GREAT FALLS — The Montana Air National Guard's mission change from F-15 fighter jets to C-130 cargo planes continues.
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Military and civilian officials are weighing whether to make it easier to call in military planes to help fight wildfires, a top general said Wednesday.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The last two military C-130 transport planes that have been fighting wildfires around the West have gone home.
HELENA — A federal judge on Monday dismissed the state’s lawsuit against the Defense Department over its plans to move F-15 fighter jets from the Montana Air National Guard base in Great Falls to California.
CHEYENNE — The demise of the only company that manufactured a device specially designed to spray fire retardant from the back of U.S. military C-130 cargo planes has some experts worried about the future viability of a program that has helped fight wildfires for 40 years.
HELENA — The Department of Defense is telling U.S. Senate leaders that it will stop scheduled Air Force transfers of aircraft until Congress finalizes 2013 budget plans later this year, which could also further prevent those transfers.
WWII Naval veteran Wade Smith enjoys a tour of a Navy C-130 at Billings Logan Airport after he was flown to Billings from his Butte home in a Cessna 180 to participate in the Honor Flight by pilot Chris Boyer. Angel Flight is an organization made up of private pilots who provide free airplan…
CHEYENNE — President Barack Obama signed a bill this week hastening the addition of seven large tanker planes to the nation's rundown aerial firefighting fleet, at a cost of $24 million. The same day, two C-130 military transport planes designed for that very purpose sat on a tarmac in Cheye…
FORT WORTH, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry says a proposal to shift eight Air Force planes used for disaster relief from Texas to Montana ranks as "one of the worst decisions" the federal government has made.