Very sad news: Chief Master Sergeant Bill Schaub, the superintendent of the 341st Medical Group at Malmstrom Air Force Base, passed away on Thursday night. Chief was a friend of mine, and a mentor, and it hurts like hell. He loved Great Falls – the people, the outdoors, the community. He was stationed here before, in the early 90s, and actually worked up in Conrad when the Air Force maintained a small medical station there. I’m sure that he touched many people outside of the base, with his endless community service, love of trapping, and enjoyment of everything around him. He was respected and loved by the entire Medical Group family – always ready with a great story, a caring word, sage advice, and always in good cheer. The one theme that echoed throughout the clinic today was that no one ever saw him angry or raise his voice – never. He was a truly special man, and will be missed greatly. I’ve never lost someone this close to me, so I don’t know what to do – so I did the only thing that I know how to do, which is create a website for Chief Schaub where his family and friends can leave thoughts and share their memories.