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Note NOTICE: "...I served with VP-65 in the 80's. Looking for the Cloth Belts that go with the Philipine belts that the crews had made. I outgrew mine and need a supply of larger ones. Will appreciate any help..." Contributed by Captain Dick Borden rcb1936@icloud.com [29JUL2018]

Note NOTICE: "...I would like to VP-65 FE Chester Grabowski..." Contributed by ARDANOWSKI, AT1 Ben Retired benjaminardanowski@yahoo.com [15NOV2013]

Note NOTICE: "...Jerry Wing's quadruple by pass surgery was moved from this morning to yesterday. Everything went fine and the doctor said he was able to get graphs from Jerry's right leg and they re working great. Jerry had a rough night with all the pain, but the nurses were great and gave him morphine when he needed it. His breathing tube was removed this morning and he was sitting up in a chair this morning, and walking this afternoon. He'll be in the coronary care unit for a few days before he s in a regular room. The doctor said 5 days in the hospital after the surgery; but Jerry's determined to go home Monday. More like Tuesday. The biggest thing is he can t put any pressure on his arms, chest or back so his sternum heals. He already tried that one this morning when he was sitting up for a chest x-ray and the nurse scolded him. The doctor stressed he sees a lot of big guys not listen, over do it and the wires holding the sternum together break. As Jerry says, Nurse Karrie will be watching him like a hawk, and our daughter in law, Diana is staying 2 weeks to help out after he comes home from the hospital. He'll need someone home with him during the day. I just started a new job and don't have any leave built up; however, they re being really flexible and letting me work pretty much when I want during his recovery. Luckily I only work 1 mile from the house so I come home for lunch, etc. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. I know I haven't remembered to contact everyone, so please forward or post and let them know Jerry's doing good. I don't use Facebook or the VP-65 site, so I can't update his account; however, if anyone wants to post Jerry s doing fine, please go ahead. I know a lot of people are concerned and want to know how things went. He's well loved. J Again, keep those good thoughts and prayers coming for an uneventful speedy recovery. He'll be off work for about 8 weeks. Will update everyone soon...Karrie Wing..." Forwarded by Pastor Louis Rogers rogersfdc@roadrunner.com [05MAR2011]

UPDATE "... I learned just this morning from the VP-65 Notice, you had bypass surgury last year. I was an IFT for 6 years in VP-65. An American Legion Member now 40 Years. Went to the Post 741 of which I am a member this morning to see if anyone there has heard from you. I hope you have recovered and you are well..." Contributed by ARDANOWSKI, AT1 Ben Retired benjaminardanowski@yahoo.com [09OCT2012]

Note NOTICE: "...My husband, Ty Wilcox, served with VP-65. I am on a committee for a VP-65 Reunion being held in Vegas in May, 2011. I will be doing a Tribute to VP-65 onto a permanent DVD/Slideshow. I am looking for anyone who may have photographs to contribute. I will need these by March 1. Please contact me. Thanks..." Contributed by Lin Wilcox lheathco@aol.com [31JAN2011]

Note NOTICE: "...Would like to locate Charles Styron and Capt Richard Martin. Anyone that knows where I can contact ether individual, please contact me..." Contributed by CDR Gerald Durbin gtdurbin@gmail.com [22FEB2008]

Note NOTICE: "...Disestablishment of Commander Reserve Patrol Wing (SEE: OPNAVNOTE 3111)..." Contributed by Merrill Kruse kruse@navmar.com [03FEB2007]

Disestablishment of Commander Reserve Patrol Wing
Squadron Logo

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:

CDR Phillips

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
Time: TBA

Note NOTICE: "...VP-65 Reunion / Distablishment Ceremony..." Contributed by Norman Haussmann (former CO) nhaussmann@aol.com [Updated 31JAN2006 | 14JAN2006]

Dear Current and Former Members of Patrol Squadron Sixty-Five,

You, your family, and friends are cordially invited to attend the VP-65 Disestablishment Ceremony and Reunion Party.

  • Reunion Party Date: 04 March 2006
    Time:  1530 till the last Trident drops.
    Location:  Hangar 351, NAS Point Mugu, California
    Cost:  $20.00 per person. Children 12 and under are free.
    Event Specifics:  A Wood Ranch Catered meal and live music.
    RSVP:  20 February 2006.
Make checks payable to the "VP-65 Disestablishment Fund". Please mail payment to:
      Patrol Squadron 65
      Attn: LCDR Bourbeau
      365 NAR Road
      Point Mugu, CA 93042
1.  The squadron spaces will open at 1230 for general viewing.

2.  The Reunion Party is NOT a Navy sponsored event and the cost must be assumed by those who plan to attend. The price of your ticket includes food, beverage, and live music.

3. Email your intentions to attend and the number of guests in your party to dennie.bourbeau@navy.mil. Please include the age, affiliation (i.e. former Trident, spouse, friend, etc) and as appropriate, the retiring or current rank of all participants. Your participation in the reunion party will be confirmed upon receipt of your check or money order. For planning purposes, checks must be received by 20 February.

4. We are collecting Team Trident photos to display and distribute at the party. Please email any photos you may have to LCDR Bourbeau at the above email address as soon as possible.

5. There have been several active and former Tridents who have graciously enquired about making donations to offset the expenses and make this a grander event. If you would like, donations by check or money order can be made out to the "VP-65 Disestablishment Fund. Thank you in advance for supporting this event. Every little bit will help us close YOUR squadron in proper fashion.

6. With the exception of the Official Party, formal invitations will not be sent. Email is the primary means of notifying the Trident family. Please forward this email to all those who may want to attend.

7. Please refer to http://unitpages.military.com/unitpages/unit.do?id=202603 for Disestablishment and Reunion Party updates.

I sincerely look forward to seeing you all as we join together in celebration of Team Trident's 35 years of honorable service.

Thanks For Serving,

Kevin Simpson
Commanding Officer Patrol Squadron Six Five

Note NOTICE: "...Navy Establishing Augment Units For All FRS's Including VP-30..." Contributed by LCDR Robert J. Cable cablerj@vp30.navy.mil [03DEC2003]

VP-30 SAU 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.

AD - Aviation Machinist's Mate    AE - Aviation Electrician's Mate    AT - Aviation Electronics Technician    AM - Aviation Structural Mechanic

Note 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 dxorion@nbnet.nb.ca [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

Note NOTICE: "...I just wanted to thank VP-65 Tridents for my husband's wonderful retirement ceremony. Thank God there's still some tradition in this Navy. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication...Charla Jackson cjjack@earthlink.net..." [24MAR99]

Note NOTICE: "...I would like to extend my thanks to the men of VP-65 for their hospitality given to me and the rest of the Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Pipe Band. You pulled all the stops to make us feel at home. I only wish that we could have stayed longer. Not to mention that we're back here in Canada up to our Knees in snow! I hope that we can again come down for your next change of command ceremonies...David Pollard Dacpol@aol.com..." [11DEC98]

Note NOTICE: "...I just found it while looking for a Shipmate at VP-65. He was a member of the VP-9 crew that ditched in artic waters (SEE: In Memorial for lost friends Alfa Foxtrot 586), and was recovered by a soviet trawler, LCDR Bruce Forshay...Dean Prodromos d.prodromos@comcast.net..." [01NOV2004]

Note NOTICE: "...I am looking for AKC Jenny Moultrie and ADC Mernie Younger. Both served with VP-65 NAS Point Mugu, California in the 1980s....No Name jdklett@prodigy.net..." [15APR2003]

Note NOTICE: "...I just wanted to say hi to Mike Eberly of VP-65. Hope everything is going great...Emily Smith emnickluv@yahoo.com..." [26FEB2003]

Note NOTICE: "...Does anyone know a CAPTAIN Jed Casey? We served in VP-65 in the mid 1970's. I would like to get in touch with him. Jed was a LCDR when attached to VP-65...AO1 Joe Warner joe.warner@lmco.com..." [17OCT2002]


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