About Us

The USS John C. Calhoun (SSBN 630) Veterans Association is a fraternal organization for United States Navy Submariners who served aboard the nuclear powered fleet ballistic missile submarine USS John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630). The primary purpose of the Association is to provide an opportunity for members to enjoy camaraderie with former shipmates and other submariners with a common background of service aboard the Calhoun, and to provide the opportunity for members to actively participate in reunions and other activities of the Association.

First Reunion Attendees – August 1990 Photo by Ray Lough

The JCCVA was officially organized in August of 1990. The first reunion was hosted by Jack Ensminger (TM 63-66 Gold) and his lovely wife, Lori, in Hagerstown, Maryland. Since then, the organization has grown and held reunions every two years. In 2004, the IRS granted our petition for tax exempt status and the JCCVA was awarded the exemption based on the high percentage of our members who are classified as war veterans (service before 1975). With this exemption, all dues and donations to the organization are tax deductible. We cordially invite all Calhoun veterans to join this Association to experience the camaraderie and preserve the memory of the best of the “Forty – One for Freedom