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Articles with the Tag: Veterans

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...

Polson Police Department thanks citizens for assistance

News from the Polson Police Department Sergeant George Simpson  POLSON – On Aug. 7, during the dayshift, the Polson Police Department responded to two significant crashes on U.S. Highway 93 and one significant medical emergency incident.  The unselfish acts of kindness and good old-fa...

Landmark mental health provisions included in defense bill

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate — U.S. Senator Jon Tester successfully secured his Care and Readiness Enhancement for Reservists Act and Seeding Rural Resilience Act in the National Defense Authorization Act – two critical mental health bills aimed at curbing the rising ra...

Briefs for July 1, 2020

USDA announces assistance program News from the USDA You can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which provides direct payments to farmers and ranchers to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 28, 2020.  There is...


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