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Raucous, joyful welcome for last trip to D.C.

Raucous, joyful welcome for last trip to D.C.

One last time, Montana's Honor Flight arrived at Billings Logan International Airport on Monday night, greeted by more than 1,000 cheering onlookers welcoming them home. 

May 12, 2014 9:24 pm Photos

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'He had the time of his life. What a way to go.'

'He had the time of his life. What a way to go.'

For a weary, emotional and grateful Donald Buska, it was mission accomplished.

April 30, 2014 5:30 pm Video Photos

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Montana veterans on Honor Flight return to Billings late Monday

Montana veterans on Honor Flight return to Billings late Monday

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, J. Bernard Dahl helped raise money for a monument that would someday be dedicated to World War II veterans.

April 28, 2014 10:50 am Photos

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Terminally ill WWII veteran bound for nation's capital

Terminally ill WWII veteran bound for nation's capital

At 16, a fresh-faced lad who was long on good looks enrolled with the Minnesota State National Guard with an eye toward following in the footsteps of his father and uncle, both of whom served in the U.S. Navy.

April 27, 2014 12:30 am Video Photos

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$54,000 helps ensure liftoff of 9th Honor Flight; Korean War vets will go next

$54,000 helps ensure liftoff of 9th Honor Flight; Korean War vets will go next

With donations totaling more than $54,000, the ninth and final tour of Big Sky Honor Flight will take off in May, bound for the nation’s capital.

April 14, 2014 1:45 pm Photos

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Big Sky Honor Flight schedules 2 final tours as talk of Korean War Honor Flight percolates

Two final trips of Big Sky Honor Flight are set for 2014, bringing to an end the program that has flown more than 600 World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the National World War II Memorial.

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Physician aboard Big Sky Honor Flight receives Chamber award

Physician aboard Big Sky Honor Flight receives Chamber award

The physician who helped care for hundreds of World War II veterans as they journeyed to the nation’s capital will be honored Thursday.

October 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Honor Flight drivers threatened with arrest at FDR Memorial

Honor Flight drivers threatened with arrest at FDR Memorial

Bus drivers carrying Montana veterans to visit memorials on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Monday were threatened with arrest for crossing police barricades.

October 14, 2013 2:50 pm Photos

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'It's full steam ahead,' say Big Sky Honor Flight organizers

'It's full steam ahead,' say Big Sky Honor Flight organizers

An 87-year-old World War II veteran from Billings said he would risk being arrested if that’s what it takes to trespass into the barricaded National World War II Memorial.

October 13, 2013 12:15 am Video Photos

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Big Sky Honor Flight seeks your vote

Big Sky Honor Flight of Montana wants your vote.

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Time running out for WWII veterans wanting to go to Washington, D.C.

Time is running out for World War II veterans who want to travel to Washington, D.C., to see the National World War II Memorial.

August 26, 2013 5:15 pmLoading…
6th Honor Flight fully funded with another $35,440 in donations

6th Honor Flight fully funded with another $35,440 in donations

With an infusion of $35,440 in donations, Big Sky Honor Flight of Montana will be airborne in September with nearly 100 World War II veterans aboard.

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West High students raise more than $11,000 for Big Sky Honor Flight

West High students raise more than $11,000 for Big Sky Honor Flight

Health enhancement students at Billings West High raised $11,372 to help support Big Sky Honor Flight of Montana. That is enough money to send 10 World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to see their memorial.

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Veterans receive raucous welcome home

Veterans receive raucous welcome home

James Vick looked more than a little stunned Monday night as he reached the escalator that would take him down to the crowd of hundreds thronging the terminal of the Billings Logan International Airport.

April 22, 2013 10:45 pm Photos

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Honor Flight documentary attracts sell-out crowd

Honor Flight documentary attracts sell-out crowd

Don Grauman, 89, of Billings, had heard about Big Sky Honor Flight, a program that flies World War II veterans for free to Washington, D.C., to see the National World War II Memorial. But he never thought of applying.

January 15, 2013 5:04 pm Video Photos

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'Honor Flight' documentary to show in Billings

'Honor Flight' documentary to show in Billings

An acclaimed documentary film that details a trip of a lifetime for World War II veterans will play Jan. 15-17 in Billings to help raise funds for Big Sky Honor Flight.

January 11, 2013 12:15 am Video Photos

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Free tickets available to veterans for World War II documentary

Free tickets available to veterans for World War II documentary

A limited number of tickets are available to see a documentary that details a trip of World War II veterans. And some of those tickets are free for Montana veterans.

January 09, 2013 5:00 pmLoading…
Time is running out to get tickets for Honor Flight documentary

Time is running out to get tickets for Honor Flight documentary

The clock is ticking to get your ticket to see an acclaimed documentary that details a trip of World War II veterans.

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Fire, drought and elections top 2012 stories

Fire, drought and elections top 2012 stories

Drought, lightning and bad luck turned the 2012 fire season into Montana’s worst in more than 100 years, making it one of the biggest news stories of the past year.

December 30, 2012 12:20 am Photos

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