2023 Jacksonville Schedule of Events

Tuesday, April 25th
MPA Corporate Sponsor Reception (Invitation only)

Wednesday, April 26th
Symposium 2023 Arrival and Welcome briefs
Time: 0930-1100
Location: VP-30 Auditorium at NAS Jacksonville

Kick off the monring with a MPRF Community brief, followed by around the globe updates. Gather information and insights about current day aviation operations

Heritage Presentation
Time: 1115-1200
Location: VP-30 Auditorium at NAS Jacksonville
The Former CO of the USS Indianapolis (SSN697) is going to discuss the sinking of the cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA35) and the rescuing of the crews by MPRA. This event was deemed the worst sea disaster in U.S. Navy history.

Technology and Squadron Expo / Lunch / Aircraft tours
Time: 1200-1400
Cost: TBD for the cost of lunch. Will update as soon as we have it.
Location: VP30 Hangar at NAS Jacksonville

Check out the exciting exhibits of our industry partners/ sponsors and grab some geedunk from local squadrons all while grabbing some lunch! After that take a tour/view the P3 and the P8.

Ongoing ITC/Hall of Heroes/ Tours
Time: 1230-1400
Cost: $0
Location: Integrated Training Center at NAS Jacksonville

Tours of the memorial hall and simulators in the ITC are given throughout the tour period. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

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 and dancing. The 2023 Hall of Honor inducteeS, as well as several community awards, will be announced and honored during the evening. Food, beer and wine are included, a cash bar will also be provided. Attire will be flight suits for active duty. Retired members, and other guests are encouraged to wear their uniforms or business casual attire. BUY TICKETS EARLY - THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT!

Thursday, April 27th
MPRF Community Update (invitation only)
Cost: $0

Current MPRF Leadership, current MPA Sponsors and retired Flag Officers will be invited to a briefing. Registration is required.

Officer and Enlisted Spouse Symposium
Time: 0900-1300

Cost: $5
Location: NAS JAX O'Club

Join us for a day of networking, connecting and working together.  You will hear briefs from the detailers, updates from RDML Kijek, a question and answer period with seasoned spouses and lastly participate in a fun crafting activity!


MPA Scholarship Golf Tournament
Time: 1130-1830 Check-in and lunch begins at 1130. SHOT GUN start at 1300.
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 on the course, a Fajita dinner after the tournament, as well as sweet swag bags! To submit foursomes, contact Kristen Heimerle Kirkland at: info@maritimepatrolassociation.org 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: https://maritimepatrolassociation.org/home/scholarships/

MPA Scholarship Social
Time: 1830-2000
Cost: $15 (MPA Members), $20 (Non-Members)

Location: NAS Jacksonville Golf Course (Mulligans)
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.

Friday, April 28th
MPA Flight Suit Social
Time: 1800-2400
Cost: $30 (MPA Members), $45 (Non-Members)
Location: NAS JAX O’Club

We conclude the week with the MPA FLIGHT SUIT SOCIAL on Friday night at the Officer’s Club on board NAS Jacksonville. 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.