"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. 


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2016 Reunion



Attention - Flash Traffic!!!

The good news is that 2016 Patron 45 Reunion has exceeded expectations and will be one of the biggest ever! The bad news is that the headquarters hotel is completely sold out! 

Do not panic. Your Association officers and MRP have been monitoring the progress of the reunion sign-ups and have put a contingency plan in place to ensure all who want to attend will be able to do so.

Call MRP at 817-251-3551 if you still need a hotel room for the reunion. Specific overflow hotel information and a booking link will be posted at the MRP VP-45 Reunion website ASAP.

End Flash Traffic!!!

LOOK: For detailed information about the fast approaching reunion, associated activities and registration, click here: Info and Registration

Please Note: Our headquarters will be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Charleston. Register for the reunion and make your hotel reservations NOW!!! Don't wait...you will forget!!

The dates for the reunion are October 19 - 23, 2016. Click on the "Info and Registration" link just above or, if you are already a member, see the March 2016 Newsletter.


The newsletter linked above is the previous (March 2016) edition of the "Pelican Post," in the all new digital format. If you are a current member, you should have already received the September 2016 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: 8/24/2016

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