65th Annual Symposium

September 9 - 11 2021

Nugget Casino Resort, Reno, NV


Latest Updates

Air Races VIP Tour 

August 30  |  4:42pm

2021 Stihl National Championship Air Races 

VIP Tour for the Tailhook Association itinerary is now available!

Download Itinerary

New Saturday Times

August 24  |  4:36pm

We have an updated schedule for Saturday! New times are listed as:

  • 1100 – 1230  “Jig Dog” Ramage Awards Luncheon

  • 1300 – 1410  PERS-43

  • 1415 – 1545  OPERATION Linebacker

  • 1550 – 1615  Winging Ceremony

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Banquet Speaker

August 19  |  4:39pm

ADM Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations, cannot attend Hook ’21 due to 9/11 commemorative events in D.C.

ADM Paparo, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet has accepted our invitation as Guest Speaker for Saturday’s Banquet on 11 Sep.

Attire: coat and tie, or cocktail attire.  

No whites for active duty (except official party).

Online Registration Closed

Last minute registrations will have to be completed at the Nugget.

Step 2

Reserve your rooms now!

Grand Sierra Resort

Best Western Plus

The Tailhook Association is excited to be in person at the Nugget this year hosting you for Hook'21. Just like you, we are closely monitoring COVID-19. When attending, please plan to adhere to the health guidelines as they evolve. 

Resources: CDC, DoD, Nevada Health Response 

Speakers & Moderators
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Ship's Store will be open up in Reno! Buy your Hook'21 merchandise live at the Nugget.




Room Availability

The Nugget is Sold Out


The Grand Sierra Resort has a few rooms left at the Tailhook discount rate, get your room now.

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The Best Western Plus, just down the street from The Nugget has a few discount rooms available.


2021 Diz Laird Tailhook Golf Tournament

Already registered for Hook, but forgot to include golf? 

You can still add golf to your registration by emailing us at cyndi.d@tailhook.net


Need Clubs?

Reserve club rentals by emailing 


Departing the Nugget at 0530

Bus transportation will depart from The Grand Sierra Resort at 0500 and proceed to the front of the main entrance to the Nugget, departing at 0530 (no ROLEX!).


This will allow you to get to the golf course in sufficient time for breakfast (available from 0530-0715), hit some range balls, and find your cart.

0530 for complimentary Hot Buffet Breakfast

Event center at golf course opens at 0530 for complimentary Hot Buffet Breakfast.



                  + Free Box lunches are provided prior to shotgun start.

Carts leave corral at 0720 for a 0730 Shotgun Start

Water, soft drinks, beer are available free of charge

Scramble Format.  Refreshment Cart SOP - Water, soft drinks, beer are available free of charge on the refreshment cart.


All other refreshment cart items are ‘pay as you go.’ Carts won’t make clubhouse runs to the bar for specialty drinks, but will have Bloody Mary and Screwdriver mixers for sale on board. 

Awards will immediately follow the Tournament at Talon’s Nest.

Hosted beverage cart and no-host bar will be in place.

Prize money can also be picked up at the Hook Registration desk if unable to attend.

Back to the Hotel


back to the Hotel after completion of the awards ceremony (~1245-1315)

Industry Panel at Symposium: 1300

Flag Panel at Symposium: 1445. Don’t miss it!

NAS Fallon Tour
Friday, 10 September from 0800 – 1330
Limited Seating Remaining

Want to add the tour to your existing registration?  Email us at cyndi.d@tailhook.net

                Tour includes lunch.


Mask Mandate

Masks will be required by state mandate for those who will be walking the floor to visit booths or friends. When walking the floor, you can lower your mask to drink, but we need to be reasonable.


Masks may be removed when dining at restaurants, including the Awards Lunch, Banquet, and during meal service for the Bug Roach Mixer. 


But no one will recognize me with a mask on, and I won't recognize others. If you are worried that no one will recognize you with a mask on, everyone will be wearing name tags. 

Cancellations due to Covid.

Anyone who cancels due to Covid will be fully refunded. We hope to see you there.

We get it, this is not ideal, but the alternative is to shut it all down, and we are not doing that. This is how Tailhook is living with it (vice sitting at home for the unforeseeable future). Regardless, every individual needs to make their own decision and we respect that.

Learn more about the state mandate here


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