Department Of Defense
The rare-earth industry may be one step closer to reality in Wyoming.
Calling the high suicide rate among America’s combat veterans unacceptable, U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., on Wednesday laid out a plan to deal with the crisis.
HELENA — As governor, Brian Schweitzer said Monday he threw away the 2010 U.S. Army inspector general’s report concluding that Adj. Gen. and now Lt. Gov. John Walsh had improperly used his position in the Montana National Guard for personal gain.
GREAT FALLS — Montana's U.S. senators have joined six others in asking the Defense Department to hold off on an environmental assessment on Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile silos.
More than 19,000 U.S. military men and women were sexually assaulted in 2011, according to Department of Defense estimates. But only a small fraction of those attacks were reported, and only 8 percent of cases reported went to trial. Fewer than 200 attackers were convicted.
The wheels of government are grinding again — slowly.
HELENA — Montana National Guard troops stationed in Kuwait and Afghanistan had a surprise visit this week from their commander, Gov. Steve Bullock.
MISSOULA — The U.S. Forest Service won’t cut any funds from its retardant-bombing fleet this fire season, but it will enter the fray with a lot of planes that aren’t certified to fight wildfires.
HELENA — Montana's U.S. senators are proposing to block a Singapore technology company's funding until the FBI has seen all the evidence in the death of one of its U.S. employees.
CASPER, Wyo. — F.E. Warren Air Force Base officials say more than 700 civilian base workers will each lose about $8,000 in pay every year if across-the-board federal budget cuts take effect on March 1.
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.
MISSOULA — A program contracted by the Department of Defense at the University of Montana has emerged as one of the top programs of its kind in the country, immersing U.S. troops and diplomats in critical languages and cultures where American interests are at stake.
MISSOULA -- The remains of a soldier who went missing 62 years ago in North Korea were identified recently and will be returned to his Stevensville family for burial this weekend.
CASPER, Wyo. — A 24-year Army veteran from Laramie died Wednesday in Afghanistan from wounds he received in a suicide bomb attack, the Department of Defense announced Thursday.
GREAT FALLS - U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg warned at a Monday town hall meeting that pending defense cuts would hurt the Great Falls economy - and erode the nation's ability to defend itself.
BOZEMAN — They sampled the wool swatches like gal pals at a home lingerie party, these military reps from the U.S. Special Operations and Marine Corps, testing the satin-like fabric on their finger tips, pulling against its elasticity, then delicately stroking it against their cheeks for softness.
This week as we celebrate Independence Day it's appropriate for Americans to rally around the goal of energy independence from foreign oil.
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.
HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer told the Defense Department on Thursday that he will sue to block any plans to take the state’s Air National Guard mission without a suitable replacement.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The Defense Department has award a grant for equipment to a researcher at the University of Wyoming.