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

First photos of USS Montana under construction (posted 8/9/17)

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

Veterans get first look at Montana construction site flag (posted 8/3/17)

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

Pacific Submarine Force Chief of Staff Speaks in Kalispell

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

USS Montana Committee announced to Veterans, first ship photo shown.

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