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, 2017 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 in Minneapolis at the James Ballentine VFW.  Click here for address.

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


Come meet us!


​​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.  


​Keel Authentication is tentatively set for August 2017!


Joining the as Director of Special Events - Dan Flood (reprising his role from USS Minnesota) Joining as Director of Development - Bill James, current Navy League Vice President

Joining as Director and Chair of the Honorary Commissioning Committee is former Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie


USS ST PAUL CA 73

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!

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 Navy

Blue Angels

"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.


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

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.

April 2017 News!


The Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Navy League is Monday, April 24, 2017.

Location is O 'Gara's Bar and Grill in St. Paul.  164 N Snelling Ave, St. Paul, MN  55104.  Cost is $15 and you can prepay right here!  This includes dinner.  Cash bar available. 

  1. Social Hour and Dinner - 6-7pm
  2. Meeting and Board Elections - 7pm to 8:30pm
  3. 8:30pm - 9pm - Social time
  4. All elected board positions are up for election - President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Judge Advocate.  If you would like to be nominated for a position please contact Brian Skon at bdskon@gmail.com or 408-202-0055.  You can also join as an At-Large Director - unlimited positions available.


The Minnesota Navy League is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Duluth Air Show featuring the United States Navy Blue Angels.  Get your tickets here! and come see us and grab some swag!


The Minnesota Navy League is a proud supporter of Eden Prairie Air Expo each year.  Get your tickets here and come see us!  July 15 & 16, 2017


Our speaker for the Minnesota 2017 United States Navy Birthday Ball held on October 14, 2017 is (tentatively - subject to operational needs) Vice Chief of Naval Operations ADM Bill Moran.  


The Minnesota 2017 United States Navy Birthday Ball will be held at the Marriott Northwest, Brooklyn Park, MN (694 & Boone Ave).  This is a public event, so those that support the US Navy are encouraged to attend!



 

We have shirts and ball caps in stock - click here and grab one

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