MONTANA’s First CO to Major Nuclear Officer Selection Post; New CO Focused on Next Milestones Toward Commissioning (posted 8/7/21)

Even with normal Navy career progressions and transitions, the pace continues to be fast for Montana’s future namesake warship! At last month’s Change of Command ceremony in which Captain Michael Delaney turned over command of PCU MONTANA to Commander Jon Quimby, both were commended by Commodore, and Commander of Submarine Squadron Six, Jeff Juergens. As part of the ceremony filled … Read More

MONTANA’s Reactor Core is Certified (posted 7/15/21)

The future USS MONTANA’s officers and crew continue to make all of us in Big Sky Country proud as they train and prepare for sea trials. From MONTANA’s pier-side completion location at Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia, commanding officer CAPT Mike Delaney reports: “MONTANA’s reactor core is now certified! “Following an extensive month-long test program, the crew of … Read More

MONTANA is Launched – Commissioning into the Navy Fleet a Step Closer (posted 3/3/21)

The future USS MONTANA (SSN 794) has been launched in Newport News, Virginia. The nuclear-powered fast attack submarine will be completed pier-side while crew training continues toward sea trials this year. The boat’s commissioning into the Navy fleet is likely in early 2022. In its news release, Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that the 7800-ton Virginia-class submarine was launched into the … Read More

A Special Holiday Season Wish to All from the USS Montana Committee (posted 12-24-20)

As we celebrate the holiday season on this Christmas Eve, we remember all those away from their loved ones, families and friends. A group of volunteer Navy submariner spouses supports our military — especially all submariners and their families — year-around by their online presence through a program called The Submerged Life. We are indebted to them for sharing their … Read More

New USS MONTANA Committee Ship Store Items (posted 12/15/20)

In this special holiday time, we wish all a meaningful Hanukkah, Christmas, and a less-COVID-complicated 2021! If you’d like to find a unique gift or commemorative item for someone, you may want to check our Ship Store. New items available for online purchase include Christmas ornaments and christening coins commemorating the future USS MONTANA’s September 12 christening. There is … Read More

A Salute to Veterans — and Future Veterans (posted 11/11/20)

We’re reminded especially each Veterans Day of the sacrifices our veterans have made for all of us in defense of our nation. We’re also reminded of the sacrifices made by their families. We salute them all. We also salute our future veterans who are serving currently, and who will in the future, including aboard the USS MONTANA and in all … Read More

On the move: MONTANA readies for launch… (posted 10/19/20)

The future USS MONTANA will soon be in the water, thanks to its being moved into a floating dry dock at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia. That task was completed over three days — in a transit of some one thousand feet from the MOF, or Modular Outfitting Facility, in which the MONTANA has been coming together. It meant that … Read More

Crew embraces “Big Sky Best”… (posted 10/17/20)

All Montanans can be proud of the future USS MONTANA’s crew — and the excitement and dedication they have about being and doing their best. Commanding Officer CAPT. Mike Delaney provided the following: MONTANA COMMITTEE HELPS RAISE CREW MORALE                On a fall Saturday afternoon, you may notice some college football teams with a bunch of small stickers affixed to … Read More