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Here's where we'll list announcements, items of interest, and news about shipmates.  If you'd like to post information here, please click the link and let us know.  Also, if you know the whereabouts or how to contact other JCC shipmates who aren't JCCVA members or registered on our sailing list, please submit that information as well so we may contact them. 

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Gentlemen and Spouses,

In an attempt to update our Sailing List, we request

your assistance in providing what additional info you

might wish to share. To do that, please view our new

Public Sailing List - July 2018, and locate your name.

If it's highlighted in green, YOU'RE ON THE DINK LIST!

Please then go to our Sailing List page and Update!

Thank you very much! Your help is greatly appreciated,

and I want to sincerely thank all of you who have, over

the past year, submitted changes, added to our database,

and provided us information on Shipmates we have been

unaware of all of these years. If any of you know of others

on whom we may not have information (check that Sailing

List), go to the Update/Referral page and give us whatever

information you can provide.


(The new Members Only List is now available to Members.

The Public Sailing List can be downloaded or viewed from

the link on the bttom right side of our homepage) 





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Operational History
Many of you may, or may not, know anything about this!
But, we are trying to recompile these records for us all, since
Katrina destroyed those the Navy had stored in New Orleans!
If you can recall when you commenced and ended any of
the refits and patrols you may have participated in, please
forward these dates to either our Historian, Pete Swiderski,
or the email of this website -
(This information is no longer Classified!)
Thank you in advance!

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Over the years, when one of you accepts his orders for
Eternal Patrol, that information, along with your obituary,
sometimes doesn't reach us, or your Shipmates, in a very
timely fashion, if at all! We would like to improve on our
Chaplain's and other's ability to receive that info promptly,
and to act appropriately on it!
We recognize and definitely respect the fact this is not
the best time for a beloved family member to be
sending an email or calling one of your former Shipmates,
but, if you would kindly inform them now of how to do
that...when that time does come, we would really
appreciate it. Many of us may not send donations to
your favorite charity, or flowers to your family, but
our diligent Chaplain will send a card and maybe call,
plus there are some of us who will observe a short
moment of Silence in you and your family's regard!
Thanks, and God Bless you all!

A humble request from Joe Shook, MT1(SS), Gold Plankowner and Temporary Webmaster

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Shipmates, Widows and Calhoun supporters. We are seeking photos of those former crew members who are now on Eternal Patrol. Please contact Glenn Gerbrand by email (, if you have any pictures you care to share. Thank you.


Our new Chaplain has been approved!

Jim Bettison, Blue Crew MT from 85-89

has volunteered for that sacred position.

His past experience as a Bible Translator

gives him unique insight into the Holy Book.

He will not preach to you, but he will be

there in your times of spiritual need.

Please welcome him aboard!

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Welcome aboard Christopher "Chris" Burns, a former MT on our

Decom Crew, who has volunteered to assume the responsibilities of

our Association Secretary. Please afford him all of your support and

respect, as he takes on this challenging position.

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Our Ladies' Auxiliary page.

or click on the Tab in the Navigation Bar at left.

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This alert has nothing to do with buying anything, but we would like to warn you of some unscrupulous organizations out there.
Apparently, there are two "charitable" organizations, namely the National Veterans Foundation and the National Vietnam Veterans Foundation, that are not exactly what they claim to be.
As a social organization, we have no open opinions on political or other outside issues, and certainly do not intend to try to tell you where to donate, or not. Numerous indicators have presented themselves, however, which do show these two groups do not totally have the best interests of anyone but themselves in mind.
Please thoroughly investigate any so called veteran-related foundations, groups, or organizations before sending them any donations or especially personal information. And tell your wives, daughters, sisters, and other female friends and relatives, as these people tend to concentrate their efforts on females, particularly widows.
Rig for Patrol Quiet!

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Attention JCCVA Members

To access the new JCCVA Members Only Lounge, please click the below link or select the "Members Lounge" link on the left margin of any page.  The Members Only Lounge is the place to enter discussion items with fellow members, review the most recent Treasurer's report, and to view the full, unedited, Master Sailing List, where you will find all of the shipmates full addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses.  Might even find a few special photos!  You'll need your special Username and Password to enter the Lounge. If your'e a new member, you'll find both in your Welcome Aboard email from Secretary, Jon Fader.  If you're an "old" member, they have remained the same during the new site transition.  If you've forgotten the Username/Password, Please click the link and we'll get it to you as soon as we can. Enjoy!
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Members Only Lounge

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Welcome Aboard!
We received this input from Jimmie Lovins who got the opportunity to visit the JCC one day:

"I got to go aboard in 1964 when we were operating with her (JCC).  I was on the USS Myles C Fox (DD-829), while in Florida.  Some of our crew got to go out for the day on the Calhoun.  It was great - I'll never forget it!  BMSN Jimmie Lovins, USS Myles C. Fox (DD-829)

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******* Attention All Hands *******
Please add the email address  to your "authorized sender" list.  This email address is used to communicate with all JCCVA members and those who have shared their email address with us.  By adding it, you'll be sure to receive all communiques from JCCVA! If we do not have your current information, please go to our Sailing List page and kindly provide us with the requested data. Thanks!

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Click here to see all that remains of the JCC

Click here to the see the great JCC marble bench at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

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ATTENTION Shipmates! Did you know that our ship's sponsor, Rosalie Calhoun, attends all of our reunions? Rosalie is the great - great grandaughter of John C. Calhoun and she christened the boat when she was 14 years old!  We're thankful for Rosalie's support and she brings a lot of life to our Association and reunions!

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Check out your Shipmate's or add your own Sea Stories

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This is a great new site for Navy vets only
Click the link above and join up

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For the military-news-insatible, I found an interesting new website called

Digital Video & Imagery Distribution System

or DVIDS, for short! Click above and read about it.