Construction and crew selection have reached significant new levels for the future USS MONTANA – with the latest official completion number at 71 percent as of September 13. In addition, 93 percent of the first crew had been selected. A key first shipyard event earlier in the year led to the need for 24/7 watch-standing on the PCU (for pre-commissioning … Read More
Crew members of the future USS MONTANA wrapped up a visit to Southwestern Montana recently that left them overwhelmed by Treasure State history and culture — and the friendliness and support of the Montanans they met. Led by the Chief of the Boat, or MONTANA’s senior enlisted sailor, Mel Walker, the crew members had a full schedule designed to give … Read More
We hope many Montanans will be able to meet and visit with the next crew members of the future USS MONTANA to visit the Treasure State. As did their crew colleagues (some of whom are shown here) in other areas of Montana earlier in the summer, our next visitors will have a packed schedule as they learn about Montana’s history, … Read More
The Montana State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will be supporting the USS MONTANA and her crews over the next several years. Newly-elected DAR State Regent Leigh Haislip Spencer of Great Falls has selected the MONTANA as a state regent’s project for 2019-2022. Says Spencer, “Today’s DAR and its Montana State Society, with a nod to the past, … Read More
“Montana has been incredible!” was the way Lt. Aaron Bishop of Huson, Montana, at one point described in a Kalispell Daily Inter Lake article the experience he and other crew members were having during visits to various parts of Montana in June and July. Montanans certainly had mutual feelings about the visiting crew members. In places like Great Falls, Fort … Read More
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.
Members of the MONTANA crew recently took part in a special re-enlistment ceremony in honor of Electronics Technician (Nuclear) Second Class Victor Karstendiek onboard the USS CONSTITUTION in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Petty Officer Karstendiek had the privilege of selecting his re-enlistment site as the CONSTITUTION for both its proud history and legacy. As the world’s oldest commissioned vessel still afloat and … Read More
It will be a fun and informative evening, with everyone invited, when our Montana submarine veterans have their Spring Meeting dinner at 6:00 pm on Friday, May 3, at the FairBridge Inn and Suites in Kalispell.
It was a fun event with a number of firsts when PCU MONTANA Commanding Officer Michael Delaney, Chief of the Boat Mel Walker, and sailors were part of a Capitol Hill briefing earlier this month.