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Note NOTICE: History ThumbnailCameraVPU-2 1911 "...I'm trying to contact someone from VPU-2 Wizards who may be interested in getting a Commemorative Custom Colt 1911 that was customized for their Unit. It is brand new and never fired. I'm selling it for $1500 (Legal sales only). If anyone is interested please email. Thank you very much for your time..." Contributed by estankos808@gmail.com [05DEC2015] Ed " Tank" Stankos

Note NOTICE: History ThumbnailCameraVPU-2 Belt Buckle? "...I recently acquired a belt buckle that was made in the Philippines and it has a Wizard on it. I was wondering if this is possibly an old VPU-2 buckle. Hopefully somebody might be able to answer my question..." Contributed by ATC Chris Hinckle chrish757@gmail.com [11OCT2013]

Note NOTICE: "...Shipmate Needs Your Help!..." Contributed by Greg Brazil baycomm@earthlink.net [20JAN2009]

733 Pomona Ave
Albany, Ca. 94706

January 17, 2009

REF: LCDR Matt Thompson, currently assigned to VT-35


My name Greg Brazil and I'm a friend of Matt's for the last 20 years as I met him as a Sea Scout when he was a teenager in Oakland, Ca.

I don't know if you know, but Matt is dying of in-operable cancer. He is currently living with his wife Danica and his mother in the Bolder Creek, Ca.

My efforts here are to help Matt & Danica as much as I can. We at Oakland Navy League are a 501c (3) non profit corporation as such can raise funds for Matt & Danica's kids for their future and college. We are also trying to set up a trust for their kid's future. ONL can accept all funds for Matt and when the trust is formed transfer 100% of the funds to the trust. CDR. Mark Springer, CO VT-35 is also onboard with this.

I am asking you to help in any way you can to help out a class mate. If you can host fund raisers to help, that would be great along with any other things you can do.

I am trying to get all his old squadrons which are VT-21, VT-35, VP-30, VP-5, VX-30 and VPU-2 and VP Association to help also. Any help in reaching those squadrons would also be helpful.

Skipper Springer sent to a personal letter to BUPERS.

Any suggestions and any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Greg Brazil (USNR 1965-72)

If you can make a donation - please do so at this address:

    Oakland Navy League
    c/o Robert L. Castle CPA
    610 Oakland Ave.
    Oakland, CA 94610
    Please mark the memo "LCDR Thompson"

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: A representative from the United States Navy requested that VPNAVY not post "Past or Present Active Duty" VPU-1 and/or VPU-2 Shipmates due to the nature of VPU's Mission. [19FEB98]

UPDATE "...A representative from the NAVY indicated that I can now post Shipmates! However, I will not post any information that is considered "sensitive" to VPU-1 and/or VPU-2 mission objectives..." [04JUN2003]

Note NOTICE: "...Looking for anyone that served with VPU-2 from 1990-1992, try to find the cartoon drawing done of the crew that went to the gulf, if anyone knows of a copy, please let me know, would love to have a copy, also looking for a Reunion if there may be one coming up...BROWN, HM2 Larry (Handyman) landm17@aol.com..." [12NOV2004]

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