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

Veterans Day 2022 (posted 11/10/22)

On Veterans Day, November 11 — and always — we remember and salute those who have served in our nation’s armed forces. This year we give special thanks to our Montana submarine veterans, many shown here in Kalispell on May 13, 2017. At that USSVI Montana Base statewide meeting, creation of the USS Montana Committee, Inc., as the official commissioning … Read More

USS Montana Committee: Supporting SSN 794 for the Long-Term… (posted 10/8/22)

The USS Montana Committee is moving full speed ahead in transitioning to support the USS MONTANA (SSN 994) and her crew members over the warship’s entire service life. Commissioning of the MONTANA into the U.S. Navy fleet has been accomplished. Unique “plankowner plaque” mementos were presented to all commissioning crew members at a picnic with familiies. The special Norfolk, Virginia, … Read More

Eastern Montanans Meet MONTANA Crew! (posted 9/1/22)

Miles City. Sidney. Fort Kipp. Fort Peck. In-between, ranching, farming, oil & gas, rural electrification, Native culture, magnificent scenery, and wonderful Montanans all along the route… Crew members of the USS MONTANA (SSN 794) had a fantastic experience in Eastern Montana through the past weekend. This group visited yet another part of Big Sky Country in the ongoing program of … Read More