TDS sponsors event thanking 819th Red Horse Squadron

GREAT FALLS, Montana – TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) was proud to be the title sponsor of an event supporting the 819th Red Horse Squadron today, Jan. 5. TDS joined other local businesses and the 819th Red Horse Key Spouses to serve a hot breakfast for members of the squadron at Malmstrom Air Force Base.

The Key Spouses support the Squadron through networking events with other military families, various morale-boosting efforts, and helping connect the Squadron to the community. For Friday’s event, members Bailey Frint, Riley Cahill, Nina Norwalt, and Anahi Reader coordinated donations, catering, and setup.

"The Key Spouses are extremely thankful for all of the businesses who helped bring this event together," Frint said.

Steven Arnoux, a field service technician with TDS, was one of the volunteers at the event. Arnoux served in the United States Marine Corps and is a member of TDS’ Patriot Associate Resource Group, a sub-community within the larger company workforce for Veterans, current military service members, first responders, and non-military supporters.

TDS Telecom supports local veterans through various efforts, including sponsoring the Montana Vet Program's Knuckle Buster Obstacle Challenge and Military Appreciation Night at the Big Sky Pro Rodeo.

"Helping those on active duty is a perfect way to start my morning before work," Arnoux said. "I want to thank all of the businesses who contributed to this collaboration and give another huge thanks to members of the 819th Red Horse for their continued service.”

For more information on how to get involved supporting the 819th Red Horse Squadron, email Frint at

TDS Telecom is building a high-speed, all-fiber internet network in Great Falls that includes speeds up to 8 Gig, as well as TV and phone service. For more information, visit

The 819th Red Squadron Key Spouses thanked the following local businesses and individuals for their support:

·       Volunteers included Ron Dodd with Fathom Realty, Todd Neighbor with Comparion Insurance, Corry Prestige with First Command Financial and Raymond Porter and Steven Arnoux with TDS Telecom.

·       Eggs, potatoes, bacon, and sausage was catered by the Burger Bunker with funding from TDS Telecom, Fairway Mortgage, and Comparion Insurance. Other items were donated by Wheat Montana, Great Harvest Bread, Starbucks, Super 1 Foods, Crooked Tree Coffee, Electric City Coffee, Double Barrel Cafe, Malmstrom Commissary, Good Eats Catering, Pepsi, Walmart, and Exchange Club of Great Falls. Joann Gogo and Ron Dodd with Fathom Realty assisted the Key Spouses in connecting with local businesses.


Media Contact: Mark Schaaf | Manager of Communications | TDS Telecom | 414-326-3588 |

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to a mix of small to mid-sized urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the U.S. With 1.2 million connections, TDS is a rapidly growing technology company. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 8 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs 3,400 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions. Visit

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