Residents of Northeast Montana September 5-7, 2018 had opportunities to learn about the future USS MONTANA, why she’s needed, and what she’ll be uniquely capable of doing to protect our nation. Audiences heard about the growing military capabilities of potential adversaries in various parts of the world that drive the need for the submarine. Capabilities of the new Virginia Class … Read More
Montanans will have opportunities to meet the commanding officer of the future USS MONTANA and one of its crew members from the Treasure State during their visit to Montana September 20 -23. In addition to visits with state and local officials in Helena, Commander Michael Delaney and Electronics Technician Second Class (Nuclear) Evan Glenn of Bozeman will be introduced at … Read More
Excitement is building for the September 20-23 visit to Montana by the commanding officer of the future USS MONTANA, Commander Michael Delaney. With him will be a Montana crew member, Electronics Technician (Nuclear) Second Class Evan Glenn of Bozeman. Details of the public events to be held in Billings, Helena, Great Falls, and Missoula continue to be finalized. The will … Read More
The Commanding officer of the future USS MONTANA will visit communities across Montana in September. Commander Michael Delaney will be in Billings, Helena, Great Falls, and Missoula September 20-23. With him will be crew member Electronics Technician Second Class (Nuclear) Evan Glenn., a graduate of Bozeman High School. At each location CMDR Delaney will provide an update on the construction … Read More
The first operational commander of USS HELENA, a Los Angeles Class nuclear-powered fast attack submarine still in service, is also the first honorary member of the USS Montana Committee. Now retired after 31 years of service in the U.S. Navy, Rear Admiral George E Voelker was in Montana last week. During his Montana visit, RADM Voelker had a radio conversation … Read More
In the week ahead of Memorial Day, honoring those who died while serving in our armed forces, more Montanans saw and heard about their future namesake warship whose sailors will carry on our nation’s proud tradition of citizen military service.
Start of construction of the future USS MONTANA was officially marked in a ceremony at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia on May 16, 2018. With a backdrop of a section of MONTANA’s hull, the ceremony included the traditional welding of the initials (in this case, SRJ) of ship sponsor Sally Jewell onto a steel plate that will be affixed to … Read More
More Montanans will be able to see and hear the latest news about the future USS MONTANA over the next several weeks. Presentations in Billings, Colstrip, Lewistown, Miles City, and Sidney will focus on the construction and capabilities of the Virginia Class nuclear-powered fast attack submarine that will bear our state’s name. A bonus will be first looks at the … Read More
The future USS MONTANA is receiving attention across Big Sky Country as a result of news media coverage of the March 22 announcement of the warship’s first command team. An example of the media coverage on the Montana Television Network may be found here, in a report by KXLH’s Jonathan Ambarian.
A highly-experienced leadership team for the future USS MONTANA was announced on March 22, 2018 by the U.S. Navy. The Commanding Officer is Commander Michael Delaney. The Executive Officer (or second in command) is Lieutenant Commander Jeffrey Kahn. The Chief of the Boat (or senior enlisted advisor) is Senior Chief Michael Dassau. As part of the Navy announcement, Commander … Read More