Contributed by Steve Riddle firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter #34 - August 2004
From the President ........
In the last newsletter, I told you of the plans we were making for the upcoming reunion in Jacksonville. I can now report we have completed those plans.
Reunion annoucements and registration forms have been sent. We are processing the registrations as they are received. Understandably, so far, returns have been few. The contracted cutoff for hotel reservations is September 14. I urge all to finalize their reservations as soon as possible since the reunion weekend coincides with an NFL football game in Jacksonville and we will probably have difficulty keeping our reserved rooms past that date. Also the contracted room rate will not be held past the cutoff date.
Enough on that. We're looking forward to a great reunion. Many of our members have worked hard and continue to do so in putting the program together. We also have had great cooperation from the squadron. Out guest speaker is scheduled to be the current CO of VP-45. Hopefully, he will update us on recent squadron activities. We also anticipate having the XO and a number of active duty squadron members in attendance. There will be scheduled activities each day, Thursday through Sunday plus plenty of time to visit. The "ready room" will be available most of each day to 12PM.
We need to have reunion registration forms returned to Dave Johnson by 1 September to allow time for completion of activity planning. Looking forward to seeling all in Jacksonville.
Table of Contents
From The President
Reunion 2004 October 14-17
VP-45 Holds Change Of Command Ceremony
VP-45 Receives Golden Wrench Award
Quet Diesel Subs Surface As New Threat
Navy Establishes Anti-Sub Command
P-3 Shortage Spells End Of Over-Land Missions
Fleet Will Replace Aging P-3s
The Old Couple
Kids In Church
Backers' Dedication Kept Idea Of Museum Aboard Hornet Alive
Midway Launches Career As A Shipshape Teacher
An Incredible Weekend: The Dedication Of The National World War II Memorial
Messages and Notes
Coco Solo Message and Sea Stories
VP-45 Association Officer Candidates
Honoring The Fallen, Quietly