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Rob Chaney

We want to tell the stories of those who served our country.

Veterans and active-duty military members are all around us. As many as 90,000 veterans live in Montana, nearly 10% of our population.

They’re everywhere you look. You might see an elderly man wearing a hat bearing the name of the ship he served on. Or the bomber crew he flew with. You might see someone wearing the red and gold satin jacket of a Marine. At one local gym, a young coach outworks all of her clients, telling them she earned her fitness staying alive in Afghanistan. At powwows in Montana, Native American veterans are offered a place of honor at the front of the grand entry.

And while things have calmed down a little for the active-duty members overseas, we’ve had a rough couple of years here at home with the COVID pandemic and a growing wildfire season. With all the uncertainty of COVID, there was great comfort in seeing the uniformed members of the National Guard helping to run the vaccination clinics.

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And then, just as the pandemic was winding down,

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