Navy League Minnesota honors US Navy ships connected to the State of Minnesota:
The United States Navy
"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.
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.
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.
Navy League Minnesota
August 1, 2016 - We have a special announcement to make:
Our speaker for the Minnesota 2016 United States Navy Birthday Ball is the 30th Chief of Naval Operations ADM Jonathon Greenert!
ADM Greenert was relieved in October 2015. We welcome his views on the United States Navy.
The Minnesota 2016 United States Navy Birthday Ball will be held at the Marriott Northwest, Brooklyn Park, MN (694 & Boone Ave).
Date: October 15, 2016
This is a public event, so those that support the US Navy are encouraged to attend!
The United States Navy Blue Angels are coming to the Duluth Air Show June 3 & 4, 2017
Navy League Minnesota proudly supports this Minnesota air show!
August 1, 2016 Update
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!
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'.
Come meet us!
2016 United States Navy Birthday Ball October 15, 2016
December 7, 2016 - the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor
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 email@example.com.
We are pleased to announce that our first member of our Honorary Commissioning Committee is:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-202-0055 for any questions you might have.