Plans have been finalized for our Fist 21 Reunion to be held in conjunction with Tailhook 21 at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks/Reno, NV. The dates are set for Thursday Sept 9 thru Saturday Sept 11. You can now register with FOFA via Pay/Pal or mail in on the buttons below. You also need to make your room reservations at and register with Tailhook. The discounted room rate is $125/ night and can be cancelled if your plans change. Detailed registration instructions are listed below. We already have a strong showing of attendees and it is certainly time to get our membership together again after a long delay.

Fist 21 Registration is Open

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1. Unless you have other accommodation arrangements you need to first secure a room reservation at John Ascuga’s Nugget Casino Resort, Sparks, NV where both reunions are based.  Go to and select the Learn More button. Under Step 2 you can reserve your room at the Nugget. The room rate is $125 per night for Hook 21 attendees. You can also call the hotel at the number below and identify that you are attending Hook 21 in-order to get the discounted rate. Do not use third party travel websites as you will not get the discounted rate.

2. Next you must register with Tailhook also at and select Step 1 for registration at Hook 21. Select Regular Attendee at the top and then fill out your contact information and status. At the bottom under Reunion Group enter Fist of the Fleet Association. On  page 2 verify your info and event selections. We are suggesting the “Bug” Roach Mixer Friday evening @ $40 per person and the Sat evening banquet @ $59 per person (coat & tie). In the Coupon block enter code reuniongroup2021 (all lower case, no spaces) to get the discounted $20 fee for Hook 21 Registration including one guest. If your Tailhook Association membership is not up to date you can renew on the membership button for one of the options available. You may also call the Tailhook Association @ 800 322-4665 for registration help. We will arrange group seating for the banquet once we know who is registered.

3. Make sure you register with FOFA using the above link to PayPal or you can download the Mail In Registration form. If your FOFA annual dues are current or you are a Life-Member, the fee is $75 per member and $75 for each guest.  Non-members are charged $85 each and $85 for each guest. These fees cover the cost of our dinner/meeting, which is scheduled for 6:00PM Thursday evening the 9th, which is the first day of both reunions.  This was the only timeframe that did not conflict with other Hook 21 events.  Plan your arrival accordingly.

4. When you arrive at the Nugget check in with Hook on the 2nd floor pavilion where you will receive your name badges and misc items.  Next stop by the Fist Desk also on the 2nd floor to check in with FOFA.  Again, the Fist dinner is Thursday evening beginning with a cash bar hour at 6:00PM followed by a plated dinner at 7:00PM and our business meeting. We hope that VFA-25 squadron members will also be able to attend our dinner and of course the Association will host them so donations will be solicited from the membership. Hope to see you at Fist & Hook 21.  It promises to be a great gathering.