|The finest of the Forty - One for Freedom!
From your Chaplain (who is recovering from a broken leg):
Let’s altogether pray for those in the sights of Hurricane
Michael which prepares to bear down on the Florida panhandle
and surrounding regions. High winds, storm surge, excessive
rain and flooding all threaten the residents in its path. Lift a
special prayer for our shipmates and their families in
those affected areas.
Lord God, we come before you to praise you
for your love, grace, and mercy, and to pray
for those in the path of this hurricane. Grant
wisdom, strength, and courage to all first
responders, protect the residents, and provide
for the victims in accordance with your great
Congratulations to George Shaw,
who advances to President,
to Rob Hughes voted
to VP. and to
Chris Burns, our new Secretary,
Jim Bettison, our new Chaplain, and
to Mark Akesson, our new Webmaster!
Our Prayers go out to all of our Calhoun Shipmates
who may be caught in Harm's Way. Please heed all
local warnings and admonitions. Should
you or yours
to the 1MC Section
for a very important message!
End of 1st Quarter(2018) Treasurer's Report
Now Available to paid Members only
The Crew's Lounge
aboard the USS John C. Calhoun Veterans Association's (JCCVA) homeport on the web.
The ship, USS John C. Calhoun (SSBN 630), was a Fleet Ballistic Missile nuclear submarine; whose sole purpose was to be part
of this nations "triad" of nuclear deterrence. The "triad" consisted of the long range, strategic
bombers, the inground missile silos, and the FBM submarines. This "triad" of deterrence, whose destructive potential
was immense, was the force that literally brought the Cold War to an end and was a major factor in the eventual
collapse of the Soviet Union. We, the members of the JCCVA have united with our shipmates to keep the memory of
this fine ship alive and to rekindle the friendships we share, and still cherish. We hope you enjoy our site and leave us
feeling as if we have done a good job honoring this fine submarine and her service of over 30 years to our nation. Some
of our pages have sound so you may want to turn up your speakers. Please look around, sign our Decklog (guestbook),
and enjoy your time aboard! We're glad you're here!.
JCCVA OFFICERS 2018-2019
President - George Shaw
- Robert Hughes
Secretary - Christopher Burns
Treasurer - Dean Hunt
Chaplain - Jim Bettison
Storekeeper - Jeff Kollhoff
Webmaster - Mark Akesson
Historian - Pete Swiderski
Chairman of the Board - George Wright
Click Link Below To Visit a JCC Facebook Page
Attention all Calhoun Veterans! - Do we have your current email address
so we can keep you posted on JCCVA events/reunions? If not, you're missing important news/updates regarding the Association
and upcoming reunion. All hands are encouraged to scroll down the page and use the convenient email address update
feature. Also, if your'e not on our Sailing List, please visit the Sailing List page and muster in. Of
course, we'd love to have you join us if you haven't done so. Joining the JCCVA will ensure you have important
access to our Full & Complete Sailing List.
Email Address Update
If personal information (NOT email address, which you update above) has changed, please click here to visit our Sailing List
Update page and enter those changes in the form provided there. Thanks!