Navy League Minnesota 

USS Minneapolis/St Paul Honorary Commissioning Committee:


This Honorary Committee is typically made up of former politicians, community leaders, business leaders, etc.  While this will still be part of the process, it is our goal to honor post 9/11 combat veterans who are struggling with PTSD, are wounded warriors, and who's service to our country should be honored.  We have yet to define how this will be measured or chosen, but if you know of of veteran who would be a likely candidate, please contact us at bdskon@gmail.com.


We are pleased to announce that our first member of our Honorary Commissioning Committee is:


  • The Minnesota Military Radio Hour, hosted by US Air Force Veteran Tom Lyons

Donate to the USS Minneapolis/St Paul Commissioning Committee right here.  Our goal is $300,000.  You do not need a PayPal account, but you can just use CC processing.

April 1, 2016 UPDATE - NAVY LEAGUE MINNESOTA 2016 INITIATIVES:


April 18, 2016 is the Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Navy League Council.  All elected positions (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, JAG) are up for election.  We need you to vote!  Also - you can simply join the Board of Directors as an at large member simply by volunteering!

Time:  6-9pm (6-7pm is social hour), 7-8:30pm is program

Cost:  $15-20, which includes a meal - cash bar

​Location:  James Ballentine VFW, 2916 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN  55408, 612-823-6233

We will hear from Naval Recruiting, Naval Reserves, NROTC, Sea Cadets, and state of our NL Council from the President


MEMBERSHIP - IT'S TIME TO GROW OUR MEMBERSHIP!   Whether you have, or have not served in the military, serve our country now in the Navy League!  

  Here's the link to our headquarters page where you can join!  www.navyleague.org - Choose the Minnesota Council when registering!

July 9 & 10, 2016: The Duluth Air Show featuring the

US Air Force Thunderbirds!


Navy League Minnesota is proud to announce our sponsorship of the Duluth Air Show and the US Navy F/A-18 Tac Demo Team!

This team of naval aviators will be demonstrating the

capabilities of the Navy's top line fighter!


  Navy League Minnesota Monthly Meetings!  Attend our monthly meetings at the Richfield,  MN Fred Babcock VFW.  

We typically hold them the third Saturday of each   month.  The  schedule is posted under 'Activities and Schedules'.  

January 1, 2016 Announcement:  Our Navy League President Brian Skon was named the Chairman of the USS Minneapolis/St Paul Commissioning Committee.  Please contact Brian at bdskon@gmail.com or 408-202-0055 for any questions you might have.  


 

Navy League Minnesota was successful in lobbying the SECNAV to name a Littoral Combat Ship after a city(s) in Minnesota.


In September 2015 SECNAV Ray Mabus announced at Target Field the naming of LCS 21 the future USS Minneapolis/St Paul.


While we do not know when the first steel will be cut, or date of any of the ceremonies.  We will post them here as soon as we know them.

We have new shirts in stock - click here and grab one

USS ST PAUL CA 73

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds are coming to the Duluth Air Show July 9, 10th, 2016!  (link to the air show website coming as soon as it's ready)

 

Navy League Minnesota proudly supports this Minnesota air show!

Navy League Minnesota honors US Navy ships connected to the State of  Minnesota:

  1. USS MINNESOTA (steam frigate)
  2. USS MINNESOTA BB 22
  3. USS MINNESOTA SSN 783               (in commission 7 September 2013)
  4. USS SAINT PAUL CA 73
  5. USS MINNEAPOLIS CA 36
  6. USS MINNEAPOLIS ST PAUL SSN 708
  7. USS DULUTH LPD 6
  8. USS DULUTH CL 87
  9. USS MINNEAPOLIS C 13
  10. USS FORT SNELLING LSD 30

USS CARl Vinson cvn 70

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds

"It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious."   President George Washington, 15 November 1781, to Marquis de Lafayette.