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

USS Montana Featured in Article on Sub-Building (posted 10/12/17)

“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.

USS Montana Committee Receives Federal Tax-Exempt Status (posted 8/31/17)

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

Flag for USS Montana Presented During Montana Navy Week (posted 8/20/17)

(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