WMMOA 2019/2020 Year
USS Montana SSN Construction Update.
Dr Bill Whitsett the Director of the USS Montana SSN Committee (and WMMOA member) returned to brief the Chapter members on the construction progress of SSN 794 USS Montana the next Virginia Class attack boat to join the Fleet. It was great to have Bill back with us as he gave an informative and entertaining update on our favorite submarine. The boat is nearing completion with formal ‘christening’ planned for later in the summer/fall of 2020. Bill shared details of the boat’s mission and capabilities along with and overview of the crew (now at full compliment) and the level of their excitement in becoming Plank Holders of this amazing vessel. Bill also shared new details on the history of the original USS Montana and the Committee’s efforts in helping incorporate some of that history into the new boat. And he shared what the committee along with several Montana communitees are doing to provide a “Montana element” to this special addition to the US Navy’s Submarine Fleet. A wonderful update and great presetation!