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Articles with the Tag: Veterans

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...

$1.15M to support unhoused MT veterans

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate — U.S. Senator Jon Tester, Chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, recently announced $1.15 million in federal funding to help end veterans homelessness in Montana.    Tester secured $1 million for the Poverello Cent...

MT SBA resource partners to help service members

News from MT Department of Commerce    MONTANA — The Montana Small Business Development Center network recently completed a first-of-its-kind Veteran Ready Business Advisor training with the COMMIT Foundation, a national nonprofit working to change the narrative around veteran transit...

Polson man is 10,000th vaccinated Montana veteran Polson man is 10,000th vaccinated Montana veteran

News from MTVAHCS  MISSOULA — U.S. Army and Marine Veteran Kent Stewart drove from Polson to Missoula’s David J. Thatcher VA Clinic to receive his first dose of the Moderna vaccine and in doing so, became the 10,000th Montana Veteran to receive a COVID-19 vaccine from Montana VA Health ...

Briefs for May 5, 2021

Get vaccinated Montana News from Senator Tester and Senator Daines MONTANA — While it’s true that Senator Steve Daines and Senator Tester don’t always see eye-to-eye on everything, there’s one thing they definitely agree on right now – that every Montanan should get th...

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 ...

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