New Opportunities for Montanans to Learn About Future USS MONTANA

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

MONTANA Makes News Across the the State (posted 3/24/18)

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.

USS MONTANA Command Leadership Team Named (posted 3/23/18)

  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

Montana Products Benefit Dolphin Scholarship Fund / Helena, Columbia Falls, Kalispell Presentations on Tap (posted 3/3/18)

Huckleberry jam, a Butte copper Moscow Mule cup, a “406” baseball cap, and other products were in a Montana-themed gift basket sold by auction in Norfolk, Virginia on February 24. The auction event was sponsored by a Navy spouses’ non-profit association with members including some whose husbands have already been assigned to the future USS MONTANA. Proceeds went to the … Read More

MONTANA More than 40% Complete (posted 2/9/18)

This week PCU MONTANA SSN 794 (the eventual USS MONTANA) is officially 41.85 complete, according to Newport News Shipbuilding and Navy personnel. A recent article in the Great Falls Tribune has more detail on the status, based on a USS Montana Committee presentation to the statewide Veterans of Foreign Wars leaders. Other presentations are scheduled in the near future and … Read More

Presentation /Media Speakers Available (posted 2/1/18)

The USS Montana Committee has speakers available for community groups whose members want to learn more about, or receive updates on, the Virginia Class nuclear attack submarine that will bear our state’s name. These speakers can also explain how Montanans can join the Committee

Original USS Montana Ship’s Bell May Inspire a Modern Successor…(posted 12/4/17)

As the USS Montana Committee works toward fulfilling its mission in support of the commissioning and crew of a new Virginia Class nuclear attack submarine (currently the under-construction pre-commissioning unit, or PCU, SSN 794) that will carry our state’s name, its members have a keen awareness of the legacy our namesake warship’s service will build upon. That legacy is tied … Read More