All Montanans are invited to a unique opportunity to meet commanding officers and crew members of the state’s two namesake nuclear-powered fast attack submarines.
On Tuesday, June 18, Commander Andrew Cain of USS HELENA (SSN 725), and Commander Michael Delaney of the under-construction future USS MONTANA (SSN 794) and some of their sailors will be honored at a lunch at the Helena Civic Center.
The event is being co-hosted by the City of Helena, the Helena Area Chamber of Commerce, and the USS Montana Committee.
The USS HELENA is a Los Angeles Class boat that has served the nation for more than thirty years, including on numerous missions during the Cold War. She is currently being refitted and updated at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia — not far from where the future USS MONTANA is being built. The MONTANA, a Virginia Class attack sub, is expected to be commissioned as part of the Navy fleet in 2021. She will bring her leading-edge technology to the defense of the U.S. and our allies for the next thirty or more years.
All USS Montana Committee members — and all Montanans — are encouraged to attend the Helena event to show their support for our military and especially for the officers and crew of the two namesake warships.
A formal invitation to the no-host lunch, with complete registration and payment information, may be found here.