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Cruise the Douro River in Style
Cruise the Douro River in Style

Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a luxury cruise on the Douro River in Portugal offered by the Foundation and Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours!

Scenic launched the custom-built luxury Space-Ship, the
Scenic Azure, in April 2016 as one of the only owner-operated river cruise ships on the Douro with sailings that both begin and end in Porto. At 260 ft. long and only 48 cabins, this is the next-generation of river ships designed with only one purpose: to navigate the calm waters of the Douro and its short and narrow locks, vineyard-covered gorges and abundance of incredible scenery.  

The 5-star Scenic Azure boasts the same truly all-inclusive luxury experience synonymous with the all Scenic Space-Ships – a 1:2 staff-to-guest ratio; private butler service and unlimited complimentary beverages and spirits; full-size private balcony staterooms which come equipped with Scenic’s Sun Lounge technology – a unique system where the walkout open-air balcony converts to an all-weather lounge with a push of a button; a vitality pool on the Sun Deck and a guest elevator between decks, wellness area and fitness center. On board cuisine allows for up to six dining options, including the tradition of dégustation at Table d’Or, fine dining at Portobellos and the more casual fare at the River Café. As with all Scenic river cruises, guests will never have to reach for the wallet or purse as everything (except a haircut or massage) is included: tips and gratuities, expert local guides, all Scenic FreeChoice activities that allow for a more personalized vacation, plus Scenic Enrich events which are exclusive to Scenic and its guests. 

For more information on the river cruise, available cabins, and how to book see

August 10, 2017

Message from the Honorable Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy
Message from the Honorable Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy

RMKS/1.  Sailors, Marines, and Civilian Teammates, it is with great
excitement and humility that I take on the role as your 76th Secretary of
the Navy.  The excitement is born from the challenges and opportunities that
we face now and in the near future.  Due to your consistent ability to
successfully deliver on all demands put before you, there is a commensurate
level of expectation for more of the same going forward.  Therein lies the
challenge we face and prudency says we should expect that challenge to grow
as the threats around the world continue to increase.

2.  Within every challenge lies opportunity, and I urge everyone to adopt
that point of view.  Every member involved in the Navy and Marine Corps team
has the opportunity to make a contribution towards a more effective,
versatile, resilient, and lethal organization.  You, as a member of this
team, will have access to a wide range of resources.  Those resources must
be applied in the most impactful manner possible in order to enhance our
ability to deliver when called to fight.  I look to each of you to seize the
opportunity and contribute to enhancing the effort.

3.  I am humbled to be in the position to lead an enterprise that is manned
with such a stunning amount of proven talent.  Our Nations all volunteer
force, and supporting teammates, are second to none.  That is because of
you.  I believe that the most valuable asset within an organization is the
high performing human component.  We will work together to ensure we have
the best, sustainable environment in order to continue our history of
delivering when requested.  Make no mistake, we are facing a threat level
that has not been witnessed for quite some time and urgency is the manner in
which we must all act as the complexity of threats increase in size and
scope.  We must all be focused on the pointed end of the spear.

4.  I eagerly look forward to working with you as we step out to face the
challenges set before us and embrace the opportunities that lie within those

5.  Released by the Honorable Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy.//
August 07, 2017

Meet the Navy Supply Corps Foundation Scholarship Recipients!
Meet the Navy Supply Corps Foundation Scholarship Recipients!
Eighty-two students were chosen to receive scholarships from the Navy Supply Corps Foundation for the 2017-2018 school year.  Have you ever wondered how these awards make a difference for the children and grandchildren of Navy Supply Corps officers and enlisted personnel who received them?  Over twenty of our scholarship recipients sent us thank you videos, explaining how these scholarships changed their lives.   Check them out HERE!

For more information about the Scholarship program, or to donate to ensure the work of the Foundation continues, go to our website at
July 28, 2017

July Oakleaf Online!
July Oakleaf Online!

It’s here!   The July issue of The Oakleaf, the U.S. Navy Supply Corps Foundation’s newsletter, has been posted at This issue includes the list of 2017-2018 scholarship winners, an article by Distinguished Alumnus Leonard Lauder on what his service meant to him, more Memories and Sea Stories from RADM (ret) Dan McKinnon, new Foundation staff member profiles, information from the Heritage committee on supply operations in Vietnam, and much more.


Cabins are still available (but filling up fast!) for the Foundation’s August 2018 Oakleaf river cruise on the Douro River in Portugal. More information is available at  Reservations can be made by contacting Pat Loeser of Scenic Cruises at or (760) 743-2971.


Letters to the editor, story ideas and news items for The Oakleaf can be sent to The deadline for the November 2017 issue is September 15.



July 05, 2017

U.S. Navy Supply Corps Foundation Leadership Award Winners
U.S. Navy Supply Corps Foundation Leadership Award Winners
The U.S. Navy Supply Corps Foundation Leadership Award was presented to LTJG Chanel Henderson and ENS Jorge Mata at the BQC graduation on June 16, 2017. Congratulations to these outstanding officers.


Left to right CAPT Doug Noble, Jack Evans, LTJG Chanel Henderson, RDML Duke Heinz     Left to right CAPT Doug Noble, Jack Evans, ENS Jorge Mata, RDML Duke Heinz

June 19, 2017

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The U.S. Navy Supply Corps Foundation exists to perpetuate the values, traditions, and history of the Supply Corps throughout the lives of individuals in the Supply Corps community. The Foundation pursues its mission by providing services and programs related to recruiting, training and development, transition, recognition, financial support and commemoration.

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In Memoriam

CAPT Earl Otto Williams, SC, USN (Ret.)

September 2007

LCDR Marvin Leroy Sorg, SC, USN (Ret.)

October 2011

CAPT Harold Keith Scott, SC, USN (Ret.)

May 2012

CAPT John Arthur Potts, SC, USN (Ret.)

January 2014

CAPT John William Lipscomb, Jr, SC, USN (Ret.)

October 2014

CDR James Robert Johnson, SC, USN (Ret.)

November 2001