guard honors returning soldiers, families

It wasn't until she returned home in April from a yearlong deployment -- including nine months in Afghanistan -- that Montana Army National Guard Pfc. Jessicca Bowman realized what she missed most.

June 16, 2013 3:32 pm Photos

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Trackchair gives injured Lockwood Navy SEAL new mobility

Trackchair gives injured Lockwood Navy SEAL new mobility

Thanks to a chair mounted on all-terrain treads, Bo Reichenbach can fly fish, hunt and hike again. The Navy SEAL lost his legs after being injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan last summer.

June 15, 2013 9:12 pm Photos

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