"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




Reunion Hotel Reservation Notice!!!

The Crowne Plaza Hotel has reached its capacity. Do not panic. We have contracted the nearby Hyatt Place Hotel at 3234 West Montague Ave to handle all of our members who were too late to secure a room at the Crowne Plaza. The Hyatt is only one mile away and offers a free shuttle to the Crowne Plaza.

The Hyatt room rate is slightly higher at $134 per night for a King or double Queen room; subject to continued availability. Breakfast, high-speed internet,and parking are included in the price of the room. This reduced room rate will only be available until September 16 or they sell out, whichever occurs first. After that date, the cost will be $159 per night.

To make reservations at the Hyatt, you can call the hotel direct at 843-302-8600, then dial “0” to reach the front desk. Tell the clerk you are with the Patron 45 group “Code G-PA45". If the front desk is busy, your call may roll to a national call center. The call centers are not as familiar with our group as the local hotel so it is important to note that the Hyatt Place hotel is located in NORTH Charleston (same as the Crowne Plaza). If you do not mention this, they may not be able to find our group. 

As always, if you experience any difficulty in making your reservation, you can call MRP at 817-251-3551 for resolution.


Reunion Registration Info!!!

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 September 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: 9/02/2016

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