VP-16 REUNION ASSOCIATION, INC.
This website was created and is maintained to support information sharing between United State Navy veterans who served in the VP-16 Eagle Squadron, as well as those Navy personnel who are on the active duty in the squadron, now known as the VP-16 War Eagles and home based at the Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. With a goal of bringing together all who have served in our renowned squadron and are interested in maintaining or re-establishing contact with each other, we encourage those who log on to visit our contact page. We also invite you to surf the site to view various informational presentations, such as current members’ names, photos from past reunions, etc.
When you contact us we will add you to our database, provided you request it. No personal information contained in our database will be available on this site other than names and dates of service of members who have agreed to be listed. If you wish, we will also add you to our roster which normally includes mailing and email addresses, and telephone numbers, at your discretion. We have found this to be a very popular document that our squadron alumni use to contact old friends and shipmates; we provide updated copies at annual reunions, and/or on request. Should you wish to contact a Shipmate, either listed or believed to have served in VP-16, provide us with your information and we will endeavor to put you in touch with him/her. Please inform us of any incorrect or missed information.
While a bedrock goal of our organization is to bring together Shipmates through use of this website and annual reunions, your Reunion Association is far more than just a group of ‘Old Salts’ who get together periodically to drink beer. Here following is a summary of our VP-16 Reunion Association, Inc. that demonstrates the character and charitable support objectives that we all wish to be remembered for.
The genesis of The Association is found in the year 1999 when a group of Patrol Squadron Sixteen (VP-
The abiding Principles and Objectives of the Eagles Veterans and their families are to continue to maintain contact with each other; maintain the commitments of loyalty to the Navy and the Nation established at their various times of original enlistments and/or appointments; and enjoy renewal of acquaintances through the traditional camaraderie of Shipmates, both amongst Association Membership and the Active Duty Squadron. Ongoing, cooperative partnership between The Association and the Commanding Officer of VP-
The Association meets in periodic reunion (usually annually). Venues vary. When reunions are held in Jacksonville, the entire War Eagle squadron has the opportunity to interact with the ‘Old’ Eagles. When convened in other cities to better accommodate a cross section of alumni, a contingent of War Eagles often journeys to participate in our reunion activities when deployment schedules permit. Other combined events are held periodically, such as The VP-
The Association BoD has worked with the VP-