‘What a celebration’: USS Montana crew delivers submarine memento to Treasure State

Phil Drake

Crew members from the USS Montana were in Helena this week to mingle with the public and leave behind a little something to help folks remember there is a nuclear-powered submarine prowling the ocean bearing the state’s name.

Commanding Officer Jon Quimby and a handful of crew members visited the Treasure State with the USS Montana Committee serving as their hosts.

Cmdr. Jon Quimby provides an update on the USS Montana during an event for the submarine at the state capitol on Thursday.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record

While in Helena on Thursday they had a lunch at Fort Harrison at a lunch sponsored by the Helena Area Chamber of Commerce, the Helena Naval Reserve Center and the USS Montana Committee.

At 7 a.m. they said hello and fielded questions from attendees of Hometown Helena and left for a radio interview. At 5 p.m. they met with Lt. Gov. Kristen Juras and other state officials, including Senate President Jason Ellsworth, R-Hamilton, in the old Supreme Court chambers of the state Capitol to present the commissioning pennant from the

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