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In the August 2002 newsletter, then President, Steve Richey, had these words to say about the magic of a submarine crew reunion.  All who have never attended a reunion should take this aboard.  His words are very appropriate and quite meaningful!

     "An amazing thing occurs at all of our reunions.  Sub sailors who haven't seen their friends and shipmates in thirty years, stop, study each others faces, until recognition flashes into their minds (or they read the name-tags), and smile the biggest of smiles.  Memories and events begin to flood into their minds and they quickly begin to reminisce.  Others, perhaps from a different crew or different time, who have never met some of their fellow John C. Calhoun veterans, smile, shake hands, and enjoy a camaraderie few other service or civilian men have ever known.


I don't understand how this magic works.  But, if I had to guess, I would give much credit to mutual trust and mutual respect.  Each shipmate knows of what the other is capable.  Each knows the training and studying their shipmates have completed.  Each knows wha tthe other has been through; the trials of a long, arduous period at sea and the concerns about their wives and children ashore.

Whatever it is, it has been "ever present" during each of our past reunions."


Read the "Shipmates" article

See Russian Sub Highlights from San Diego Reunion!

The following table displays all of the previous JCCVA reunions. 
(Click the links in the tables for details)

2012 Reunion
Gatlinburg, TN
July 12 - 15
Hosts: Steve Springer
2014 Reunion
Orange, CA
September 11-15
Hosts: George (Wally) and Valerie Walrath

Gatlinburg Attendees

Gatlinburg Photos

Orange, CA Photos

CDR Rogerson Speech

 

Minutes

Minutes

2010 Reunion
Charleston, SC
July 15 - 18
Hosts:  Yingling
2008 Reunion
Chattanooga, TN
July 17 - 20
Hosts:  Shaw
2006 Reunion
San Diego, CA
June 22 - 25
Hosts:  Gerbrand
2004 Reunion
Louisville, KY
June 24 - 27
Hosts:   Collins
 

Attendees

Attendees

Attendees

   

Plan of the Day

 

Photos

Photos

Photos

Photos

Minutes

Minutes

Minutes

Minutes

2002 Reunion
Hampton, VA
July 11 - 14
Hosts:  White 
2000 Reunion
New Orleans, LA
July 13 - 15
Hosts:  De La Haya 
1998 Reunion
Charleston, SC
July 30 - Aug 2
Hosts:  Blough
1996 Reunion
Portland, OR
Aug 1 - 4
Hosts: Lough

Photos

Photos

Photos

Photos

       

Minutes

     
1994 Reunion
Greenbay, WI
July 14 - 17
Hosts:  Cope
1993 Deactivation
Port Everglades, FL
Jul 3, 1993
1992 Reunion
Charleston, SC
July 30 - Aug 2
Hosts:  Ballard
1990 Reunion
Hagerstown, MD
Aug 23 - 28
Hosts:  Ensminger

Photos

Photos

Photos

Photos