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'Things just happened': Stand Down gives homeless vets a chance to rest, recover, renew

'Things just happened': Stand Down gives homeless vets a chance to rest, recover, renew

John Swart rolled into Billings on a bus from Butte on Monday and took up temporary residence at the Montana Rescue Mission. It was a pit stop on his way to find work in the Bakken oil fields.

October 16, 2014 2:03 pm Photos

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Veteran Stand Down on Thursday at Shrine

A Homeless Veterans’ Stand Down will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Shrine Auditorium.

October 14, 2014 12:45 pmLoading…
Details

Details

Patrick Contway, a nurse at the VA’s Majestic Lane Clinic on Billings’ West End, adjusts for proper lighting in one of the clinic’s operating rooms.

September 02, 2014 4:29 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Just like the good ol' days of campaigning

Gazette opinion: Just like the good ol' days of campaigning

It sounds a bit odd to get sentimental about policy.

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Yellowstone County transfers cemetery to VA; dedication Monday

Yellowstone County transfers cemetery to VA; dedication Monday

After years of work, Yellowstone County is in the home stretch for the transfer and dedication of its veterans cemetery as a national cemetery for veterans.

May 20, 2014 12:20 pm Photos

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Making progress

Making progress

Construction of the expanded VA Clinic on Billings’ West End is on target, with contractors expected to turn over keys on Feb. 1. Details for a grand opening are also underway.

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Fort Harrison housing project funds blocked again

Fort Harrison housing project funds blocked again

HELENA — A plan to develop low-cost veterans housing in historic structures near the Veterans Administration hospital at Fort Harrison suffered another setback Monday as the Montana Board of Housing affirmed its decision to deny the project tax credits needed to move forward.

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Buyers who make all the right moves are taking advantage of lowest interest rates

Buyers who make all the right moves are taking advantage of lowest interest rates

U.S. Air Force retiree Mike Getlinger and wife, Kim, have hit the homeowner triple lottery: three mortgages in 11 years, all at historic lows of 5 percent or less.

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Can't shoot your problems away

Can't shoot your problems away

Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Montana VA Kellie Lafave discusses some of the unique mental health challenges that affect veterans when the y return to civilian life.

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VA plans medical foster homes for Wyoming veterans

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Veterans Administration is establishing a foster care-style program in Wyoming for veterans who are unable to live at on their own but don't require nursing care.

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5 mental health clinicians to be hired in Montana for veterans' care

5 mental health clinicians to be hired in Montana for veterans' care

Five mental health clinicians and two support personnel will be hired for VA Montana Health Care System as part of a nationwide effort to bolster mental health services in VA hospitals and clinics.

June 12, 2012 6:00 pm Photos

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Have You Heard: Bookstore turning the last page

Susan Thomas laughs at herself while relating a conversation with a book dealer two decades ago after she and her husband opened Thomas Books in downtown Billings.

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Services for veterans available at 'Stand Down' on Thursday

Volunteers of America will be hosting a Billings Veteran Stand Down from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Shrine Auditorium.

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Wyoming's first veterans treatment court is in Laramie County

CASPER, Wyo. -- Laramie County has more than 13,000 veterans, the largest number of any Wyoming county.

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Another setback for Vet Center

HELENA -- Advocates for a veterans center in Helena suffered a blow this month as a letter from a top Veterans Administration official suggested existing services in Helena are more than adequate for local veterans needs.

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Delegation ready for the change at VA

Montana’s congressional delegation was glad to welcome the new, if temporary, leadership to the Veterans Administration Montana Health Care System at Fort Harrison following the transfer Thursday of director Robin Korogi.

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State housing board rejects veterans project at Fort Harrison

State housing board rejects veterans project at Fort Harrison

In a major setback to a plan for veterans' housing in historic structures on the campus of the Veterans Administration medical center at Fort Harrison, the Montana Board of Housing denied a developer's application for low-income housing tax credits, which would have provided a major portion …

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 Big Sky Honor Flight

Big Sky Honor Flight

Donation containers and umbrellas have been set up at the West End Billings Wal-Mart for the Big Sky Honor Flight. So far, at least $40,000 in cash and pledges has been raised to help underwrite the inaugural flight that will take 100 veterans to the nation’s capital.

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Donation containers and umbrellas have been set up

Donation containers and umbrellas have been set up

Donation containers and umbrellas have been set up at the West End Billings Wal-Mart for the Big Sky Honor Flight. The donations will be used to defray travel expenses for World War II veterans to visit the monument in Washington, D.C.

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Wyoming veterans find tougher job market

CASPER, Wyo. — Tad Roccaro’s employment situation is typical of some recent Wyoming military veterans: Upon returning from war, he sought a better job than the one he had left.

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