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Corporate Sponsor Reception (invitation only)
Cost: $0
Location: NAS Jacksonville
MPA corporate sponsors gather to mix, mingle and share ideas with the MPRA Flag Officers and the best and brightest up-and-comers in our community.


Anzac Day Dawn Service
Time: 0700
Cost: $0
Location: Memorial Park - 1620 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville FL 32204

Join our comrades in a service honoring ANZAC Day. ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders "who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations" and "the contribution and suffering of all those who have served". Observed on the 25 of April each year, Anzac Day was originally to honor the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire during World War I.

Current Operations Brief (unclassified)
Time: 0815-0900
Cost: $0
Location: VP-30 Auditorium at NAS Jacksonville

Gather information and insights about current day patrol squadron operations from the community's leaders.

VP Heritage Presentations
Time: 0900-1100
Cost: $0
Location: VP-30 Auditorium at NAS Jacksonville


Tech Expo / Lunch
Time: 1100-1330
Cost: TBD (for lunch)
Location: VP30 Hangar at NAS Jacksonville

Check out the exciting exhibits of our industry partners and sponsors while grabbing some lunch!

Ongoing P-8/P-3 Aircraft Tours
Time: 1330-1600
Cost: $0
Location: VP30 Hangar at NAS Jacksonville

Tours of the aircraft will be given throughout the tour period.

Ongoing ITC/Hall of Heroes/Simulator Tours
Time: 1330-1600
Cost: $0
Location: Integrated Training Center at NAS Jacksonville

Tours of the memorial hall and simulators in the ITC given throughout the tour period.

MPA General Members Meeting
Time: 1600-1700
Cost: $0
Location: Officers Club at NAS Jacksonville

Join us for our annual MPA General Members meeting to discuss organizational business and meet your leadership. Located at the Officers Club. MPA Members Only.

MPA Heritage Dinner
Time: 1800-2300
Cost: $50 (MPA Members), $60 (Non-Members)
Location: Hangar 117

Join shipmates past and present as we gather in the historical Hangar 117 for drinks, dinner, dancing and words from our guest speaker, Admiral Bill Moran, Vice Chief of Naval Operations. The 2018 Hall of Honor inductees, as well as several community awards, will be announced and honored during the evening. Squadron memorabilia as well as a historical slide show will be presented throughout the hangar for the event. Food, beer and wine are included, a cash bar will also be provided. Attire will be flight suits for active duty. Retired members are encouraged to wear their uniforms or business casual attire. BUY TICKETS EARLY - THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT!

THURSDAY, APRIL 26 ***Please be advised time changes for these events***

Retired Major Commanders Brief
Time: 0800-1030
Cost: $0
Location: CRPW-11 Operations, BLDG 852 at NAS Jacksonville

Major Command O6s will host Retired Flag Officers and O-6 Major Commanders in CRPW-11 Operations BLDG, BLDG 852.

MPA Enlisted and Officer Spouse Symposium & Lunch
Time: 0930-1300
Cost: $5
Location: Officers Club at NAS Jacksonville

Join us for a morning geared toward educating spouses on the current status of the Maritime Patrol & Reconnaissance community, squadron transition to the P-8 aircraft and relocations and service-member career path. Speakers include officer AND enlisted detailers. The event is ongoing until 1300, so please join us at any time throughout the morning, as your schedule permits. Lunch included.

MPA Scholarship Golf Tournament
Time:1130-1830 Check-in and lunch begins at 1130. SHOT GUN start at 1330.
Cost: $70 (MPA Members), $85 (Non-Members)
Location: NAS Jacksonville Golf Course

Be sure to sign up yourself and your team online early as space is limited to the first 200 golfers registered. BUY TICKETS EARLY - THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT! Tournament registration fee includes box lunch, beer and beverages on the course, a Fajita dinner after the tournament, as well as sweet swag bags! To submit foursomes, contact Kristen Heimerle at: or (904)318-8800. (Foursome requests cannot be guaranteed until ALL FOUR GOLFERS have registered and paid for the MPA Scholarship Golf Tournament.) Learn more about our MPA Scholarship at:

MPA Scholarship 5K
Time: 1600-1700
Cost: $5
Location: Antennae Farm/Perimeter Road

For those non-golfers, sign up for the MPA 5K with a course around NAS JAX. Includes race fee and pre/post-race refreshment. ALL Net proceeds go to the MPA Scholarship Fund. Awards will be given for top individuals and teams. Strollers are welcome!

MPA Golf / 5K Social (add-on event for runners and golfer guests)
Time: 1830-2000
Cost: $15 (MPA Members), $20 (Non-Members)
Location: NAS Jacksonville Golf Course (Mulligans)

5K runners and any guests, join the tail end of the golf tournament for dinner and awards. Social includes Fajita dinner, beer, wine and soft drinks. Cost of social is already included in the cost of the Golf Tournament for golfers.


Time: 1100-1300
Cost: TBD
Location: VP-30 Hangar at NAS Jacksonville

MPA Flight Suit Social
Time: 1800-2400
Cost: $30 (MPA Members), $45 (Non-Members)

Location: Officers Club

We conclude the week with the MPA FLIGHT SUIT SOCIAL on Friday night at the NAS Jacksonville Officers Club. Active, reserve, retired - don your flights suits for a fun-filled evening of camaraderie, fine food, and a few sea stories.Food, beer and wine, and SWEET SWAG BAG included. Cash bar available.



2012 Maritime Patrol Association Symposium sponsored by the Maritime Patrol Association, Inc.

The Maritime Patrol Association, Inc. is a Florida not for profit corporation. It was formed in 2011 and is
tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Tax ID No. 45-1968605).
Copyright 2012.

The Martime Patrol Association is a non-federal entity operated and controlled by individuals acting in their private capacities.
It is not a part of the U.S. Department of Defense or any of its components and has no governmental status.