2014 USS L. Y. SPEAR (AS-36) Association Reunion

Join us in Chicago!


For our 2014 Chicago reunion, we will be going "Back to Boot Camp"! We are making plans to visit RTC Great Lakes for a tour of the base, shopping in the Navy Exchange, and to watch a boot camp graduation ceremony! A real treat, especially if you started your Navy career at Great Lakes!

Other fun events are being planned, so keep checking back as more details become available.  Also, we need you to start digging out your boot camp photo for our Friday contest. If you don't have a picture from boot camp, find a photo of yourself during the earliest part of your Navy career.  Join us for what promises to be another GREAT reunion!  For an interactive map of Chicago, click here.



September 3-7, 2014



Chicago Marriott Suites Deerfield

2 Parkway North

Deerfield, IL  60015


Room Rates*:

$85/Night for King or Double Queen Rooms

Rate is subject to all current local taxes.  This special rate includes a hot breakfast for two each morning and complimentary wireless internet.



Phone:  847-405-9666 or 1-800-228-9290

* When making your hotel reservation, be sure to mention that you are with the USS L. Y. SPEAR Reunion to receive the special negotiated rates.  These rates are also good for 3 days prior to the reunion and 3 days immediately following the reunion.  Please note that if you do not make your reservations through the group block, you may not receive the complimentary breakfast or complimentary wireless internet.


Chicago Marriott Suites Deerfield

Click here for hotel's website.

To sign up for the Marriott Rewards Program, click here.



The hotel reservation cut-off date is Friday, August 8th to get the negotiated room rate.  After that date, the rooms will be released back into the hotel's inventory and you may not get a room or the discounted rate.  There are only a limited number of rooms reserved at this special price, so please make your reservations as soon as possible. 

*** BONUS ***

If you make your hotel reservations by Friday, July 11th, your name will be entered into a drawing to have one night's stay during the reunion for FREE!  Drawing will be held at the final evening banquet, and you must be present to win.

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Please note:  This hotel does have a Debit Card Policy. Please contact the hotel directly if you need more information or further clarification on their Debit Card Policy. 



If you will be flying to the reunion, you will want to fly into Chicago O'Hare International Airport (Airport Code ORD).  O'Hare is about 16 miles south of the hotel.

You may also want to consider flying into General Mitchell International Airport (Airport Code MKE), in Milwaukee, WI, which is an hour north of the hotel.


Please keep checking back for more details.  When Reunion Registration Forms are available, the information will be listed here.  See you in Chicago!!




Past Reunions

Click here for memories of 2013 Reunion - Jacksonville, FL

Click here for memories of 2012 Reunion - New England

Click here for memories of 2011 Reunion - Branson, MO

Click here for memories of 2010 Reunion - Norfolk, VA

Click here for memories of 2008 Reunion - Washington DC

Click here for memories of 2007 Reunion - Charleston, SC

Click here for memories of 2006 Reunion - Virginia Beach, VA

If you have any pictures from the reunion that you would like posted on this site, please contact the webmaster


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