News and Information

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

2018 Oakleaf Douro River Cruise
2018 Oakleaf Douro River Cruise

The Foundation is offering its third Oakleaf river cruise next year and to date nearly 60% of the cabins have been sold.  Operated by Scenic Cruises, it will begin on August 3, 2018, cruising along the beautiful Douro River for eleven days, ending on August 13, 2018. 

Cruise prices start at $5,775. per person and run up to $10,170 depending upon cabin selection, and include all taxes, gratuities, shore excursions, port fees, airport transfers and a $200 donation to the Foundation.  Prices do not include the add-on options, travel insurance (highly recommended) or airfare.  For detailed information, including cabin availability, click here.  To see a list of members already signed up, click here.

Reservations and more information about the Oakleaf cruise can be obtained by contacting Foundation travel representative Pat Loeser at or at 1-760-743-2971. 

Video of Luxury Portugal River Cruising from Scenic

June 19, 2017

Foundation Scholarship Recipient Receives Honor
Foundation Scholarship Recipient Receives Honor
Elizabeth “Betsy” Ehmcke graduated from Southern Methodist University where she received her degree in mechanical engineering with minors in mathematics and Arabic on May 20, 2017.  Earlier at the SMU Honors Convocation she received SMU’s Presidential Award of Excellence for the outstanding student scholar – leader, one of three such awards given by the University.  A four-year scholarship from the Navy Supply Corps Foundation, specifically supported by the Newport and Hawaii Chapters, provided significant support to Betsy’s undergraduate studies.  She has accepted employment as an engineer with The MITRE Corporation at its Bedford, Massachusetts offices.
June 19, 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

2017-2018 Scholarship Winners
2017-2018 Scholarship Winners

The 2017-2018 Navy Supply Corps Foundation scholarship winners have been posted.  Click here for details.


June 12, 2017

Our Mission

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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Korea Chapter celebrates the Supply Corps Birthday.
Dallas Forth Worth Region Chapter celebrates the 222nd Supply Corps birthday.
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Upcoming Events

Weekly Brown Bag Lunch (Southwest Asia)

Monday Jun 19, 2017

Chapter Meeting (Djibouti)

Saturday Jul 22, 2017

ADM Buckman's Social Hour - Tuesday August 1st, 1600-1900 (Mechanicsburg)

Tuesday Aug 01, 2017

Family Beach Social (San Diego)

Saturday Aug 19, 2017


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In Memoriam

LTJG Edward James Laurie, SC, USN (Ret.)

July 2017

CAPT Charles Walter "Buzz" O' Toole, SC, USN (Ret.)

August 2015

LCDR Henry John Maguder, SC, USN (Ret.)

October 2016

CAPT James Sills, SC, USN (Ret.)

July 2017

CAPT Louis F. ReDavid, SC, USN (Ret.)

February 2008

CAPT Charles Frank Hollberg, SC, USN (Ret.)

June 2017