NOTICE: VP-94 P-3 BUNO: Unknown "...I wonder if you could help me with a query on a P-3 that I photographed while on holiday in Texas. I attended the Alliance Fort Worth Airshow (October 13th, 1991) and took this picture. If you know the BUNO number - I would be greatly appreciative..." Contributed by Nigel Guffogg firstname.lastname@example.org [30NOV2009]
Disestablishment of Commander Reserve Patrol Wing
NOTICE: "...I was in VP-94 from March 1976 to August 1981. If anyone has any contact information for Master Chief Chandler, I would like to have it as soon as possible in order to invite him to a retirement. He was tall, thin, wore glasses, and had a mustache. He may have lived in Florida or Mississippi. Thanks. ABH1 Tracy Warnke email@example.com..." [27JAN2009]
NOTICE: "...Disestablishment of Commander Reserve Patrol Wing (SEE: OPNAVNOTE 3111)..." Contributed by Merrill Kruse firstname.lastname@example.org [03FEB2007]
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: "...Damsel in Distress - Last A.S.W. Equipped Flying P2V Neptune is in need of restoration! A Gallant Lady who is the last ASW equipped flying P2V-7 Neptune needs our help. Would you believe there is only one, yes only one, ASW equipped P2V-7 still flying.
The P2 is located at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum in Reading Pa. We open the P2V for tours (this year - June 4th through the 6th, 2004) during selected airshows. This equates to thousands of viewers each year. Besides drawing former P2V crewmen, we also attract people who have no idea of what we went through. Remember this the Last of the Gallant ladies that is A.S.W. equipped and still flying (thanks to the Mid Atlantic Air Museum).
Bureau number 145915 was placed in service in 1954 and served in VP-7, VP-18, VP-21, VP-23, VP-30, VP-56, VP-66, VP-67, VP-92, or VP-94.
This Neptune is our last link to a grand and glorious period in Naval history. We draw thousands of people each year to view this aircraft. Our P2V is shown at the Museum and on tours. In order to continue to tour this aircraft it needs repairs.
For further information, please contact Jack Steventon email@example.com..." Contributed by Jack Steventon firstname.lastname@example.org [10APR2003]
"...P2V Neptune will be open for tours June 6th through the 8th, 2003 at Reading, Pa. See Flyer: P2V Tour Information..." Contributed by Jack Steventon email@example.com [11APR2004]
"...P2V Neptune will be open for tours June 4th through the 6th, 2004 at Reading, Pa. See Flyer: P2V Tour Information..." Contributed by Jack Steventon firstname.lastname@example.org [07APR2003]
"...P2V Neptune will be open for tours June 7th through the 9th, 2002 at Reading, Pa. See Flyer: P2V Tour Information..." Contributed by Jack Steventon email@example.com [22JAN2002]
"...P2V Neptune will be open for tours June 8th through the 10th, 2001 at Reading, Pa. See Flyer: P2V Tour Information..." Contributed by Jack Steventon firstname.lastname@example.org
"...P2V Neptune will be open for tours June 2th through the 4th, 2000 at Reading, Pa. See Flyer: P2V Tour Information..." Contributed by Jack Steventon email@example.com [25FEB2000]
"...Fund Raiser entry removed - see Update above..." [Updated 16SEP2002 | 11JAN99]
"...Fund Raiser entry removed - see Update above..." [Updated 16SEP2002 | 14DEC98]
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: "...I have been told the following is the schedule for the Reserve Patrol Squadrons to disestablish over the next 6 years..." Contributed by James Turnbull email@example.com [19SEP2003]
2004 - No units will disestablish.
2005 - VP-64 and VP-92 will disestablish.
2006 - VP-62 and VP-66 will disestablish.
2007 - VP-65 and VP-69 will disestablish.
2008 - VP-94 will disestablish
NOTICE: "...I wanted to personally thank everyone in VP-94 for the friendliness and kindness our family experienced as we were guests for the change of command this past weekend. It was an experience we will never forget...Norah Pratton PrattonN@hermiston.k12.or.us..." [15DEC98]
NOTICE: "...Attention retired Patron 94 (VP-94) Crawfishers - AMCS Don Deharde asked that I post his retirement info ... he and AD1 Byron Hernandez, AW1 Dan Lucci, and AD1 Bill Broach will retire 09JAN99 at NAS/JRB NOLA. Please make plans to attend and celebrate a lifetime of USNR service !! Feel free to EM me for addtl info...Patrick Bloodworth, AWC (AW) VP-94 firstname.lastname@example.org..." [11NOV98]
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