Reunion Information

Jimmy K. Polk-fish 2019 All Crews Reunion Info

Thank you to all of you for attending this year. Check back soon for details on 2020 in Charleston, SC!

When: Sept 26th 2019 – Sept 29th 2019

Where: Norfolk, VA

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

Forty rooms are available per night from Sept 26-29th, but you must book before September 12, 2019. 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
  • Room discounts valid if booked before September 11, 2019


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. Sam’s biography can be found here