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Montana Guard sends helicopters, soldiers to help with fires

HELENA — The Montana Army National Guard sent 17 soldiers and two CH-47 Chinook helicopters to Washington state to support wildfire fighting operations.

July 21, 2014 11:38 amLoading…
Daines levels new charge against Walsh’s Guard leadership; Guard, Walsh dispute facts

Daines levels new charge against Walsh’s Guard leadership; Guard, Walsh dispute facts

HELENA — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines is running a new TV ad accusing Democratic Sen. John Walsh of condoning sex discrimination while heading the Montana National Guard — a charge Walsh and current Guard officials say is untrue.

June 25, 2014 5:37 pm Video Loading…
U.S. Sen. John Walsh: Hoping to ride military, 'regular guy' credibility to Senate victory

U.S. Sen. John Walsh: Hoping to ride military, 'regular guy' credibility to Senate victory

Editor’s note: This is the last of a three-part series on the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate.

April 30, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Montana National Guard unit honored for 9-month deployment in Kuwait

Montana National Guard unit honored for 9-month deployment in Kuwait

HELENA — Two months removed from deployment, members of the Montana Army National Guard 1-189th General Support Aviation Battalion were honored Sunday for their service in Kuwait.

April 07, 2014 10:34 am Photos

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Calling suicide among veterans a crisis, Sen. Walsh proposes reforms

Calling suicide among veterans a crisis, Sen. Walsh proposes reforms

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.

March 26, 2014 5:01 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: First legislation aims to stop warrantless NSA searches

Montanans know hard work. After spending the last few weeks in Washington, I can tell you it’s something a lot of folks back there talk about but never actually get around to doing.

March 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Walsh’s first U.S. Senate floor speech centers on debt, veterans, civil liberties

HELENA — In his first floor speech as a U.S. senator, Montana Democrat John Walsh said Thursday he wants to cut the nation’s debt and “wasteful spending,” but not impact veterans, children or senior citizens.

February 27, 2014 5:11 pmLoading…
Walsh release military record; stands by support of private group for National Guard

Walsh release military record; stands by support of private group for National Guard

HELENA — U.S. Senate candidate John Walsh on Sunday released his entire military record with the Montana National Guard, including a 2010 letter in which he said he used “less than sound judgment” when urging fellow officers, on state time, to support a private group that advocates for the Guard.

January 26, 2014 3:39 pm Photos

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Walsh reprimanded by Army after investigation

Walsh reprimanded by Army after investigation

HELENA — Lieutenant governor and Democratic Senate candidate John Walsh was formally reprimanded by the Army in 2010 for using his position as Montana's adjutant general to solicit National Guard troops to join a private association for which he was seeking a leadership role.

January 21, 2014 4:08 pm Related

Schweitzer wrote Army defending Walsh after IG report

HELENA – In the wake of an adverse 2010 Army report on actions taken by former Montana National Guard Commander John Walsh, then-Gov. Brian Schweitzer told Army officials he had “the utmost confidence” in Walsh and that he should be promoted.

January 18, 2014 4:38 pmLoading…
Army IG’s adverse report prevented Walsh from promotion to Army general

Army IG’s adverse report prevented Walsh from promotion to Army general

HELENA — An adverse Army 2010 report on U.S. Senate candidate John Walsh’s actions while head of the Montana National Guard blocked his promotion to the rank of general, he confirmed Saturday — a rank all other Montana National Guard heads have achieved the past 25 years.

January 18, 2014 4:30 pm
Schweitzer defends Walsh, says he discarded Army report

Schweitzer defends Walsh, says he discarded Army report

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.

December 30, 2013 7:35 pm Related
Walsh disputes Army report he used National Guard general’s post for private gain

Walsh disputes Army report he used National Guard general’s post for private gain

HELENA — Lt. Gov. and U.S. Senate candidate John Walsh said Saturday that he disagrees with a 2010 report by the inspector general of the U.S. Army concluding that Walsh, then adjutant general of the Montana National Guard, had improperly used his position for private gain.

December 28, 2013 3:35 am Related

Montana Guardsmen returning to work

GREAT FALLS — About 600 Montana National Guardsmen and nearly as many civilians that work at Malmstrom Air Force Base were returning to work Monday.

October 07, 2013 12:03 pmLoading…

Ups and Downs

SAINTS success. The annual SAINTS fundraiser for St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation drew a sell-out crowd of more than 1,000 to an evening featuring an auction, dinner and dance. Proceeds will benefit growing pediatric specialty care services at St. Vincent hospital.

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Walsh jumps into campaign for Senate

Walsh jumps into campaign for Senate

HELENA — Lt. Gov. John Walsh launched his campaign Thursday for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Max Baucus, becoming the first high-profile Democrat to enter the Montana race.

October 03, 2013 9:35 am
Montana National Guard unit returns from Afghanistan tour

Montana National Guard unit returns from Afghanistan tour

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.

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Crews complete defensive line around Lolo Creek Complex fire

Crews complete defensive line around Lolo Creek Complex fire

MISSOULA — Firefighters completed a defensive line around the Lolo Creek Complex on Wednesday and spent Thursday testing its strength.

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Butte National Guardsmen meet the new ‘Abrams’ tank

Butte National Guardsmen meet the new ‘Abrams’ tank

BOISE, Idaho — The dreadful blast from the Abrams tank is enough to make thunder run for shelter.

August 16, 2013 7:30 amLoading…

DOD civilian furloughs start this week in Montana

GREAT FALLS — Furloughs begin this week for civilian employees of the Department of Defense in Montana.

July 08, 2013 9:20 amLoading…

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