The commanding Officer of USS NOTH DAKOTA (SSN-784) Commander Mike Hollenbach at a January 13th morning meeting of the Executive Committee of the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce presented Chamber President Kelvin Hulett with a ship’s plaque, a photo and a letter of thanks. The presentation was made on behalf of Commander Hollenbach and his crew by USS North Dakota Committee Chairman Bob Wefald. The occasion for the presentation was the departure of Hulett from his position with the Chamber to a new job at the Bank of North Dakota. As President of the Chamber Hulett contributed significantly to the accomplishment of our goal of having a second ship named for the state of North Dakota, and of reaching diligently to assure very successful events surrounding the commissioning of our boat!
Kelvin accepts the ship’s plaque.
Reading the letter from Commander Hollenbach.
The iconic photo of NOTH DAKOTA coming out of the hangar after her final build.