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Veterans on Honor Flight return to 'overwhelming' welcome home

Veterans on Honor Flight return to 'overwhelming' welcome home

Walking from the terminal and toward the stairs at Billings Logan International Airport, Jim Ellison first saw a sea of waving flags.

September 24, 2012 9:23 pm Photos

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WWII memorial brings veterans face to face with their legacies

WWII memorial brings veterans face to face with their legacies

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Norman Dale Leonard stood in the middle of the National World War II Memorial and wept.

September 24, 2012 1:00 pm Photos

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2nd Big Sky Honor Flight brings sobs, solemnity

2nd Big Sky Honor Flight brings sobs, solemnity

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Only three strides into the vast Korean War Veterans Memorial on Sunday, Warren Dexter halted, convulsing with emotion.

September 23, 2012 11:00 pm Photos

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Veterans on second Honor Flight begin journey to D.C.

Veterans on second Honor Flight begin journey to D.C.

10:50 A.M. MST: The Big Sky Honor Flight has arrived at Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C., and received another water cannon salute from airport crews. A tour of several memorials and a dinner awaits the veterans and volunteers.

September 23, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Lockheed Martin donates $10,000 to Big Sky Honor Flight

Lockheed Martin donates $10,000 to Big Sky Honor Flight

Lockheed Martin is the latest corporation to lend financial support to Big Sky Honor Flight of Montana.

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Navy veteran Tom Hanel to join 2nd Big Sky Honor Flight

Navy veteran Tom Hanel to join 2nd Big Sky Honor Flight

Unlike many of his Miles City buddies who were eager to enlist in the deadliest conflict in U.S. history, Thomas Arthur Hanel wasn’t tempted.

September 16, 2012 12:20 am Photos

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2-day, jampacked tour awaits WWII veterans in D.C.

2-day, jampacked tour awaits WWII veterans in D.C.

Participants on the second Big Sky Honor Flight are in store for two, jam-packed days of seeing some of the most moving and captivating sights in the nation's capital. The centerpiece of the tour will be the National World War II Memorial.

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Montana 40th state to launch an Honor Flight program

Montana 40th state to launch an Honor Flight program

Plans, two years in the making, came to fruition in October 2011 when Montana became the 40th state to activate a chapter of the Honor Flight Network to pay homage to the nation’s World War II veterans.

September 16, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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Veterans participating in 2nd Big Sky Honor Flight

Veterans participating in 2nd Big Sky Honor Flight

Editor’s note: This list of Honor Flight participants is current as of Wednesday, Sept. 12. Some veterans may have dropped out or been added after press time. All ages are as of the second flight Sept. 23-24, 2012.

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How to help with the Big Sky Honor Flight

How to help with the Big Sky Honor Flight

To learn more about the Big Sky Honor Flight, including how to apply, how to donate or how to adopt a veteran, visit www.bigskyhonorflight.org.

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Public welcome planned for returning Honor Flight veterans

Public welcome planned for returning Honor Flight veterans

The World War II veterans will be greeted at Billings Logan International Airport to a “Heroes Welcome.”

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5-person medical team to accompany WWII veterans on Honor Flight

5-person medical team to accompany WWII veterans on Honor Flight

World War II veterans aboard Sun Country Flight 8601 will be in good hands as they travel to and from the nation’s capital on Sept. 23-24.

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Big Sky Honor Flight donors

Donors contributing to the second Big Sky Honor Flight, from May 1 to Aug. 15, 2012.

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Big Sky Honor Flight: By the Numbers

Big Sky Honor Flight: By the Numbers

Big Sky Honor Flight: By the numbers

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Montana is 33rd state to establish Honor Flight program

Montana is 33rd state to establish Honor Flight program

Plans, two years in the making, came to fruition in October 2011 when Montana became the 33rd state in the nation to activate a chapter of the Honor Flight Network to pay homage to the state’s World War II veterans.

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Veterans in store for 2-day, jampacked tour in D.C.

Members of the Big Sky Honor Flight are in for a whirlwind, two-day tour of some of the most captivating sights in the nation’s capital in addition to the National World War II Memorial.

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Bridger teen longing for adventure helps rebuild, repair after Battle of Midway

Bridger teen longing for adventure helps rebuild, repair after Battle of Midway

As a small-town farm boy from Bridger, John Reamy was hungry for adventure, longing to expand his worldview.

June 10, 2012 7:01 am Photos

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World War II veterans recall highlights of duty, glad to be included on Honor Flight

World War II veterans recall highlights of duty, glad to be included on Honor Flight

When soldiers returned from the battlefronts of World War II, there were few parades and few perks, and housing was scarce. But Bill and Peg Woolston had each other and the relationship they had nurtured primarily through wartime correspondence and black-and-white photos.

June 10, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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