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ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The VP-11 Reunion will be held in South Portland, Maine at the Best Western Merry Manner Inn August 22 - 25, 2013. Trips to LL Bean and Cabbage Island clam bake will be provided Friday August 23, 2013. A tour of Portland, Maine, harbor cruise and the banquet will close out Saturdays events. Please contact Captain E.M. Brittingham captemb@comcast.net..." Contributed by Mike Brittingham captemb@comcast.net [24JAN2013]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The VP-11 Twelfth Reunion will be held in Branson , Missouri September 13 - 18, 2011..." Contributed by Mike Brittingham captemb@comcast.net [18FEB2011]

The "Live Entertainment Capital Of The World" offers VP-11 plenty of shows and attractions that will make their vacation most enjoyable that it can be! Branson, Missouri is host to seven million tourists each year. Branson has something to offer to our reunion!

On Tuesday 13 September you check into Grand Plaza Hotel and spend 4 exciting days with mountain music, Starlite Theater, Friday 16 of September a guided tour of the Ozarks, Veterans Memorial Museum, and a Showboat Late Dinner Cruise. On Saturday the 17th we have our Banquet dinner.

September 18 we pack and depart for home.

Contact Bob Bender burmeisterrh@hotmail.com) or 207-582-7179 for hotel reservations.


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The VP-11 Eleventh Reunion will be held in Norfolk, VA. September 15 - 19, 2010..." Contributed by Mike Brittingham captemb@comcast.net [05MAR2010]

Welcome to all for the VP-11 Reunion scheduled September 15 - 19, 2010 at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. This base supports naval forces in the United States Fleet Forces Command which encompasses the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and the Indian Ocean. The Norfolk Navy Base occupies four miles of waterfront space and seven miles of pier/wharf area. Hampton Roads peninsula is known as the worlds largest Naval Station supporting 75 ships and 134 aircraft which potentially house's the largest concentration of U.S. Navy forces.

On Thursday September 16 the tour starts in Colonial Williamsburg with a leisurely walk through the restored area of this scenic capital city. In the afternoon you will visit the Jamestown Settlement. This is the first settlement in American in 1607. The last tour is the Yorktown Battlefield where the final battle of the American Revolutionary War.

Friday September 17, 2010 begins the Norfolk tour. Your will view historic homes and the McArthur Memorial among many other events. That afternoon you will board the Spirit of Norfolk cruise with seeing the sites of submarines and the fleet of ships.

September 18, 2010 offers a daytime base tour and a banquet with a guest speaker.

September 19, 2010 check-out; have a safe trip home!

Contact Quality Inn/Sleep Inn for reservations. Contact Captain E.M. Brittingham, 804-560-3306 or e-mail captemb@comcast.net or Bob Burmeister burmeisterrh@hotmail.com.


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VP-11 Neptune Association Reunion - September 15 through 17, 2009 - Freeport, Maine..." Contributed by Steve Colby scolby@adelphia.net [Updated 28FEB2009]
SEE: VP-11 Newsletter LogoVP-11 Neptune Association [Updated 28FEB2009]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The VP-11 Tenth Reunion will be held August 21 through 22, 2009 in Reno, Nevada..." Contributed by Mike Brittingham captemb@comcast.net [12FEB2009]

As I look back on the past VP-11 Ninth Reunions, this is the TENTH Reunion of the PROUD PEGASUS! Why not have it in Reno, Nevada on August 21-23, 2009? Reno is the county seat of Washoe County, the population has increased to over 220,000, and it's the third largest city in the state. The state capital Carson City, Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe are close by but are shadowed by the Sierra Nevada on the western edge of the Great Basin which is 4,400 feet above sea level. Reno, "The Biggest Little City in the World", is famous for its casinos and is the birthplace of Harrah's Entertainment.

In 2009 the first P-3C Squadron will land in NAS Jacksonville, Florida its new homeport. NAS Brunswick, Maine is doomed! The other two active squadrons will touch down in 2010. The Navy will replace the P-3C with the P-8; don't count on it. The P-8A, a Boeing 737-800 replacement for the P-3C, is becoming increasingly less cost effective and affordable. Furthermore, the cost of the P-8A will cost approximately $416 million in 2004 dollars! The P-8s are to be based at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and NAS Jacksonville, Florida with a detachment at MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. The Pacific and Atlantic will have 12 P-8, Fleet Replacement Squadron will have 18, and the detachment (Hawaiian) will have 6 aircraft (48 aircraft). Hopefully, 60 aircraft will be built. The new MPA will not have MAD which clears the need for low-altitude flight and giving the capability to the UCAU's. The P-8 is to ready in 2012 or 2013!

Eric Moorman has done a fanatic job putting this Reunion together. The hotel is the Sands Regency Hotel with the "price is right" and the details are in the attachment. The banquet is August 21, 2009 and the trip to NAS Fallon, Nevada are still being worked out on Saturday. The food at Virginia City are scrumptious!!

Now is the time for you to start saving money for the big trip out West, Partner!! The hotel is a big saver; look closely for the low cost airline. And fellow PATRON ELEVEN patrons, welcome aboard as we are a couple hundred miles from you and expect to see you!

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ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The VP-11 Eighth Reunion will be held August 22 through 23, 2008..." Contributed by Mike Brittingham captemb@comcast.net [01FEB2008]

UPDATE This year's annual VP-11 reunion will be held on August 22-23rd at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Maine. The hotel has agreed to have the reunion prices honored for two days before the reunion and three days after for a seven day window for those that wish to make a vacation out of there trip.

The Hotel provides transportation to and from the Airport, Bus station, and Train Depot.

We look forward to seeing a lot of folks there.

There are many things to see and do in the area of the Holiday Inn.

It is very close to the Old Port, which is one of the many attractions of Portland. There are a lot of shops and restaurants there.

Some of the historical sites in Portland are the Henry Wadsworth House; the mast of the USS Portland (CA 33), the waterfront is nearby with many sites and plenty of restaurants, there are ferry's to take you to the many islands in Casco Bay.

Also, the Coast Guard Base is in nearby South Portland with exchange services available.

If you would like to look into more services available at Holiday Inn by the Bay, you can log onto their site at http://www.innbythebay.com.

We will also be using a bus this year for the trip to Booth Bay Harbor for the Lobster Clambake on Cabbage Island, with a 2 hour stop at L. L. Bean for shopping. We have 44 seats for the boat ride out to Cabbage Island so you need to get your reservations in early as it will be first come, first served.

Commodore Payton, CPW-5 is our scheduled speaker at this time. There may be a change of command in the spring. His secretary will keep us posted.

We will have hats available for sale, both with the P2V and the P-3B on them and also the new patch that was on our guest pins last year.

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ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VP-11 Neptune Association Reunion - April 25, 26 and 27, 2007 - Branson, Missouri..." Contributed by Steve Colby scolby@adelphia.net [Updated 19OCT2006]
SEE: VP-11 Newsletter LogoVP-11 Neptune Association [Updated 20MAR2007]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The VP-11 Seventh Reunion will be held September 8 - 10, 2006 at Brunswick, Maine...." Contributed by Mike Brittingham captemb@comcast.net [21FEB2006]

The VP-11 Seventh Reunion will be held September 8 - 10, 2006 at Brunswick, Maine Atrim Inn and Convention Center at Brunswick, ME. (Reservations will be taken for special room rates).

The banquet will be held on Friday September 8 with dinner served at the Atrim.

On Saturday we will visit NAS Brunswick, Maine for a brief at the OPCON, visit a squadron to see a P-3C, travel to MT. Batty, and then travel to Booth Bay Harbor for a trip to Cabbage Island for a clambake/lobster feed.

On Sunday 10th of September we plan to visit for a brief service at the base chapel.

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UPDATE "...The VP-11 Seventh Reunion was held on September 8-10, 2006 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. Here are some photos (compliments of Jim Ripoll and Mike Bulzomi) at the reunion. We had a fabulous time despite the Cabbage Island rain...." Contributed by Mike Brittingham captemb@comcast.net at 804-560-3306 or website http://www.aswpress.com P2/P3 Books [27SEP2006]

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Note NOTICE: "...I am wondering if there will be a Reunion in Pearl Harbor or Kaneohe Bay as done in the past every five years. My Father, Charles Varner, was a part of VP-11 at MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and we have attented every five years for the last 15 years. I would truly love to hear some anyone as to if there will be a Reunion. If there is my Dad and most of my family will be there on time...Barbara Lee Varner varnerbarbara@sbcglobal.net..." [18JAN2006]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The VP-11s Sixth Reunion will be held September 9 through 11, 2005 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. Captain Daniel Stone Inn at Brunswick, Maine reservations will be taken for special room rates. The Banquet will be held on Friday September 9th with dinner served at the Captain Daniel Stone Inn. On Saturday we will visit Booth Bay Harbor and go by boat to Cabbage Island for a Lobster Feast. On Sunday the 11th we will go to NAS Brunswick, Maine to see the Blue Angels perform. Contact CAPTAIN E. M. Brittingham at 1-804-560-3306 or E-Mail captemb@comcast.net...CAPTAIN E. M. Brittingham captemb@comcast.net WebSite: ASW Books! P2/P-3 Books, etc..." [10FEB2005]

UPDATE "...The VP-11 Sixth Reunion was held on September 9-11, 2005 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. Here are some photos (compliments of Tom Hiser thiser@neb.rr.com) of Seward, Nebraska were they had a lobster feast. On Sunday the Blue Angels performed on Sunday with aircraft ranging from World War II..." Contributed by CAPTAIN E.M. Brittingham captemb@comcast.net at 1-804-560-3306 or WebSite: ASW Books! P2/P-3 Books, etc. [08OCT2005]

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ReunionsREUNIONs: "...Bi-Annual Reunion scheduled for April 6-7-8, 2005. The reunion will be headquartered at The Holiday Inn. Sunspree Resort, located on the beach in Jacksonville, Fla. If you were a member of VP-11 during its Neptune years, you are automatically qualified to join the Assn. We invite all former shipmates that fit the above criterion to join us in Jacksonville, and reenergize the camaraderie that we all enjoyed 50 or so years ago. For further details on the reunion, check our Sept. 2004 newsletter, which is posted on the newsletters page of this website. (SEE "VP-11 Neptune Association") for further information..." Contributed by Steve Colby scolby@adelphia.net [24SEP2004]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The VP-11s Fifth Reunion will be held September 3 through 5, 2004 NAS Brunswick, Maine. Travel Lodge reservations will be taken for special room rates. The Banquet will be held on Friday September 3rd with a Dinner served. On Saturday the 4th a special tour has been setup with Cabbage Island for a Lobster Feast. Contact CAPTAIN E. M. Brittingham at 1-804-560-3306 or E-Mail captemb@comcast.net...CAPTAIN E. M. Brittingham captemb@comcast.net WebSite: ASW Books! P2/P-3 Books, etc..." [16FEB2004]

UPDATE "...The VP-11 Fifth Reunion was held on September 3 through 5, 2004 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. Here are some photos of Cabbage Island were they had a lobster feast. The final picture showed a Chaplain who led us in prayer for the 13 men lost on December 11, 1977..." Contributed by CAPTAIN E. M. Brittingham captemb@comcast.net WebSite: ASW Books! P2/P-3 Books, etc. [02OCT2004]

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ReunionsREUNIONs: "...PATRON SQUADRON ELEVEN - NAS BRUNSWICK, MAINE - REUNION SEPTEMBER 5 - 7, 2003 - SCHEDULE OF EVENTS..." Contributed by Captain E.M. Brittingham captemb@comcast.net WebSite: ASW Books! P2/P-3 Books, etc. [30APR2003]

FRIDAY 5 SEPTEMBER
1.   Registration at the Travelodge at 1500
2.   Registration at the Nite Flight Club at 1700
3.   Banquet night at The Nite Flight Club at 1900 hours

SATURDAY 6 SEPTEMBER
1.   Depart the Travelodge at 0900 for Camden, ME
2.   1030 arrive at Camden Hills State Park ( MT. Battie)
3.   Shop in Camden and depart for Booth Bay Harbor at 1400
4.   1630 board the boat for the Cabbage Island Lobster Feast

SUNDAY 7 SEPTEMBER
1. 1000 NAS Base Chapel to honor VP-11 lost crew


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...PATRON SQUADRON ELEVEN - NAS BRUNSWICK, MAINE - REUNION SEPTEMBER 6 - 8, 2002 - SCHEDULE OF EVENTS..." Contributed by Captain E.M. Brittingham captemb@comcast.net WebSite: ASW Books! P2/P-3 Books, etc. [Updated 23JUN2002 | 06NOV2001]

UPDATE "...The VP-11 REUNION was a great success even though the turn out was less than expected. 50 people came and had a terrific time. The next REUNION is set for September 5-7, 2003. Thank you. E.M. Brittingham captemb@comcast.net..." [20SEP2002]

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Friday 6 September

1 Registration at The Travelodge at 1500
2 Registration at the Nite Flight Club at 1700
3 Banquet night at the Nite Flight Club at 1900 hours

Saturday 7 September

1 Depart the Travelodge 0900 for CPW-5 for a brief
2 Visit a static display aircraft
3 Pay homage to Crew 6 lost in 1977 at the Chapel.
4 At twelve o'clock we leave for Booth Bay Harbor.
5 At five o'clock we leave for Cabbage Island for a lobster feast.

Sunday 8 September

1 Sunday farewell breakfast
2 Golf tour

Contacts:
Captain E.M. Brittingham captemb@comcast.net WebSite: ASW Books! P2/P-3 Books, etc.
Bob Bender rjbender@midmaine.com

ReunionsREUNIONs: "... The next VP-11 Reunion is scheduled for September 6-,8 2002 at NAS Brunswick, Maine...Mike Brittingham captemb@comcast.net WebSite: ASW Books! P2/P-3 Books, etc..." [06NOV2001]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VP-11 - E. M. Brittingham (804)342-8070 captemb@eros.com WebSite: ASW Books! P2/P-3 Books, etc..." VFW Magazine June/July 2001 Page 50 Reunions aned Claims http://www.vfw.org/magazine/ [17JUN2001]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...October 18, 2001 through October 21, 2001 in New London, Connecticut. Contact Buck Rabuck lvrabuck@aol.com. SEE "VP-11 Neptune Association" for further information..." [22JUN2001]

UPDATE "...The VP-11 Reunion held on the 7-9 of September drew 70 people. We had great fun and the Cabbage Island trip was fantasic. The next Reunion is September 6-8 2002 at NAS Brunswick, Maine...Mike Brittingham captemb@comcast.net..." WebSite: ASW Books! P2/P-3 Books, etc. [06NOV2001]

UPDATE "...Just returned home from the "VP-11 Neptune Association" Reunion (SEE: "VP-11 Neptune Association"), held in New London, Conn. this past weekend. A great time was had by all. I was very impressed by a speach given by the CO of the Submarine Training Facility there in New London, as I'm sure the other members were also. The Tales were as tall as they were abundant. The comraderie after 40 plus years will never be forgotten...Steve Colby scolby@roadrunner.com..." [24OCT2001]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VP-11 - E. M. Brittingham (804)342-8070 captemb@eros.com WebSite: ASW Books! P2/P-3 Books, etc..." VFW Magazine June/July 2001 Page 50 Reunions aned Claims http://www.vfw.org/magazine/ [17JUN2001]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...KANEOHE KLIPPERS (VP-11, VP-12, VP-14, FAW-1 & CASU-38): 5-9 Dec '01, Kaneohe Bay, HI. Contact John S. Kennedy, 17271 Via Carmen, San Lorenzo, CA 94580-2611, (510) 278-1264, siddorken@aol.com..." [03JUN2001]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VP-11 home-based at NAS Brunswick, Maine will have a Reunion 7-9 September 2001 at CAPT. Daniel Stone Inn at Brunswick, Maine. Please contact CAPT. E. M Brittingham, Retired at captemb@comcast.net for further information..." WebSite: ASW Books! P2/P-3 Books, etc. [28JAN2001]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...REUNION VP-11 home-based at NAS Brunswick, Maine will have a Reunion 15-17 September 2000 at NAS Pensacola, Florida. Please contact CAPT Edward M. Brittingham, Retired captemb@comcast.net..." WebSite: ASW Books! P2/P-3 Books, etc. [01MAY2000]

UPDATE "...Just posted two group photos of your last reunion. They can be viewed at http://www.gtechno.com/vp-11/ ...Jerry aries@tidalwave.net..." [24FEB2001]

UPDATE "...We had the Reunion last weekend and had 35 people. The next event is coming next summer. I will be in touch with you then...CAPT Edward M. Brittingham, Retired captemb@comcast.net..." WebSite: ASW Books! P2/P-3 Books, etc. [21SEP2000]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...We are planning a VP-11 Reunion. Please contact me to be included....Ken Deicher AT2 kdeicher@danet.net..." [31JAN2000]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...2000 Norfolk Area Reunion (Y2KNGU Reunion) April 27-30, 2000. See "VP-11 Neptune Association" for further information..." [29NOV99]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...I am looking for anyone who served in VP-11 home-based at NAS Brunswick, Maine, Maine for a possible Reunion next year. Please contact Capt. E. M. Brittingham captemb@comcast.net, 45 Malvern Ave Apt 1, Richmond, Va. 23221. Phone: 1-804-342-8070 WebSite: http://www.aswpress.com/..." [23SEP99]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...A friend and I are trying to get as many people as possible invited to our Graceland Reunion. This is a get together five years after a road trip we took from Brunswick while we were both stationed at NAS Brunswick, Maine with VP-11...Richard Paffrath (94-96) richardp@msa.attmil.ne.jp and Marty Rumrill (92-95) MRumrill@aol.com invite everyone and anyone to Rich & Marty's Graceland Reunion. We will meet on Sep 2, 2000 at the corner of 2nd & Beale at 6:00pm in Memphis, TN. After greeting friends old and new we will all spend the evening on historic Beale St..." [E-Mail Updated 02MAY99 | 31MAY98]


1990's

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VP-11(F)/VP-54/VP-51/VB-101/PATSU 1-2/CASU (F) 56 ODIN Gp (1936-45): Walter H. Ask, Sr. (507)932-3545..." VFW Magazine May 1998 Page 52 WebSite: http://www.vfw.org/magazine/51.shtml [07MAY98]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "23APR98--"...VP-11, lovin' 11, Reunion Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach, FL April 23-26, 1998. Contact Al Postelwait, 5013 Commonwealth Ct., College Station, TX 77845 (409)690-3300..." Contributed by Bob Clancey bob_clancey@prodigy.com [10MAR98]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "25SEP97--ODIN GROUP 1936-1945 NAVY, VP-11 (F), VP-54, VP-51, VB-101, VPB-101, PATSU 1-2, CASU (F)-56 on 25-28 September `97 at Scottsdale, AZ Contact Lorraine Applegate 3028 W. Sunnyside Drive Phoenix, AZ 85029-3260 Phone (602) 942-5290..." http://www.teleport.com/~jgriffin/newdata.htm


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