As we get closer to Saturday's "Wings and Wheels" event at the Bert Mooney Airport, it just seems to keep growing bigger and more exciting. It's a car show. It's an aircraft show. There will be skydivers recreating a historic jump out of the "Miss Montana" airplane and there will be a lot of military equipment on hand for you to check out.
The men and women of the Montana Army National Guard's 163rd Combined Arms Battalion and 631st Chemical Company are finally coming home. Big homecoming ceremonies are planned for Thursday in Bozeman and Missoula, along with smaller contingents at airports across the state.
"During the flood rescue and recovery operations that occurred in June of this year, Mr. Ewald allowed the Montana Army National Guard to use his hanger facility at the Red Lodge airport and provided a variety of logistical support to the aircrews conducting rescue operations."
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.