“The future USS Montana is still a giant jigsaw puzzle at Newport News Shipbuilding, but the pieces are coming together.” So writes Newport News Daily Press reporter Hugh Lessig in a fascinating article about construction of Virginia Class nuclear attack submarines. Read the entire article here or download a copy here.
The USS Montana Committee, Inc., a Montana nonprofit corporation, has received an Internal Revenue Service determination of federal tax-exempt status as a public charity under IRC Section 501(c)(3). The tax-exempt determination allows the Committee to receive tax-deductible donations and is retroactive to February 28, 2017. The Committee’s EIN is 82-0988055. Contributions are gratefully accepted. Checks may be made out to … Read More
(Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Noble, courtesy of the U.S. Navy) The future USS Montana, a Virginia Class nuclear fast attack submarine under construction in Newport News, Virginia, will fly a Montana flag that has flown over the State Capitol in Helena. Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton presented the flag on August 15 jointly to Bill Whitsitt, … Read More
The first photos of construction underway on the future USS Montana have been released. Taken and provided by Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia, the photos cleared for public viewing show sections of PCU (for pre-commissioning unit) MONTANA SSN 794 being put together. Sections of the Virginia Class submarines are built separately at Newport News and at General Dynamics Electric Boat … Read More
A flag that was flown over Montana’s Capitol in honor of the future USS Montana (SSN 794) and her crews was shown to veterans attending a recent Kalispell (MT) Rotary Club meeting. The flag showing was part of a presentation by the USS Montana Committee. The presentation, as do others around the state, included a video featuring Newport News (VA) Shipbuilding employees … Read More
The commissioning committee for the nuclear attack submarine, the USS Montana, is looking for ways to bring a Big Sky feel to the underwater vessel. Once complete, the USS Montana will be the first submarine to bear the state’s name and will join more than 10 other vessels in the Navy’s Virginia class. Virginia class subs are the most advanced … Read More
The Chief of Staff for the Commander of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Submarine Force, Captain Gene Doyle, spoke on July 13, 2017, in Kalispell to a group of USS Montana Committee leaders and members, as well as members of the public. He was in town explaining international military challenges and USS Montana roles. Gene is a native of Kalispell and … Read More
The USS Montana Committee was publicly announced on May 12, 2017, to a statewide meeting of Montana submarine veterans. Attendees at the Kalispell meeting of the Montana Base of the U.S. Submarine Veterans, Inc., were shown a first photo of the status of what will be the Treasure State’s new namesake warship. Officially the PCU MONTANA SSN 794 since she … Read More