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Tester hears from Billings veterans about VA care

Tester hears from Billings veterans about VA care

Veterans health care services in Montana still need work, say veterans who met Wednesday with U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in Billings.

September 24, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Thanks to VA patient care staff

The Gazette's Aug. 22 article, "VA confronts decorated veteran . . . ,“ and later editorial, brought a sigh of relief and a twinge of dismay. The relief comes from knowing support and resolve exists for how we as Americans live in a republic of free men and women absent from intimidation by …

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Disabled veterans leader: 'Veterans don't want words, veterans want action — now'

Disabled veterans leader: 'Veterans don't want words, veterans want action — now'

Four months after the grand opening of the $6.3 million Majestic Lane Clinic, veterans are encountering roadblocks in getting appointments and staffing remains an issue.

August 15, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Ed Saunders

Ed Saunders

Ed Saunders, head of the Disabled American Veterans

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Veteran: 'Buildings don’t give patient care, people give patient care'

Veteran: 'Buildings don’t give patient care, people give patient care'

In less than six weeks, the $6.3 million Majestic Lane Clinic on Billings' West End is scheduled to open to veterans.

February 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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How many veterans are in Montana? Who knows?

How many veterans are in Montana? Who knows?

The United States has not accounted for its veterans in a nationwide census since 2000 and both Montana veterans and U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., are imploring the U.S. Census Bureau to get it done.

January 29, 2014 8:45 am Photos

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DAV volunteer drivers go the distance for vets

Selfless service, created from an inner light illuminating soul and purpose describes volunteer drivers from the Disabled American Veterans Transportation Network. Military veterans cannot get help if veterans don’t have transportation. DAV provides free-of-charge transportation each busines…

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Nearly 7 decades later, WWII veteran gets his Bronze Star

Nearly 7 decades later, WWII veteran gets his Bronze Star

On Friday morning, 70 years after joining the Army straight out of high school, Edward J. Reilly received a Bronze Star medal for valor in recognition of his service in World War II.

November 30, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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Sincere thank you for Honor Flight

For our father Ross Saunders, World War II veteran, the Saunders family sincerely thanks Big Sky Honor Flight for a recently completed outstanding trip to Washington D.C.'s World War II Memorial.

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Mission accomplished: VA clinic to get Billings bus service

Mission accomplished: VA clinic to get Billings bus service

It took two and a half years of meetings, hearings, negotiations and legwork, but MET Transit officials have finally decided to expand a West End bus route to serve the Veterans Administration Outreach Clinic near Gabel Road and Zoo Drive.

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The medal

The medal

Dean Galles, 93, holds the Bronze Star Medal with V device for valor he was awarded in his Billings home Monday afternoon.

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Award presentation

Award presentation

During a ceremony Monday afternoon in Dean Galles' Billings home, Edward Saunders, Adjutant of the Disabled American Veterans Billings Chapter 10, presents the Bronze Star Medal with V device for valor along with the citation and a Silver Star citation to Galles for his actions in World War II.

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Golden Pen Award: Honors for 3 valorous Montana veterans

The first of April was a remarkable week for valor. I had been working with Dean Galles and Ed Riley, both WWII Army veterans, for the Library of Congress, Veterans History Project. (http://www.loc.gov/vets/)

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Let's connect MET bus service to VA clinic

Veterans need public transportation to the new Veterans Administration medical clinic on Spring Creek Lane. Billings MET Transit doesn't have a city bus route through that growing part of town.

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Golden Pen Award: Volunteer drivers needed to keep DAV vans rolling

America's military veterans should never forgo help or treatment because they don't have transportation. Disabled American Veterans, Transportation Network, nationally drives veterans at no-cost to veterans' authorized appointments.

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High school, middle school youth raise money to send veterans to D.C.

High school students from Red Lodge to Havre are hosting fundraisers, serving breakfast and using vending machine proceeds to help pay for Montana’s World War II veterans to travel to Washington, D.C.

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World War II veteran receives Bronze Star Medal posthumously

World War II veteran receives Bronze Star Medal posthumously

Jenny M. Osterholm had an appointment to get her hair washed and styled on Tuesday. The 84-year-old widow wanted to look her best when she took center stage at her residence, Sapphire Suites at Valley Health Care, on Wednesday.

January 05, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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Big Sky Honor Flight to transport World War II veterans to nation's capital

Big Sky Honor Flight to transport World War II veterans to nation's capital

Nearly 100 World War II veterans will travel at no cost to Washington, D.C., in April to visit “their” World War II Memorial on the inaugural journey of Big Sky Honor Flight.

October 05, 2011 5:00 pm Photos

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Ed Saunders

Ed Saunders

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August 22, 2011 4:45 pmLoading…

Several vet vans serve Billings, Eastern Montana

The Gazette's Aug. 7 article on the Veterans Administration's new Veterans Transportation Service needs clarification. Veterans mustn't confuse VTS with Disabled American Veterans Transportation Network. DAV and VTS differ, but both support veterans.

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