Join USS MONTANA Crew in Eastern Montana! (posted 8/22/22)

USS MONTANA Crew at Commissioning Rehearsal 6/24/22. Ryan Hall Rural Montana photo

Want to meet some of the crew members of the USS MONTANA, the newest high-tech nuclear-powered fast attack submarine in the U.S. Navy fleet? You have options in Eastern Montana this week!

Fresh from the commissioning of the USS MONTANA in Norfolk, Virginia, at the end of June that many Montanans attended, four crew members will be in Big Sky Country to meet Montanans and learn about our history, culture, Native people, economy – and courage that will sustain them as they defend our nation.

While the MONTANA is on the East Coast for upgrades and more testing before heading to her planned home port in Hawaii, the USS Montana Committee and the Navy are continuing our program of crew visits to various parts of our state. We hope you can meet our sailors!

The upcoming public events are:

Miles City on Thursday, August 25

After touring the Miles City area during the day, the crew will participate and be introduced as part of the 7:00 PM Thursday night rodeo grand entry at the Eastern Montana Fair and Rodeo. They’ll watch the competition and would love to have you say hello.

Sidney on Friday, August 26

After a day in the Sidney area, crew members will look forward to being with everyone who can attend a reception and light dinner at the Sidney VFW, 124 Second Avenue NE, beginning at 6 pm. Please drop by and visit with our sailors.

Fort Kipp PowWow on Saturday, August 27

The USS MONTANA crew members will experience a traditional Native American celebration, the Fort Kipp PowWow. They’ll participate in the 1:00 PM opening, entry and honoring of veterans. All are welcome!

Fort Peck Saturday Night and Sunday, August 27 & 28

The crew will spend time in the Fort Peck area learning about its history and its lake beauty. On Saturday night at 7:30 they’ll be introduced to the audience at the historic Fort Peck Theatre before its scheduled performance.

We hope you’ll be able to meet and chat with our USS MONTANA crew members!