|The finest of the Forty - One for Freedom!
One of the movers and shakers, who helped make
USS John C. Callhoun the proud and efficient FBM
became, was MTC(SS) Fred Ballard.
Thursday, 15 March 2018, Fred
accepted his orders
for Eternal Patrol. More information at his
When? 10/4 thru 10/7
(Our Group Rates are available 2 days before or after, if space is available!)
Where? The Read House, Chattanooga, TN
(Please ignore the Reservation Box displayed on the above page...use the Link below!
This is merely an information resource for the Hotel. Arrangements are in place for our Group)
$129.00/night plus tax (Valet parking $15/day)
Link for Reservations (Group Code USS18)
Visit with and enjoy 630 Shipmates
Below, please download an applicable version for you
of a 2018 Reunion Registration Form and then mail to
George Shaw at the address contained therein. Cho-Cho
END OF YEAR (2017) 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!.
Anyone wishing to volunteer
for our now vacant Chaplain's
position, please contact any
current JCCVA Officer!
JCCVA OFFICERS 2017-2018
President - George Wright
- George Shaw
Secretary - Jon Fader
- Dean Hunt
Chaplain - Vacant!
Storekeeper - Jeff Kollhoff
Webmaster - Mark
Historian - Pete Swiderski
of the Board - George Walrath
Click For Photo Of New Officers
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!