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Veterans Of Foreign Wars

Bill Van Wieren, a World War II veteran, rings a bell

Bill Van Wieren, a World War II veteran, rings a bell

Bill Van Wieren, a World War II veteran, rings a bell 11 times at precisely 11 a.m. to commemorate the time World War I ended as part of the Veterans Day celebration at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark on Tuesday morning.

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Burt Gigoux from the Marine Corps League plays taps

Burt Gigoux from the Marine Corps League plays taps

Burt Gigoux from the Marine Corps League plays taps during the Veterans Day celebration outside Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark on Tuesday morning.

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Members of the Veterans of Foriegn Wars fire a volley

Members of the Veterans of Foriegn Wars fire a volley

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars fire a volley during the Veterans Day celebration outside the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark on Tuesday morning.

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Eugene Sara Marine Corps League Color Guard

Eugene Sara Marine Corps League Color Guard

Members of the Eugene Sara Marine Corps League Color Guard post the colors during the Veterans Day Celebration at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark Tuesday morning.

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World War II veteran Bill Van Wieren, left, and Vietnam veteran

World War II veteran Bill Van Wieren, left, and Vietnam veteran

World War II veteran Bill Van Wieren, right, and Vietnam veteran Dennis Schaefer watch a color guard during the Veterans Day celebration at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark Tuesday morning.

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Mills man accused of stealing $15,000 from Wyoming VFW

Mills man accused of stealing $15,000 from Wyoming VFW

CASPER, Wyo. — A 50-year-old man from Mills denies defrauding the Wyoming Veterans of Foreign Wars of more than $15,000.

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Gazette opinion: Sing happy anniversary to Star Spangled Banner

Gazette opinion: Sing happy anniversary to Star Spangled Banner

On Saturday, Americans will have a special occasion to raise the Star Spangled Banner and sing its song.

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Helena man sentenced for stealing from VFW

HELENA — A former officer with Montana's Veterans of Foreign Wars has been sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay more than $140,000 in restitution for using various VFW accounts to pay his mortgage and other expenses.

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Laurel VFW launches effort to recruit new blood to organization

The commander of VFW Post 3177 in Laurel is continuing his yearlong effort to re-energize the organization that currently has fewer than 50 members.

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Guest opinion: Medicaid expansion would protect vets who protected us

In Montana, we take care of our veterans — the men and women who were willing to give so much for us. The sad truth is that many veterans in Montana don’t have access to the health care they need. Montana has the highest percentage of veterans without health insurance in the nation.

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Riverton VFW post to sell its building

RIVERTON — The Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Riverton is selling the building where it has been located for nearly 80 years.

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Guest opinion: Veterans should never pay to receive veterans' benefits

Did you know there are individuals who approach Wyoming veterans or their family members claiming to be able to get the veteran benefits?

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Will James educator named national VFW teacher of the year

Will James educator named national VFW teacher of the year

After being named Montana's Veterans of Foreign Wars teacher of the year last fall, Hunter Jones didn't hear much about the next step, his contention for national VFW teacher of the year. 

February 01, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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Billings teacher wins national award

Billings teacher wins national award

Will James Middle School teacher Hunter Jones was named National Teacher of the Year by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Teacher of the year

Teacher of the year

Will James Middle School teacher Hunter Jones was named national teacher of the year by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Over the years, Jones and his students have sent more than 12,000 letters and 5,000 packages to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

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Sign of the time

Sign of the time

Will James Middle School recognizes teacher Hunter Jones, who was named national teacher of the year by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Will James teacher named VFW Teacher of the Year

Will James teacher named VFW Teacher of the Year

A few minutes after a short assembly at Will James Middle School wrapped up, social studies teacher Hunter Jones was still a little flabbergasted.

November 15, 2012 4:00 pm Photos

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3 VFW posts closed because of paperwork problems

The Montana’s Veterans of Foreign Wars organization has shuttered three posts without any option for appeal because they didn’t send in necessary paperwork.

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Paperwork problems close 3 Montana VFW posts

BUTTE - Veterans of Foreign Wars posts have been closed in Cut Bank, Lima and Twin Bridges.

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VFW patriotic essay contest still open to students

The local Veterans of Foreign Wars post is hosting its annual essay contests for middle school and high school students.

October 11, 2012 7:00 pmLoading…

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