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  • 2016 Motor City Navy Birthday Ball

    Posted by Doug / on 09/25/2016 / 0 Comments

    Categories: Info for all FON's

    With the details "in the bag"...hope you can take advantage of our annual festivities around the October birthday of the US Navy.

    Tickets still available..!!

    go to for info and tickets..see who has signed up already!!

    Best Regards,

    CAPT Doug

  • Aircraft Carriers of the Great Lakes

    Posted by Kent / on 05/04/2015 / 0 Comments

    Categories: Info for all FON's

    A retired Seabee sent this to me.  I found the link to be interesting and I hope you will too.


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    Lake Michigan Aircraft Carriers  

    Interesting part of Naval history.  We could not have won WWII if not for the benefits of the Great Lakes and their related industrial production centers ... steel, etc.

    However, there was another benefit of the lakes that is often overlooked. Japan quickly lost the war because, among many other things, its Navy could not replace its carrier pilot losses but we could.

    But how did we train so many pilots in ..
  • GOOD TO KNOW !!!!

    Posted by Doug / on 12/11/2013 / 0 Comments

    Categories: Info for all FON's


    Official Communications, Long Written Large, Can Use Mixed Case; No Shouting

    By Julian E. Barnes Updated June 13, 2013 1:35 p.m. ET

    A Teletype radio plane set used to receive typewritten radio messages from Naval airplanes, shown in 1922. Library of Congress


    Since the 19th century, all official Navy communications have been written that way, a legacy of primitive technology combined with the service's love of tradition.

    But in the modern age, young sailors more accustomed to ..

  • A visit to NRD former CO, CDR Rich Simpson

    Posted by Mark / on 12/09/2013 / 0 Comments

    Good morning all,

    I bear tidings and good wishes from CDR Rich Simpson and his lovely wife Lori.  Went to visit them this past week at PAXNAS.  Rich has settled into his new Command and works with a great group of people.  They have a beautiful home near the base.

    They do miss some parts of Michigan...not necessarily the cold and snow...but certainly the people.

    Our plan was to take advantage of the "southern" climate and play some golf.  Unfortunately, the rain on Thursday and Friday put a damper on that plan and then it was only 40 degrees on ..

  • 4th Annual Veterans Gala - Come Join the Fun on Sept 13, 2013

    Posted by Kerry / on 08/26/2013 / 0 Comments

    Grosse Ile 4th Annual Veterans Gala

    A Salute to ALL Veterans Past & Present

    A Special Tribute to the Women in the Military

    and the Women who support the troops.

    September 13, 2013

    Grosse Ile Municipal Airport ~ NAS Hangar One

    Doors open to the RED CARPET Theme Party at 4:30 PM

    American House Choir - 4:45 PM to 5:45 PM

    Official Ceremonies begin at 6 PM

    Master of Ceremonies - Initial Welcome

    Sea Cadets present colors

    Invocation - Blessing of ALL Military

    National Anthem God Bless America

    Pledge of Allegiance

    Entertainment begins at 6:30 PM - 10 PM

    10 PM fireworks ..

  • U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Fundraiser featuring Dan Hall

    Posted by Brian / on 04/24/2013 / 0 Comments



    Fundraiser Concert Featuring--Dan Hall   

    Cadets Color Guard Demonstration

    Cadet Line handling Demonstration

    Cadet Knock out drill Demonstration

    Cadet Recruiting Table w/ Picture Board 

    Bake Sale

    Snack sales and Water sales 

    Silent Auction, 50 / 50 drawings 

    May 12th 2013 , 3pm to 6pm

     Port Huron Yacht Club 

    Information and Ticket Reservations: LT. Brian L. Eickel USNSCS 248-944-0027 or be2@ or See Liz @ Vantage Point Maritime Center


    Posted by John / on 12/12/2012 / 0 Comments

    Categories: Info for all FON's



    Can't remember if I posted this before, but I have a new blog on the USS DETROIT.  Here's the link:






  • Admin for FONMI - Heads UP !!! This might/will affect YOU..

    Posted by Doug / on 02/20/2012 / 0 Comments

    Categories: Info for all FON's

    1. This site is currently limited to 300 members (at this time due to financial constraints)

    2. While some of our members invest time in using the "broadcast" capability to let fellow FONs know about relevant "NAVY" stuff "going on" in our area of ops.............some of us don't...

    3. There are some "members' who have not visited the site for over two years....!!!

    4. All members of the the FONMI site who have NOT logged on to the system within the past year will be DELETED the last day of February (29 Feb 2012)...

    5. This will weed out the disinterested ..


    Posted by Kerry / on 09/06/2011 / 0 Comments

    2nd Annual Veterans' Gala

     NASGI Hangar One
    9601 Groh Road - Grosse Ile, MI.

    September 17, 2011 * 4:00pm till 9:00pm
    Doors Open at 3:00pm

    $15 per person
     Now on Sale at G.I. Township Hall
    G.I. Hardware Store
    (734) 676-4422 to have tickets mailed

    NOW is YOUR chance to meet and greet true American Patriots!

    If you missed last year's SOLD OUT event - You won't want to miss this one!

     The Korean War ended almost sixty years ago, this year we'll honor those veterans, as well as all veterans ever stationed at ..


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