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MT COVID vaccines to increase

News from the office of Senator Tester  US. SENATE — The Montana Department of Public Health’s first dose COVID vaccine allotment is set to increase by 2,370 doses next week, U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today. The state will get an additional 1,170 Pfizer first doses (for a total ...

Southwest Montana Veterans Home welcomes first resident

News from DPHHS BUTTE — Department of Public Health and Human Services officials announced the brand new Southwest Montana Veterans Home welcomed its first resident into the facility on March 8. The very first Veteran to move into the facility, William “Bill” Davis, was welcomed by ...

Bills supporting Native American veterans signed into law

U.S. SENATE — Two bills authored by U.S. Senator Jon Tester providing critical support to Native American veterans have been signed into law. Tester sent both his Native American Veteran Parity in Access to Care Today Act and Department of Veterans Affairs Tribal Advisory Committee Act to the Presid...

Deborah Sampson Act signed into law

U.S. SENATE — Women veterans will have greater access to critical care and services following the signing of U.S. Senator Jon Tester’s historic Deborah Sampson Act into law today by the President. Tester’s bipartisan bill unanimously passed the Senate last month as part of an end-of-year pa...

Veterans Day honors our heroes for service

From Greg Whitlock, South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs From Valley Forge to Afghanistan, through war and peace, valiant Americans have answered the call to duty with honor and dignity. These brave men and women, and their loved ones, have made significant sacrifices on behalf of our nation. ...

Montana veterans have multiple local options to get free flu shot Montana veterans have multiple local options to get free flu shot

News from Montana VA  MONTANA — Over 6,200 Montana veterans have received flu shots at Montana VA Health Care System sites in the past month. Veterans have received flu shots at walk-in and drive-thru clinics at 14 sites from Plentywood to Billings and Hamilton to Kalispell. “I encou...

Montana VA recognizes breast cancer awareness month

News from Montana VA MONTANA — With over 9,100 female veterans in Montana, the Montana VA Health Care System is encouraging veterans to be proactive with breast cancer screenings during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “Women have a larger presence in our military than ever ...

Suicide Prevention Month offers Montanans new opportunities to ‘Be There’ for others who are struggling

News from the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs  MONTANA — September is National Suicide Prevention Month and marks an opportunity for all Montanans to have a role in preventing suicide in our communities. Each year, more than 45,000 Americans — including more than 6,000 Veterans – d...

$550,000 program to support vet housing

News from the Montana Department of Commerce MONTANA — Montana Housing at the Department of Commerce announced Friday two new housing assistance programs that will provide at least $550,000 of federal CARES Act funding for deposit assistance and assistance for repairs and upgrades for renters and ...

Caucus demands postal service address delivery delays

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), ranking member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and Gary Peters (D-MI), ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, are demanding immediate action following reports of significant delays in veterans...


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