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Veterans Affairs to hold town hall meeting

HELENA — The Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting a town hall to listen to and answer questions from Montana veterans.

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Flying service soon to add heavy-lifting helicopters to fleet

Flying service soon to add heavy-lifting helicopters to fleet

Up until now, only the U.S. military has had access to the behemoth Chinook CH-47D helicopter.

September 05, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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David Ignatius: Our cycles of national worry about military power

WASHINGTON — When CBS News brought Dwight Eisenhower back to Normandy for the 20th anniversary of the D-Day landings in 1964, you might have expected the former commander of Allied forces to conclude with a triumphal comment. Instead, CBS captured an anguished Eisenhower against the backdrop…

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Highway 287 dedication honors 55 Montana POW/MIA

Highway 287 dedication honors 55 Montana POW/MIA

HELENA — As one lane of traffic inched by, dozens of people gathered on the shoulder of Highway 287 east of Helena on Friday to honor prisoners of war and military personnel missing in action.

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Stapleton calls for American to keep a strong military

Stapleton calls for American to keep a strong military

HELENA — Corey Stapleton, a Republican running for the U.S. House, on Wednesday called for America to maintain its military and economic strength and advocated the development of natural resources.

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Progress made in cleanup near Helena of unexploded ordnance from 1940s

HELENA — About 4,000 acres north of Helena have been surveyed in an effort to remove unexploded ordnance remaining from live-fire exercises that ended in the area nearly 60 years ago.

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Motorcyclists headed cross-country to honor military, 1st responders

Motorcyclists headed cross-country to honor military, 1st responders

After more than 1,000 miles logged on the road in just a few days, Woody West and Terry Werdewitz swung by Billings Fire Station 1 near North Park, just to say thanks.

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Malmstrom AFB to furlough 525 civilian workers

GREAT FALLS — Malmstrom Air Force Base officials are handing out notices of furloughs to its civilian employees.

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May cartoon: Rape in the Military

May cartoon: Rape in the Military

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Montana National Guard honors returning soldiers, families

Montana National Guard honors returning soldiers, families

The second deployment for Montana Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Drew Komrosky wasn't quite the same as the first.

February 24, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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David Ignatius: Washington's recipe for a witch hunt

WASHINGTON -- Washington superlawyer Joseph Califano once passed a message to a client being grilled by a congressional committee that read: "Keep cool in Kabul." That phrase has a certain piquancy now, but Califano simply wanted to calm the witness, slow the process a bit and get everyone t…

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Local Naval Academy midshipmen hit the recruiting trail

Local Naval Academy midshipmen hit the recruiting trail

Several area high school graduates are back in town a little early for Thanksgiving to recruit for the U.S. Naval Academy.

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Will James teacher named VFW Teacher of the Year

Will James teacher named VFW Teacher of the Year

A few minutes after a short assembly at Will James Middle School wrapped up, social studies teacher Hunter Jones was still a little flabbergasted.

November 15, 2012 4:00 pm Photos

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American Legion to host fundraiser for Big Sky Honor Flight

American Legion Post No. 4, 1540 Broadwater Ave., will hold a barbecue fundraiser on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. with all proceeds going to benefit Big Sky Honor Flight of Montana.

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Active duty, veteran military members get free fair admission on Saturday

For the third year in a row, the Billings Breakfast Exchange Club will provide free admission to MontanaFair for a day for military members. This year's Veterans Day at MontanaFair will be held on Saturday and is open to all current and former members of the military. All they have to do is …

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Blue Star Mothers work to help active-duty military

Blue Star Mothers work to help active-duty military

Big Sky Blue Star Mothers doesn’t bring in the most money to support active duty military members and veterans, but it does make the dollars it gets count.

July 23, 2012 4:51 pm Photos

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Billings woman accused in bribery scheme back in custody

A Billings woman accused in a military office supply bribery scheme is back in federal custody pending trial on fraud and money laundering charges.

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American Legion, Harley dealer raising money for wounded soldiers

American Legion Post No. 4 in Billings and Beartooth Harley-Davidson/Buell have teamed up to hold a motorcycle ride and concert later this month to benefit a program that helps injured military veterans.

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Montana WWII heroes die on same day

Montana WWII heroes die on same day

HELENA — Ninety years ago, two boys grew up on opposite corners of mid-North America.

April 03, 2012 12:00 pm Photos

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