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Guest opinion: VA system has been unfairly maligned

One of the biggest — and most misunderstood — stories of 2014 was about the nation’s largest health care system, the Veterans Health Administration.

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Veterans honored on eve of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Veterans honored on eve of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Several members of the Marine Corps League and other community members placed wreaths on the graves of about 20 Pearl Harbor veterans Saturday at Riverside Cemetery in the Heights in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Sunday is 73rd anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, leading the…

December 06, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Billings center to provide equine therapy for veterans

Billings center to provide equine therapy for veterans

Veterans with physical disabilities and psychological trauma from their time at war may soon have access to support from the horses at Intermountain Equestrian Center.

November 21, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Sen. Jon Tester

Sen. Jon Tester

Sen. Jon Tester

November 20, 2014 8:48 amLoading…
Guest opinion: Helping a reform-minded secretary fix the VA

Guest opinion: Helping a reform-minded secretary fix the VA

At last, America’s military veterans seem to have a Secretary of Veterans Affairs who gets it.

November 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
VA head looking to cut down wait times

VA head looking to cut down wait times

The acting director of the Veterans Affairs Montana Health Care System said Thursday he doesn’t need results of a national audit before looking at ways to reduce the delays some veterans face while trying to see a physician.

November 13, 2014 8:10 pm Photos

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Walsh promotes bill to help prevent vet suicide

Walsh promotes bill to help prevent vet suicide

HELENA — Twenty-two veterans commit suicide each day, said U.S. Sen. John Walsh.

November 11, 2014 6:45 am Photos

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Governor to visit Evansville for Veterans Day

Governor to visit Evansville for Veterans Day

EVANSVILLE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead plans to commemorate Veterans Day at an event in Evansville.

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Mentors provide support, structure to people in veterans court

Mentors provide support, structure to people in veterans court

It’s ingrained in military culture never to leave a fellow warrior behind. Mentors paired with offenders in the Yellowstone County Veterans Treatment Court have carried that imperative throughout their adult lives, decades after their own military service.

November 10, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Billings Blue Initiative

Billings Blue Initiative

Erica Zutz, organizer of the Billings Blue Initiative, has organized Veterans Day displays at the Billings Public Library as well as libraries at MSUB and Rocky Mountain College to bring awareness to the needs of veterans and their families.The Billings Blue Initiative seeks to support milit…

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Military vets get sweet deal at ZooMontana

ZooMontana is offering veterans discounted admission in honor of Veterans Day.

November 06, 2014 12:05 pmLoading…

Veterans' issues topic of Friday panel in Sheridan

A panel of experts will discuss issues facing today’s veterans at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 1809 Sugarland Drive, in Sheridan, Wyo.

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Forest Service waives fees to honor Veterans Day

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites from Nov. 8 through Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day.

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ZooMontana to offer discounted admission for veterans

ZooMontana to offer discounted admission for veterans

For five days in mid-November, ZooMontana will give military veterans, and the group that comes with them, discounted admission in honor of Veterans Day.

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Man gets 10-16 years for fatal Wyoming crash

Man gets 10-16 years for fatal Wyoming crash

CASPER, Wyo. — Randall George unbuttoned his dark gray suit coat in front of a courtroom of 40 people.

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For service to our nation: Brother, sister veterans headed to Washington, D.C.

For service to our nation: Brother, sister veterans headed to Washington, D.C.

BUTTE — On Monday, two members of the Greatest Generation who both served during World War II will do something they’ve never done before: They’ll visit Washington, D.C.

October 20, 2014 10:17 am Photos

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Surplus items are stacked against a wall

Surplus items are stacked against a wall

Surplus items are stacked against a wall at the Shrine Auditorium for the Homeless Veteran Stand Down on Thursday.

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Volunteers sort through boxes of surplus items

Volunteers sort through boxes of surplus items

Volunteers sort through boxes of surplus items as they prepare for the Homeless Veteran Stand Down at the Shrine Auditorium on Thursday.

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Veteran John Swart

Veteran John Swart

Veteran John Swart tries on a pair of surplus boots during the Homeless Veteran Stand Down at the Shrine Auditorium on Thursday.

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Joseph Buffalo Bull Tail Jr. looks through the surplus items

Joseph Buffalo Bull Tail Jr. looks through the surplus items

U.S. Navy veteran Joseph Buffalo Bull Tail Jr. looks through the surplus items with his grandchildren Artie and Artishia Plenty Hawk during the Homeless Veteran Stand Down at the Shrine Auditorium on Thursday.

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