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Articles with the Tag: Veterans

$1.2M secured to combat veteran homelessness

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently announced $1.2 million in federal funding for the Volunteers of America Northern Rockies, a statewide service organization focused on helping prevent and end veteran homelessness in Montana.  “The V...

Bipartisan Toxic Exposure Bill signed into law

News from the Office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate — After sustained efforts from Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester, President Joe Biden signed into law the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022—...

Grants for combatting veteran suicide announced

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate — The Department of Veterans Affairs is accepting applications for a new suicide prevention grant program created under U.S. Senator Jon Tester’s Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act (Hannon Act). Named ...

Fleet Reserve Association awards Tester its Distinguished Pinnacle Award Fleet Reserve Association awards Tester its Distinguished Pinnacle Award

U.S. Senate — The Fleet Reserve Association awarded U.S. Senator Jon Tester the annual Pinnacle Award for his outstanding leadership and ongoing efforts to support the nation’s veterans and servicemembers as Chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. “It’s an honor t...

New VA clinic opens in Missoula

News from the office of Senator Tester MISSOULA —“For far too long, veterans in Western Montana had to make do with an undersized clinic that made it hard for VA’s dedicated staff to deliver quality care—but after today, I’m proud to finally say ‘no more,’&rdquo...

Vietnam veteran reflects on service, bronze star 40 years later Vietnam veteran reflects on service, bronze star 40 years later

POLSON — Forty years ago last month, local marine veteran Denny Ray Newby received a Bronze Star and Combat “V” for his heroic actions during the Vietnam War, one of the military’s highest honors. Newby served from 1966 to 1969 and was a member of the first all-Montanan platoon. Pe...

Tester names top seven 2021 accomplishments

1.   The signing of my bipartisan infrastructure package into law. My top highlight is the bipartisan infrastructure package, which delivers urgently-needed investments to Montana that will support our small businesses, lower costs for working families, and grow our economy—all without raising ...

American Legion responds to devastating fires

News from American Legion of Montana HELENA — The devasting December fires that severely impacted Denton, the Gibson Flats area near Great Falls, and Browning has activated the Montana Department of the American Legion call for action in support of veterans and their families as well as the commun...

Governor seeks nominations for veteran commendation

News from the office of Governor Gianforte  HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte recently launched the 2021 Montana Governor’s Veteran Commendation and seeks nominations for the award. “Our veterans and their families have sacrificed so much in defense of our freedoms and our way o...

Memorial ceremony pays tribute to Afghan war heroes Memorial ceremony pays tribute to Afghan war heroes

POLSON – A little more than two dozen Mission Valley citizens and veterans made their way to the Lake View Cemetery in Polson to pay their tribute and respect to those fallen Montana military service members who lost their lives in combat serving in the Afghanistan War, the longest war in United States...


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