MONTANA Commissioning Tickets Update (posted 6/16/22)

Tickets are now being mailed to those who responded to the Navy’s formal invitations to the commissioning of the USS MONTANA on Saturday, June 25. However, if your tickets have not arrived by the time you leave for Norfolk, Virginia, a duplicate replacement set will be available at a special Navy Will Call desk. It will be adjacent to the … Read More

Commissioning: Navy Invitations Being Sent / COVID Options / Streaming (posted 6/9/22)

Invitations and Responses In an exciting step toward the Saturday, June 25, commissioning of the future USS MONTANA, the Navy is this week sending its USS MONTANA commissioning invitations out by email. The invitations are going to those who requested them, including to those who asked for invitations through the USS Montana Committee. Responses to the invitations are being requested … Read More

PCU MONTANA Readies for Commissioning /Attendee Update (posted 6/1/22)

The crew of the future USS Montana has been busy — more work at sea, testing, training, preparing for commissioning as the newest addition to the Navy fleet! As the June 25 commissioning approaches, we thank all those who have committed to witnessing history being made – in person in Norfolk, Virginia. And we salute all those awaiting requested ceremony … Read More

USS MONTANA Commissioning – Potential COVID-Related Requirements (posted 4/6/22)

The USS Montana Committee wants to let those planning to attend the official U.S. Navy commissioning ceremony for the USS MONTANA on June 25 that some COVID-related requirements could be in effect. We understand that the principal requirement for those attending last weekend’s commissioning commemoration for the USS DELAWARE was evidence of vaccination accompanied by a photo ID. (A photo … Read More

MONTANA is Delivered to the Navy – and Commissioning Date is Set! (posted 3/14/22)

Today Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding announced that it has delivered the future USS MONTANA to the U.S. Navy! The commanding officer of the MONTANA, Commander Jon Quimby, commented to the USS Montana Committee late today that the delivery and the corresponding acceptance of SSN 794 by the Navy together represent a major milestone toward commissioning of the submarine … Read More

MONTANA at Sea (posted 2/7/22)

The future USS MONTANA has gone to sea for the first time! As this report is posted, SSN 794 is underway in the Atlantic Ocean for sea trials that began last week. We’re very pleased and proud to have a powerful video look at the MONTANA in her first, or Alpha, sea trials phase. Provided by Huntington Ingalls Industries, the … Read More

MONTANA Bell Tour: Powerful Moments, with More Ahead… (posted 12/4/21)

At each event where the unique ship’s bell of the future USS MONTANA is rung to honor our veterans, our active duty military’s future veterans, and first responders, there is a special common reaction. Tears of emotion and gratitude. Two recent bell tour events were special in their own ways, and another will be. On November 15 in Great Falls, … Read More