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.
In a powerful and moving resolution on behalf of the people of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Northwestern Montana, the CSKT Tribal Council unanimously expressed support recently for the future USS MONTANA and her crew members. The resolution recognizes the long and proud history of military service by Tribal Members, including in the Navy. According to the … Read More
What does it look like when the first crew of a nuclear-powered fast attack submarine begins to come together? Here’s a glimpse. There are nearly one hundred young sailors training, qualifying, and building the initial culture of the team that will take the future USS MONTANA into the Navy fleet at the boat’s commissioning, probably in early 2021. These crew … Read More
The official emblem of the USS MONTANA is a powerful reflection of the history, culture, and values that all who sail aboard this modern warship carry to any part of the world in defense of our nation. The emblem has, as an over-arching visual concept, the outline of the Treasure State below a majestic Glacier National Park scene that is … Read More
On this Veterans Day of 2018 we honor all those who have served in our Armed Forces. We honor those who served, and are home with us. Thank you. We also honor those no longer with us. Included are those submariners – including Montanans – on eternal patrol, and all those who died while and after defending our nation and … Read More
In the 2018 Montana Voter Information Pamphlet distributed statewide, Secretary of State Corey Stapleton reminds voters that casting their ballots is “…one of your most important rights and fundamental responsibilities.” The pamphlet has a cover photo of a Virginia Class nuclear-powered attack submarine like the future USS MONTANA that is now under construction. Inside, Secretary Stapleton’s letter to voters further … Read More
Updates on construction progress. Reports on crew selection and training. Talking with sub veterans about changes in technology since they fought beneath the seas for our country. Visiting with Treasure State patriots about the need for new, high-tech nuclear-powered fast attack submarines like the future USS MONTANA. Accepting the first flag that will fly on Montana’s namesake warship. Greeting by … Read More