NOTICE: "...Disestablishment of Commander Reserve Patrol Wing (SEE: OPNAVNOTE 3111)..." Contributed by Merrill Kruse email@example.com [03FEB2007]
Disestablishment of Commander Reserve Patrol Wing
This invitation is extended to ALL personnel active duty, FTS/TAR & SelRes who served in any Reserve VP Squadron (VP-60, VP-62, VP-64, VP-65, VP-66, VP-67, VP-68, VP-69, VP-90, VP-91, VP-92, VP-93, VP-94, VP-MAU, VP-SAU/SRU), any Reserve VP Training Command (RATCEN, RESASWTAC, RESASWTAC East/RESASWTAC West) or any Reserve VP Support Unit (TSC units, MOCC units).
On 23 June 2007, following the Change of Command for Capt. Ken Lewko (VP-92,VP-66, CO RATCEN, Wing CSO, etc.) there will be a "celebration" of sorts, to commemorate Commander Reserve Patrol Wing (formerly COMRESPATWINGLANT & COMRESPATWINGPAC) at its Disestablishment. It is thought that this would be the best "Last Chance" for those that have served in the Reserve Force Maritime Patrol Aviation community across the years to get together one last time and remember the long and proud heritage of which each of us is a part.
Plans are underway, with a major question being "how many will attend?" If you plan on attending please send an email response to:
You should then receive an evite invitation which will provide additional details and costs. You must return the evite with payment in order to ensure access to the event.
Date: 23 June 2007
Place: NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
NOTICE: "...Hi fellow Snakes. Went to check out what is left of Hangar One in Glenzoo! My kids found me in tears to find VR-51 is a Von Maur clothing store and T-Line was the putting green for a Dick's Sporting Goods store. There is no access to the tower or to where LCDR Peplow's office was (spent a few times there getting an ear full)! Two Police Officers were using the roof for an outlook and asked if I could come up...no joy! The beautiful facade with the Naval Aviator Wings is still there...but fellow Snakes, no plaque for VP-60! (My husband Rick's MACG-48 was but not us)! Brought back a flood of memories! And a NAS Glenview, Illinois Salute to you from Stacey Parker (AT2) many moons ago...Stacey L. Parker firstname.lastname@example.org..." [23SEP2005]
NOTICE: "...I looking for a VP-60 Cobra patch, it was my first command. Thanks...Frederick Wright email@example.com..." [26MAR2005]
NOTICE: "...Hellooooo fellow Cobras (VP-60). I am looking for any fellow cobras interested in starting a 'SNAKE EYES" news letter. Hopefully,this my lead to a Reunion. I would like to put something together, old stories, old photos, current information, etc. Please email me any info about the squadron, any suggestions, let me know if ou would like to get involved in the project. I would to hear from you. THIS NEEDS TO BE DONE BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE...Joe Kirkpatrick firstname.lastname@example.org..." [24MAR2005]
NOTICE: VP-60 Plaque "...I have a wooden VP-60 Plaque that needs a home. Pic is attached. Mahogony 9 X 11 or so...email@example.com..." [24MAR2004]
NOTICE: "...Navy Establishing Augment Units For All FRS's Including VP-30..." Contributed by LCDR Robert J. Cable firstname.lastname@example.org [03DEC2003]
The Navy is scheduling the establishment of a Squadron Augment Unit (SAU) attached to VP-30 for 1 October, 2004. Final numbers have yet to be released, but the SAU is likely to total near 150 personnel composed of Officer and Enlisted instructors and maintenance personnel. The SAU has begun recruiting the advance party of 20 maintainers in the AD, AE, AT, AM, and AME rates. If you are interested in serving as a Selected Reservist in VP-30 SAU, have P-3 NEC's and P-3 experience within the last 6 years, and are within drilling distance of NAS Jacksonville, Florida, please call Naval Reserve Recruiting Area SE at 904-542-3320 ext 490 or the SAU OIC at 904-542-0990.
NOTICE: "...Hello former VP-60/VP-90 and other NAS Glenview, Illinois members. I got some info about old NAS Glenview, Illinois that I wanted to pass on to you. Rededication Ceremony of Richard Schram Memorial Chapel to the Memorial Center. Saturday September 8, 2001 at 10:00 AM. at the Southeast corner of Patriot Boulevard and Chestnut Ave. The US Navy band will parade down Chestnut Ave and Admiral David Polatty, Commander Naval Training Center Great Lakes will welcome all and communicate the importance of the former NAS Chapel. As part of the ceremony the village will turn over the Memorial Center to the Glenview Park District. The chapel was moved to the present position and completely restored, the rotating altar rebuilt and its original stained glass windows, trusses, pews, lectern and altar have been put in place. At the completion of the ceremony retired reservists are invited to tour the Memorial Center. Refreshments will be served. In case of rain, the festivities will move to the Lakeview Room at Park Center 2400 Chestnut Ave...John Larson email@example.com..." [24JUL2001]
NOTICE: "...I am trying to find a YN or PN named I think Sharon during the time of 1988 or 1989. A friend of mine has been looking for her for a couple of years and I want to surprise him. They were best friends. She was serving with VP-60...Barry Fulgham firstname.lastname@example.org..." [17SEP2002]
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