Navy League Minnesota 

October 17 & 18, 2015, hosted by both the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Gophers - same stadium, same recognition!  Visit  funded by Navy League Minnesota.  

Money donated from Northern Tier, Hubbard Broadcasting, Federal Premium, and Mississippi Welding!

Crew of USS Minnesota SSN 783 on the sidelines at

Gopher Nebraska football game!

CDR Brian Tanaka, CO - USS Minnesota,

Chief of the Boat Steven Williams, USS Minnesota, with

Minnesota Vikings Senior VP Lester Bagley.  

​Vikings Chiefs game - Vikings WIN!

Mid-first quarter recognition with 52,000 providing a standing

ovation to the crew of USS Minnesota SSN 783.  

Gophers Nebraska October 17, 2015 

Thank you Golden Gophers for honoring

the United States Navy 


The Viking represents our European heritage


The color blue in the image of Minnesota represents the lakes of our state and the oceans USS MINNESOTA will travel


The color maroon represents the University of Minnesota


The three stars in the anchor chains represent the three ships named MINNESOTA


The star in the helmut of the Viking represents the North Star


The color blue in the anchor links represent the color in the state flag of Minnesota


The fish in the bow of the submarine represents the Walleye, the state fish of Minnesota


The Latin motto reads 'From the North, Power'