USS Montana submarine coming together

In a shipyard in Newport News, Va., 10,000 shipbuilders are assembling the millions of pieces that will become the USS Montana.

The components come from every state, but it’s the items from Montana that will add some personality to submarine, which is 40 percent complete.

The USS Montana SSN-794 will carry a Montana flag that already has been flown over the Montana Capitol, said Bigfork’s Bill Whitsitt, chairman of the USS Montana Committee.