"Orion's Game" An Original Oil Painting by Peter Wenman

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This is the official website of the PATRON FOUR FIVE Association, an incorporated organization whose membership is open to all former members of Navy squadrons VP-45, VP-205, VP-MS-5, VP-45(PBY), current Patrol Squadron Forty-Five active-duty members and others with various connections to the squadron. While this website is NOT officially associated with the active duty squadron, VP-45, it is for the general benefit of current and future association members and any others who might be interested in the "World Famous Pelicans" of Patrol Squadron FORTY-FIVE.

Our Mission:

To provide a wealth of information about arguably the most outstanding U.S. Navy Patrol Squadron in history and to allow an avenue for former shipmates to reconnect and re-establish friendships. Additionally, the Association will publish a biannual newsletter, preserve a written squadron history, provide association members (who have as a common bond active duty or interest in VP-45) a means to promote camaraderie by holding biennial reunions for members and will, lastly, perform other functions as defined by the Association's elected officers. All site visitors are cordially invited to peruse the various sections of this website using the panel of blue and red navigation links on the left side of this page.


Open to anyone who has served in the above mentioned squadrons or is currently serving in Patrol Squadron FORTY-FIVE. (Associate memberships are available for other interested parties). Dues for membership are $10 for 1 year, $40 for 5 years, or $200 for life - payable by 31 December on year dues expire. 


reunion 2018

The 2018 Reunion needs a location!!

Please VOTE Now!

Last Chance!! Voting Ends June 30th!

At our last reunion (October 2016) in Charleston, SC, we had a business meeting on Saturday morning. At that meeting, the officers of the Association took nominations for locations at which to hold the 2018 VP-45 Reunion. If you are a member in good standing of the Asssociation, you may vote for your choice of location from that list of nominations.

Please click on the round maroon 2018 Reunion button just above and you will be taken to an online voting ballot.

Thanks to all our members who attended the recent, but now past, 2016 Reunion in Charleston, SC. It has been determined that, with the exception of the 1990 Rreunion in Pensacola and 2014 Reunion in Jacksonville, the Charleston event was the largest ever! Lets break those records in 2018!

The Reunion section of this website contains a 2016 Reunion recap, including a photo album. Go Look!!


The newsletter linked above is the previous (September 2016) edition of the "Pelican Post," in the (still) all new digital format. If you are a current member, you should have already received the March 2017 Newsletter either as a PDF file attached to an email or (if you do not have an email address) as a printed black & white copy via regular mail. To view and/or download the previous edition online, click on the word "Newsletter" in orange print just above. Only current members have access the most recent newsletter.



To send questions, comments or suggestions regarding this website click here: vp45association.org
Last updated: 6/17/2017

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