Yep, I live in Ulm just a few short miles from Great Falls. Moved to Ulm last year from Wolf Creek. I see you're in Arkansas, military maybe headed to Malmstrom? We've actually got a turners club here that might interest you if you're headed our way. Love to see another turner as there aren't too many here. PC me if you need further info.
I have a nephew and his 3 children who live in Great Falls who are interested in pen turning. Would you be interested in visiting with them?
During this Thanksgiving holiday they spent a day in my shop here in Arkansas and turned a few pens and know a little about the process of what is required to construct a pen.