Welcome to the Patrol Squadron 4 P2V Officers web site - check us out frequently to see how the 2016 Reunion in San Diego is shaping up.
When we were in Pensacola for the 2014 reunion, the group
overwhelmingly voted to hold the next reunion in America's
Finest City - San Diego, CA, in October 2016.
A number of VP4'ers were in attendance in Pensacola and a few from San Diego were persuaded to plan the whole 2016 event!
San Diego is known as the "birthplace" of Naval Aviation.
More than 100 years ago, the first Navy Pilot was trained by Glenn Curtis, very near to where the North Island Naval Air Station is today. We've all been there.and a visit to some of these locations will be included in our planned activities.
San Diego hosts many military reunions, conventions and tourism of all types.
We visited hotels in the the downtown "embarcadero" area that were reported to be favorable for our group size and activities - one hotel had reasonable rates - for San Diego anyway - but the anciliary spaces we would need were very expensive and would have exposed us to a significant money risk beyond the means of our VP-4 treasury.
A location that has been favored by military groups our size and would still be convenient for us and the activities we have planned was investigated. It is located in the Mission Valley Hotel District. This major hotel area is near the San Diego International Airport, has shuttle services, is near public transportation and is convenient for activities we would like our group to experience.
The hotel we have chosen in Mission Valley is the Crown Plaza San Diego. It was formerly known as the Hanelei. The VP-4 all hands reunion was held there previously, so some of you may know it from then, but it has been completely remodeled. The rooms are the right size, the ancilliary spaces are also just right for us and the arrangements we were able to negotiate don't pose unacceptable financial risk.
The final arrangements have been completed by your committee and are under "contract".
The Dates: Monday, October 10 2016 to Saturday October 15 2016
Crown Plaza San Diego Hotel , 2270 Hotel
Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
The previous arrangement for reservations through
Crowne Plaza expired on 9/19. Now you should call Peyton
Canfield directly at the hotel, she may be able to book you at
the $108 rate, call 619
297 1101 ext 3009 during business hours.
Our Group Rates are $108.00 plus cuirrent taxes
10.5% city occupancy tax
2% San Diego Tourism Marketing District Assessment fee
$0.39 California Tourism fee per night per room
These rates were available to us from 10/7/16 to 10/18/16 if you want extra days.
There are additional charges for some of the reunion activities. As you fill out the registration form, you will select items, some of which have separate costs. Please submit a check to Bill Broadwell, the reunion Treasurer.
Call Bill Broadwell at 619 713 2321 or Gene Schultz at 760 525 5016, if necessary