Montana Army National Guard
MAKOSHIKA STATE PARK, Glendive — The loud rumble of a bulldozer and an excavator pierced the quiet of the rocky crags and canyons inside Makoshika State Park on Saturday.
The Montana Army National Guard will send two CH-47 Chinook helicopters and 17 soldiers from the 1-189th General Support Aviation Battalion to Washington on Monday to support wildfire operations there.
History will be made at the Montana Army National Guard Armory, 2915 Gabel Road, on Sunday when Maj. Renea Dorvall is formally installed as the first female commander of the 190th Combat Service Support Battalion.
Maj. Renea Dorvall of the Montana Army National Guard will be formally installed as the first female commander of the 190th Combat Service Support Battalion in Billings.
Kristopher Bledsoe holds daughter Willow during Sunday's ceremony.
Members of the 1-189th General Support Aviation Battalion who returned from Kuwait in February were honored in a Freedom Salute ceremony Sunday. Soldiers for whom the deployment was their first received framed American flags.
First Sgt. Melissa Loy watches the ceremony. Loy has served 22 years in the Montana Army National Guard and recently returned from her second deployment.
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.
A bar owner in Spain who led authorities to a fugitive Montana Army National Guardsman searched the Internet for weeks before discovering that the man working in his bar was Jeffrey Lane Wenzel, wanted in Montana on felony sex charges and for fleeing to avoid prosecution.
HELENA — A former Montana Army National Guard soldier charged with felony sex crimes against an underage girl has been detained by authorities in Spain.
A Montana Army National Guard unit was back on friendly soil Monday in Texas, beginning the formal process of transitioning from soldiers in Afghanistan back to civilians.
MISSOULA — Gov. Steve Bullock ordered two Montana Army National Guard helicopter teams and 18 checkpoint teams to join firefighting efforts on the Lolo Creek Complex west of Lolo.
HELENA — Montana National Guard troops stationed in Kuwait and Afghanistan had a surprise visit this week from their commander, Gov. Steve Bullock.
It wasn't until she returned home in April from a yearlong deployment -- including nine months in Afghanistan -- that Montana Army National Guard Pfc. Jessicca Bowman realized what she missed most.
HELENA — Two longtime Montana National Guardsmen were promoted to enlisted command positions this weekend.
Kevin Beebe’s post-graduation itinerary is a doozy.
WACO — Whether it’s the air conditioner or an engine that breaks down, the crew of the 1063rd Support Maintenance Company can fix it.
Members of the Montana Army National Guard 1063rd Support Maintenance Company sight in their M16 rifles during live-fire exercises at the WACO training area southeast of Pompeys Pillar on Friday afternoon.
Members of the Montana Army National Guard 1063rd Support Group Company fire their M16 rifles during live-fire weapons qualifying.
Specialist Rachel Vandolah, left, helps Ryan Rozan, center, and Jamie Lingle prepare their M16s for live-fire weapons qualifying at the WACO training area southeast of Pompeys Pillar on Friday afternoon.