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Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve gives bosses a lift - KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana

Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve gives bosses a lift

Posted: Jul 11, 2018 7:31 PM Updated:

Around 100 people from Great Falls and Helena put their ear plugs in and boarded either a Black Hawk or Chinook helicopter on Wednesday morning.

The people were bosses, managers, or owners of businesses or non-profits and were given the opportunity to fly by the Montana Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR) annual "Boss Lift."

The event was located at the Montana Air National Guard in Great Falls.

The purpose of the event was to educate and advocate for Guard and Reserve employers.

Scott Wilson, the general manager of Cascade Electric, said a friend asked if he wanted to go and he automatically said yes.

“I think it’s a great event and I hope more people can participate and realize how important it is, both the Air Guard and the Army National Guard to Great Falls and Montana as a whole,” Wilson said.

The Montana Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve hosts several similar flights each year. Lewistown, Malta, and Bozeman have also hosted the event.

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