In the week ahead of Memorial Day, honoring those who died while serving in our armed forces, more Montanans saw and heard about their future namesake warship whose sailors will carry on our nation’s proud tradition of citizen military service.
Start of construction of the future USS MONTANA was officially marked in a ceremony at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia on May 16, 2018. With a backdrop of a section of MONTANA’s hull, the ceremony included the traditional welding of the initials (in this case, SRJ) of ship sponsor Sally Jewell onto a steel plate that will be affixed to … Read More
More Montanans will be able to see and hear the latest news about the future USS MONTANA over the next several weeks. Presentations in Billings, Colstrip, Lewistown, Miles City, and Sidney will focus on the construction and capabilities of the Virginia Class nuclear-powered fast attack submarine that will bear our state’s name. A bonus will be first looks at the … Read More