This guys is about as Montana as it gets. A rodeo cowboy. An Army Ranger. And a helicopter pilot who fights fire for his day job. This guy and his family has had to Ranger Up and Cowboy Up on more than one occasion.
If you're travelling the Hi Line along Montana's Highway 2 in the days ahead, make sure you give a honk and a wave to "the cycling grandmother" who is raising money to support the kids of fallen Special Operations service members.
I've talked to some folks that are putting together another air show in Billings next year. But if you can't wait until then and have this coming weekend free, you could attend the air show in Great Falls.
The city council in Malta recently approved a plan to spotlight "Hometown Heroes" on the street lights in town. Melissa Sandvick is the Gold Star mother of Lance Corporal Jeremy Sandvick Monroe. One of the newly installed banners honors her son's sacrifice.
The USS Montana has several Montana specific symbols throughout the boat. Full audio of our chat with the USS Montana Commander, the Master Chief Petty Officer who serves as "Chief of the Boat" and a Petty Officer on the crew.