Plans have been finalized for our Fist 23 Reunion to be held in conjunction with the Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow in Pensacola, FL. The dates are set for Thursday, November 2 thru Saturday, November 4 with checkout on Sunday, November 5. 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 the Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach, FL. Please use the following link to make you reservation. Hotel Reservation Link

We have a block of 50 rooms and a discounted room rate of $149/night for a bayside view and $159/night for a beachside view with a balcony; your reservation can be cancelled up to October 30th without cost if your plans change (one room night charge if cancelled after 10/30/23). Detailed reunion 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. Alumni from our sister fighter squadron VF-154 will also be in Pensacola that weekend so we look forward to a great time.

Fist 23 Registration is Open

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1.Secure a room at the Holiday Inn Resort on Pensacola Beach, FL by using the link above or calling the hotel Front Desk directly at 850-932-5331 and be sure to mention the group code FOF to receive the discounted rates. This rate is only good for the reunion dates; extensions will require a call to the front desk.

2. Now register for the FIST 23 reunion using the above link to PayPal or you can download the Mail In Registration form. The reunion registration fee is $130 per person. This fee covers the cost of our annual meeting, with breakfast, on Saturday morning, reserved seating at the Blue Angels Airshow on Friday, our buffet dinner scheduled for Saturday evening and bus transportation to/from the airshow and museum.

3.When you arrive at the hotel, check in with FOFA in the large suite on the top floor of the hotel to receive your name tags and gift bag. This suite will serve as a lounge to meet with old friends and recall those glorious days of old with many an exaggerated sea story.


Thursday, November 2 – Arrival Day, Check-In

  • Happy Hour in Penthouse Suite/Lounge
  • Optional: Dinner at Maguire’s Restaurant (on your own)

Friday, November 3 – Attend Blue Angels Airshow

  • Happy Hour in Penthouse Suite/Lounge
  • Optional: Dinner at Peg Leg Pete’s Bar on Pensacola Beach (on your own)

Saturday, November 4 – Annual Meeting with Breakfast at hotel

  • Visit Naval Aviation Museum  or golf (on your own)
  • Buffet Dinner at hotel

Sunday, November 5 – Departure Day, Check-out

**Note Event Schedule is Subject to Change