Category Archives: VP-4 Association Website Updates and News

Help bring back rating titles

Hello shipmates!

As you may be aware the SECNAV has ordered the removal of all of then 91 enlisted ratings titles. This means that sailors will no longer be identified by their job title, say, Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Joe Sailor, effective immediately. Instead, that would be Petty Officer 1st Class Joe Sailor.

Sailors past and present have longstanding and deep love of the titles that have defined their Navy lives. All of these now belong to the history books, but you can do something to help possibly change that.

Follow this link to sign a White House petition that asks the President to restore or at least comment on this horrible plan: 

Please share this with every sailor you know and help push the petition 100,000 votes before October 31st 2016.

Links to articles about the new rule from SECNAV:

And finally I think personally think this plan would have been much better in the long run:


Thanks for taking the time to read this, share this, and for signing the petition.

Aviation Ordnanceman Third Class Chad Derrington

Updated membership form for 2016/2017

Hello folks,

Please take a few moment to download the updated Membership form from this page: Membership Form This helps keep the VP-4 Veterans Association alive and kicking.



P.S.  If anyone one has the skills to turn the membership form into a fillable PDF document, please let me know.


Thank you,

Chad Derrington

Post reunion survey for the 2015 VP-4 All Hands Reunion

Create your own user feedback survey

Survey coming for the attendees of the 2015 Reunion

Hi folks,

There will be a survey coming out VERY soon about the 2015 VP-4 Association All Hands Reunion that was held in New Orleans.  I’m putting out this post to let you all know it’s coming, and to let you know the super secret password to fill out the survey.  We’ll be publishing the survey here and through Facebook.

The password is ….  VP4Ever

If you access the survey through the website here, and not the Facebook link that’s coming you will need that password.  If you access the survey through Facebook, you will not need the password.




Ready for Reservations

The 2013 VP-4 Association reunion is ready to accept reservations. We have created several pages for you to get more information about events and hotel accommodations for the reunion, and also links to the hotel itself and the Military Reunion Planners (MRP) online registration form.

So please visit the VP4 Association website today; look under reunion information, and follow the path to the 2013 VP-4 Association All Hands Reunion

Test Post

Hi folks,

This post is to test the network publishing for the VP-4 Veterans Association. If you see this on Facebook, please comment.

If you see this on Twitter, please reply, or DM, or comment.


Thank you,


1967 Cruise book uploaded

Thanks go out to Larry Hames for uploading the 1967 Cruise book.

The cruise book can be viewed by following this link.

Kevin Fry’s VP-4 Videos

Hey shipmates!

Here is a collection of some of the videos Kevin Fry took while in VP-4.

Now send in your 2001 Reunion videos!!!

Our posts now get delivered to Twitter!

We have added another cool bit of technology to the VP-4 Association website ( In addition to automatically updating our Facebook group page ( when ever a new article or page is added, we are now updating Twitter ( at the same time. This update allows our members to get information to them any way that is convenient to them.


follow us on twitter

Follow us on twitter!

Call for testers

We need your help!

Over the last 3 weeks there have been numerous changes to the VP-4 Veterans Association website and even more to come. We need your assistance testing out some of the new feature of the site.

Two of the features we are currently testing out are the ability for registered web site users to upload pictures to the site; and changes to the VP-4 Veterans Association forum.

  • If you are registered (through the WordPress registration process) on the site, please visit the photo upload test page and submit a couple of pictures for us to test with.
  • Please visit the Association Forum, register for the forum(if you haven’t already), make some changes to your forum profile(through the User Control Panel) and make a post in one of the forum sections.
  • We need to make sure the comments blocks at the bottom of most pages of the web site are working correctly too, please post a comment or two on different pages.


Thank you very much,

The web team.

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Web traffic report

Hey folks,

Thought I’d share how we are doing on web traffic hits to the VP-4 Veterans Association web site. The site went live on April third and since that time we have had an average of 90 hits per day, and a growth of nearly 244% in just two weeks.
Here is a breakdown for the month of April.

Recent Weeks

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Total Average Change
Mar 21

Mar 22

Mar 23

Mar 24

Mar 25

Mar 26

Mar 27

0 0
Mar 28

Mar 29

Mar 30

Mar 31

Apr 1

Apr 2

Apr 3

23 3
Apr 4

Apr 5

Apr 6

Apr 7

Apr 8

Apr 9

Apr 10

168 24 +630.43%
Apr 11

Apr 12

Apr 13

Apr 14

Apr 15

Apr 16

Apr 17

428 61 +154.76%
Apr 18

Apr 19

Apr 20

Apr 21

Apr 22

Apr 23

Apr 24

1,353 193 +216.12%

Web site updates


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Hey folks,

Here are some of the updates we have been dorking on for the VP-4 Association web site:

Mobile support! You can now view the web site from your smart phone (iPhone, Android etc.)

Memdership application. We have been hard at work on the membership application and hope to have it finished VERY soon.


We will keep you updated on all the cool changes around here.


Information on how to get your free email address!


VP-4 Association Mail is a full-featured free email service with 5mb of storage and SPAM prevention. Use your private and permanent email account to send and receive mail from any computer, anywhere in the world, using any popular browser or Email Client.

** Note **

When logging on to the Email system, make sure that you use your full email address in the username field.

If you have any questions please email me at

Existing users Click Below to read your mail.

Email log on page

Our web-based services are:

  • Free
  • Permanent
  • Globally Accessible
  • Private
  • SPAM-Free
  • Versatile