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WWII, Iraq veterans receive 'overdue' recognition, honors

WWII, Iraq veterans receive 'overdue' recognition, honors

Less than three months after Herbert S. Kindsfater traveled to the National World War II Memorial with the inaugural Big Sky Honor Flight, he experienced another life-changing event that hearkened to his service in World War II.

September 06, 2012 4:55 pmLoading…
VA approves National Veterans Cemetery for Laurel

VA approves National Veterans Cemetery for Laurel

It is official: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Tuesday it will designate the Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery, located north of Laurel, as a national cemetery.

July 31, 2012 3:30 pm Photos

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Tester to chair Veterans' Affairs field hearing in Billings

Montana Veterans Affairs officials, local health care providers, veterans and their advocates will participate in a field hearing of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2465 Grant Road.

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Expansion of Billings VA Clinic moving forward

Expansion of Billings VA Clinic moving forward

U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki vowed in July to do what he could to accelerate the planned expansion of the Billings VA clinic, currently scheduled to be completed in 2014.

February 17, 2012 7:30 pm Photos

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Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery moves closer to national designation

Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery moves closer to national designation

Seven months after the nation's top veteran pledged to support making the Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery in Laurel a National Veterans Cemetery, the special designation is closer than ever.

February 14, 2012 9:45 pmLoading…
Tester establishes Senate Veterans Jobs Caucus

Tester establishes Senate Veterans Jobs Caucus

The latest effort to decrease joblessness among veterans comes from U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., a member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee.

February 09, 2012 11:00 pm Photos

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Congress passes cost-of-living increase for veterans

Congress passes cost-of-living increase for veterans

A 90-year-old, disabled World War II veteran heralded the passage of a 3.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment for veterans and their families as “great news.”

October 20, 2011 4:00 pm Photos

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Deceased war veterans recognized

Deceased war veterans recognized

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, awarded medals to Raymond Deutscher‘s family - and other families -- posthumously.

August 08, 2011 4:07 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Build bigger Billings VA clinic next year

Gazette opinion: Build bigger Billings VA clinic next year

The sorely needed expansion of the Billings VA Clinic will get a boost from the highest level of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and could be open to serve veterans in the fall of 2012.

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Veterans Affairs head to visit Montana next week

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki will host public meetings for veterans in Helena, Bozeman and Billings this week.

July 03, 2011 2:00 pmLoading…

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