MOLT — On a perfect day for a bike ride, 100 people hit the pavement for the NAMI-Billings Bike Ride to raise both money and awareness.
A pair of new leaders at the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Billings is determined to expand financial resources to help address its growing clientele. The 10th annual NAMI-Billings Bike Ride is their starting point.
Casey Elder, program coordinator for NAMI Billings, shows a 1970s vintage Schwinn LeTour bike that will be raffled during the 10th annual NAMI Billings Bike Ride on Aug. 3.
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.
When Casey Elder enlisted in the Montana Army National Guard as a 17-year-old, she was not impressed with the organization’s nearly nonexistent suicide-awareness plan.
Iraq war veteran Casey Elder recounts her experience to keep up the perception of being a perfect soldier while struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder.
You might never look at Casey Elder and think “veteran.” You might not even think “athlete,” but she is both.
Casey Elder does box jumps at Alternative Athletics on Tuesday morning as training for the upcoming “Warrior Workout.” Elder is in charge of the upcoming fundraiser.
Casey Elder does pushups while training for this weekend's workout.
Pedaling on a cross-country bicycle tour is helping Colleen Bushnell heal from the trauma she experienced during her military service.
Casey Elder, of Billings, served in Iraq, working as a gunner for security convoys.
Casey Elder and Paul Gardner embrace after meeting at the Montana Purple Heart Memorial on the Courthouse lawn Wednesday morning. The two were both wounded while serving in Iraq and their names will be added to the granite plaques of the memorial.