MONTANA Christening Date Set / Float Launched /Crew Plans 7.94km Run (posted 7/3/20)

The christening, or ceremonial naming of the Montana’s namesake warship in connection with its launching is now scheduled for September 12! This is the ceremony during which our Ship Sponsor, Sally Jewell, is expected to break a bottle of sparkling wine against the hull of PCU MONTANA SSN 794, proclaiming the traditional words, “”In the name of the United States, … Read More

Future USS MONTANA Gets a Float (posted 6/12/20)

Big Sky Country support for the future USS MONTANA and her crew members comes in many, often surprising, ways — and delights us every time we see it! Consider the MONTANA float now being scheduled to travel the state as parades and other events are being re-scheduled. Thanks to the Montana Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) … Read More

CO on COVID-19 and PCU MONTANA: Mission Not Deterred (posted 6/4/20)

In view of the global novel coronavirus pandemic and reports of effects across all sectors of our society, we recently asked the commanding officer of PCU (pre-commissioning unit) MONTANA about how things are going with its construction and the crew’s training. Here is Commander Michael Delaney’s response: COVID-19 has not deterred the mission to deliver PCU MONTANA to the Navy … Read More

Crew Training Intensifies as Boat Completion Comes Closer (posted 4/26/20)

With the future USS MONTANA (currently designated PCU, or Pre-Commissioning Unit MONTANA SSN 794) now more than 80% completed, the crew’s training has ramped up considerably. When MONTANA is commissioned into the U.S. Navy fleet, likely in late 2021, she’ll be the most modern submarine afloat, with her crew among the best-trained anywhere. We recently asked the MONTANA’s Commanding Officer, … Read More

Spirit of 1908 USS MONTANA to live aboard future nuclear namesake: Ship’s bell replica to be proposed for future USS MONTANA (posted 12/17/19)

With leading-edge technology application provided by a Montana company, the future USS MONTANA – a Virginia Class nuclear-powered fast attack submarine with its own leading-edge ability to defend our nation – has moved a step closer to having a bit of namesake legacy aboard when it patrols in dangerous parts of the world. That’s because the USS Montana Committee is … Read More

Honoring Our Veterans and Those Serving in 2019 (posted 11/10/19)

On November 11, Veterans Day, we honor all veterans and those currently serving in all branches of the armed forces of the United States — our future veterans. We cannot begin to adequately thank you for your contributions to keeping our nation free. We also cannot begin to adequately thank the families of the men and women veterans no longer … Read More

MONTANA Crew Little Ones Feel the Love (posted 10/1/19)

A special group of ladies in the Bigfork area is warming the hearts of young PCU MONTANA crew member parents by making quilts for their newborns. By doing so, these Montanans are demonstrating tangible and meaningful support of sailors and their wives and children whose lives are shaped by the choice to serve our nation in the Navy. As both … Read More