2019/21 WMMOA Season

 

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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!

 

February Events Calendar

Friday February 14th WMMOA Social Hour with presentation by CAPT Sharon and Rolf Tandenberg USN Ret  on “Our Trip to Pitcairn Island” .  The event will be held at the Westside Lanes in Missoula at 6:00 PM

Current (active, reserve and Guard), former and retired Officers and Warrant Officers of the U.S. Armed Forces and USPHS are welcome.

Friday February 21st WMMOA Luncheon with  presentation by U of M Journalism Professors Lee and Jule Banville on “On the Edge: Northern Ireland in the Age of Brexit”.    The event will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Missoula at 11:30 AM

Current (active, reserve and Guard), former and retired Officers and Warrant Officers of the U.S. Armed Forces and USPHS are welcome.