USS MONTANA (SSN 794) Continues Progress toward Planned Summer Pacific Fleet Move (posted 4/15/24)

Major recent milestone achievements in several areas signal significant progress toward the USS MONTANA’s making its planned homeport move to Pear Harbor, Hawaii, over coming months. The Captain of SSN 994, CDR Jon Quimby, credits outstanding performance by the crew for meeting Navy requirements in three specific areas necessary before the nuclear-powered fast attack submarine and crew are approved for … Read More

CO, Crew Connect with Montanans during Event-Packed Week (posted 3/20/24)

With nearly two-dozen events in the western part of the Treasure State during the week of March 11-17, the captain and crew members of the USS MONTANA (SSN 794) met lots of Montanans – and had many unique experiences related to Montana’s history, culture and economy. While the next visiting crew members may have to come from Hawaii after the … Read More

USS MONTANA Commander and Crew in Montana March 11-17 (posted 2/28/24)

Public events are planned in Kalispell, Butte and Missoula during what is likely to be the last small group visit by USS MONTANA crew to the Treasure State before SSN 794 moves to its home port of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Over the years of the nuclear-powered fast attack submarine’s construction, testing, commissioning, and training, crew members have visited communities, Indian … Read More

Crew Gives Shout-out to FCS Playoff Teams! (posted 12/7/23)

The Vigilantes of the Deep were honored to provide strong and unique encouragement on Saturday, December 2, to University of Montana Grizzly and University of Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens football teams before their Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) second round playoff game in Missoula. Commanding Officer Jon Quimby and sailors appeared by video recording from the Crew Mess aboard the USS … Read More

We are Grateful – and Updates (posted 11/22/23)

On behalf of all members and leaders of the USS Montana Committee on this 2023 Thanksgiving eve, we say Thank You, each in our own way for our many blessings! We are truly blessed to be able to live in this wonderful United States of America that we must never take for granted, even as we work to ensure that … Read More

USS Montana Committee: Heritage Guardians (posted 9/19/23)

“For tireless devotion to preserving and promoting Montana history”, the USS Montana Committee has been honored with the Montana Historical Society’s Heritage Guardian Award. The Award was received by the Committee at a special September 14 ceremony in the rotunda of the State Capitol. There, Montana Historical Society Trustee and Board Secretary Bill Jones was joined by Lieutenant Governor Kristen … Read More

Commission Pennant Comes to the Capitol – and Exciting Helena and Bozeman Events are Capped with Yellowstone – and Bison – Experiences! (posted 3/20/23)

Montanans were thrilled to see and hear from the commanding officer of the new USS MONTANA and two crew members who recently visited Helena and Bozeman — and who had their own excitement in Yellowstone National Park on a snowy afternoon! The highlight of the visit was presentation to the State of Montana of the commissioning pennant that was hoisted … Read More

Merry Christmas and Best Holiday Wishes! (posted 12/25/22)

With the USS MONTANA back in Norfolk, we wish the crew and their families and friends a Merry Christmas, a blessed Hanukkah and holiday season, and a wonderful 2023! We wish the same for you and yours, and all serving in our military. We’ll soon be providing a more complete crew update, but for now we thought you’d like to … Read More