Exciting Public Events in Billings, Helena, Great Falls and Missoula during Visit by CO and Crew Member September 20-23 (posted 9/2/18)

Montanans will have opportunities to meet the commanding officer of the future USS MONTANA and one of its crew members from the Treasure State during their visit to Montana September 20 -23.

In addition to visits with state and local officials in Helena, Commander Michael Delaney and Electronics Technician Second Class (Nuclear) Evan Glenn of Bozeman will be introduced at public events in four communities. Attendees will hear the latest updates on the MONTANA’s construction, crew selection and training, and the eventual capabilities and missions of our namesake warship.

Anyone wishing to attend one of the events is encouraged to sign up soon since it is expected that seats will fill quickly.

The events are:

    Thursday, September 20 in Billings

Joint Rotary Clubs special reception with the public invited.

The event will be sponsored and hosted by Billings West Rotary Club, Billings Downtown Rotary Club, and the Laurel Rotary Club, as well as the USS Montana Committee.

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: Camelot Ranch, 8736 Camelot Lane, 59106 in West Billings. Free parking.

Cost: No-host bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Registration is required. Contact Monty Wallis at 406. 672.5492, or mwallis280@msn.com, with questions or to RSVP.

See the event flier here for more details, including directions.

    Friday, September 21 in Helena

Lunch sponsored by the Montana Chamber of Commerce and the USS Montana Committee, with the public invited.

Time: 12 noon–1:30 pm

Location: Montana Club

Cost: $20

For more information and to register, go to the Montana Chamber website.

    Friday, September 21 in Great Falls

Dinner as part of the U.S. Submarine Veterans, Inc. Montana Base statewide meeting, with the public invited.

Time: 6 pm (reception 4:30-6 pm)

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 2520 14th Street SW, Great Falls

Cost: $30

Registration is required by calling Ron Merwin at 406.546.1741

See the flier here for payment and other details.   

    Saturday, September 22 in Missoula

CDR Delaney and ETN2 Glenn will be introduced at UM Grizzly home football game against Sacramento State.

Game time: 1 pm

Location: Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula   

    Saturday, September 22 in Missoula

Dinner sponsored by Western Montana Military Officers Association, with the public invited.

Time: 6-9 pm

Location: Missoula Country Club, 3850 Old US Highway 93 South

Cost: $30

Registration is required. Contact CAPT Mike Schauf USN (Retired) with questions or to RSVP.

See the flier here for more information.

The USS Montana Committee hopes that many interested citizens, including veterans and non-veterans, and all who support our young men and women serving out nation in uniform, will plan to attend one or more of the public events listed. And, again, we urge early registration since seats will fill.