Reunion Information

Jimmy K. Polk-fish 2019 All Crews Reunion Info

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When: Sept 26th 2019 – Sept 29th 2019

Where: Norfolk, VA

Room Rates: $144.36 per night (includes 15% taxes and fees)

Forty rooms are available per night from Sept 26-29th. The rate is good for three days before and after the event if you want to arrive early or stay late. Reduced rate self-parking of $8.00 per car, per day with in/out privileges; persons displaying a disabled parking tag may park in the valet lot at the self-parking rate.

Automobile Parking: Convenient, covered and secured automobile self-parking is located at the Dominion Tower Parking Garage, adjacent to the hotel and other nearby facilities. Parking is subject to availability. The current charge for self-parking for overnight guests at Dominion Tower Parking Garage is $13.00 per car per day. Overnight valet parking is provided at $26.00 per night. Discounted $8.00 self-parking vouchers will be purchased at guest check in.

  • Please call 800-325-3535
  • Group discount code: USS JAMES K POLK
  • If you find you are talking to a NUB, call 800-228-2100


For a sneak peek of the Sheraton Waterside click here. The group discount is not available through the website.

USS James K Polk Lapel Pins, patches, and command ball caps will be available at the reunion.

USS James K Polk SSBN/SSN Reunion 2019

This schedule is still being updated, more details as they become available!

  • Thursday, Sep. 26
    • 1400: Check-in at Hospitality Suite begins
    • 2200: 50/50 Raffle winner pulled
  • Friday, Sep. 27
    • 0800: Hospitality Suite opens
    • 1300: Battleship Wisconsin Private Tour
    • 2100: Games begin
      Prize for best poopie suit = set of 4 pint glasses
      Pizza: Order after the games and collect donations to offset cost
    • 2200: 50/50 Raffle winner pulled
  • Saturday, Sep. 28
    • 0800: Hospitality Suite opens
    • 0900: JKPVA Board Meeting
    • 1000: JKPVA Annual Business Meeting in Hospitality Suite for all crew members
    • 1300 & 1400: Submarine tour at NOB (dependent on boat availability) 25 person limit per tour. Folks to sign up at check-in. Veterans receive priority.
    • 1800 – 1915: Cocktail Hour in the Executive Ballroom with Cash Bar
      Group photos will be taken during this time
    • 1915-1930: President’s remarks:
      Welcome speech
      Tolling of the bell
    • 1930: Benediction (Rob Lamarre)
    • 1930 – 2015: Dinner is served
    • 2015: Introduction of Guest Speaker
    • 2015-2030: Guest speaker: Capt. Sam Pennington
    • 2030-2115: Dessert, After-Dinner Drinks & Socializing
    • 2120: President announcements
    • 2125: 50/50 Raffle Winner Pulled
    • 2130: Banquet & entertainment concludes & Hospitality Suite re-opens
  • Sunday, Sep. 29
    • 0900: Muster all crew in the Hospitality Suite for cleanup and breakdown


Guest Speaker:

Captain(SS/SW) Sam Pennington, former MM2 A-Ganger, COW qualified, and now the Major Program Manager for Surface Training Systems at Naval Sea Systems Command, stationed at the Washington Navy Yard.