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We want to hear from you! All members and their families are encouraged to write an article for the next issue of The Oakleaf. Hearing from our Members is the highlight of each issue: sea duty, spouse activities, travel, pcs orders, successes and failures. Your experiences are part of our shared Supply Corps Family story!
 
All content is due by October 15th
Please keep submissions to 300 words and 2-3 pictures (with captions), where appropriate. 
If you have any questions or want to discuss content display options, please email theoakleaf@usnscf.com
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Honor our heritage. Share your Supply Corps story and receive the Navy Supply Corps History Book! 

The Navy Supply Corps Foundation strives to learn more about the lives of our Supply Community through your compelling stories and experiences serving our nation. Capturing your stories serves to honor our shared heritage and preserve our Supply Corps traditions. 

The stories of our men and women of the United States Navy Supply Corps are unique and relevant. You offer a perspective that may not be experienced by others in the same way. The value in sharing our stories goes beyond today–bringing depth and dimension to historical events and helping to shape a greater understanding of our role in the Navy and our service to the United States of America. 

Record your story with NSCF to receive a copy of Ready for Sea: The History of the U.S. Navy Supply Corps. 

Start your online submission today! 

- Member must be registered on the Navy Supply Corps Foundation Website (usnscf.com) with current email and mailing address
- Story must be a minimum of 250 words or 1,500 characters
- Images can be added
- Submission must be "signed"

For more information about this project, email the NSCF Communications Director at communications@usnscf.com.
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The 2020 Volunteer-of-the-Year and the Chapters-of-the-Year selections were named at the Foundation’s 2021 Spring Board of Directors Meeting on May 8th.

The 2020 Volunteer-of-the-Year is LCDR Jose Galvao from the Patuxent River Chapter. Jose is the Wardroom Treasurer for Pax River and established the Pax River Wardroom Mess. He volunteered significant off-duty time to the Foundation throughout the year, totaling over 130 hours. He also served as the Navy Supply Corps Birthday Coordinator and despite COVID, executed a virtual Navy Birthday Celebration with the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home with local veterans.

The 2020 Chapters-of-the-Year are the Mechanicsburg ChapterPatuxent River Chapter, and Philadelphia Chapter. Each of these Chapters devoted significant time, energy, and passion to serve our Supply Community and further the mission of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation. Congratulations to all! 

There are many outstanding volunteers across the Foundation’s 39 Chapters. All Chapters are encouraged to identify exceptional volunteers for the 2021 Volunteer-of-the-Year Award, as well as nominate your Chapter for 2021 Chapter-of-the-Year. The due date for 2021 nominations is April 1, 2022. For more information on the nominating process, please email our Recognition Committee Chair.  
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We are excited to announce the Foundation has awarded 40 new scholarships to students for the 2021-2022 academic year worth $73,500. The winners include children and grandchildren of Supply Corps officers and Supply enlisted personnel. This is in addition to the 19 scholarships valued at $65,000 that were previously awarded as multi-year awards. Total scholarship awards for this year = $168,000, including the Memorial Scholarships we will give to eight (8) children of deceased active duty Supply officers. Thank you to all our donors, for without your contributions these awards would not be possible.

Please join us in congratulating our 2021-2022 Foundation Scholarship Winners! 

Did you know you can name a Scholarship after a loved one? Learn more about our Scholarship Program.
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Professional certification is the process by which a person proves that he or she has the knowledge, experience and skills to perform a specific job and the tasks in which they have been trained. Having a professional certification also shows potential employers that you are committed to your profession and are well-trained. It gives them confidence in your abilities and knowledge. Certification makes you more valuable to employers, so you can expect to earn more than someone without certification. Certification also offers advancement opportunities and management opportunities. Additionally, you can have a competitive advantage over candidates without certificates, earn higher wages and receive tuition reimbursement for continuing education. 

Examples of some of the professional logistics certificates that are available for Supply Officers and enlisted supply personnel are: Supply Chain Professional (CSCP); Foodservice Management Professional (FMP); Certified Professional Contract Manager; and Financial Management Certification.  Attaining a professional certification can be costly. Examples of the costs for these certificates are:
  • Supply Chain Professional (CSCP): Exam Preparation: $1,380 & Exam: $965
  • Certified Professional Contract Manager: Exam Preparation: $410 & Exam: $125
  • Certified in Transportation and Logistics and Distribution (CLTD): Exam Preparation: $1,245 & Exam: $1,195
  • Certificate in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM): Exam Preparation: $550 & Exam: $690
If you’re a Veteran and you qualify for the GI Bill, you may be able to use part of your entitlement to cover test fees up to $2,000 for a job that requires a license or certification in order for you to work. The VA.gov site provides detailed information on how to apply for reimbursement up to $2,000. Even after VA reimbursement for exam fees this can leave a substantial bill for the individual.
 
The Navy Supply Corps Foundation has developed a Professional Certification/Licenses Grant Program to assist with the costs incurred attaining a certification or license to enhance a civilian logistics career opportunity, after VA reimbursement, up to $500.

To qualify for this grant program the applicant must:
  1. Be an active regular or reserve Supply Corps officer
  2. Be an Active-duty Enlisted Sailor in a supply enlisted rating (e.g., CS, CSS, LS, LSS, or RS)
  3. Be registered on the Navy Supply Corps Foundation website with current email and mailing address
  4. Have attained the professional certification or dation Welicense to enhance a civilian logistics career opportunity
To be considered for this grant the applicant must fill out and submit an online application. Once the application is submitted, it will be reviewed by the Transition Committee and notification will be sent on reimbursement determination.
For more information or additional questions, contact Transition Committee Chair CDR (ret) Bob Dolan at transition@usnscf.com
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As we approach the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, let us all pause to recognize and honor those who were killed in the attacks of September 11th, 2001. We remember all U.S. veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice, and especially those from our Navy Supply Corps Community who were tragically killed on that day—among those was SK3 Jamie Fallon.

Jamie Lynn Fallon was born in Towson, Maryland and enlisted in the Navy in 1996 following in her father’s footsteps, a retired Chief Radioman. In her five years as an enlisted storekeeper, Jamie had the opportunity to deploy to Bahrain and a three-year sea duty tour before serving as a watch-stander at the Navy Command Center at the Pentagon. 
 
Jamie was on duty in the Pentagon on September 11th, 2001, when the hijacked American Airlines flight 77 crashed into the building near the Command Center. She was part of a team of strategic planners, serving her country to keep all Americans safe. Jamie was a single mother and left behind a seven-month-old son, Kahleb. Kahleb would not get the chance to know his mother or experience her generous heart and zest for life.
 
Following Jamie’s death, the Navy Supply Corps School’s 3rd Battalion established a Memorial Scholarship endowment for Kahleb. During their graduation ceremony, the 60 members of the class presented a check for nearly $1,000 to the Foundation. 

The Foundation is particularly proud of our Memorial Scholarship program—providing an opportunity for our Community to generate college tuition assistance for the minor children of Supply Corps officers and enlisted Supply ranks who die while on active duty. Additionally, the Foundation contributes $10,000 to establish a Memorial Scholarship fund for each of the minor children of Supply Corps officers who die while on active duty.
 
Today, Jamie’s son Kahleb is 20 years-old and in his 3rd year as a student at The University of Iowa. Thanks to the many generous donors in our Supply Corps Community, family, and friends, the financial burden of Kahleb’s college education has been greatly reduced by the NSCF Memorial Scholarship endowment. Since 2007, the Foundation has provided more than $220,000 in Memorial Scholarships to 30 children of Supply officers and Supply enlisted killed on active duty. The Foundation is actively tracking 46 children of 27 Supply Corps personnel entitled to a Memorial Scholarship.
 
We are a Community committed to service. Your support provides the necessary resources for the Foundation to continue its mission, particularly in these challenging times. Your generous donation will keep your Foundation strong, focused, and ready to help our members—maintaining our great tradition of service and community. Please take a moment to make a donation in support of our mission.
 
Thank you for supporting your Foundation and helping to “take care of our own”.
 
Best regards,
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As we approach the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, let us all pause to recognize and honor those who were killed in the attacks of September 11th, 2001. We remember all U.S. veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice, and especially those from our Navy Supply Corps Community who were tragically killed on that day—among those was SK3 Jamie Fallon.

Jamie Lynn Fallon was born in Towson, Maryland and enlisted in the Navy in 1996 following in her father’s footsteps, a retired Chief Radioman. In her five years as an enlisted storekeeper, Jamie had the opportunity to deploy to Bahrain and a three-year sea duty tour before serving as a watch-stander at the Navy Command Center at the Pentagon. 
 
Jamie was on duty in the Pentagon on September 11th, 2001, when the hijacked American Airlines flight 77 crashed into the building near the Command Center. She was part of a team of strategic planners, serving her country to keep all Americans safe. Jamie was a single mother and left behind a seven-month-old son, Kahleb. Kahleb would not get the chance to know his mother or experience her generous heart and zest for life.
 
Following Jamie’s death, the Navy Supply Corps School’s 3rd Battalion established a Memorial Scholarship endowment for Kahleb. During their graduation ceremony, the 60 members of the class presented a check for nearly $1,000 to the Foundation. 

The Foundation is particularly proud of our Memorial Scholarship program—providing an opportunity for our Community to generate college tuition assistance for the minor children of Supply Corps officers and enlisted Supply ranks who die while on active duty. Additionally, the Foundation contributes $10,000 to establish a Memorial Scholarship fund for each of the minor children of Supply Corps officers who die while on active duty.
 
Today, Jamie’s son Kahleb is 20 years-old and in his 3rd year as a student at The University of Iowa. Thanks to the many generous donors in our Supply Corps Community, family, and friends, the financial burden of Kahleb’s college education has been greatly reduced by the NSCF Memorial Scholarship endowment. Since 2007, the Foundation has provided more than $220,000 in Memorial Scholarships to 30 children of Supply officers and Supply enlisted killed on active duty. The Foundation is actively tracking 46 children of 27 Supply Corps personnel entitled to a Memorial Scholarship.
 
We are a Community committed to service. Your support provides the necessary resources for the Foundation to continue its mission, particularly in these challenging times. Your generous donation will keep your Foundation strong, focused, and ready to help our members—maintaining our great tradition of service and community. Please take a moment to make a donation in support of our mission.
 
Thank you for supporting your Foundation and helping to “take care of our own”.
 
Best regards,
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The Navy Supply Corps Foundation (NSCF) is hiring for the Office Manager position (formally called “Administrative Assistant”). This is an excellent opportunity for the right individual to serve our Community in a meaningful and dynamic way.

Interested Candidates, please see below to learn more about the position and for detail on how to submit your application. The NEW Office Manager will start no later than 1 February 2022. The Foundation’s current Administrative Assistant , Ms. Cindy Inglett, will be retiring at the end of January 2022.

 
Position Title:  Office Manager

Reports To:  Executive Director of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation

Position Type and Minimum Commitment:  Hourly, full-time (40 hours per week; 52 weeks)

Compensation:  Competitive within foundation geographic area. There is also the potential for a performance bonus.

Benefits:  Accrued vacation time and eligibility to participate in the Foundation’s Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) Plan.

Job Location: The location for the Office Manager is virtual and the selected candidate will work from his or her home office. The Navy Supply Corps Foundation headquarters is currently located in Watkinsville, GA. Other occasional travel in support of board meetings and other Foundation activities may be required.

Position Description Executive Summary:
The Office Manager serves as the Foundation’s bookkeeper and administrative assistant, providing various clerical and accounting services. This includes data entry, monitoring finances, recording expenses, depositing checks in accounts, recording of financial transactions, processing invoices and payments, updating and maintaining the general ledger, recording of debits and credits, and making bank deposits. 

The Office Manager duties involve basic clerical support, distributing information, answering phone calls, and processing, sending, and receiving correspondence. Additional duties include Chapter support and website assistance, membership account access and support, updating Foundation website content, and maintaining a donor base and donor tracking system. 

Primary Position Responsibilities:
1.  Bookkeeping in QuickBooks including
  • Recording deposits, recording donations to accounts, preparing, preparing checks for bills and invoices
  • Processing Sales Orders
  • Maintaining inventory of history books and regalia

2.  Specialized communications including:
  • Gift acknowledgement letters
  • Announcements and meeting notices
  • Web page updates and news
  • Coordination of Oakleaf (newsletter) material with Communications Director
  • Supporting Chapter and Committee website updates
3.  Coordinate and schedule the annual Scholarship Selection Board and Process including;
  • Assist the Executive Director in planning and executing the annual Scholarship Selection Board and Process
  • Development of annual Scholarship Applicant Instructions
  • Coordinating website updates to support the annual scholarship process
  • Providing assistance and support to scholarship applicants on process
  • Reviewing scholarship applications for compliance and eligibility
  • Redacting personal identifiable information from scholarship applications
  • Coordinating Scholarship Board training and support
  • Setting up scoring and evaluation for Scholarship Board Members
  • Preparation of scholarship correspondence
  • Coordinate and schedule the annual Scholarship Selection Board
4.  General office administration including:
  • Preparation of routine correspondence
  • Mail sorting and processing
  • Mailing list maintenance
  • Routine mailings
  • Filing via Virtual Office
  • Scheduling/confirming appointments and receiving/returning calls
  • Assistance with financial operations
  • First-point telephone contact
5.  Foundation governing board related activities including:
  • Logistical support for board and committee meetings
  • Material distribution related to board and committee meetings
  • Direct support for the scholarship committee and other committees as requested
6.  Supporting Foundation Members and Chapters including:
  • Procurement, sales, and distribution of Navy Supply Corps related regalia items
  • Chapter turnover support and website assistance
  • Assist Members with Account access and user password reset
  • Assist Members looking for former shipmates
  • Additional administrative duties as assigned

7.  Development/Fundraising:
  • Develop and maintain a donor base and donor tracking system
  • Support the development efforts of the Foundation by strengthening the bond with current donors and identifying new donor sources

8.  Communications and Marketing:
  • Support the Board Chair and Executive Director in their role as the Foundation’s primary spokespersons to the Supply Corps community, media and general public
  • Work with the Communications Director to deepen and refine the Foundation’s portfolio of communications – including web-based, social media and print medium -- with the goal of creating a stronger and wider-known brand
  • Assist the Executive Director in ensuring the public image, marketing efforts, media activity and related events accurately reflect the mission
  • Support the distribution of marketing materials for the Foundation
  • Collaborate with the support staff

9.  Leadership support and coordination including:
  • Monitor Foundation activities, identifying opportunities and challenges, and bringing forward recommendations for review and decision
  • Keep the Executive Director fully informed on the condition of the Foundation and on all the important factors influencing the organization
  • Implement an effective working relationship with the Board based on trust, respect and performance
  • Work closely with Committee Chairpersons and their members to execute the Foundation’s programs
  • Assist the Executive Director in planning and executing the semi-annual Board meetings
  • Assist the Executive Director In scheduling and planning the Distinguished Alumni ceremonies
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director
 Other Job Responsibilities:
  • Research contracts for services
  • Conduct day-to-day bookkeeping operations 
  • Respond to correspondence received by the Foundation
  • Participate in committee phone calls and meetings

Required Skills and Experience:
  • Some college-level training.  Associate Degree or greater preferred
  • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Experience and familiarization with QuickBooks Desktop
  • Strong background in bookkeeping proficiency
  • Superior organizational and communication skills
  • Capacity to work smoothly and cordially with the general public
  • Capacity to work with confidential and sensitive information
  • Demonstrated organizational, time management, multi-tasking and planning skills
  • Outstanding communication capabilities-both written and oral-with demonstrated ability to connect with and inspire a wide range of partners and stakeholders

Additional Desired Qualifications:
  • General knowledge of the U.S. Navy Supply Corps 
  • Prior nonprofit-related work experience and familiarity
  • Desk Top Publishing experience
  • Strong spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship 
  • Willingness to jump in and assist colleagues across the organization

Desired Core Competencies:
  • Capability to effectively work independently and collaborative effectively with the Foundation Leadership, Board, and Staff
  • High level of energy and passion for the Foundation’s vision and mission 
  • Bias to listen, absorb and reflect before acting 
  • Ability to create strong relationships and partnerships across an array of diverse groups 
  • Results focused through exceptional follow through and attention to detail 
  • Openness to feedback and constructive criticism 
  • Well-developed tact, discretion and diplomacy at all times 
  • Sound moral and ethical compass 
  • Transparency and integrity in all relationships and business dealings 

Timeframe:
The new Office Manager / Administrative Assistant will assume duties not later than 1 February 2022.
 
Compensation:
Compensation will be commensurate with the level of experience and other qualifications.
 
Application And Selection Process :
Interested individuals should submit the following items:
  • Resume
  • Description of prior experience that provides specific examples of General Responsibilities, Leadership, and Required Skills and Experience
  • Statement detailing why you aspire to this position and your unique factors that make you the best candidate (300 word limit)
  • Three professional references 
 
Applications should be received not later than 30 September 2021. Electronic submission of application package is preferred. After review, applicants selected for further assessment will be notified no later than 31 October 2021. Interviews will be scheduled in November 2021 with a final decision in December 2021.

Applications and inquiries will be held in the strictest of confidence. Interested individuals should address questions and submit their resume and qualifications to Daniel Pionk, Executive Director Navy Supply Corps Foundation at Daniel.Pionk@usnscf.com .
 
Navy Supply Corps Foundation (NSCF) Background:

The NSCF was created in 1970 to serve the U.S. Navy Supply Corps community; the Navy's business, financial, acquisition and logistics professionals. Currently headquartered in Watkinsville, GA, the NSCF has grown from a social organization to a global 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that serves the Navy Supply Corps community through its mission of sharing the story of the Navy Supply Corps and providing the community with programs to meet its current and future needs.

With 38 direct report Chapters around the world, the NSCF impacts the Supply Corps in almost every area where the U.S. Navy operates. The Foundation’s mission is to provide programs and services to support the Navy Supply Corps Community and promote its heritage and traditions.
 
The NSCF is a dynamic non-profit that supports the full spectrum of the Supply Corps community within the U.S. Navy including active, reserve, retired and former officers and active, reserve and retired supply-related enlisted members, and their families. While accomplishing its mission, all elements of the NSCF operate in accordance with the U.S. Navy's regulations regarding Non Federal Entities, the Navy's Code of Ethics and the Uniformed Code of Military Justice.  
 
The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors (Board) and operates under a working committee construct. The Board assists the Executive Director (ED) and staff with non-profit management, program execution and liaison with the
U.S. Navy at the National and local levels. The triad of Board, committees, and the ED and staff, in essence runs the Foundation. The Board meets twice a year to conduct its governance responsibilities and the committees meet as needed, usually virtually, to execute their programs. The ED and staff conduct the day-to-day operations in coordination with the Board and committee chairpersons.  
 
Along with the standard non-profit governance and operating documentation, the Foundation operates under a Board-approved Strategic Plan that delineates each committee's goals and objectives for a three-year period. We are currently executing the first year of our 2021-2023 Strategic Plan.
 
The NSCF's mission is more relevant today than ever before: its programs are making a positive difference at all levels of the Supply Corps’ ‘family’ and the way ahead is an exciting one. The Office Manager position represents an extraordinary opportunity for a dynamic individual to help support the Foundation as it moves into the future along with a dedicated Board, vibrant committees, professional staff, and an extensive cadre of energetic volunteers around the world.
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The Department of Defense launched its newly-enhanced MySECO website, putting career and education resources at the fingertips of military spouses easier and faster than ever.

MySECO is part of the DOD’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, which provides career and education guidance to military spouses worldwide. The MySECO enhancements create a more personalized and improved experience for military spouses as they navigate career and education opportunities on the website. 
“SECO connects military spouses with benefits and support that help them overcome barriers to employment, such as frequent relocation,” said Patricia “Patty” Montes Barron, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy. “MySECO is an important tool for spouses and we are excited to offer them an easier, faster and more intuitive way to explore their interests, research occupations, and search for scholarships, look for schools and find jobs.” 
With the enhancements, spouses can more easily access all that SECO has to offer, including the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship, which provides eligible spouses with up to $4,000 for education and training; the Military Spouse Employment Partnership Job Search tool, which searches career openings among the 500 companies and organizations that have committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses; the Military Spouse Transition Program; resume reviews; specialized career coaching packages; and more.
“We are all one military community and each of us is unique, said Lee Kelley, director for military community support programs. “That’s why SECO offers a wide variety of tools, resources and information to meet the needs of each and every military spouse.”  
Learn more about SECO and visit the newly-enhanced MySECO website at https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/portal/

*Content from the DoD

About Spouse Education and Career Opportunities  

Spouse Education and Career Opportunities. The DOD established the SECO program to provide education and career guidance to military spouses worldwide, offering free, comprehensive resources and tools related to career exploration, education, training and licensing, employment readiness and career connections. This program also offers free career coaching services six days a week.
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Read the Summer issue of The Oakleaf now! We're proud to announce our new Foundation Scholarship recipients have been selected for the 2021-22 academic year. View the list of worthy students on page 25, and take notice of the familiar scholarship names too! We think you'll love the new features in this issue: a Calendar of Events on page 3 and Committee & Program News on page 11--plus, all your Tench Francis Legacy Society questions are answered by CAPT (ret) Will Port on page 7. And after a year of limited activity, our Chapters are back in action and we have the first photos on page 4 to prove it. 

Also in this issue, CAPT (ret) Tiffany Schad shines the Vintage Oakleaf spotlight on a pioneer in the Supply Corps, RADM (ret) Joseph Howard, and includes a letter from (then) CNO RADM Arleigh Burke to CDR Howard. Transition Committee Chair CDR (ret) Bob Dolan completes his three-part interview with Tom Wolfe, sharing a few final thoughts from the author on page 19, and our Museum Ships & Displays come alive as CAPT Danny King provides photos and details about the historic Supply Corps exhibits...and a dog named Vicky! 

Read CAPT (ret) Donald B. Hoffmann's article on the history of our Supply Corps shoulder insignia and as a bonus you'll learn the name of the last Navy captain to be promoted directly to two-star! Then, the tables are turned as RADM (ret) Dan McKinnon asks you to name the Flag officers in the photos on page 23.

Our Members are at the heart of every story told and memory shared in The Oakleaf. As exhibited in the various contributions from ENS Robert Georgen, LT Patrick Oliveri, and CAPT (ret) Lee Henwood, your experiences in uniform are valuable and a part of our collective history as Supply Corps officers. Would you like to contribute? Active, retired, reserve, former and family members are encouraged to submit articles, pictures, news and updates to theoakleaf@usnscf.com. Please keep submissions limited to 300 words and two images with captions.

Finally, don't forget to keep your email and mailing address current so you continue to receive Foundation news and information, and update your Chapter affiliation in your Member Profile to ensure you don't miss Chapter activities in your area. Login and update your information at www.usnscf.com

Enjoy the Summer issue of The Oakleaf!
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You are important to us! Transitioning out of the military can be a challenging time for many of our Members. Take this 3-minute Transition Survey to help us better understand all aspects of the transition process. Your input will help us provide needed programs and services to assist transitioning military members. By expanding and refining our current Foundation services, tools, and resources, we continue to "take care of our own". 
  
Click here to take the survey. Thank you for your time!
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The Foundation is soliciting volunteers to become Board Members and join our Board of Directors beginning in 2022.  This is a great opportunity to take an active role in our Foundation--providing your specific leadership and guidance to help the Foundation achieve its mission. Board positions are open to all members of the Foundation (active, reserve, retired and former Supply Corps officers), their spouses and members of the enlisted Supply ratings. 

Board Members serve a minimum three-year term, beginning each year.  The Foundation holds two annual Board Meetings in the Spring and Fall, though much of the Board's work and communication is managed virtually. You can view the Foundation’s current Board of Directors and Committees here

If you are interested in becoming a Board Member or have any questions about the Board of Directors, please contact the Foundation’s Executive Director CAPT (ret) Dan Pionk at ExecutiveDirector@usnscf.com or (202) 956-8229.
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The Department of Defense (DoD) remains committed to ensuring the health and safety of all DoD personnel and beneficiaries and ensuring their continued access to healthcare and all authorized benefits. In its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on identification (ID) card site operations, effective immediately, the DoD is extending temporary Uniformed Services ID (USID) card expiration policy guidance for all USID cards with expiration dates between January 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021 as follows:
  • Through August 31, 2021 for all Foreign Affiliates and their dependents;
  • Through October 31, 2021 for the Dependents of Active Duty uniformed Service members, and Reserve and National Guard uniformed Service members and their dependents; and
  • Through January 31, 2022 for retirees and their dependents, and all other USID card populations.
ID cards that expired prior to January 1, 2020, have not been extended and must be replaced.  ID cards with expiration dates after July 31, 2021, must be replaced by their expiration date.
To learn more about the extension of policy guidance for expiring USID cards visit the DoD Response to COVID-19 - DoD ID Cards and Benefits website (https://www.cac.mil/Coronavirus/) for a fact sheet and FAQs.
To schedule an appointment to have an ID card reissued, visit the ID Card Office Online website (https://idco.dmdc.osd.mil/idco/), and select the ID Card Office Locator & Appointments option.
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Support the Foundation every time you shop! When you shop at smile.amazon.com and designate the Navy Supply Corps Foundation, Inc. as your charity, Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchases to the Foundation—without any cost to you! AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know! Same products, same prices, same service! Support us by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.
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Every contribution to the Navy Supply Corps Foundation helps to maintain and grow our programs and services, in support of the Supply Community. The 21st Century Club recognizes our most generous donors. Click here to view the current list of 21st Century Club members!
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Stay in thought with our Supply Community!
your Foundation membership profile should be kept up to date to ensure you receive Supply News and Community information through mail and email.
Keep your contact information current by logging in at usnscf.com
Can't remember your login information? Call (706) 354-4111.
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On this Memorial Day, the Foundation honors our Supply Corps men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our great Nation. The Foundation is particularly proud of our Memorial Scholarship program which provides college tuition assistance for the minor children of Supply Corps officers who die while on active duty. The Foundation contributes $10,000 to establish a scholarship fund for each of the minor children of a Supply Corps officer who dies while on active duty. Since 2001, 26 Supply Corps officers have been killed while on active duty, leaving behind 45 dependent children. We are a Community committed to service. Thank you for supporting your Foundation and helping to "take care of our own".

A Memorial Day letter to Foundation members from Chairman RADM (ret) Mike Lyden.
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The Navy Supply Corps Foundation is committed to offering programs and services in support of our Supply Community. The Foundation's recent virtual event, the Navy Supply Corps 226th Birthday Ball on April 24th, brought together members from our 38 Chapters all over the world. A video recording of the event is available here and includes the full formal program, highlighted by Guest Speaker Brody Young, as well as a special message from RADM Peter Stamatopoulos, Commander, NAVSUP and 49th Chief of Supply Corps. 

Stay tuned to the Foundation's website and Facebook page as more virtual events are planned for 2021. Additionally, as we work through the residual challenges of the pandemic, our Chapters aim to re-establish engagement opportunities at the local level during the second half of the year.

The Foundation continues to take care of our own--unifying our Supply Corps Community and preserving its heritage and traditions. Your regular contributions support the Foundation's mission, and your bequests strengthen our Supply Corps Community well into the future! 
 
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We are grateful for our servicemen and women, in and out of uniform, every day...but during the month of May, we pay special attention to the selfless soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who help keep freedom free. Learn more about Military Appreciation Month and the many discounts available to you in May! Visit https://www.military.com/military-appreciation-month for more information. 
 
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WAYS TO CELEBRATE

Wear purple on Purple Up Day - Wearing purple is a visible way for everyone to show support and thank military youth for their strength and sacrifices.

Web Site Feature - Schools can promote the Month of the Military Child on their web sites. Provide links to sites that offer resources for military families.

Publicize Installation/Community Events - Use the school newsletter to publicize Month of the Military Child events and activities hosted by the installation/community. Look for ways schools can contribute to these celebrations (setting up an information or activity booth, having teachers volunteer at events and activities, etc.).

Host an Assembly for Month of the Military Child - Hold a school assembly honoring military children. Include a performance by the band. Have students write a poem about what it means to be a military child and select several student volunteers to read their poems.

Salute to Military Children at Sporting Events - Have the announcer make a special announcement before, during or after sporting events recognizing all military children. Have them raise the flag, sing the National Anthem or recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Teachers Salute Military Children - Ask teachers at your school make a special project with their classes such as a picture frame, bookmark, journal, etc., that ties into the Month of the Military Child.

For more ideas - click 50 Ways to Celebrate Month of the Military Child

Learn more at: 
https://militarybenefits.info/month-of-the-military-child/
https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2008/04/month-of-the-military-child.html
https://www.dodea.edu/dodeaCelebrates/Military-Child-Month.cfm

 
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The Spring issue of The Oakleaf is available online now! 

This is our largest issue yet—full of member contributions—including recent news, sea stories and Committee updates. Our cover stories highlight how important our members are to the Foundation's mission and the Supply Corps Community, as we say farewell to retiring Vice Chair RADM (ret) Linda Bird and thank her for more than a decade of outstanding leadership on the Board, and thank our many generous donors for your faithful contributions to the Foundation during the challenging year of 2020.

On page 6, Foundation Secretary CDR Marcus Thomas reports on our recent webinar "An Evening with the Chief", where Guest Speaker RADM Pete Stamatopoulos, Commander of NAVSUP and 49th Chief of Supply Corps, spoke to more than 400 members about the priorities of today's Supply Corps and his vision for the future. And later in the issue, LCDR Keith Darby shares how his team navigated COVID-19 protocol while supporting the 59th Presidential Inauguration.

We also dive deep into the history of the Oak Leaf collar insignia with CAPT (ret) Donald B. Hoffmann, welcome our newest Distinguished Alumnus J. Ronald Terwilliger, and learn the full story of Doris "Dorie" Miller—who was not a cook but an "Officer's Mess Attendant"—from RADM (ret) Dan McKinnon's extensive article on the "Lion of the Sea". And, on pages 10 and 25, two Supply Corps Spouses discuss how our families are thriving with a positive attitude and Community support!

Every Foundation newsletter aims to bring our Community together through sharing our members' experiences of yesterday and today. Would you like to contribute? Active, retired, reserve, and family members are encouraged to submit articles, pictures, news and updates to theoakleaf@usnscf.com. Please keep submissions limited to 300 words and two images with captions.

Remember to keep your email and mailing address current so you continue to receive Foundation news and information. Login and update your contact information at www.usnscf.com .

Enjoy the Spring issue of The Oakleaf
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Many are familiar with Doris "Dorie" Miller, but few know the full story of the simple man who became a hero. Retired Admiral Daniel W. McKinnon, Jr., author of Doris Miller: Messboy, Steward, Cook, Hero "Lion of the Sea", states, "He was not a Cook. He was an Officer’s Mess Attendant, a 'Messboy', collecting wardroom linen in the laundry, when fate took Dorie Miller to the signal bridge of a battleship and heroism on, 'a day that will live in infamy'."
 
The United States Navy Supply Corps is responsible for the Navy Food Service Program and the professionalism of the Culinary Specialists that daily ensure the nutritional health and well being of our men and woman at sea. It is necessary to understand the history and the stories of those that made it so; from Messmen, Stewards and Commissarymen, to the shipboard galleys of today. The life and times of Dorie Miller are part of that story.

Dorie Miller was the “Black Lives Matter” iconic symbol of his day where “newspaper headlines were about the injustice, and absurdity, of racial discrimination”. Like then and now, “It is never about brains or ability, it is about opportunity; from the school house to the White House.”

 
In 2030, Dorie Miller will be known by all, as the USS Doris Miller (CVN-81) will be commissioned in his honor. Click here to read the full story of Dorie's life, as told by The Oakleaf columnist, and 36th Chief of Supply Corps, RADM (ret) Dan McKinnon.


Retired Admiral Daniel W. McKinnon, Jr. 
 
In 1958, Dan served as Wardroom Mess Caterer of the USS Boxer, where once a week he was allowed to add something to the menu by Steward Mates whose competence, professionalism, and friendship, helped make a ship a home.
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Join in celebration at the Navy Supply Corps 226th Birthday Ball, a global virtual event on Saturday, April 24th at 7:00pm ET, hosted by the Navy Supply Corps Foundation and featuring Guest Speaker Brody Young. A traditional Event Program is available to print here.


Pre-registration is required for the event.

Enjoy an evening of fellowship with Foundation members around the globe, celebrating the U.S. Navy Supply Corps 226th Birthday. Our Master of Ceremonies, Foundation Executive Director CAPT (ret) Daniel Pionk, will lead the traditional program which includes formal remarks, toasts and a cake cutting ceremony. Later in the program, Chapter breakout rooms will be available for more intimate engagement, moderated by Chapter leadership. You can view the full Program of Events here.

Our guest speaker, Brody Young, was a Utah State Park Ranger whose life changed the day he began his patrol on the early evening of November 19, 2010. Shot 9 times during an ambush, he had no pulse or heartbeat, but miraculously survived and was in a comma for a month. Brody's inspirational story, "9 Miracles", centers around his strength, family, training, and perseverance. As a motivational speaker, Brody routinely speaks at the Department of Justice, FBI and other service-oriented agencies about overcoming the ordinary and extraordinary challenges we all face. As the world navigates the recent pandemic, Brody's story is sure to inspire us all and remind us of the important role we play as past and present U.S. Navy Supply Corps officers. Read more about Brody here.

Registration for the Navy Supply Corps 226th Birthday Ball is required. Please register here. The waiting room will open at 6:30pm, with a photo montage showcasing our Chapters. No formal dress code attire is required.

Join us this Saturday, April 24th at 7pm ET, to celebrate the Navy Supply Corps 226th Birthday, in unison with our Supply Corps Community all over the world!

"Do some good! Shake off the regret from the borrowed time we have. Live everyday as if it was your last." -Brody Young
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Members,
The Foundation maintained our momentum in 2020, as all programs were executed in a lean and effective manner. The NSCF 2020 Annual Report highlights our achievements. Your generous support was a key driver in this success--thank you!

Click here to view the Foundation's 2020 Annual Report.
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For more than 50 years, the Navy Supply Corps Foundation has supported the Supply Corps Community. Foundation members are everyone who has ever worn the Oakleaf of the United States Navy Supply Corps Officer—veterans, active duty, reserve. Our global programs and services and 38 regional Chapters support members in need, provide camaraderie, professional and social networking, and  promote the Supply Corps heritage and traditions. 

On February 23rd, we celebrated the U.S. Navy Supply Corps 226th Birthday! Thank you to each and every Supply Corps officer for your service to our fleet--keeping us ready and able to protect and defend our United States of America. 
 
Our members and their families are at the heart of our mission. We strive to bring more value to our members’ lives year over year and THANK YOU for your financial contributions. Your generousity enables us to "take care of our own" Supply Community each and every day—keeping our culture and heritage alive through generations!  
 
You are important! Be an active and supportive member of the Supply Community:
  • Donate now using a credit card at https://www.usnscf.com/Foundation/Ships_Store/MakeDonation
  • Shop AmazonSmile and designate The Navy Supply Corps Foundation, Inc. as your charity. Visit smile.amazon.com to sign up!
  • Honor Tench Francis as the founding officer of the Navy Supply Corps through the Tench Francis Legacy Society –recognizing members who have included the Foundation in their estate planning. Gift planning can include a bequest in your will or by participating in a gift annuity or other life-income tool. To become a member, or if you have already taken steps to provide this type of support, please contact our Executive Director, CAPT (Ret) Daniel Pionk at: executivedirector@usnscf.com or call 706-354-4111.
  • Learn more about your contribution options through the Foundation's Donor eNewsletter delivered right to your inbox. Many of our friends find this very interesting and helpful. It features news from Washington, Savvy Living, gift stories, finance news and timely articles. Sign up now at https://usnscf.giftlegacy.com/?pageID=36
  • Volunteer with any of our Committees. Learn how at https://www.usnscf.com/Foundation/pages/Programs/Volunteer_Committee
  • Support Chapter events and programs. Learn about your Chapter at https://www.usnscf.com/Foundation/pages/About_Us/Chapter_Information
  • Encourage members to register on our website at https://www.usnscf.com/Foundation/
  • Join the CFC 2021 Giving Campaign! Pledge your donation to the Foundation through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Use The Navy Supply Corps Foundation, Inc. CFC #, which is 10281# . Visit https://givecfc.org/home to sign up now and name the Foundation (10281#) as your charity. 
FOLLOW US!

 
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Today the Navy Supply Corps Foundation joins our Supply Community in celebrating the 226th Birthday of the U.S.Navy Supply Corps! Thank you to each and every Supply Corps officer for your service to our fleet--keeping us ready and able to protect and defend our United States of America. 

Click here to read a special Supply Corps Birthday Message from the 49th Chief of Supply Corps.
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Dear Fellow Supply Corps Officers and Friends, 

I hope you and your family have persevered through the challenges of the past year and are safe and healthy. With full deployment of the vaccine, the Foundation looks forward to moving beyond this crisis and returning to a more normal life. Of note, the vaccine distribution highlights the importance of logistics and the vital role many of our Supply Corps officers are playing in this effort. We remain grateful to them and all of those working to manage the crisis on our behalf.

Last February when I wrote my first letter as Chairman of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation, I could never have imagined the year that would follow. Our birthday celebrations, chapter events, and board meetings all went virtual. Our focus quickly went to ensuring that the Foundation, both fiscally and operationally, was positioned to continue its mission throughout the pandemic.

I am happy to report that the Foundation maintained our momentum in 2020. The attached infographic highlights our 2020 achievements and our Annual Report will be published shortly to offer greater detail. From Scholarships to Heritage to Transition and beyond, we executed our programs in a lean and effective manner. Your generous support was a key driver in this success. Thank you.

As we begin 2021, we have started executing our 2021-2023 Strategic Plan—much of it reflects the inputs from our membership survey. Look for a summary of the Plan in our spring issue of The Oakleaf. Also in this issue, as the anniversaries of 911 (20th), Desert Storm (30th) and the Korean War (70th) approach, the Heritage Committee will share our members’ memories and stories of the Supply Corps role in these historical events. Along with these stories, we ask for your help identifying our Foundation members over 90 years old for recognition in our Vintage Oakleaf Club—a distinct group of Supply Corps officers. And, don't forget to visit our website for information on all our programs and services, including the Foundation’s Scholarship Program, which is accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 school year through March 12th.

I hope you share our perspective on the value the Navy Supply Corps Foundation brings to its members, taking care of our own and preserving the Supply Corps history and traditions! With your continued support we can make a difference in the lives of our Supply Corps Community.

Thank you again for a successful 2020. I wish you a happy 226th Supply Corps Anniversary!

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This month we recognize the many African American men and women who overcame great adversity, stood for equality, and paved the way for unity in this country and throughout the world. Black History Month celebrates the contributions of historical leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Muhammad Ali and Harriet Tubman as well as modern figures such as Barack Obama, Maya Angelou and Oprah Winfrey. We also honor the first African American sailors whose strength, courage and determination profoundly impacted our United States Navy and whose significant contributions are felt today. Coming soon, in the Spring issue of The Oakleaf, RADM (ret) Dan McKinnon shares the story of Doris Miller, an African American mess attendant on the USS West Virginia in 1941 whose bravery earned him the Navy Cross. Below highlights the pivitol moments of African Americans' history in the Navy.


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Foundation Members, You are cordially invited to a special Navy Supply Corps Foundation Webinar: An Evening with the Chief with Guest Speaker RADM Peter Stamatopoulos, Chief of Supply Corps and Commander Naval Supply Systems Command, on Wednesday, February 24th at 7pm EST.

The virtual event will focus on current Supply Corps topics relevant to the Supply Corps Community and provide a unique opportunity for members to ask questions of the Chief. Advance registration is required to attend the Webinar. Please register here. If you have a specific question or topic you would like addressed, please email Foundation@usnscf.com and your question will be shared with RADM Stamatopoulos during the Webinar.

The Navy Supply Corps Foundation hopes you will join us for An Evening with the Chief, on Wednesday, February 24th at 7:00pm EST. Stay well and safe.

Click here to register.
Click here to submit your questions.
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NOMINATE NOW! Help us recognize the 2020 achievements of our local Chapters and most successful Volunteers, whose commitment to the Foundation is vital to carrying out our mission of support to the Supply Community. The 2020 nomination form offers an easy format to quickly highlight Chapter and Volunteer achievements. Click here to learn more about the nomination process!

NOMINATIONS DUE 1 APRIL 2021

email to:  recognition@usnscf.com
copy to: executivedirector@usnscf.com
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Now is the time to get your applications in! Don't miss out on this special opportunity! Foundation scholarships are for high school seniors and college undergraduate students. Scholarships are also available for spouses going to school part-time, as well as students attending accredited community college/technical schools. Don't wait! Applications must be in the Foundation office by 3/12.

ELIGIBILITY: For all scholarships, the applicant must:
  1. Be a spouse, child or grandchild of a living or deceased regular, retired, reserve or prior service Supply Corps officer.
  2. Be a spouse or child of an Active or Retired Enlisted with supply enlisted rating (e.g., AK, SK, MS/CS, SH, DK, LI, PC, LS).
  3. Recipient must attend a two (2) or four (4) year accredited college and should be a full-time undergraduate student. (Note: Spouse scholarships are available for spouses who are enrolled for a minimum of 6 hours per semester, undergraduate only)
 Visit our Scholarship page to learn more about the program and meet past winners. 

TO APPLY:
  1. Applicants must register every year.  Click “New User?” and register.  Sponsor membership accounts on the Foundation’s website cannot be used for applying.
  2. When registering, please make sure you select the following boxes on the registration form in order to obtain an application:
    •  Rank and Status – "Other", then type in "Student"
    •  Chapter – "Foundation"
    •  Check the box - “Apply for a Scholarship”
 
Once you submit your registration, log back on and click on your name. The application will be at the top right of the page.
 
READ the instructions on the right hand side of the application.
  
The application is comprised of four primary components: academic performance records, extracurricular activities, financial need and two short essay questions. The Scholarship Board consists of one person each from the Active Duty, Reserve, Retired, Enlisted, and spouse communities. They individually review and critique each application and then meet as a virtual board to collectively select the best candidates. Scholarship funds are then distributed to the awardee’s institution for the upcoming academic year.

Questions? Please email: foundationadmin@usnscf.com

Spread the word about this excellent opportunity for our Supply Corps Family members to further their education!
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Spring is right around the corner and our Oakleaf staff wants to hear from you! Special requests for this issue: Supply Corps Birthday celebrations from the past, memories and thoughts on Desert Storm/Desert Shield, and personal stories related to the Korean War. All family members of our Supply Community are encouraged to share! Send submissions by 2/15 to theoakleaf@usnscf.com.
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2021 is full of great opportunities for Transitioning Officers. From virtual job fairs...to webinars on engagement at virtual events...to recruiting agencies in your area, the Foundation pulls resources to give you the best start to the new year! Visit our Transition Page regularly for a list of new opportunities and tips to manage the transition process, view our job postings for an up-to-date list of companies seeking your talents and background and follow us on our social media channels to get all our transition news quickly and directly to your phone! 

   
 
COMING SOON...

Webinar: The Art of the Possible – Kicking Off the New Year. ~ Tues, Jan 5 at 2:00 PM EST. 

Is a career transition part of your new year's resolution? Join our experts to understand the path forward.

Register HERE!

Topics include:

  • How to market yourself in a new career field
  • How to translate military skills and accomplishments into language the private sector understands
  • How to expand your network to find positions outside your current industry
  • Plus much more!


Webinar: The Ins and Outs of a VA Disability Compensation Claim and Appeal ~ Tues, Jan 12 at 2:00 PM EST.

Many veterans neglected to submit a VA claim at retirement or when leaving service ... and then are intimidated by the process. Join MOAA's accredited Veteran Service Officer Capt. Paul Frost, AFC®, USN (Ret), for a tutorial on what you need to know about a VA disability compensation claim and appeal.

Register HERE! 

Topics include:

  • The Purpose of VA Disability Compensation Claims
  • What Evidence Is Required for Claims
  • Types of Claims and Appeals
  • How to Get Your Service Medical Records
  • What a Veteran Service Organization (VSO) Can Do for You
  • Navigating the Various Claim Forms
  • What Is Concurrent Receipt?
  • Setting Up an eBenefits Account
  • Understanding Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (DIC)


Virtual Security Clearance Job Fair - Sponsored by Corporate Gray ~ January 14, 2021 11 am - 2 pm (ET)

Location: Virtual Security Clearance Job Fair - Nationwide

This Corporate Gray Virtual "Security Clearance" Job Fair provides security-cleared professionals the opportunity to interview with employers nationwide via text and video chats. The event is open and free to all job seekers who have an active or current (active within the past 2 years) security clearance, including civilians. Job seekers are required to register both on Corporate Gray Online and on eCareerFairs, the platform being used to host the virtual event. Registered candidates will receive training on eCareerFairs, the Virtual Job Fair Training Guide, and the Job Fair Employer Directory prior to the event.

Register HERE!
 



Webinar: Acing Your Virtual Interview ~ Tues, Jan 19 at 2:00 PM EST.

Join MOAA's senior director for career transition services, Col. Brian Anderson, USAF (Ret), as he offers tips and techniques to ace your virtual interview and land the position!

Register HERE!



DAV RecruitMilitary Central Region Virtual Career Fair for Veterans ~ Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Invest in yourself.

If you are one of millions who are currently unemployed or underemployed, we can help. America's organizations continue to need the skills and values you developed as a member of the military community – and many are hiring. You have an exclusive opportunity to meet those employers in a digital setting at the Register early to create your profile and learn more about participating organizations.

Register HERE!



Course for Hampton Roads transitioning Officers ~ Career Progression Seminar ~ Wednesday 27 January

Blue Water Advisors introduces a 1 day career progression seminar (Think TAP / GPS / Ruhlein / etc…) focused on a more current, relevant "HOW" to navigate and network your way into a role during transition vice just "WHAT" you need to do during that time. The message is constructed by professionals that have made the transition themselves, bringing the currency and relevance from Fortune 100 companies. Representation from a number of Govcon and commercial companies that provide great benefit in mentoring those in their progression.

Register HERE!

Groups are small as our intent is to not only make the delivery more personable, but also to maintain an enduring relationship as we move forward through members transitions/progressions. 
 



MOAA Virtual Military Executive Transition (MET) seminar ~ Thurs, Jan 28 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST.

The Military Executive Transition (MET) seminar is a virtual, one-day workshop geared toward preparing military leaders for civilian careers. The seminar includes insight on how to build a stronger and broader network to accelerate your job search; strategies for using recruiters and executive search firms; self-marketing tools including your résumé and LinkedIn profile; as well as interview pointers and best practices for salary and benefits negotiations. The workshop concludes with a popular panel of successfully transitioned senior officers from a range of industries who share their experiences and insights.

Register HERE!

If you are a veteran concerned about a furlough or a servicemember transitioning within the next two years, this is a don't-miss event! Pricing is tiered based on MOAA membership level. Reserve your seat!
 



WEBINAR~ "Five Tips for Ensuring Success at a Virtual Career Fair" ~ Several dates available...

During this LIVE informational webinar, we will be discussing how to showcase skills and best practices for Virtual Career Fairs! This event is designed to ensure transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses are prepared to maximize their experience and success at an upcoming RecruitMilitary Virtual Career Fair.

Register HERE!

This webinar is offered several times. Select the date and time that works best for you.
 



MOAA Virtual Career Fair ~ Thurs, Feb 4 from 1:00-3:00 PM EST.

Thinking about taking off your uniform? Military spouse with a career on the move? Encountering employment uncertainties caused by the pandemic? Don't know where to start? Let MOAA help you.

  • Chat with military-friendly and veteran-ready companies from various industries and sectors
  • When a candidate makes a connection via text, the employer has the option to start a 1-on-1 video chat to move the discussion forward.
  • Then articulate your value.
  • Land the position!

Register HERE!

You don't want to miss this unique opportunity to make a great first impression and have a "live" conversation with your potential future employer!


Transitioning assistance available to Hampton Roads officers and beyond...




 


Transitioning? Visit ClearanceJobs regularly for new opportunities...

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Scholarship applications will be accepted thru Friday, March 12, 2021. Foundation scholarships are for high school seniors and college undergraduate students only. Additionally, Scholarships for spouses going to school part-time as well as students attending accredited community college/technical school are available.

The application is comprised of four primary components: academic performance records, extracurricular activities, financial need and two short essay questions. The Scholarship Board consists of one person each from the Active Duty, Reserve, Retired, Enlisted, and spouse communities. They individually review and critique each application and then meet as a virtual board to collectively select the best candidates. Scholarship funds are then distributed to the awardee’s institution for the upcoming academic year.

ELIGIBILITY: For all scholarships, the applicant must:
  1. Be a spouse, child or grandchild of a living or deceased regular, retired, reserve or prior service Supply Corps officer.
  2. Be a spouse or child of an Active or Retired Enlisted with supply enlisted rating (e.g., AK, SK, MS/CS, SH, DK, LI, PC, LS).
  3. Recipient must attend a two (2) or four (4) year accredited college and should be a full-time undergraduate student. (Note: Spouse scholarships are available for spouses who are enrolled for a minimum of 6 hours per semester, undergraduate only)
 Visit our Scholarship page to learn more about the program and meet past winners. 

TO APPLY:
  1. Applicants must register every year.  Click “New User?” and register.  Sponsor membership accounts on the Foundation’s website cannot be used for applying.
  2. When registering, please make sure you select the following boxes on the registration form in order to obtain an application:
    •  Rank and Status – "Other", then type in "Student"
    •  Chapter – "Foundation"
    •  Check the box - “Apply for a Scholarship”
 
Once you submit your registration, log back on and click on your name. The application will be at the top right of the page.
 
READ the instructions on the right hand side of the application.
  
Questions? Please email: foundationadmin@usnscf.com

Spread the word about this excellent opportunity for our Supply Corps Family members to further their education!
 
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Dear Navy Supply Corps Foundation Members,

The Winter issue of The Oakleaf is online now!

We have so much to share in this issue as we close out 2020. The pandemic made for a challenging year but, like you, the NSCF has adjusted to the ever-changing environment. Celebrating the Foundation's 50th Anniversary, recent Philadelphia Chapter Presidents reflect on their leadership experiences and RADM (ret) Dan McKinnon brings the Supply Corps 225th Birthday into focus with his essay "Our Supply Corps...Looking Back...Looking Ahead". 

In response to your survey feedback, starting on page 6, Transition Committee Chair CDR (ret) Bob Dolan shares his interview with Tom Wolfe, an expert in the field of military-to-civilian career transition and author of Out of Uniform. Bob also shines the spotlight on former Supply Corps Officer, and current chair of the US Veterans employee ambassador group for McCormick & Company, Mr. Alex Gardner in the first part of a series of articles profiling Members' lessons learned during the transitioning process.

Thanks to your submissions, The Oakleaf always includes stories about our Members and their families. In this issue, an article by CAPT (ret) Tiffany Schad catches up with Vintage Oakleaf Club Member CAPT (ret) Kenneth M. Beyer and a conversation with Foundation Scholarship winners Julia and Rachel Sarnowski, daughters of former Supply Corps LT Michael Sarnowski, helps kick off the application season. We also get to know CDR Nick Ulmer, LCDR Dave Couchman and Mr. Devin Wenzel as Volunteer Committee Chair LCDR Adam Gunter introduces us to three of the many volunteers who serve the Supply Corps Community through their work with the Foundation. 

Do you have a story or memory to share? Consider writing an article for our Spring Issue! All active, retired, reserve, prior service and family members are encouraged to submit articles, pictures, news and updates to theoakleaf@usnscf.com . Any submissions not included in The Oakleaf due to space limitations may be used on our website and/or social media platforms.

To ensure you never miss an issue of The Oakleaf, keep your contact information current by logging into your account at www.usnscf.com and updating your information now, email or call the Foundation at (706) 354-4111. 

Let's celebrate the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021 with the Winter Issue of The OakleafClick here to read it now!


CAPT Dan Pionk, SC, USN (Ret.), Executive Director, Navy Supply Corps Foundation
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Launched on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in 2012 as a special day of giving to nonprofit organizations, the #GivingTuesday campaign focuses on supporting nonprofits, as a way of thinking beyond oneself, BEFORE we head into the busy holiday season. Each year, our Members and their families donate to the Foundation in support of our Supply Corps around the globe.

Now, more than ever, #GivingTuesday donations are needed to continue the Foundation’s work and “take care of our own”. 
Click here to DONATE NOW! 

Please share this post on our Foundation websiteFacebookLinkedIn and Twitter pages with your friends and families to encourage their support, as well. 
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Congratulations to our newest 2020 Navy Supply Corps Foundation Distinguished Alumni RADM (ret) Edward K. "Ted" Walker, Jr., inducted by way of a virtual ceremony in November 2020. With the continued challenges of the pandemic, a recorded online ceremony offered a great opportunity to honor RADM Walker in a timely manner. RADM Walker enjoyed a long and successful career in the Supply Corps, culminating as the 35th Chief of Supply Corps. He transitioned out of the Navy and continued his success while serving as President and CEO of the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation and Chairman of the Vinson Hall Retirement Corporation. 

The Foundation's Distinguished Alumni ceremony celebrated RADM Walker’s achievements during a recorded virtual ceremony, hosted by Foundation Chair RADM (ret) Mike Lyden, with Guest Speaker VADM (ret) Edward M. Straw, former Commander Defense Logistics Agency, and special guests: Foundation Executive Director CAPT (ret) Daniel Pionk, and Distinguished Alumni Committee Chair and Foundation Distinguished Alumni CAPT (ret) Bud Schiff. 

The ceremony honoring RADM Walker can be viewed on the NSCF YouTube channel, through the link provided below:
https://youtu.be/X1B_r13W8CU

To learn more about RADM (ret) Ted Walker, please see the Summer 2020 Issue of The Oakleaf. 

   
        
 
Join us in celebrating our recently-inducted 2020 Navy Supply Corps Foundation Distinguished Alumni CAPT (ret) Billy Dodson (inducted on August 27, 2020 in a virtual cermony).  The ceremony honoring Billy was recorded and can be viewed by clicking https://youtu.be/40riQ2JfAdI

The Navy Supply Corps Foundation's Distinquished Alumni Program 

Established in 1989, the Distinguished Alumni Program is one of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation’s hallmark programs as it identifies and recognizes retired and former Navy Supply Corps officers who have gone on to distinguish themselves by obtaining significant success in the public or private sector.

Click here to download a list of NSCF's NSCF Distinguished Alumni.

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Job Fairs are an opportunity for businesses to find qualified candidates and for job seekers to interview with many companies in a brief period of time. With resume in hand, a well-prepared candidate can maximize time spent job searching, as well as improve interview skills, by attending virtual job fairs. While a job offer is not likely to occur on site, networking will. Additionally, job seekers gain a greater understanding of what employers are looking for and how to speak their language. In today’s environment, virtual job fairs are the norm and time spent developing skills in this new format is a must for anyone transitioning from active duty. Visit Upcoming Events to learn about Job Fairs scheduled through the end of the year. And visit our Transition page for more information on the transitioning process, including resources to aid in your job search.
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Our Foundation leaders and members are anyone who has ever worn the Oakleaf of the United States Navy Supply Corps Officer—veterans, active duty, reserve. We provide global programs and services to support the Navy Supply Corps Community and promote its heritage and traditions. Our small Foundation staff works with our all-Volunteer Board of Directors and 37 Chapters around the globe to support and celebrate our Supply Community. Our Regional Chapters are the face of the Foundation, promoting camaraderie, professional and social networking, and supporting members in need—for more than 50 years!
 
Our members and their families are at the heart of our mission. The Navy Supply Corps Foundation’s Mission is to provide programs and services to support the Navy Supply Corps Community and promote its heritage and traditions. It is our Vision to be the "go to" non-profit that globally supports and unifies the Navy Supply Corps Community and preserves its heritage and traditions. We strive to bring more value to our members’ lives every day and we THANK YOU for your support, enabling us to serve our Supply Community each and every day—keeping our culture and heritage alive through generations!  
 
Ways YOU can be an active and supportive member of the Supply Community:
  • Volunteer with any of our Committees. Learn how at https://www.usnscf.com/Foundation/pages/Programs/Volunteer_Committee
  • Support Chapter events and programs. Learn about your Chapter at https://www.usnscf.com/Foundation/pages/About_Us/Chapter_Information
  • Donate now using a credit card at https://www.usnscf.com/Foundation/Ships_Store/MakeDonation
  • Shop AmazonSmile and designate The Navy Supply Corps Foundation, Inc. as your charity. Visit smile.amazon.com to sign up!
  • Join the CFC 2020 Giving Campaign! Pledge your donation to the Foundation through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Use The Navy Supply Corps Foundation, Inc. CFC #, which is 10281# . Visit https://givecfc.org/home to sign up now and name the Foundation (10281#) as your charity. Official Solicitation Period is September 21, 2020 - January 15, 2021
  • Honor Tench Francis as the founding officer of the Navy Supply Corps through the Tench Francis Legacy Society –recognizing members who have included the Foundation in their estate planning. Gift planning can include a bequest in your will or by participating in a gift annuity or other life-income tool. To become a member, or if you have already taken steps to provide this type of support, please contact our Executive Director, CAPT (Ret) Daniel Pionk at: executivedirector@usnscf.com or call 706-354-4111.
  • Learn more about your contribution options through the Foundation's Donor eNewsletter delivered right to your inbox. Many of our friends find this very interesting and helpful. It features news from Washington, Savvy Living, gift stories, finance news and timely articles. Sign up now at https://usnscf.giftlegacy.com/?pageID=36
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Back by popular demand, NSCF-HR is pleased to host Thursday social hours once again! We follow all current state and local COVID-19 regulations. Please bring your face coverings to all events, for your safety and the safety of others.
 
JOIN US:
November 19, 2020 (1600-1800) - Benchtop Brewing Company (1129 Boissevain Ave, Norfolk, VA 23507)

December 3, 2020 (1600-1800) - Reaver Beach Brewing Co. (1505 Taylor Farm Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23453)


For more information about our events or to learn more about our Hampton Roads Chapter, please contact CAPT Jim Strauss at
 HamptonRoadsPres@usnscf.com .

 
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We recognize and honor those who have served or are serving in the United States Armed Forces today—November 11, 2020—and we THANK YOU for your service and sacrifice on behalf of all Americans. Our Veterans have served on the battlefield, on the seas and in the air, and when their military service was complete, our Veterans continue their service in communities all over the country. Our Veterans are at the heart of our country—giving us strength and courage when and where we need it most. Take time today, and every day, to recognize and thank a Veteran—let’s celebrate all Americans who have worn the uniform of our United States Military!
 
Click here to read a special Veterans Day message from Foundation Chair RADM (ret) Mike Lyden.

Visit https://militarybenefits.info/veterans-day/ for information on Veterans Day events and discounts near you!

 
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Join us for the First Annual Navy Supply Corps Foundation – Philadelphia Chapter Virtual Auction. The Philadelphia Chapter has partnered with All American Classics to bring a wide variety of music, movie, sports memorabilia (including authentic, autographed items), and more through this dedicated auction and payment website!

The auction website is https://go.americancharityauctions.com/3ae473

Preview period starts Tuesday, 27 OCT 2020, and the silent auction runs from Midnight, 6 NOV 2020 to 2359, Friday, 13 NOV 2020! 100% of profits will benefit chapter programs during these unprecedented times.

For more information please contact LCDR Couchman at dave.couchman@navy.mil or LTJG SooKoo stefan.d.sookoo@navy.mil
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Originally founded in 1795, as the U.S. Navy Office of Purveyor of Supplies, the United States Navy Supply Corps celebrates our 225th Birthday this year! In February of 1795, a Philadelphia businessman named Tench Francis, Jr. was appointed by President George Washington as the nation’s first Purveyor of Public Supplies. This act established the U.S. Navy Supply Corps as one of the oldest staff corps in the Navy.
 
Honoring Tench Francis as the founding officer of the Navy Supply Corps, the Navy Supply Corps Foundation has established the Tench Francis Legacy Society to recognize our members who have included the Foundation in their estate planning. Gift planning can include a bequest in your will or by participating in a gift annuity or other life-income tool. If you have already taken steps to provide this type of support, please let us know as we would like to include you as a member of the Society. We are extremely grateful to our Tench Francis Legacy Society members for your generous support of our Supply Corps Family today and into the future.

Please consider joining the ranks of those currently listed as members of the Society, and help support the mission of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation by planning a future gift to the Foundation. If you would like information about ways you can support the mission of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation into the future, please contact our Executive Director, CAPT (Ret) Daniel Pionk at: executivedirector@usnscf.com or call 706-354-4111.

 
Current Members of the Tench Francis Legacy Society

Harry H. Ball, CAPT, SC, USN*
Norma Batchelder*
Arthur Briggs, LCDR, SC, USN*
Bernard Browning, RADM, SC, USN*
Copely Burkhett, LCDR, SC, USN*
Harry Burris, CDR, SC, USN
Walter Douglas, CAPT, SC, USN*
Kenneth Epps, CAPT, SC, USN
Norman & Patricia Foy, CAPT, SC, USN
James French, LCDR, SC, USN
Richard Harrison, CAPT, SC, USN*
Donald E. Hickman, RADM, SC, USN
Terry Johnson, CDR, SC, USN
Thomas W. Jones, CDR, SC, USN*
Joseph J. Jordan, CDR, SC, USN
Robert R. Kurz, CDR, SC, USN
Norman Maier, CDR, SC, USN*
Steve Maas, RADM, SC, USN
Charles Mayfield, RADM, SC, USN*
Cary D. Poston, LCDR, SC, USN
Frank E. Raab, RADM, SC, USN*
Lowell Reade, CDR, SC, USN*
Ronald F. Ritchie, LCDR, SC, USN
Albert (Bud) Schiff, CAPT, SC, USN
William N. Shannon, CAPT SC, USN
Harold M. Shaw, CAPT, SC, USN*
George Smith, CW03, SC, USN*
Raymond J. Smith, CDR, SC, USN*
Donald G. St. Angelo, RADM, SC, USN*
Clyde Tudor, LCDR, SC, USN*
Lennus B. Urquhart, CDR, SC, USN
Lyall G. Young, LT, SC, USN*
Josephine Wenzel, SC, USN*
 
Please visit the links below to learn more about Tench Francis, Jr. and the beginning of the Navy Supply Corps.
https://scnewsltr.dodlive.mil/2020/04/24/tench-francis/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tench_Francis_Jr.
https://scnewsltr.dodlive.mil/2017/03/17/happy-birthday-u-s-navy-supply-corps-est-february-23-1795/
https://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/communities/supply-corps.html
https://www.navalhistory.org/2012/02/23/217th-birthday-of-the-navy-supply-corps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqblJefEkGE
 
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As we all adjust to the lifestyle changes brought on by COVID, our Supply Family has an opportunity to ease the burden on Supply spouses. Recognizing the increased need to support our spouses and provide safe socialization, the Navy Supply Corps Foundation has created a spouse support group, the Fun Bunch, to serve our families in connection with our 37 Chapters around the world.
 
The Fun Bunch is not an official spouse club, but is a more casual, loosely organized group—open to all spouses of active duty, former, retired and deceased Supply Corps officers, with an emphasis on fun! The Fun Bunch is centered on shared experiences, opportunities for engagement with each other and the community, and establishing or renewing family friendships within the Supply Corps.
 
Connecting with Supply spouses can make a big difference in the lives of our families. With fewer opportunities for engagement, spouses find the Fun Bunch bridges the gaps in socialization and support. Hampton Roads, Hawaii, Mechanicsburg and San Diego have active groups meeting at this time. Would you like to see a Fun Bunch in your area? It only take a few spouses to get a group started!

For more information about getting a Fun Bunch started in your area, or to show your interest in participating in a group, please contact Gracie Dziewiatkowski at spouserep@usnscf.com . Gracie is the Spouse Representative on the Foundation Board of Directors and would be happy to help you learn more about our Fun Bunch opportunity. With many Supply spouses struggling to find the camaraderie and support they need during these hard times, your outreach can be the start of a lifelong friendship!

 
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Join the CFC 2021 Giving Campaign TODAY! Pledge your donation to the Foundation through the CFC ~ the Navy Supply Corps Foundation, Inc. CFC #10281 . Visit https://givecfc.org/home to sign up and name the Foundation (#10281) as your charity. 

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the official workplace giving campaign of the federal government, allowing federal employees and retirees to pledge monetary support and volunteer time to approved charities--including the Navy Supply Corps Foundation, Inc. (#10281). The CFC is one of the largest and most successful fundraising campaigns in the world--it's the easiest, safest way to give regularly to our Supply Corps Community. This year's campaign runs from thru Jan. 15, 2021. 

Not familiar with the Combined Federal Campaign? Fundraising for charitable organizations in the Federal workplace can be traced to the late-1940's. Learn more at https://www.opm.gov/combined-federal-campaign/ . Official Solicitation Period is September 21, 2020 - January 15, 2021. We appreciate your support!
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The Heritage Committee is compiling and archiving the rich historical impact that our most senior Supply Corps officers have had on our Navy and our community. We have a list of our most senior Supply Corps officers called the “The Vintage Oakleaf Club”.

The committee will be contacting each member of our Vintage Oakleaf Club, or their associated family members, to capture their stories. Information that will be sought includes name, rank, years of service, tours, post Navy career accomplishments, as well as photos and sea stories. The Heritage Committee will ultimately feature each member in the Oakleaf, on the Foundation website, and also the Navy Supply Corps Newsletter for the enrichment and appreciation of our entire Supply Corps Community.

If you know of any Supply Corps officers 90 years and older who we may be able to add to our list and contact, please contact CAPT (ret) Joe Spruill at heritage@usnscf.com .
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CAPT (ret) Billy Dodson, world-renowned conservationist, writer, and wildlife photographer, was named a Navy Supply Corps Foundation 2019 Distinguished Alumni on August 27, 2020 by the Navy Supply Corps Foundation at a virtual ceremony honoring Billy as a Supply Corps officer who has achieved great success beyond his military career. Click here to view a recording of the ceremony.
 
The ceremony celebrated Billy’s achievements during a live Zoom webinar, hosted by Foundation Chair RADM (ret) Mike Lyden, with Guest Speaker RADM Ken Epps, and special guests former Director of DLA, Chief of Supply Corps and Commander of NAVSUP VADM (ret) Al Thompson, former Foundation Chair RADM (ret) Linda Bird, former Foundation Board Member RADM (ret) Steve Maas, RADM (ret) Fenton Priest and Distinguished Alumni Committee Chair and Foundation Distinguished Alumni CAPT (ret) Bud Schiff.
 
Established in 1989, the Distinguished Alumni Program is one of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation’s hallmark programs as it identifies and recognizes retired and former Navy Supply Corps officers who have gone on to distinguish themselves by obtaining significant success in the public or private sector. To learn more about the Distinguished Alumni (DA) program and how to nominate a member, please visit our Distinguished Alumni website page.
 
We are proud to welcome our newest Distinguished Alumni CAPT (ret) Billy Dodson, joining our previously inducted Distinguished Alumni. Please click here for a complete list of Distinguished Alumni


 
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The Navy Supply Corps Foundation wishes the U.S. Navy "Happy Birthday"! Thank you to all Sailors, past and present, for your selfless service to our Country and contributions to our Navy.
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With deep sadness we say farewell to our dear friends Eileen Sapera and Suzann Tushingham McNary. The Supply Corps Community enjoyed many years of support as both Eileen and Sue shared their lives and opened their hearts to all. Please join us as we remember these special ladies, visit our Family News page for a full obituary.

To make a donation to the Eileen Sapera Memorial Scholarship, visit https://www.usnscf.com/Foundation/Ships_Store/MakeDonation and annotate Eileen Sapera Memorial Scholarship in the designation box toward the bottom of the page.

To make a donation to the Foundation in memory of Suzann Tushingham McNary, visit https://www.usnscf.com/Foundation/Ships_Store/MakeDonation and annotate Suzann Tushingham McNary in the designation box toward the bottom of the page.
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The Foundation works to bring our Community the support and resources needed to “take care of our own”. See what’s going on and how you can help:

The Transition Committee: Have you recently transitioned out of the military? Preparing to do so now? The Transition Committee assists officers transitioning to the civilian world after several years, or a career, serving in the military. Transitioning can cause anxiety for many military members and their families. And for good reason—deciding where to live, where to work, the type of work to do and where the kids will go to school are life-changing choices.Though moving from base-to-base often involves a change in lifestyle, transitioning to the civilian workforce brings an additional set of challenges.The Transition Committee aims to provide guidance, resources and job opportunities to our member through our website at https://www.usnscf.com/Foundation/pages/Programs/Transition and on our LinkedIn page https://www.linkedin.com/in/usnscf/ . To share your Transition story, email communications@usnscf.com .

The Development Committee:  Your Navy Supply Corps Foundation continues to provide financial support through scholarships. This year, despite unique financial challenges to the Founda­tion’s asset base, 85 well-deserving students are receiving scholarships to provide a brighter future for all of us. Please consider helping fulfill the mission of the Founda­tion today through an online contribution before the end of 2020. There is no better time than 2020 to make your donation to the Foundation since the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides revised rules for charitable donations in 2020 only:
- Under the CARES Act, taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions will be able to claim a charitable deduction of up to $300 for cash donations made in 2020.
- For taxpayers who already itemize, in 2020 the deduction available on cash contri­butions to charitable organizations has been increased from 60% of Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) to 100% of AGI. Taxpayers can carry donations greater than 100% of AGI to future years. Of note: this applies only to cash contri­butions and not to long-term appreciated assets, which enjoy long-term capital gain tax treatment. The charitable deduction for long-term appreciated assets is still capped at 30% of AGI.
- For corporations, the deductibility of cash contributions has been increased temporarily from 10% to 25% of taxable income.
Please consult your tax advisor regarding details of all provisions of the CARES Act related to charitable contribu­tions. Bottomline: The need has never been greater and the incentives have never been stronger to support one another…please donate what you can today! Visit the Foundation website at: https://www.usnscf.com/Foundation/ Ships_Store/MakeDonation . We are the Navy Supply Corps Foundation, always “Taking Care of Our Own”.
 
The Volunteer Committee:  We are excited to introduce a unique opportunity for our most engaged and active chapter members. The Foundation recently established a permanent Volunteer Committee to fill the wide range of service opportunities available on Foundation committees and programs. The Volunteer Committee is open to members of the Foundation (active, reserve, retired and former Supply Corps officers), their spouses and members of the enlisted Supply ratings (those eligible for Foundation scholarships). Committee members will be assigned to a committee or program based on personal interest and Foundation needs. Current volunteer opportunities include serving on the Heritage Committee, Family Aid and Support Team, Budget Committee, and others. Much of the work and communication will be handled virtually, but there may be opportunities for volunteers to attend Foundation board meetings as non-voting members and as needs require. This opportunity will also give volunteers a chance to work closely with board members, developing relationships and mentoring possibilities. If you’re interested or for more information, please email volunteer@usnscf.com .
 
The Investment Advisory Committee (IAC):  The IAC is looking for 2-3 volunteers who are Financial Planners, Wealth Managers, or who work in the Financial Services Industry, to be members of the Investment Advisory Committee (IAC). The IAC is continually looking to improve metrics to gauge performance and asset allocation. The Investment Advisory Committee holds virtual monthly meetings (via conference call) and follows a strict investment discipline guided by the NSCF Investment Policy Statement (IPS). Any Foundation members interested in assisting the IAC should send a resume/CSV to  executivedirector@usnscf.com .
 
The Chapter Relations Committee:  Do you live in North Carolina or South Carolina? There’s a NEW CHAPTER opportunity! Chapters are created if the population and the interest of Supply officers in a particular area is great enough to support regular engagement. LCDR (ret) Wes Griffin, a Foundation member living in the greater Charlotte area, would like to gauge the interest of our North and South Carolina members to deter­mine if it is feasible to start a Carolinas Chapter to support our Supply Corps families living in the area. Does a local Foundation Chapter interest you? Would you like to learn more about this opportunity? Please reach out directly to Wes for more information at #704-794-5426 or wes.griffin1@gmail.com .
 
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The Oakleaf is jam-packed with great articles written for and by our Supply Community. In this issue we celebrate our 85 well-deserving 2020-21 Scholarship Winners, recognize our 2019 Distinguished Alumni and learn how a Chapter held the first NSCF Virtual Auction in the face of COVID-19. We also follow our favorite story-teller RADM Dan McKinnon’s Travels with Wally, meet the Foundation’s 2019 Volunteers of the Year, and offer a sincere farewell to our own First Lady of Athens, Eileen Sapera. Sit down and relax with the 28-page Summer Issue of The Oakleaf. Click here to read it now!

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Shipmate Regis Philbin passed away on July 24th, and a well-deserved outpouring of praise and admiration rose up from a nation grateful for his legendary and entertaining career as "the iron man" of television, holding the world record for most screen hours. A myriad of accolades highlight his love for Notre Dame University and his accomplished life. But rarely is there mention of Regis' time in uniform, other than "he then served two years in the Navy before launching a career in entertainment." Fortunately, the Navy Supply Corps Foundation knows another layer of Regis...the Supply Officer, the patriot, the proud supporter of the Foundation.

Lieutenant Junior Grade Regis Francis Xavier Philbin, Supply Corps, United States Navy, was a bona fide Naval Hero... not so much for what he did in uniform but for what he did out of it. Regis Philbin was a loyal and lifelong pillar of the Navy Supply Corps Community, including active duty sailors and students, the retired community, and Navy families. Regis freely and often gave of his time and utilized numerous "platforms" to support the Supply Community--such as meeting with Navy Supply Corps School students, speaking at banquets and birthday balls, headlining important ceremonial anniversaries, and providing videos when he was unable to attend.   

A great example of Regis’ support of the Supply Community was when The Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. chose The Year of Navy Supply as their theme for the year—reinventing the museum space to display the story of our Navy Supply Corps, as told by NAVSUP. In 2010, The Year of Navy Supply exhibit kicked off with an opening reception supported by the Navy Supply Corps Foundation. From April 2010 to March 2011, the museum exhibited a series of stand-up displays and exhibits, developed by NAVSUP, populating the entire space. As an introduction to the exhibit, Regis gladly created a welcome video which was set up in the lobby as visitors first entered the Memorial. Regis’ charming personality and sincere affection for our Navy Supply Community are evident in his thoughtful introductory video below…

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W6T0v_FkZxbSdDC2Uz06qLF2z0FCCI_k/view?usp=sharing

Regis never made a really big deal out of his Naval service or his stalwart support of sailors...but he was a really big deal in the Navy Supply Corps Community as proven in the below link, thanking him for his superb contribution to The Navy Supply Corps Year of Supply Exhibit at The Navy Memorial in 2010. The emotion shown here is even more vibrant today than it was then. So as you watch the below short video...think again about his accomplished life, including this part you may not have known, and join us in saying..."THANKS REGIS" !
 
https://www.facebook.com/FISCPearlHarbor/videos/381665041932/


Regis was recognized as a Distinguished Alumni by the Navy Supply Corps Foundation. Follow the Navy Supply Corps Foundation website at https://www.usnscf.com in the coming days for more tributes and information regarding this Great American.

Additional tributes to Regis Philbin:
https://news.clearancejobs.com/2020/07/28/7-career-lessons-from-regis-philbin/
https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/photos/photos-regis-philbin-life-career-years-14932337/image-14932389
https://navy.togetherweserved.com/usn/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApps?cmd=ShadowBoxProfile&type=Person&ID=599706
https://www.wearethemighty.com/entertainment/regis-philbin-passes-away?rebelltitem=2#rebelltitem2
https://taskandpurpose.com/news/regis-philbin-dead-at-88
https://popculture.com/celebrity/news/us-navy-pays-tribute-regis-philbin-50s-throwback-icon-tv-star/

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Our Foundation Chapters shined in 2019! Balls, Fairs, Golf Tournaments, Tailgates, Bake Sales, Parades, Festivals...so many opportunities for members to enjoy commardarie, networking, fundraising and community outreach. Thank you to all 37 Foundation Chapters for your dedication to supporting our Supply Family all over the
globe in 2019! 

Hampton Roads Chapter (large chapter) 
The NSCF-Hampton Roads Chapter Theme for CY 2019: 

"Reinvigorating chapter participation through monthly events that achieve camaraderie, while strengthening member networks, partnerships through community service, and achieving increased fundraising efforts."

The Chapter Goal: "Increase overall participation of Chapter Members at events, while balancing operational members' presence with non­operational and retiree involvement."







 

 Mechanicsburg Chapter (small chapter)

 The NSCF-Mechanicsburg Chapter CY 2019 Chapter Internal Events:
 
  • Supply Corps Ball (Recognition): Commemorated the 224th Supply Corps Birthday, re-affirming the camaraderie, in a Mardi Gras setting.
  • Choptoberfest (Camaraderie): Brought together Chapter members, friends, and family to enjoy outdoor games, pumpkin painting, and bounce houses.  
  • Summer Picnic (Camaraderie): Chapter members and families enjoyed outdoor activities and food while building relationships.
  • Children’s Holiday Gingerbread House Decorating (Family Support): Supply Corps families and alumni gathered to share fellowship and decorate hand-made Gingerbread Houses.
  • Annual Charity Auction (Financial Support): Largest fundraiser which benefited the NSCF Scholarship Program and LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve for wounded Veterans.
  • Golf Tournament (Financial Support): One of the largest fundraising events which helped to build partnerships between the community and Chapter.
  • Professional Development Program (Training and Development): Build relationships between the private sector and Chapter members, while
  • providing best practices insight. 
          




Philadelphia Chapter (small chapter)
The NSCF-Philadelphia Chapter CY 2019 Significant Impacts:
  • CAPT John D. Titus Memorial Scholarship – Scholarship established with the NSCF in CAPT Titus’ name to be awarded Summer 2020.
  • NSCF Donation – Donated $4,000 to Foundation established with NSCF in CAPT Titus’ name to be awarded Summer 2020.
  • Sustaining Member Sponsorship Packages Established – Created year-long partnership program for large dollar value sponsors to build lasting, mutually beneficial relationships. 
  • Partnership with Travis Manion Foundation – Partnered with TMF to successfully raise funds and promote esprit de corps of both organizations.




Thank you for all the Chapter submissions. We are proud of Chapter leadership and member participation--details and pictures from our Chapter submissions will be featured on this website and our social media accounts. The Summer edition of The Oakleaf  -available online in August- will have more information on these exceptional Chapters! 

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The Navy Supply Corps Foundation is a nonprofit organization made up of 189 volunteers serving our Supply Community. All 189 volunteers give their time and energy to our Foundation programs and services, as well as to our 37 Chapters around the globe. Every year our Chapters nominate one volunteer who they feel has made the most significant contribution to their Chapter. This year, the Board of Directors has chosen to recognize LT Laura Clarke of the Hampton Roads Chapter and LT Aaron Shinoff of the Monterey Peninsula Chapter as our “2019 Volunteers of the Year”.

LT Laura Clarke contributed to the success of the Hampton Roads Chapter during 2019 and served in many roles throughout the year. As a 2019 Supply Corps Ball Committee Member, LT Clarke assisted in all planning efforts leading to the event, led the welcoming team in preparing volunteers to meet guests, operated coat check services, and identified guests seating locations. LT Clarke also volunteered as Community Outreach Lead, bringing her plan for revitalizing the Chapter’s Outreach Program. As the lead, she identified a nonprofit organization (Union Mission Ministries) to partner with to give back to the community, as well as led various community support activities: Virginia Aquarium Clean-up - removal of trash/debris around the grounds and the local waterways, Union Mission Ministries Norfolk Outreach- Re-painting of the dining facility, Meal Service Support, and ForKids Mojo Thrift Store Support. As a Foundation member and volunteer, LT Clarke left a lasting impact on her Chapter and the Hampton Roads community by developing a sustainable partnership with a local organization to provide continued community service support.
 
LT Aaron Shinoff served as Monterey Peninsula Chapter Treasurer and supported every major Chapter event and initiative during 2019. LT Shinoff was a trusted agent for advice and perspective - the go-to guy for everyone. Examples of his contributions to the Chapter include:
  • Development: Drove timely O-4 Operational Detailing Symposium, supporting SECNAV-approved, NAVSUP-directed career changes.
  • Commemoration:  Critical to Annual SC Birthday Ball, reducing costs and improving product from prior year. Smashing success!
  • Transition: Key force in first “family fun day” for new officers, achieving maximum return on investment at minimal cost.
  • Traditions: Helped cement National Naval Officers Association formal partnership, fostering lifelong interorganizational relationships.
  • Financial Support:  Conducted Monterey Marathon, Pizza My Heart and Islands Fundraisers supporting chapter revitalization.
  • Community: His wife, an EDO, is an integral chapter supporter.  It is a family and cross-designator effort.
LT Shinoff’s efforts to create opportunities for camaraderie within the Chapter and to extend the Chapter’s service to the local Monterey community, made him a stand-out leader, member and volunteer.
 
Bravo Zulu to both our exceptional 2019 Volunteers of the Year! And THANK YOU to all 189 volunteers—we couldn’t serve the Supply Community without each one of you!
 
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The Navy Supply Corps Foundation has 38 Chapters around the globe, serving active duty, reserve, retired and former Supply officers and their families. Chapters are created if the population and the interest of Supply officers in a particular area is great enough to support regular engagement. 

Several members are interested in starting or reopening a Chapter and would like to gauge the interest of members in the geographical area to determine if it is feasible. Please see the New Chapter Opportunities below and directly reach out to the POC to share your interest or for more information.




 

New Chapter Opportunities
 
Carolinas
POC Wes Griffin, LCDR, SC, USN (Ret.)
wes.griffin1@gmail.com

Dallas Fort Worth
POC Ryan Zintgraff, LCDR, SC, USN
Navy@zintgraff.com

Gulf Coast
POC Jack May, Captain, SC, USN (Ret.)
jack.may@bellsouth.net 

Indiana Crossroads
POC Donald Brown, CDR, SC, USN (Ret.)
capodimare@yahoo.com


Click here to see a full list of Foundation Chapters.

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SUBMISSIONS DUE 6/15 ~ email theoakleaf@usnscf.com
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Help ensure the Navy Supply Corps Community captures and appreciates the rich history of our Supply Corps. Tell your Sea Story to RADM McKinnon at themckinnons@aol.com or theoakleaf@usnscf.com
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1. Update your NSCF contact information by logging in to the Foundation website at usnscf.com . Keeping your email, phone and address current ensures your shipmates can find YOU!

2. Connect on the Navy Supply Corps Foundation's Facebook and LinkedIn sites. Write a post and share a picture--now is a terrific time to reconnect on social media! 

3. Try these links to finding a shipmate: Navy Log (Navy Memorial Site) and the Navy Locator . 

Don't forget...share your reunion with our Supply Community! Submit stories to theoakleaf@usnscf.com.

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Month of the Military Child Events - APRIL 2020

Read more: https://militarybenefits.info/month-of-the-military-child/#ixzz6JFKUCy4H

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To honor Tench Francis as the founding officer of the Navy Supply Corps, the NSCF has established the Tench Francis Legacy Society to recognize members who have included the Foundation in their estate planning.

Please consider becoming a member of the Society, and help support the mission of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation by planning a future gift to the Foundation.


For more information, please click here.

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Members ~ we want to hear from you! Article submissions for the Spring Oakleaf are due 1/15. Not sure what to share? Email your questions and submission ideas to theoakleaf@usnscf.com
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Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
1 OCT 2019

Ship’s Serviceman to Retail Services Specialist Rating Name Change & NAVSUP P-487 Update

As part of the Navy’s Sailor 2025 and Rating Modernization initiatives, effective 1 October, Navy is renaming the Ship’s Serviceman (SH) rating to Retail Services Specialist (RS). The change provides a title that more closely reflects the important work these Sailors perform on a daily basis.

Following this change, there are approximately 2,000 RS’s. Established in 1885 as the Tailor rating, the name was changed to Ship’s Serviceman in 1943, when additional duties were added. SH rating initially identified four specialty areas: barber, laundryman, tailor, and cobbler. Subsequently, store clerk was included as one of the specialty areas. They also develop marketing strategies for ships’ stores, oversee sales and service operations, and provide funding to morale, welfare and recreation programs.

Also of note, following a rigorous review, the NAVSUP P-487 has undergone a significant update. Most notable updates include: rating name change; implementation of Retail Operations Management version 3 afloat retail point of sale systems; processing unmatched expenditures quarterly vice monthly (to match DFAS); reporting financial differences to TYCOMs immediately; and incorporating interim Ship Store Bulletin guidance.

I am certain our new Retail Services Specialists will continue to provide superior quality-of-life services and support. Please join me in congratulating our Retail Services Specialists on this milestone!


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN

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Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
16 OCT 2019

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we celebrate the many contributions of employees with disabilities. This year’s theme, “Don't Set Limits on Unlimited Potential,” emphasizes the boundless possibilities when barriers are removed for individuals with disabilities.

One in four American adults live with some type of disability. However, many rise beyond their limitations through resilience and determination, adding great value to the workforce. The unemployment rate for disabled adults is six percent, a historical low. 

Our supply community is committed to ensuring that all applicants have full and fair consideration for job vacancies, ensuring no discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. We can best achieve mission success through the talents of a capable, inclusive, and diverse workforce. During this month and throughout the year, keep in mind that our team’s strength is built upon the contributions of every individual working as a cohesive unit to provide world class logistics support to warfighting, warfighters, and the future fleet.


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN

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As we celebrate our Navy birthday on 13 October, we remember there is no higher honor than to serve. This was exemplified by the sacrifices of our shipmates in the World War II Battle of Leyte Gulf, when the crews of USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413) and the “Taffy 3” destroyer squadron intercepted enemy forces in the face of overwhelming odds. Although the destroyers were decimated in the action, they successfully protected our troops on the beach from attack, ensuring the eventual liberation of the Philippines and victory in the Pacific theater.

For 244 years, we have grown from six wooden ships to a global force that has left tracks on every continent and throughout world history. Our humble origins could never have hinted at the monumental variety of missions we fulfill today – all with our supply community’s vital support. Whether it’s the nuts and bolts that hold our fleets together, the fuel that propels them, or the food and clothing that our Sailors depend on, Navy supply has been closely tied to every aspect of Navy’s success from our humble beginnings to our state-of-the-art forces operating around the globe today.

As we celebrate our 244th birthday, be proud of our Navy, and be proud of your role. Our actions – both past and present – show there is no higher honor than to serve.

Happy 244th birthday, Navy!


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN

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Highlighting the Supply Department, this NYC exhibit explores the role of cakes in boosting morale on board Intrepid Museum’s two naval vessels, the aircraft carrier ex-USS Intrepid (CV-11) and the submarine ex-USS Growler (SSG-577), and the process behind creating these elaborate confections.

Dig into the new exhibition that showcases these epic sweets and the hard work of the sailors who created them. Explore recipes, photos, artifacts and oral histories that tell the stories of the elaborate confections baked onboard Intrepid and Growler.

Great for families! Great for kids!

EXHIBIT OPEN 10am-5pm Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm Weekends/Holidays.

For tickets, visit https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/cakes

*Exhibit made possible through a grant from the Navy Supply Corps Foundation, perpetuating the values, traditions, and history of the Supply Corps.
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VISIT THE SUPPLY SPACES onboard USS MIDWAY in San Diego!

Bring the whole family! Share the story of our Supply History! Visit https://www.midway.org/exhibits-activities/exhibits/below-decks-exhibits/  for more information.

VETERAN'S DAY Celebration - Schedule of Events:

FREE ADMISSION for Active Duty & Veterans - Nov 1-17.

Battle of Midway: NJROTC Drill Competition - Nov 10

Veteran's Day Parade - Nov 11

NBC 7 & Telemundo 20: Salute to Service Festival - Nov 11

Blood Drive: San Diego Blook Bank - Nov 11

For more Veteran's Day Celebration information, visit https://www.midway.org/exhibits-activities/special-days/veterans-day-celebration/

*Supply spaces made possible in part by a grant from the Navy Supply Corps Foundation
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On Friday, November 8th, join Rear Admiral Michelle C. Skubic as she receives the Officers of the United States Navy Supply Corps and their spouses or guests for a wonderful evening of camaraderie, friendship, and networking. All Calls provides a great opportunity to meet new friends, catch up with mentors and recount sea stories with old shipmates.
 
Back by popular demand, Nationals Park is not only a unique venue for a spectacular event, but offers a booming neighborhood to build a perfect evening with diverse restaurants, eclectic bars and fine hotels in Capitol Riverfront area.

Free parking will be available as well as easy access by Metro.

 
Prices go up by $10 on 21 October. Get your tickets now!
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Click on the link above to register and pay online.

All Calls Coordinator, LCDR Schoenthal, at nscfallcalls@gmail.com.
 
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Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
30 SEP 2019

NAVSUP Logisticians of the Year

It gives me great pleasure to announce the winners of the Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Logisticians of the Year. Recognizing our best military and civilian logisticians and our best team, they were also NAVSUP’s Admiral Stan Arthur Awards nominees.

Military Logistician of the Year: Lt. Cmdr. Scott Long, NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (WSS)

While serving as director, F/A-18 and EA-18G Integrated Weapons Support Team, Long provided exceptional supply and logistics support for all Navy and Marine Corps F-18 aircraft variants. His efforts resulted in a 39 percent reduction in backorders for the Fleet’s Top 25 material readiness degraders. He was a key leader in helping Navy achieve the highest number of mission capable strike fighter aircraft in over five years. Long was also selected as the Admiral Stan Arthur Awards Military Logistician of the Year.

Civilian Logistician of the Year: Mr. Jeffery Livelsberger, NAVSUP WSS

As End Item Management Division Head, Livelsberger revolutionized Navy surface ships’ shaft management, improving Navy readiness. He reduced the risk of stock outs by transitioning the shafts from Naval Sea Systems Command to NAVSUP WSS cognizance, funded via Navy working capital fund rather than appropriated funds. This new process is under consideration as the preferred support method for similar Navy end items.

NAVSUP Logistics Team of the Year: NAVSUP FLC San Diego Wireless Spiral 3 Team

In concert with Navy Strategic Sourcing Program Management Office, the team developed an innovative acquisition strategy that enhanced wireless services based on usage data, customer requirements, market research, and commercial best practices to deliver a cost effective, best-value suite of contracts. The new contract will save Navy $62.1 million over six years. Team members include: Cmdr. Joel Pitel, Marcia Cruz, Mark Ascione, Maria Papet, Juana Perez and Tine Thompson. The Wireless Spiral 3 Team is also the Navy nominee for the 2019 Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards, Flexibility in Contracting Award.

Please join me in congratulating Lt. Cmdr. Scott Long, Mr. Jeffery Livelsberger and the NAVSUP FLC San Diego Wireless Spiral 3 Team on their exceptional accomplishments!


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN

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National Hispanic Heritage Month allows us to reflect on how Hispanic Americans have profoundly shaped the heritage and culture of our country through dedication to family, faith, hard work, and service. 

This year's theme, "Essential to the Blueprint of Our Nation," emphasizes the impact Hispanics have had and continue to have in shaping the United States. From teachers to chemists, composers, astronauts, athletes, civil rights activists, corporate leaders, and key government officials, their contributions reflect the core values of our nation.

Today, 57.5 million people or 18 percent of the American population is of Hispanic origin. Among them, approximately 60,000 active and Reserve Sailors of Hispanic heritage serve in the U.S. Navy. Additionally, more than 12,000 Hispanic American civilians are employed in the Department of the Navy.

Recognizing the diversity of Hispanic ancestries, National Hispanic Heritage Month commenced on September 15, which coincides with the independence anniversaries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period.

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, please take time to learn something new about the remarkable achievements Hispanic Americans have made to help build this country that we all call home.


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RADM, SC, USN

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Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
11 SEP 2019

Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance

At 8:46 a.m. on September 11, 2001, the United States and the world entered a new era as hijackers crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into New York City's World Trade Center North Tower. The World Trade Center South Tower was struck 17 minutes later, and the Pentagon was hit 51 minutes after the initial attack. And yet, later still, 77 minutes following the first attack, United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field in Somerset, Pennsylvania, as passengers and crew fought hijackers for control. In all, nearly three thousand people from all walks of life, and hailing from around the world, were killed that day. Following these horrific events, we embarked on a new era to rebuild infrastructure and strengthen security, while engaging in a global campaign to defeat terrorism.

Today, we remember and honor the victims, the heroic rescuers and responders, and all who have served to make our nation safer, stronger and more resilient. We honor the thousands of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coastguardsmen and civil servants deployed around the globe. Together with our Allies and partner nations, we safeguard our freedoms and security and are more ready to defeat those who would do us harm.

After 18 years, on this National Day of Service and Remembrance, we honor and remember the legacy of 9/11 by lifting up our neighbors and communities. Whether we volunteer, donate to charity organizations, give blood or help with an act of kindness or encouraging words, your service helps our continued healing and recovery.

Today and every day, we should remember the ideals that define our union and stand by each other as we continue to strengthen our communities and better our world.


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN

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Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
4 SEPT 2019

National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. I encourage you to remain vigilant of the well-being for your shipmates, co-workers, family, and friends. This is not just another month; it is a reminder and a call for year-round awareness. 

Our world confronts us with challenges that can sometimes seem overwhelming. The stress of balancing work and home life is a pressure many feel. Taking care of your health, both physically and mentally, helps you navigate through challenging times. Prevention is vital, and seeking help is not a sign of weakness but is reflective of courage.

If you recognize someone is in need, take time to provide support, and assist them in getting the help they need. There are resources available to you and acting on them can save a life. 

- Ask questions to reach out to a person who may need assistance. 
- Care, so they know they are valued.
- Treat by getting them the help they need and do not leave them alone.

Your Small ACT can make all the difference. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 for everyone at 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433). For the Military Crisis Line 24/7 confidential support, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1, or text to 838255, or visit www.militarycrisisline.net for chat support. Your local chaplain, Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), Navy Civilian Employee Assistance Program (DONCEAP), and medical treatment facilities are also available to help. For more information, visit www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/support/21st_Century_Sailor/suicide_Prevention.

Civilian, military - we are one team, one Navy. Be there for every Sailor, everybody, every day.

M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN

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Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
30 AUG 2019

FY20 Supply Corps Active Component Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Selections

Congratulations to the following Supply Corps officers who have been selected for promotion to the ranks of CWO5, CWO4 and CWO3.

CWO5 
Benny Brockington, Jr. 
Jonathan J. Delacruz

CWO4
Federico C. Capati, Jr. 
Felipe B. Delgado, Jr. 

CWO3
Brook O. Cross
Morio L. Hall
Stewart T. Spencer, IV 
Van M. Vergara 


Attaining these ranks is the culmination of years of hard work and dedication to the United States Navy.  Please join me in congratulating
these outstanding Supply Corps officers.

M. C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN

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FY20 Supply Corps Reserve Component Lieutenant Commander Selections

Congratulations to the following Supply Corps Reserve officers selected for
promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Commander.   

Mayling M. Armijo
John F. Bing
Gregory L. Bollinger, Jr. 
Kim M. Booker
Richard T. Breeden 
Wesley D. Brown
Joshua W. Burgess
Imani I. Charles
Yen S. Chew
Brian S. Cooper
Cullen M. Cowen
Jamie C. Curcio
Leon S. Dean
Nicholas W. Graff
Jean P. Guilbaud
Parviz C. Hamidzadeh
Roger C. Hawthorne
Jacob T. Hogan
Scott L. Hui
Justin V. Ivey
Mary E. Johnson
Matthew J. Johnson
Daniel J. Johnston
Brian R. Knowles
Leland J. Lebaron
John Lee
Sang M. Lee
Harold A. Lowe
Gregg G. Martin
Jeffrey T. Mcalum
Lonny J. Mcleod
Jason T. Mcrae
Roberta E. Miller 
Anthony Natale
Jennifer A. Newbauer
Binh T. Nguyen
Paul N. Nguyen 
Emmanuel I. Nneji 
Jesse A. Norris
Meaghan A. Oconnell
Carl N. Odom 
Ana Lynn A. Olaes
Mariale Ortiz
Andrew A. Painter
Jordan S. Palmer
Dennis C. Pelina
Marquita F. Pfannenstiel
Valens I. Phanord
Steve F. Phillips, IV 
Trinity W. Phillips
James P. Powell
Latonga D. Prather
Ayore R. Riaunda
Linda Rodriguez
Robert R. Rodriguez 
Joelson S. D. Rollan
Richard M. Schimek
David E. Spade
Thanhnhu N. T. Tran
Andrew S. Turk
Lance J. Wesen
Brendan M. Whelan
Matthew S. Willis

Full Time Support (FTS)

Adrian Arango
Steven M. Archer
James M. Dickerson
Jacob J. Mcmurtrey
Garry W. Natale

Attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander is the culmination of years of
hard work, dedication to the Navy and sustained, superior performance. 

Please join me in congratulating these outstanding Supply Corps officers.


M. C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN

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Supply Corps Internship Programs Fall 2019

The Supply Corps' internship programs provide junior officers with an exceptional opportunity to gain experience in a Supply Corps competency and explore various functional subspecialties. Internship applications are being considered for the following programs:  Business Enterprise Supply Chain Management (BEM), Business Financial Management (BFM), Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), Joint Operational Logistics (JOL), Navy Acquisition Contracting Officer (NACO), Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP), Operational Planner (PLAN), and Petroleum Management (POL). Billet information is available on the Navy Personnel Command (NPC) website and on the eSUPPO app.

Warfare qualified officers (grades O1-O3) with a Projected Rotation Date (PRD) between MAR 2020 and NOV 2020, and who will have completed one operational tour, are eligible to apply. Application inquiries should be directed to the Internship Program Coordinator via email at supplycorpscareercounselor@navy.mil or by calling 901-874-4273.Additional application information, including application samples, is available on the NPC website. Endorsed applications are due no later than 30 SEP 2019. 

Applications must be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF), containing no Social Security numbers, to supplycorpscareercounselor@navy.mil. Applicants will receive a confirmation e-mail upon receipt.

By submitting an application, officers agree to complete a 24-month internship and to remain on active duty for an additional tour. In addition, many can expect subsequent follow on tours in their chosen subspecialty.The administrative screening of applicants will begin 15 OCT 2019.

I highly encourage you to contact your senior mentors to discuss their unique perspectives and tailored advice about the training and experience afforded by these opportunities.


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN

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The DoD Transition to Veterans Program Office (TVPO), in collaboration with the TAP Interagency Partnership, has rolled out the ‘Statement of Benefits for Military Members Guide' and a Transition Preparation Timeline called the 'Managing Your Transition Timeline' located on http://www.DoDTAP.mil under the Resource tab. The guide provides an overview of the benefits, entitlements, and services that service members may have earned, as well as resources available to assist them in obtaining those benefits. Although various DoD programs are outlined in the guide, most entitlements also apply to Coast Guard members through the Department of Homeland Security. The guide also includes an interactive component that allows the reader to select their military service seal on the cover page, which will link them directly to their service-specific benefits’ page. 

 
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Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics VADM Ricky Williamson recently announced the winners of the 2018 Admiral Stan Arthur Awards. These military and civilian logisticians exemplify excellence in logistics operations and execution to support the warfighter in an unpredictable environment. Lieutenant Commander Scott Long, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Weapon Systems Support (WSS) Philadelphia, has been named 2018 Military Logistician of the Year. This year there were two Logistics Teams of the Year. They are the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Supply Department and a team led by Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet Logistics Readiness Cell (LRC) which included NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Sigonella and also the Truman Supply Department.
 
Military Logistician of the Year
 
While serving as director, F/A-18 and EA-18G Integrated Weapons Support Team, NAVSUP WSS, Long’s leadership and strategic vision motivated his team to provide integrated supply support, planning and execution, and maintenance of logistics support data for all Navy and Marine Corps F/A-18 and EA-18G aircraft. Long, directly responsible for the material support driving three type model series aircraft programs to the Secretary of Defense-mandated 80 percent mission-capable rates, was the driving force in achieving the highest number of F/A-18 mission capable aircraft in over five years. He expertly led a multi-organizational team that integrated organic and commercial industry repair and spares production to significantly improve material availability. His efforts resulted in a 39 percent reduction in backorders for the fleet’s top 25 material readiness degraders. Long collaborated with the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) F/A-18 Program Office, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Aviation, NAVSUP WSS Contracting, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations N98, NAVAIR 4.2 Cost Department, and contracting partners to implement an integrated sustainment solution resulting in prioritization of both spares and repairs for flight control surfaces in support of current and future readiness. His efforts drive immediate industry investments in manpower, material, tooling, and overall capacity to expedite production of future combat systems at considerable cost optimization for the Navy.
 
Logistics Teams of the Year
 
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Supply Department
 
The Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) executed a deployment supporting the Secretary of the Defense’s concept of Dynamic Force Employment (DFE). An enterprising team of logisticians from the Truman were tasked with developing and executing reformative logistics concepts to overcome operational constraints. While they flawlessly supported HSTCSG in austere conditions, they developed solid strategic and enduring concepts for global CVN logistics support. They demonstrated professional logistics excellence in planning, preparing and sustaining the Truman, Carrier Strike Group EIGHT, and Carrier Air Wing ONE, enabling them to operate continuously and fight decisively during one of the Navy’s most operationally challenging deployments.
 
Team led by Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet LRC which included NAVSUP FLC Sigonella and the Truman Supply Department
 
In support of DFE for the HSTCSG and Exercise Trident Juncture 2018, the U.S. Naval Forces Europe Logistics Enterprise delivered critical logistics support to the deployed warfighters in unconventional locations. It was led by Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet (C6F) Logistics Readiness Cell (LRC) in partnership with a wide array of logisticians including our own NAVSUP FLC Sigonella and the Truman Supply Department. The C6F LRC used their maritime operations center logistics synchronization working group meetings with key members to develop a supply chain network to support sustained operations globally. NAVSUP FLC Sigonella deployed an operational support element that expeditiously received, prepared, and transported high-priority material, cargo, hazardous/special material, and mail. Though weather and operational requirements demanded daily changes in replenishment schedules, the logistics enterprise kept the fleet stocked, repaired, and ready to fight. 
 
Long, Truman Supply Department and the LRC all greatly exhibited the innovation, professionalism, and dedication to the Navy mission. 
 
Please join me in congratulating Lt. Cmdr. Scott Long, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Supply Department and NAVSUP FLC Sigonella on their exceptional accomplishments!
 
 
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Congratulations to the following Supply Corps officers who have been selected for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Janpaul P. Amposta 
Keith C. Anderson 
Christopher Anschuetz 
Matthew S. Bellington 
Daniel C. Bermudez 
Evan R. Bloxham 
Thad R. Brill, Jr. 
Mario D. Brooks 
Christopher J. Brown 
Tara J. Carney 
Eduardo J. Castellanos 
Calvin T. Chu 
Wanda I. Colon 
Jacob C. Crabb 
Russell Cruz 
Stephen A. Cuff 
Dessislava I. Davis 
Jacob R. Davis 
Aaron B. Deanon 
Jared R. Deiter
Emmett L. Delateur 
Alanna M. Devlin 
Alioune S. Diop 
David J. Disanto 
David A. Dyal III 
Kyle P. Ellis 
Luis C. Escobar 
Madeleine Fuentes 
Jami M. Garrett 
Justin C. Gay 
Jared L. Givens 
Travis M. Grayum 
Shawn M. Grogan 
Charles W. Guire 
Arash Hague 
Najib Hamdouni 
Aaron J. Harpel 
Blake M. Harpel 
Daniel S. Hatting 
Andrew C. Heisler
Crette O. Hendricks II 
Ian A. Henry 
Jonathan A. Herrick 
Justin N. Higgins 
Anthony L. Hinds 
Daniel F. Hinkley 
Bentley D. Hodsdon 
Brent J. Howell 
Justin M. Hunnell 
Amy R. Hutchings 
Traci L. Irby 
Analee H. Jacques 
Peter W. Jacques 
Jonathan L. Johnson 
Phillip C. Jones 
Jacquelyn M. Ketring 
Nicholas K. Kovachev 
Stephen B. Koye 
Michael S. Kung 
Winston C. Lamb 
John F. Lopez 
David R. Machinporrata 
Anthony T. Martinez 
Broward C. Maryan 
Anthony F. Meyer 
Jason W. Montgomery 
Jason R. Morlan 
Joseph P. Murphy 
Matthew M. Nechak 
Jonathan M. Okonak 
Bryan H. Ortiz 
Gamalier Rivera Fontan 
Adam M. Roach 
Bret M. Roberts 
Saheed A. Salami 
Gregory P. Sceviour 
Jeffrey L. Schoff 
Patrick C. Shane 
Jordan T. Stephens 
Jason L. Story 
Pablo H. Suarez 
Christina A. Sullivan 
Tracy M. Thompson 
Jonathan R. Travis 
Timothy P. Vadala 
Raymond Villanueva 
Pham T. Vu Tung 
Erin C. Walsh 
Orlando J. White 
Michael A. Wiesman 
Richard J. Wilson 
Michael T. Zamudio 
Lin L. Zheng 

Attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander is the culmination of years of hard work and dedication to the United States Navy. Please join me in congratulating these outstanding Supply Corps officers.


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RADM, SC, USN

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It is my pleasure to announce the Captain Major Command Ashore assignment of the following officers in fiscal year 2020:

O-6 Major Command (3100)        Command Ashore
Jason W. Adams                          DLA Indo-Pacific
Timothy A. Brown                         NAVSUP FLC San Diego
Eugene S. Cash                           NAVSUP Business Systems Center
Frederick M. Dini                          DCMA East Region
Timothy R. Griffin                         NAVSUP FLC Bahrain
Jason E. Klingenberg                   DCMA Boston
Edward D. Pidgeon                      NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka
Mark C. Rice                                Naval Sea Logistics Center
Nicholas R. Russo                       DCMA International
Shawn M. Triggs                         NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound
Lagena K. Yarbrough                   DLA Distribution San Diego
Michael A. York                           Navy Supply Corps School

O-6 Major Command (3107)
Kurt D. Williams                        FIRST Navy Expeditionary Logistics Regiment     

Please join me in congratulating these officers on their assignment to our community's most critical positions of leadership, trust and responsibility.


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN  

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Congratulations to the following Supply senior enlisted personnel who have been selected for promotion to Chief Petty Officer by the FY20 Navy Reserve E7 Selection Board.

Chief Culinary Specialist (Selected Reservist)
Heather A. Kettering

Chief Culinary Specialist (Full Time Support)
Renelyn B. Huston
Robert E. Jock
Jose M. Mangahis Jr.
Darwin B. Turaray

Chief Logistics Specialist (Selected Reservist)
Ernesto N. Aguilar
Kelly E. Beard
Fatimatou Cherif
Jennifer L. Deburkarte
Analyn M. Devega
Bianka Echevarria
Tess R. Febuary
Kevin J. Foudriat
Alicia I. Galvanescobedo
Javiel Gonzalez
Tara J. Goodell
Latoya A. Grigalonis
Shannon B. Harden
Michael J. Harshbarger
Jay K. Hicks
Sarah K. Ihme 
Erick F. Larrea
Gregory G. Leyva
Marshall E. Mallory
Jeffrey S. Moodie
Scott M. Murry
Maryan S. Obillo
Henry Oseiakoto
Miyuki Patterson
Marvin B. Sibayan
Stephanie M. Simmons
Claiborne J. Steffen
Tiffany E. Sullivan
Fluellen E. Umali
Steven M. Williams

Chief Logistics Specialist (Full Time Support)
Vitalese E. Aigbokhan
Daniel J. Alsassa
Christopher G. Caballero
Mark R. Dimayuga
Susan Duarte
Larry D. Farmer
Renato A. Gayatao
Deveye Hademeon
George P. Lozada
Vania N. Mckenzie
Amanda M. Mendez
Jorge M. Rueda
Jimmy U. Vo
Seife T. Woldeyesse
Billy Yao

Chief Ships Serviceman (Selected Reservist)
Carolina Hernandez

Please join me in congratulating these outstanding senior enlisted leaders on their selection.


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN

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To remain ready to fight and win tonight, it is imperative that our NAVSUP team has the right individuals with the right skills in the right places. In support of our mission to provide supplies, services, and quality-of-life support to the Navy and Joint Warfighter, we will build and maintain a workforce comprised of the most capable and qualified Sailors and civilians without regard to ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class or background.

NAVSUP is committed to fostering an actively inclusive environment that values the diversity of our workforce, one of our greatest strengths. We join our nation in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month and recognizing the outstanding contributions our LGBT teammates continue to make to our mission and our nation.  

Established by presidential proclamation in 2000, LGBT Pride Month reminds us to value the dignity of the people around us. I encourage you to spend time celebrating our nation’s and Navy's rich diversity and our enduring effort to respect and uphold the dignity of all.


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It is my pleasure to announce that the officers listed below have been selected by the Supply Corps Commander Milestone Board held 19-20 June 2019.


PYG 18
Joseph R. Bossi
David M. Carroll
Tanya K. Cormier
Anthony R. Dicola
Terry C. Grigsby
Mordocai Kiflu
Taquina T. Luster
Sean J. Nuila
Kevin C. Richardson

PYG 19
Diana I. Dalphonse
Autumn L. Daniel
Krysten J. Ellis
Monica M. Frey
Scott A. Long
Donald M. McIntyre
Jared J. Sweetser
Blake A. Whittle

Please join me in congratulating these officers on their selection for this significant milestone.


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RADM, SC, USN
 
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It is my pleasure to announce that the officers listed below have been
selected by the Supply Corps Major Command Ashore Board held 17-18 June
2019. 

O-6 Major Command Ashore (3100)
Jason W. Adams
Timothy A. Brown
Eugene S. Cash
Timothy R. Griffin
Jason E. Klingenberg
Ryan D. Lookabill
Douglas S. MacKenzie
Edward D. Pidgeon
Mark C. Rice
Nicholas R. Russo
James H. Strauss
Shawn M. Triggs
Jason C. Warner
Lagena K. Yarbrough

O-6 Major Command Ashore (3107)
Kurt D. Williams

Please join me in congratulating these officers on their selection for this
significant milestone.


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN

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The latest edition of the Oakleaf is now available!

As you’ve come to expect in our July issue, we celebrate our exceptional lineage with the announcement of our Scholarship Recipients! Thanks to your generous donations, more than $262,000 has been offered for the 2019-2020 school year. Our cover page begins the scholarship coverage and on page 10, we catch up with Taylor Whaley, a 2016 scholarship winner.

You’ll also find this giant issue packed with Chapter News and photos, highlighting our Monterey and Mechanicsburg Chapters and the Hampton Roads Fun Bunch, as well as, a few Supply Birthday Ball photos!

As always, the In Memoriam section names the great losses we’ve experienced in our community. And on page 4, our Vintage Oakleaf Club Spotlight tells the story of CDR Bob Wilson, SC, USN (Ret.)—a gentleman we were unable to reach out to before his passing in March, 2019. The Vintage Oakleaf Club invites members aged 90 and older to share your life’s adventure with our members. Contact Chair CAPT (Ret.) Tiffany Schad at heritage@usnscf.com to discuss this opportunity.

And, no issue would be complete without RADM (Ret.) Dan McKinnon’s Shared Sea Stories—always engaging and filled with raw humor. Read about “The toilet seat that never was” on page 8, and you’ll be both intrigued and entertained!

This special expanded online version of the newsletter is on our website now. The print version of the July Oakleaf will be in mailboxes next month! Remember, if you prefer to read the Oakleaf online and want to discontinue delivery to your home, please email foundationadmin@usnscf.com .

We love to hear from our members. If you’d like to contribute to the newsletter or share your thoughts on this issue, please email the editor at theoakleaf@usnscf.com.

Enjoy your summer!
Sincerely,
RADM Linda Bird, SC, USN (Ret.)


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Congratulations to the following Supply Corps officers who have been selected for promotion to the rank of Commander.  

Kevin L. Albert 
Austin G. Aldridge    
Matthew M. Berkau
Warren K. Blackburn      
Diana C. Blevins 
Michael J. Bono       
Lamont A. Brown
Christopher S. Burt    
Bryan J. Bustamante       
Curtiss Butler            
Jeffrey W. Carideo 
Brendan T. Casey      
Curtis P. Ceaser           
Jon K. Christensen   
Britta W. Christianson  
Hyong Y. Chu       
Matthew C. Clute 
Ricardo A. Collazos
Marcus M. Craig          
Robert R. Cullinan     
Victor A. Cunningham
Jennifer L. Custard     
Jason F. Deleon         
Paul G. DeVorse 
Daniel J. Eddy           
Adesina Ekundayo          
Lee H. Eubanks 
Danny L. Ewing Jr.
Joshua S. Fischer       
Kenneth E. Gilmore III  
Noel K. Koenig        
Konrad R. Krupa            
Kara B. Langford        
Soktheas S. Lieng
Anas E. Maazouzi       
Scott M. McCarthy
Joshua R. Melchert     
Grant W. Miller            
Scott R. Milliet       
Sean R. Moody        
Tony N. Nguyen             
Jamal M. Osman    
Carrie L. Paben           
Robert W. Paul             
Michael P. Rigoni          
Anthony Robinson          
Geoffrey F. Roth       
Robert D. Salire           
Michael P. Sargent        
Erika M. Schoenthal        
Jonathan D. Schumann          
Wendell K. Stephens
Brent L. Summers      
Jeremy B. Taylor           
Thomas P. Teague        
Marcus E. Thomas          
Maura L. Thompson          
Ryan M. Tobin   
Michael R. Wheeler      
Nathan T. Woodward         
James H. Young                

Attaining the rank of Commander is the culmination of years of hard work, dedication to the Navy and sustained superior performance. 

Please join me in congratulating these outstanding Supply Corps officers.


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN

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Foundation members and their families and friends have the opportunity to cruise the Great Lakes for 20% off thanks to Foundation Board Member, CAPT (ret) Bud Schiff!

See our 
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Congratulations to the following Supply senior enlisted personnel who have been selected for promotion to Senior Chief Petty Officer by the FY20 Active Duty E8 Selection Board.

Senior Chief Culinary Specialist
Eric Ablian
Kenneth Adkins
Richie Aquisap
Antonio Arciga
Choke Bennett
Leahjosefina Bongbonga
Ian Brown
Reshonda Cole
Alberto Devera
Lucio Diaz
Jeremy Domagalski
Carlos Escobarcarrillo
Adrian Escudero
William Farmer
Kyle Fearno
Michael Freeman
Joshua Glover
Everardo Gonzalez
Jesus Guzmanquijano
Chul Ha
Arielle Hall
Stephen Harris
Daniel Hemingway II
Elvin Manzanarez
Levy Obana
Devon Patterson
Tasia Penaranda
Emiely Sampayan
Tabitha Schellinger
Shawn Sienkiewycz
Deanna Wade
Ryan Weimer
Reed Williams
Ezekiel Wright
Steven Youngquist
Leesa Zilempe

Senior Chief Logistics Specialist
Vincent Aldrich
Julio Andrade
Janvincent Balogo
Don Blevins
Delbert Briones
Jessica Briseno
Michale Burford, Jr.
Takeecha Calloway 
Lester Contreras
Carlos Cruzvalentin
Angel Delgado, Jr.
Dona Dorego
Erwin Edralin
Frances Estrada
Brady Fox
James Fraley
Emerald Garrison
Leonor Gomez
Denise Guerrero
Weekend Guillaume
Mario Gutierrez, Jr.
Tomas Gutierrezcolon
Otis Hankins III
Todd Harris
Michael Heffren
Daniel Hernandez
Marcus Jimenez
Kawme  Johns
Gary Latson, Jr.
Jason Luedke
Marvin Marquez
Cristian Martinezjimenez
Natasha Mcclarin
Proceso Mejia
Yuly Mejia
Anthony Michalski
Gabriel Nunez
Daniel Olaya
Cherrilyn Palis
Nelson Pastrana
Frederick Poblete
Bryan Reid
Roderick Ricardo
Jamie Robertson
Christopher Rodriguez
Chiwanna Rogers
Elizabeth Sampson
Julio Sanchezcontreras
Joel Siababa
Lamar Simon
Erik Sinks
Rosa Soares
Destiny Speed
Christopher Taisacan
Jennie Trady
Venice Welch
Brandon Widenhoefer

Senior Chief Logistics Specialist (Submarines) 
Lucas King
Juan Ramos
Christopher Spencer

Senior Chief Ships Serviceman
Helen Ayala
Carlos Baray
Antonio Jordan
Arnold Luke
Alexander Magbag
Showandra Mitchell
Syress Smith
Chrislin Voltaire

Please join me in congratulating these outstanding senior enlisted leaders on their selection.


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN

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Vice Admiral Robert F. Batchelder Award Selectees for CY 2018

It is my honor to recognize the winners of the calendar year 2018 VADM Robert F. Batchelder Award. This award is presented annually by the Navy League to Supply Corps officers who made significant contributions to the supply readiness of our operating forces. Based on the number and quality of submissions, it was clearly another great year for the Supply Corps!  

This year's recipients and nominating commands are:

Active Component:
LT Aaron H. Deanon, USS Wasp (LHD 1)
LT Emily J. Hawkins, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella, Site Naples
LT Kevin M. Wall, Naval Special Warfare Group TWO (LOGSU 2)  
LTJG Douglas K. Anderson, USS Scranton (SSN 756)

Reserve Component:
LCDR Virgil B. Chapman, Military Sealift Command Mobile Supply Chain Support Unit

My sincerest congratulations to these officers and the hard-working teams supporting them.

Well done!

M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN


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Congratulations to the following selectees for the spring 2019 internship screening. The programs in which they will participate include: Business/Enterprise Supply Chain Management (BEM), Business/Financial Management (BFM), Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), Joint Operational Logistics (JOL), Navy Acquisition Contracting Officer (NACO), Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP), Logistics Planner (PLAN), and Petroleum Management (POL).  

The internship selectees for spring 2019 are:

LT Jordan P. Hamilton                     USS Mississippi                        PLAN
LT Robert A. Martinez                     USS John Paul Jones               NACO
LTJG John S. Adametz                     USS Winston S. Churchill        BEM
LTJG Nicholas P. Butler                   USS Porter                                 POL
LTJG Derek E. Fleming                    NSW Group One                       NACO
LTJG Catherine L. Freitag               USS Blue Ridge                          ILS
LTJG Matthew A. Gooden              USS Roosevelt                           NACO
LTJG Joy L. Hamilton                       USS Forrest Sherman               BFM
LTJG Lisa Jiang                                  USS Makin Island                      ILS
LTJG Danielle S. Mallory                 USS Abraham Lincoln               NACO
LTJG Melissa R. Marin                     USS Kearsarge                           POL
LTJG William E. Norman                 USS Seawolf                               NACO
LTJG Ramon Oliver Sanchez           USS Chief                                   NNPP
LTJG Philip K. Reilly                          USS Louisville                            JOL
LTJG Conner D. Smith                      USS Colorado                            BEM

Again, congratulations to each of you on a job well done!


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN

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CONGRATULATIONS! We received more than 131 applicants and are excited to announce that more than $135,000 in Navy Supply Corps Foundation Scholarships have been awarded to 62 students for the 2019-2020 academic year. Additionally, 38 scholarships valued at $127,500 were awarded previously as multiyear awards. Memorial Scholarships will be given to six children of deceased active duty Supply Officers. Foundation scholarship awards for this year total $262,500.

View the list of winners here.



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It gives me pleasure to announce the Supply Corps officers selected for the FY20 Civilian Institutions (CIVINS) 810 and 811 Programs. The CIVINS 810 and 811 Programs' administrative board is one of the Supply Corps' most competitive, and each of the selectees should be commended for their performance.

Officers selected for the 810 Program will attend one of the nation's top 30 business schools and earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA).  Officers selected for the 811 Program will attend the University of Kansas, earn a MBA from the School of Business and a graduate certificate in petroleum management from the School of Engineering.

810 Program
LT Blaine M. Allgood
LT Rhett C. Barker
LT Jason M. Bentley
LT Joshua A. Fox
LT Edward B. Havel
LT Andrew A. Keene
LT Emily W. Reilly
LT Joseph A. Stark

811 Program
LT Lincoln T. Barber
LT Ricardo Elizaldevalencia
LT David M. Ferreira
LT Gene A. Krampen

The Supply Corps enjoys a strong relationship with many of our nation's top business schools, and these officers will continue to strengthen that unique bond.

Please join me in congratulating these individuals on this significant achievement.


M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN

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Congratulations to the following Supply Corps Reserve officers selected for promotion to the rank of Commander.   

David S. Cheetham
James E. Christman
Michael S. Cook
Michael E. Croft
Lewis W. England, Jr.
Kelly R. Gerety
Anna C. Harris
Leslie G. Jett
Anthony H. Jones
Tiffany N. Kirtsey
Mark L. Kuntze
Geoffrey R. Latimer
Glenn P. Lumpkin, Jr.
John E. McCann
Lea A. Murr
William J. Packard
Lloyd C. Regas
Nicholas M. Rizzuto
Ariel E. Rodriguez
Michael J. Schmid
Sandra D. Thomas
John D. Thoren
Emily F. Turton


Full Time Support (FTS)

Donald J. Gardner, Jr.
Eric A. Gardner
James A. McPeake
Brock L. Walaska

Attaining the rank of Commander is the culmination of years of hard work, dedication to the Navy and sustained, superior performance. 

Please join me in congratulating these outstanding Supply Corps officers.


M. C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN


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Congratulations to the following Supply Corps officers selected for promotion to the rank of Captain.   

David K. Boylan
Charles M. Dayball
Andrew K. Duessel
James M. Grimes
Stephen P. Holbrook
Bruce E. Laible
John F. Stuart
Ned L. Swanson

Full Time Support (FTS)
Onofrio P. Margioni
Kurt D. Williams


Attaining the rank of Captain is the culmination of years of hard work, dedication to the Navy and sustained, superior performance. 

Please join me in congratulating these outstanding Supply Corps officers.


M. C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN


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Congratulations to the following Supply Corps officers selected for promotion to the rank of Captain.          

Lillian A. Abuan
Cielo I. Almanza
Aaron K. Ayers
William J. Barich
Timothy G. Bellott
Matthew L. Bolls
Peter M. Braendeholm
Matthew J. Brickhaus
Michael S. Carl
Doyne D. Clem
Robert M. Corley
Jayson L. Cramer
Martin L. Edmonds
Matthew J. Fahner
Tara L. Hodge
Kelly W. House, Jr.
Thomas R. Jenkins
Christopher T. Kovack
John G. Montinola
Daniel L. Norton
Joel P. Pitel
Cameron W. Rogers
Paige A. Sherman
Charles M. Tellis

Attaining the rank of Captain is the culmination of years of hard work, dedication to the Navy and sustained, superior performance. 

Please join me in congratulating these outstanding Supply Corps officers.


M. C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN

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CSO Jack Evans presented the Navy Supply Corps Foundation Leadership Award to LTJG Justin Fishman and ENS Marcus Burdios at the recent BQC graduation on March 29.  In attendance was the Honorable Mr. Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr., US House of Representatives. Mr. Cisneros is a Distinguished Alumnus of the Foundation.

The recipients were selected by their peers for demonstrating unmatched servant leadership while standing as exemplary leaders with the classroom and the community. Congratulations to LTJG Fishman and ENS Burdios on this outstanding achievement!


Photo at Right - Pictured L to R: Honorable Mr. Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. US House of Representatives; LTJG Justin Fishman; CDR (Ret) Jack Evans, NSCF Chief Staff Officer; CAPT Nick Rapley, NSCS Commanding Officer




Pictured L to R: Honorable Mr. Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. U. S.
House of Representatives; CDR (Ret) Jack Evans, NSCF Chief Staff Officer;
ENS Marcus Burdios; CAPT Nick Rapley, NSCS Commanding Officer

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Congratulations to former San Diego Chapter President RDML Peter Stamatopolous and RDML Alan Reyes on their nominations for promotion to Rear Admiral. Former Foundation Scholarship Chair, CAPT Ken Epps, was nominated for promotion to Rear Admiral (lower half). The nominations were announced yesterday by Chief of the Supply Corps, RADM Michelle Skubic.


Best wishes to all for continued success!
 

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You can now support the Navy Supply Corps Foundation while shopping on Amazon! 

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to have a portion of the purchase price of your order go to the Foundation. Just go to smile.amazon.com!

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. 

Thank you for supporting the Foundation through Amazon!
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Flash from the Commander, NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
23 JAN 2019

FY20 Supply Corps Captain Major Command Ashore and Commander Operational/Command Ashore Screen Boards (#56/#55)

The Supply Corps Captain Major Command Ashore Screen Board (#56) is scheduled to convene on 17 June 2019. Eligible captains will begin with Promotion Year Group (PYG) 2018 and end with those completing their 26th year of commissioned service in FY19.

The Supply Corps Commander Operational/Command Ashore Screen Board (#55) is scheduled to convene on 19 June 2019. Commanders in PYGs 2018 and 2019 will be considered.

Reporting Senior Nomination and Oral Board Recommendation letters must be submitted to the NAVSUP Office of Supply Corps Personnel (NAVSUP OP) no later than 01 May 2019. Letters should be emailed to supplycorpscareercounselor@navy.mil.

Each NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center commanding officer has been designated as the regional lead for coordinating the membership and management of commander oral boards. NAVSUP OP will coordinate the membership and management of captain oral boards upon request. You may address questions to the Supply Corps Career Counselor at supplycorpscareercounselor@navy.mil.


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Over the next few weeks, you will notice a new addition to our website! Located on the homepage, "Within Our Community" will include news, resources and topics of interest that are relevant to our Supply Corps and greater Navy communities.

Our first article is recommended by the Transition Committee. Discover the 5 Things You Need to Know when transitioning from the Navy into the private sector.

Check out our Transition page for more tips and best practices when beginning your post-Navy career.

Care to share!  Send news and resources to foundationweb@usnscf.com to be considered as a "Within Our Community" feature
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Pax River chapter member LT Juan Figueroa was named Foundation Volunteer of the Year at the fall Board meeting held in Washington DC. Figueroa serves as the Pax River chapter’s volunteer coordinator. He has worked with local high school JROTC cadets and coordinated his chapter's Hurricane Harvey relief.

Read the complete story and more in the latest edition of The Oakleaf.

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Ever wanted to give your friends and family a taste of what Navy lfe is all about? The Navy Week Outreach program showcases the Navy, its mission, and its people in areas of the U.S. without a significant Navy presence.

The 2019 schedule has just been announced and is as follows:
 

- Miami, Fla., March 25-31

- Wilmington, N.C., April 1-7

- Puerto Rico, April 8-14

- Oklahoma City, Okla., May 27-June 2

- Nashville, Tenn., June 3-9

- Quad Cities, Iowa, June 24-30

- Duluth, Minn., July 15-21

- Grand Junction, Colo., July 22-28

- Boise, Idaho, Aug. 19-25

- St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 2-8

- Wichita, Kan., Sept. 9-15

- Charleston, W.V., Oct. 14-20



Read the full story from the Navy Office of Outreach Public Affairs.


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Congratulations to RADM (Ret.) Douglas M. Moore, Jr. and Mr. Robert E. Riley on their selections as the Foundation's newest Distinguished Alumni. This award is part of an ongoing program to annually identify individuals who have left active duty, but have continued to utilize those skills believed to epitomize the Supply Corps officer and have risen to levels of significant and wide recognition in their chosen field. 
RADM (Ret.) Mike Lyden presented the award to RADM (Ret.) Douglas M. Moore, Jr. on 27 October in San Antonio, TX. RADM (Ret.) Moore is the 54th Distinguished Alumnus. RADM (Ret.) Linda Bird presented the award to Mr. Robert E. Riley on 26 September in Newport, RI. Mr. Riley is the 55th Distinguished Alumnus. To read more about the award and see the complete list of Distinguished Alumni, visit the Distinguished Alumni page of our website.

Top Photo: RADM (Ret.) Mike Lyden presents award to RADM (Ret.) Douglas M. Moore


Below: RADM (Ret.) Linda Bird presents award to Mr. Robert E. Riley
 
 
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A visit to Regua started with a morning walk followed by a trip to the conventual sweets factory.  Cruisers watched as the conventual sweets were made and got to try their hand at making the sweets themselves!  To view more Douro cruise photos, visit our Facebook page.


                                                      
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As the Oakleaf Douro River cruise continues, cruisers take in the sights and have fun onboard Scenic Azure.  Check out the Foundation Facebook page to view all of the cruise photos:

                                                             
 
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Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
22 FEB 2018

FY19 Command Master Chief and Command Senior Chief Board Results

Congratulations to the following Supply senior enlisted personnel who have been selected for Command Master Chief and Command Senior Chief by the FY19 Command Master Chief and Command Senior Chief Selection Boards.

Command Master Chief - Active
LSSCM Kevin M Gibbs             SUBLANT TRNG&EVA

Command Master Chief - Selected Reserve
LSCM John Hulick                NR COMNAVFOR KOREA

Command Senior Chief - Active
LSCS Patrick I Lampley          CVN 76 REAGAN
SHCS Juan D Landin              ATG SAN DIEGO
LSCS Brandon E Lilley           LCS CREW 106
LSCS Terry L Loeffelholz                CVN 68 NIMITZ
LSCS Simone C Milo              LHD 1 WASP
LSCS Mackenson Moise            COMACCLOGWING

Command Senior Chief - Full Time Support
LSCS Justin S Butler            CNAVPERSCOM MILLINGTON

Please join me in congratulating these outstanding senior enlisted leaders in their selection.


J. A. YUEN
RADM, SC, USN

 
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There are a few spots remaining for the once-in-a-lifetime Douro River cruise sponsored by the Foundation taking place in August 2018.  On Day 4 of the cruise, you will discover the captivating Varosa Valley and visit the charming village of Tarouca where you will get to explore the restored Monastery of Saint John of Tarouca. En route walk the fortified bridge of Ucanha, Portugal’s first toll bridge, spanning the crystal clear waters of the Varosa River.  Free choice options include touring the elegant town of Lamego, with its many fine Baroque structures, or enjoying a guided visit of Mateus Palace, the historic icon depicted on the labels of Portugal’s famous Mateus rosé wine.  For more details, check out the River Cruise webpage or contact our Foundation travel representative, Pat Loeser at Loeser Travel (760-743-2971) or patloes@cox.net.
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Looking for a lasting and meaningful gift for the Supply Officer in your life?  Purchase a commemorative brick!  We have an opportunity to finish out the "Legacy" brick wall at Navy Supply Corps School in Newport RI.  The wall is a replica of the original wall at Royer Square in Athens, GA. It is almost closed out, so this may be the last chance for Supply Corps Alumni to be enshrined in the wall!  Click here for details and a list of current names on the wall.
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Here is another sneak peek of the itinerary for the 2018 Douro River cruise in Portugal. Check out the River Cruise webpage (https://www.usnscf.com/Foundat…/pages/Programs/River_Cruises) for details or contact our Foundation travel representative, Pat Loeser at Loeser Travel (760-743-2971) or patloes@cox.net.

On Day 3, enjoy a blissful cruise to Regua where you have the chance to explore the Douro Museum at your leisure. Learn about the culture, history and identity of the people living in this wine growing region of the Douro Valley. Free choice options abound at this stop! Guimarães was the seat of the first King of Portugal and is dominated by the impressive Ducal Palace, which dates back to medieval times. It’s a great tour to kickstart your interest in this fascinating region. Alternatively, you could choose a tasting at the fairytale property of Quinta Aveleda (photo below from http://www.aveledaportugal.pt). Located in the famous Vino Verde region and a renowned regional sparkling wine producer, the incredible gardens alone make the excursion worthwhile

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Join us for an eleven day cruise on the number one river cruising destination … Douro River in Portugal.  

After two highly successful and enjoyable European river cruises, the Foundation is excited to offer a third cruise - exploring the Douro River in Portugal.  This eleven day cruise will begin on 3 August 2018, in Porto, Portugal, cruise along the breathtaking Douro River to Vega de Terron and return to Porto on 13 August 2018.  For more information regarding cabin availability and amenities, as well as how to sign up, click here.  A list of Foundation members already signed up can be seen here.  There is limited space available, so reserve your spot now!


 
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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 www.usnscf.com/Foundation/pages/Programs/Scholarship.
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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

 
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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.
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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 vary depending upon cabin selection.  Prices 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 patloes@cox.net or at 1-760-743-2971. 

Video of Luxury Portugal River Cruising from Scenic


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

 

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RADM (ret) Robert Phillips gives a fascinating account of the Navy Supply Corps involvement in DaNang, Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

Photos from RADM (ret) Phillips
 
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(Please share throughout the Navy Supply Community for maximum distribution)

Supply Community,

On May 17, 2017, I provided the below statement to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California in the sentencing hearing for CAPT (ret) Robert Gilbeau.  I was asked to provide a statement focusing on the impact that CAPT (ret) Gilbeau's actions have had on the Supply Community.  In other words, I was there representing all of you, and I want you to know what I said on your behalf.

This was not an easy task, but it was a necessary step for us all to be able to continue repairing the damage done by some of our former members.  I want you all to know that actions not consistent with Navy Core Values have consequences.

I previously shared with you thoughts about the two sides of the concept of accountability: (1) holding those accountable for their misdeeds and (2) taking accountability for each other as we reach out to help our shipmates stay on the right path.  As we move forward, I hope to be able to focus more on the second meaning.

J. A. YUEN
RADM, SC, USN

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STATEMENT OF REAR ADMIRAL JONATHAN A. YUEN,
SUPPLY CORPS, UNITED STATES NAVY
COMMANDER, NAVAL SUPPLY SYSTEMS COMMAND,
CHIEF OF SUPPLY CORPS

Good Morning Your Honor.  I am Rear Admiral Jonathan A. Yuen. I currently serve as Chief of Navy Supply Corps and Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command (or "NAVSUP").

I thank Your Honor for the opportunity to again address this Court. The Vice Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral William Moran, provided a written statement expressing the impact of this particular Defendant's actions on the U.S. Navy, as an institution, and the members in its service.  I offer the Court the following elaboration on the impact the Defendant's actions have had on the U.S. Navy Supply Corps.

As Chief of Supply Corps, I am the community leader for approximately three thousand Supply Corps officers and 20,000 Sailors. As NAVSUP Commander, I am the Supply Chain Manager for the Navy, responsible for providing parts, ordnance, fuel, food, and other supplies to sustain our forces throughout the world. The entire NAVSUP enterprise includes more than six thousand nine hundred civilians, one thousand five hundred enlisted Sailors and five hundred and fifty Supply Corps officers, serving at NAVSUP headquarters and in several subordinate commands.  

Our overall mission can be summed up in the phrase, "Delivering the right stuff, to the right place, at the right time and at the right cost."  I am stationed at NAVSUP headquarters and live in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

Since assuming command in October 2013, there have been many difficult days, but today is particularly difficult for me.  

In the summer of 1979, Captain (ret.) Robert Gilbeau and I started our Navy careers together at the United States Naval Academy.   It was very difficult for me to learn the details of his criminal and dishonorable activities.  I take no pleasure in presenting this statement, but it is important for this Court to hear the damage his actions have inflicted on our Supply community and our Navy.

After graduating from the Academy, we both became Supply Corps officers in 1983, starting at the rank of Ensign and working our way up to Flag Officer, before the Defendant was reduced to the rank of Captain at his retirement.  Over the years, we served with some outstanding Supply Corps officers, enlisted Sailors and civilians, whose professionalism, dedication and sacrifice were inspiring. When he was a Rear Admiral in our community, the Defendant should have been a role model to every hard-working Supply Corps officer; particularly those who aspire to earn, the rank of Admiral.  Instead, by lying to investigators about the true nature of his relationship with Leonard Francis, and destroying evidence of that relationship, he embarrassed the junior officers he was supposed to inspire.  

The scandalous nature of his actions while serving as a Supply Corps officer assigned to ships operating in the Pacific theatre further cast unfair suspicion on every Supply Corps officer who operated in that theatre during those years, causing people to wonder if they too were corrupt.     I offer this fact to the Court because the vast majority of Supply Corps officers who served in Asia got the job done without compromising their duty or their ethics.  Those dedicated professionals are angry and appalled to be associated with this kind of behavior.  I am here to represent them -- and ensure their voices are heard.

I reject any suggestion that it was necessary to compromise standards when operating in Asia during any of the years that fall under the GDMA timeframe.  In the simplest of terms, the fact that any Supply Corps officer would be motivated by a desire to enrich themselves, when their focus should be exclusively on the needs of the ship and the crew, is a fundamental betrayal of what all of us in the Supply community have dedicated our lives to do.

There are over six thousand nine hundred dedicated civilians in the Supply community -who should also be heard on this matter.  I am honored to have among our NAVSUP family, civilian men and women who helped train both the Defendant and me when we were junior officers over 30 years ago. Our civilians are more than employees -- they are proud professionals who are personally invested in the reputation and welfare of the Navy Supply community.  They too feel embarrassed and angered by the actions of the Defendant and others caught up in the GDMA scandal.

Our civilian members who work in the area of providing husbanding contracts were among the hardest impacted by the GDMA scandal.  These contracts secure the goods and services to U.S. warships and other naval vessels visiting foreign ports, what we refer to as "husbanding." When the criminal conduct of GDMA and certain US Navy members, including this Defendant, came to light, it was these men and women who did the heavy lifting, working long hours under stressful conditions, to completely overhaul the procedures for securing husbanding contracts, as referenced by the VCNO in his letter.

The contracting mission carries with it broader strategic implications.  It extends beyond securing needed goods and services. It even extends beyond being good stewards of the taxpayers' money.  When operating overseas, the contracting mission demonstrates to foreign contractors and officials how Americans do business.  Supply Corps officers are taught that our Navy's business practices must project integrity, fair dealing, and adherence to the rule of law if we expect others in the world to follow suit.  Participating in, and supporting corruption in the foreign ports we visit weakens the power of our economic example, and thereby harms our mission, while encouraging dangerous elements seeking to gain a foothold through corruption and fraud to threaten our national security.

The misconduct of those, like the Defendant, convicted of participation in the GDMA corruption scandal has had, and will continue to have, a far-reaching impact upon the Navy Supply community, in the way we perform our mission, the way others perceive us, and especially in how we think and feel about ourselves. The Defendant's misconduct while serving as a Supply Corps officer has seriously damaged the community he served for more than 30 years.  While some may see today as a setback, it is a necessary part of the healing process.  Those who have engaged in criminal conduct must be held accountable for their actions before we can repair the damage they have done.

Finally, Your Honor, I'd be remiss if I didn't add that I am extremely proud of the Supply community's resilient response to this scandal, and dedication to making things right again.  We are restoring our rock-solid reputation that was earned by honoring our promises and ensuring our customers' needs are met, serving the warfighters who serve this great nation.

While the misdeeds of a few of our members - like the Defendant and others who this Court has previously sentenced -- have made things difficult the last few years, I have complete confidence that the dedicated men and women who serve in the US Navy Supply community will succeed in taking our Navy to new heights of reliability, innovation, performance, and respect.

Respectfully,

JONATHAN A. YUEN
Rear Admiral, Supply Corps, U.S. Navy
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Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announced today that Captain Kevin M. Jones
and Captain Thomas J. "Jack" Moreau have been nominated for promotion to the
rank of Rear Admiral (Lower Half).  
 
CAPT Jones is currently serving as commanding officer, Office of Special
Projects, Washington, D.C.
 
CAPT Moreau is currently serving as commanding officer, NAVSUP Fleet
Logistics Center Norfolk, VA.

Read the entire announcement under Navy and NAVSUP News under Quicklinks. 
 
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Check out the March issue of The Oakleaf, newsletter of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation. This issue includes information on the 2018 Oakleaf cruise on the Douro River in Portugal, Foundation donors, Career transition committee, Volunteer service opportunities, as well as our close up articles and more!
 
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Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps

2 FEB 2017

NAVSUP Strategic Plan 2017-2021 and Commander's Guidance linked here.

Today, I am releasing the NAVSUP Strategic Plan 2017-2021 and Commander's Guidance.  This release incorporates aspects of both a long-range strategic planning document and a near-term guidance document and is organized around seven focus areas.  

These focus areas and supporting actions are designed to better support the warfighter and align us to the Secretary of the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations, Fleet Commanders, and Joint Warfighter.  

Thank you for all you do in maintaining our Nation's trust and ensuring our forces are ready to fight.

J.A. YUEN

RADM, SC, USN

 

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Are you signed up for the 2018 Oakleaf River Cruise on the Douro in Portugal? If you’re a fan of wine tasting, you won’t want to miss this trip.
 
Lettie Teague of the Wall Street Journal recently returned from the Douro Valley in Portugal and reported on the “very good” wines in an article on March 23, 2017. Known for their port, Teague was pleasantly surprised with the “first-rate” dry reds and whites. Teague reported that little is known about the Douro reds and whites because they have only been around for a couple of decades but their Port dates back to 1756.

After two highly successful and enjoyable European river cruises, the Foundation is excited to offer a third cruise - exploring the Douro River in Portugal.  This eleven day cruise will begin on 3 August 2018, in Porto, Portugal, cruise along the breathtaking Douro River to Vega de Terron and return to Porto on 13 August 2018.  Please see the attached “Oakleaf Cruise UNFORGETTABLE DOURO” for detailed information.  Some highlights:
  • Open to Foundation members and their friends and families.
  • Reservations will begin on a first-come-first-served basis beginning at 0900 PST (1200 EST) 17 January 2017. 
  • If you intend on taking this cruise, you need to make your reservations early as there are only 48 cabins available on the 5-star Scenic Azure
  • Scenic is offering a three night pre-cruise Lisbon package.
  • If we book 75% of the rooms within 75 days, Scenic will donate to the Foundation the value of two E cabins ... $20,600.
  • As we did on the last cruise, a $200 tax deductible contribution to the Foundation will be collected at time of booking.
  • All who have traveled with Scenic know this will be an amazing cruise.
Here is a video about this itinerary.  Scenic Video

Click here to view the Scenic Azure deck plan. Diamond Deck cabins have the added perk of being able to partake in a 6 course wine pairing dinner to be reserved on board which is included in the price.
 
Cabins still available:
 
Diamond Deck
P Category  302,303,  309,  310, 
PA Category 311-319
 
Sapphire Deck
B Category 205-208
BB Category 212 - 217
C Category 218 - 220
 
Jewel Deck
D Category 102, 102

 
Any questions can be directed to Pat Loeser of Loeser Travel Services (760) 743-2971 or email patloes@cox.net.

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The Oakleaf cruise UNFORGETTABLE DOURO just got better.  Working with Scenic, we have identified two additional benefits for our travelers.
 
For a limited time Scenic is offering contract airfare at 2017 rates.  For bookings made by 15 May 2017, Scenic will honor the 2017 contract rates for the 2018 sailing.  If the 2018 contract rates are lower, they will honor the lower fare.  Details on the airfare promotion are provided in this link
 
In addition, Scenic will donate the value of one E cabin to the Foundation not tied to the previous occupancy requirement of 75% booking within 75 days.  This means travelers can expect to receive approximately an additional $100 rebate or have the option of providing a donation to the Foundation.  This is in addition to the $350 discount received at booking.  Details will be provided upon your arrival on board the Scenic Azure.

 
Remember, the airfare option is only good for bookings and deposits made by 15 May 2017.  Also the donation of the value of the second E cabin will only occur if 75% occupancy is achieved by 15 May 2017.
 
If you currently have a booking and would like to have the air promo added to it, please contact Pat by email and she will add this to your reservation.
 
You can opt out of the air promotion at any time prior to ticketing.
 
We are currently at 40% occupancy with reservations open for only six weeks. 
 
Any questions can be directed to Pat Loeser of Loeser Travel Services (760) 743-2971 or email patloes@cox.net.


 
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The Foundation Family Assistance and Support Team (FAST) is tackling the important work of providing help and support to the widows and widowers of our members. They have posted links to websites providing information and assistance to those who have lost their spouse under Families/FAST (Family Aid and Support Team). Check it out.
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Included below is a link to the New DOD Service Acquisition DOD 5000.74. This is the guidance for all service acquisitions and provides guidance on the requirement for a Service Acquisition Workshop (SAW) for Procurements over $250M.  The Army is mandating a SAW for acquisition over $100M.
 
DAU provides a workshop at no cost for labor for DOD entities, just cover any travel and training material costs associated with the training.
 
Info at:  http://www.dau.mil/ma/Pages/acquisitionWorkshops.aspx
 
In addition, DAU can tailor the workshop with your Contracts and Program Management Professionals, to use your requirements and build the Statement of Objectives, QA Plan, and a majority of the Draft RFP.  We spread the training over several sessions and provide guidance in the contract formulation.
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Congressional Research Service recently published changes made in 2015 to our current military retirement system. Included is a recent history of military retirement for active, reserve, and disabled categories, COLA info, change in military retiree "pay dates", previous reform recommendations, and a summary of the recently Congressionally-passed "Blended" retirement plan effective in 2018.  Read the details here.
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The Foundation can provide help in locating shipmates you may be trying to contact and assist in getting people together. You can help by including the year you graduated from Supply Corps School in your profile on the Foundation website at www.usnscf.com. A field was recently added to user profiles to include the graduation year.

Keeping your address and email up to date can help the Foundation stay in touch. Whether sent by email or postal mail, when the Foundation sends out correspondence there are many rejects coming back. It’s important that you log in and update any outdated information on your profile. If you prefer, you can contact the Foundation office to update your information on their offline listing or send new information to webadmin@usnscf.com. Call the office at (706)345-41111 or send a note to 3651 Mars Hill Road, Suite 200B, Watkinsville, GA 30611 or email CSO@usnscf.com.
(Note: Government email addresses are often returned marked as spam. If available, please use personal email addresses on you profile.)

If you already have a user account at www.usnscf.com, log in, click on your name that will appear below the Make a Donation banner and your profile will appear. Select "Update Info" to make changes to your account.  

In the “Personal Information” section, add the year you graduated from the Supply Corps School. You can now also add your spouse or significant others name and contact information, if you wish.

While you are in your account, we encourage you review all the data to make sure it is current. You can choose to read The Oakleaf online. The options are in the Contact Information section just below the phone number. Also, be sure update the Chapter just below your zip code. Once you have made changes to your profile, be sure to click Update at the bottom of the page.

If you are a new user, create an account by clicking on Log In, then select "Register." If you think you may have an account but aren't sure, send an email to webadmin@usnscf.com and ask for a search to be performed. Be sure to include your full name.

Staying in touch with members is critical to the Foundation’s ability to fulfill its mission to “perpetuate the values, traditions, and history of the Supply Corps throughout the lives of individuals in the Supply Corps community.” We can only provide services if we can keep in touch. Log in or register today!

 
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See who was selected as new Distinguished Alumni, Volunteers of the Year, and named Chapters of the Year in the November issue of The Oakleaf newsletter of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation. This issue includes a message from RADM (Ret.) Linda Bird, who will become Foundation Chair in January, on the survey that members, spouses and chapter presidents will be asked to complete later in November to help the  board update the strategic plan. Also, in the November Oakleaf you can find out about chapter activities, read more memories of supply officers, read a report on discussions held by the SECNAV Retiree Council, and more. Click here to read The Oakleaf now
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The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is a fundraising effort run at many U.S. government agencies throughout the world during the fall months. Your consideration of a gift to the Foundation (CFC member number 10281) will help us carry out our mission to perpetuate the values, traditions, and history of the Supply Corps throughout the lives of individuals in the Supply Corps community. The foundation provides scholarships and programs related to recruiting, training and development, transition, recognition, subsidies for annual community gatherings for each of the regional chapters, and more. Contributions received through the CFC are usually received from our active duty members or retirees and reservists who work for the Federal Government.
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Four Navy Supply Corps Foundation scholarship recipients have also been named winners in the Navy Supply Corps Foundation first annual video selfie contest. According to Foundation Chair CAPT (Ret.) John Kizer, each of these videos “did a great job of expressing your appreciation for the scholarship support you have received, as well as demonstrating how this support made a different for you and your family.”

The winners included Emma Brown, a freshman at Indiana University, Zachary Hahn, a freshman at the Pennsylvania State University, Karli Himmerlich, a junior at Florida State University,  and Ebone McNeil, a freshman at George Fox University.  Each winner received a check for $100 plus a Navy Supply Corps Foundation thumbdrive.

Click here to see the videos.  Congratulations all!
 
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Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Randall S. Smith, who was a victim of the shooting
incident at the Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) in Chattanooga, TN, has
passed away.  LS2 Smith was a staff member of NOSC Chattanooga where he was
the training and operations Petty Officer supporting more than 140 Reserve Sailors.

LS2 Smith enlisted in the Navy on 15 September 2010 in his home state of
Ohio.  He attended Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes, IL followed by
Logistics Specialist "A" School in Meridian, MS.  His first tour was as
Hazardous Material Supervisor and Storeroom Logistics Specialist on USS WASP
(LHD 1).

LS2 Smith is survived by his wife and three daughters.


(Source: NAVSUP  Flash from the Chief, 7/19/15)

The church service and funeral for LS2 Randall Smith will be held on Tuesday, 28 July 2015. 
 
Church Service will be held at 1400 EDT at:
 
First Baptist Church
2645 Lafayette Road
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
 
The Funeral will be at 1600 EDT at:
 
Chattanooga National Cemetery
1200 Bailey Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404
 
The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, 15 August.  Details are still being planned.
 
No official obituary has been released.

(Source:  NAVSUP 7/27/2015)
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Check out the July issue of The Oakleaf, newsletter of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation, now online at www.usnscf.com.  Click on "The Oakleaf" tab at the top of the screen.  See the list of scholarship recipients, learn the winners of the 2015 Spirit Award, hear news from the SECNAV’s Retiree Council and the latest from the Navy Supply Corps School, as well as information about the Millington Fun Bunch, the 2016 Foundation river cruise and more!   Paper copies are in the mail.
 
Suggestions for The Oakleaf can be sent to TheOakleaf@comcast.net.  Deadline for the next issue is September 15. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
CAPT John L. Kizer, SC, USN (Ret.)
Board of Directors Chair
 
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On May 18, 2015 the U.S. AbilityOne Commission announced the 2015 AbilityOne award recipients. RADM Richard T. “Dick” Ginman, SC, USN (Ret.) was recognized for the E.R. “Dick” Alley Career Achievement Award.
 
The E. R. “Dick” Alley Career Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has provided extraordinary achievement and sustained effort in utilizing the Federal procurement system to create AbilityOne employment opportunities. This is the highest award bestowed by the Commission, and only one is given each year.
 
This year’s recipient, RADM Ginman, is former Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, Department of Defense. Ginman has been a strong advocate and supporter of the AbilityOne Program throughout his 44-year military and civil service career, implementing policies and solutions that have increased employment opportunities for people who are blind or have significant disabilities. He has signed and spearheaded several AbilityOne support memoranda, which were distributed to the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) acquisition workforce. By encouraging the AbilityOne contract management support program, he has enabled 14 nonprofit agencies to support nearly 80 DoD contracting offices, which resulted in more than 160 upwardly mobile employment opportunities for people who are blind or have significant disabilities. He has also educated colleagues about AbilityOne through close collaboration with DoD Senior Procurement and Acquisition Executives



 













Left to right: Chairperson J. Anthony Poleo, Alley Award recipient RADM Richard T. Ginman, SC, USN (Ret.) and Executive Director Tina Ballard.
 
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Six chapters took home bragging rights and funding to support a chapter family event as a result of being named winners in the 2015 Spirit Award competition, which wrapped up at the end of May. The Spirit Award was established by the Foundation Board of Directors to recognize the Chapters that added the most new members to the USNSCF master mailing list during the seven month period from October 2014 through May 2015.
The Washington, DC Chapter was named as the winner in the Large category and will be awarded $2500; the Mechanicsburg Chapter, winner in the Medium chapter category, will receive $1500; and the Monterey Chapter, winner in the Small category, earned $1000. The funds are provided to allow the chapter to host a family event of their choosing within the Community Values and Traditions guidelines. In addition Foundation will recognize the tremendous efforts of three other chapters, South West Asia, Tampa Bay and Hawaii, by awarding them $500 each for a similar event of their choosing.
More than 320 names were added to the Navy Supply Corps Foundation mailing list as a result of the effort. The Spirit Award provides a positive reward to the chapters, however the best outcome is to those “lost” members who will now be reconnected with the Supply Corps and share in the spirit of camaraderie, heritage and service that the Navy Supply Corps Foundation provides.
Congratulations to the chapter winners and a special thank you to each chapter president and all the members who supported this effort.
The final numbers list.
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Authority:
UNITED STATES NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS
NAVPERS 15665I
 
Reference:
61002.  UNIFORMS FOR RETIRED PERSONNEL
 
    1.  GENERAL.  Retired officers and enlisted personnel, who are not on
active duty, may wear the uniform, insignia, and qualifications
corre-sponding to the rank or rating indicated on the retired list.
 
    2.  UNIFORM AUTHORIZED  
 
         a.  Retired personnel may wear uniforms at ceremonies or official
functions when the dignity of the occasion and good taste dictate.  Wearing
a uniform is appropriate for memorial services, weddings, funerals, balls,
patriotic or military parades, ceremonies in which any active or reserve
United States military unit is participating, and meetings or functions of
military associations.
 
         b.  Retired personnel may wear the uniform of their grade while
instructing a cadet corps or similar organization at approved naval or
military academies or other approved academic institutions.
 
    3.  UNIFORM NOT AUTHORIZED.  Retired personnel are prohibited from
wearing the uniform in connection with personal enterprises, business
activities, or while attending or participating in any demonstration,
assembly or activity for the purpose of furthering personal or partisan
views on political, social, economic, or religious issues.
 
    4.  FOREIGN COUNTRIES.  Retired personnel, who are not on active duty,
living or visiting a foreign country, may only wear a uniform to attend
ceremonies or social functions when wearing a uniform is required by the
terms of the invitations of customs of the country.
 
    5.  GROOMING STANDARDS.  Retired personnel must comply with the
grooming standards in these regulations, but uniforms and equipment may
either be those prescribed here or those authorized at the time of their
retirement.
 
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The 2015-2016 Navy Supply Corps Foundation Scholarship Recipients are listed here.  
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Rear Admiral Jonathan Yuen was the guest speaker at the 27th Annual Ester Boone Memorial Scholarship Banquet held on 9 May 2015.  During the event, 29 high school seniors were presented with scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 based on academic achievement, positive community involvement, commitment and financial need.  In his speech, Admiral Yuen congratulated the students on their accomplishments and encouraged them to invest in and never give up on their passion.

At the event, Courtney Bynum, daughter, CAPT Rè Bynum (previous President of Navy Supply Corps Foundation - Mechanicsburg Chapter)  was awarded the Ellis / Corley Scholarship for academic achievement and positive involvement in her community.

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During the San Diego Chapter of the Navy Supply Corps’ 220th birthday celebration CAPT Ed Butzirus with the helpf of guest speaker, Mr. Jonathan Goldsmith, presented a check establishing a $50,000 memorial lifetime scholarship to Kathleen Sturdivant (daughter of the late CAPT Fran and Patricia Derby) and her husband Tom. CAPT Butzirus said, “Please accept this well-earned recognition for your parents.  We are grateful to them and your entire family for your outstanding service to our country, the United States Navy, and the Supply Corps Foundation here in San Diego.”

CAPT Fran Derby passed away last July in San Diego.  He served 23 years before retiring in 1975.  While in the Navy, he served onboard three ships and multiple duty stations across the United States and overseas.  During his retirement, he was awarded the U.S. Navy Supply Corps Lifetime Achievement Award.  His wife, Patricia, of 59 years passed away in 2010.  She maintained a very active role within the Navy Supply Corps Wives Association and many other spousal groups throughout her husband’s career.  Through his love of the Supply Corps, CAPT Derby maintained his connection by serving as a retired representative of the San Diego Chapter until his passing.

Pictured above, from left, are CAPT Butzirus, Tom and Kathleen Sturdivant, and Jonathan Goldsmith, the actor who portrays “The Most Interesting Man in the World.”
 
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We’d love to hear how your scholarship has made a difference for you.  Send us a video selfie (60 seconds or less) describing how you felt getting this help and, just for entering, we’ll send you a thumbdrive to store some of your data.  We’ll also award $100 for the most outstanding video. 
 
Each video must include:
  • Recipients name, home town, school they will be attending and Supply Corps sponsor
  • An expression of how the scholarship has made a difference for you
Creativity is encouraged!
 
Submissions should be emailed to TheOakleaf@comcast.net by June 30.  All entries will be posted online at www.usnscf.com.
 
 
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Members and Friends of the Naval Logistics Community, see information below and attached for the 5 JUNE Navy Supply Corps Foundation SPRINGFEST Golf Tourney at Laurel Hill Golf Club.  Proceeds from this tournament will support Navy Supply Corps Foundation scholarships and career development programs, including the memorial scholarship program for dependents of those who paid their last full measure of devotion while on active duty. 
 
For those in the industry, academic and retired communities, this is a time to connect with shipmates for a wonderful day, either for the full golf and dinner program or just to join up for dinner. 
 
Dale Cottongim, (540) 295-1994, dale.cottongim@gmail.com is the official sponsorship drum beater.  Please call Dale if there are any questions.  Here's what you can do to connect: 
 
         - Register a team and play!  There are only approximately 144 slots.  Don’t wait until the last minute.  The NSCF-WC email announcement is attached.
 
         - Sponsor a hole tee-box for $200.    We  also have special limited sponsorships and signage for the beverage/food cart and for the lunch.  Contact Dale if interested to discuss rates
 
         - If you are sponsoring, please send electrons of your logo for signage.  Paypal is available for credit card payments.  Please use comments to identify if you are paying to play, sponsoring or both.  Otherwise, send your payments to:
 
NSCF-WC, c/o Dale Cottongim, 18 Wild Plum Court, Stafford, VA 22554  
 
         - Contribute your corporate (or personal) goodies and golf paraphernalia for the charity raffle.  Let us know what you are bringing in advance or, if you cannot attend, mail them to Dale at the address above.
 
CU@SPRINGFEST!?!?!

Click here for details: Springfest 2015.ppt

 
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Save the date:  Next Board and Chapter Presidents meeting is September 24 and 25 in St. Louis, MO More specifics will be forthcoming.
 
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Check out the March issue of The Oakleaf, newsletter of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation. This issue includes news on the publication of  "Ready for Sea: The History of the U.S. Navy Supply Corps.” orders are being taken at www.usnscf.com, click on ships store with a delivery date of late March 2015. Also, in the March Oakleaf you can find out how to sign up for the 2016 Rhine river cruise, hear more about the competition for the 2015 spirit award, learn about post retirement opportunities in the financial industry for veterans and their family members, and more. Click here to read The Oakleaf now.
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The first woman to report to USS Minnesota was the supply officer.  She reported to the attack sub Minnesota, a submarine official said, the first of a cadre of six that will start the integration effort in the elite attack boat force. Read the story in the Navy Times: U.S. Navy attack sub integration starts.
 
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Readers of The Oakleaf will be happy to learn that “Ford Island December 7, 1941,” a book of the stories of the 1941 children of Ford Island, has recently been published. The stories, some of which appeared in the March 2014 issue of The Oakleaf , were compiled by Katrina Luksovsky; the book is now available online at www.FordIslandFamilies.com
 
There is also a blog section on the website that has photos from the December 7, 2014 return of five of the 1941 children of Battleship Row to Hawaii. Watch for the March 2015 issue of The Oakleaf to learn more
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Only three cabins remaining - all inclusive. Come enjoy tulip season in Holland, and spring along the Rhine. Visit four countries! A great value. These cabins will not last. Act fast!

We have two BA category (205 sq ft) cabins for $3327 per person and one BD cabin at $3492. Contact Pat Loeser, patloes@cox.net, to answer any and all questions or follow up on any leads you may have.  Don’t miss the chance to be on the second Navy Supply Corps Foundation “Oakleaf Cruise.” Scenic Tours has planned an exciting adventure: Amsterdam to Basel "Highlights of the Rhine" set for April 2016 (8 days, 7 nights)

The cruise will begin on April 18, 2016, when passengers will board the Scenic Opal in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and cruise along the Rhine River for eight days, ending on April 25 in Basel, Switzerland.

Contact Pat Loeser at patloes@cox.net to make your reservation now.
 
Please click here for cruise details:  2016 River Cruise.

2016 River Cruise list-updated April 14, 2016
 
Here's a look at a ship identical to Scenic Opal:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfnmaPpI25g
 
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For active duty personnel, if you are using a navy.mil address as your primary email on your Foundation profile, consider adding or changing that to a personal email address. Just log in, click on your name under the Make a Donation button, click on "Update" at the top of your Profile page and you will be able to make changes to your email address. Be sure to click on Update at the bottom of the page when you've made your changes.
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Is there a Fun Bunch in your area? Would you like to have one? These are not official spouses clubs but loosely organized groups, open to all spouses of active duty, retired and deceased Supply Corps officers, with an emphasis on fun. Sharing experiences, getting to know each other and the community, and establishing or renewing friendships are all encouraged. It just takes a little initiative on a few individuals part to call together some spouses and start spreading the word. Hampton Roads, Hawaii, Mechanicsburg and San Diego all have active groups meeting at this time. You can find links to these clubs on their respective Chapter pages on the Navy Supply Corps Foundation website at www.usnscf.com.

For more information about getting a Fun Bunch started in your area, contact Tracy Pimpo at TracyPimpo@yahoo.com. She's the spouses representative on the Foundation Board of Directors and would be happy to help you get a group started in your area.
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As we are notified, funeral service updates will be posted under Quicklinks, Funeral Service Updates. Send notices to webadmin@usnscf.com or scfweb@verizon.net.
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There was an overwhelming reaction to this cruise and all cabins were sold out. Check out photos being submitted on Quicklinks. Send your photos for posting to webadmin@usnscf.com. Be sure to include a caption and recognize those in your photo. Since the France rivder cruise was so successful we are working on another tour in 2015.  Let us know if you are  interested in a National Parks tour. Details can be seen in the article below this one on the website homepage. Send an email to cso@usnscf.com and let us know of your interest.
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Over the past few years three scholarship recipients have videotaped their thanks to the Foundation for the assistance they've received.  Check them out on YouTube.
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The Navy Supply Corps Foundation is a non-profit philanthropic and social organization whose members include every person who has ever served as an officer in the United States Navy Supply Corps. We are working hard to know where our members are. To register your membership, select the link below and complete the form. 
 
We encourage our active duty, reserves, and DoD employee members to use there private email addresses rather than their .mil accounts for Foundation and Chapter business. If you think you may already have registered and would like to update your profile to include a personal email address as your primary but need your username and password to log in, send an email to webadmin@usnscf.com.
 
Sign up here
 
Remember, membership costs you nothing.
 
The Navy Supply Corps Foundation serves the best interests of all Supply Corps officers and their families. Your membership and support are sincerely appreciated.
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If you think you may already have an account but are having problems logging in, send an email to webadmin@usnscf.com with your full name and request a search. Please don’t create a new account if you may already have one. We will strive to respond within 24 hours.
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We thank all our contributors for their support of the Foundation.  For those who contribute via the Combined Federal Campaign, we often don't receive enough information (full name and address) to be able to thank you properly. The Foundation is greatly appreciative of your donation and your support of our mission.  Your contribution will help the Foundation reach its long-term goals and continue its dedication to serve the Navy Supply Corps community. Because of people like you, we can continue our Scholarship Program and to"take care of our own".  Again, thank you for your donation.  

 
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     In an effort to cut costs, the Foundation wants to move to e-mail distribution of The Oakleaf for as many people as possible. In order to receive the newsletter by email you need to take one of the following actions. 
     1. If you already have a user account at www.usnscf.com, you just need to make sure your e-mail address is up to date and deselect the print option for the publication in your user profile. Log in, click on your name and your profile will appear. Select "Update Info" at the top of the screen and remove the check mark under the Daytime Phone Number. Problem logging in? Send an e-mail to webadmin@usnscf.com with your full name and request for assistance.
     2. If you don’t have an account, you can create one now. Select Log In then click on Register. If you think you may already have an account but haven’t accessed it for a while, please don’t create a new one. Send an e-mail to webadmin@usnscf.com and request a search for a possible account.
     3. If you prefer not to create an account, or you don’t have access to e-mail, you can notify the Foundation office and we will make sure your e-mail address is added to the distribution or include your address on a limited list for a mailed paper copy. Send an e-mail to foundationadmin@usnscf.com, call the office at 706-354-4111, or send a note to Navy Supply Corps Foundation, PO Box 6228, Athens, GA 30604 to let us know how you want to receive The Oakleaf.
   The goal is to have a much smaller mailing list and more people reading The Oakleaf online by mid 2014. Opting out of the paper copy will help the Foundation save money by cutting mailing and printing costs.
   Keeping in touch with the Supply Corps community is paramount to the Foundation. Maintaining accurate information is critical. You can help by keeping your account up to date online or by notifying the Foundation office of changes. Stay in touch!

 
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The new Foundation website has been designed to be more user friendly and take advantage of newer technology. 

Log In is on the right side of the banner. To change data in your profile or make recurring donations, you will need to log in, click on your name and your profile will appear. Select "Update Info" to make changes to your account. If you are a new user, create an account by clicking on Log In, then select "Register." If you think you may have an account but aren't sure, send an email to webadmin@usnscf.com and ask for a search to be performed. Be sure to include your full name.

Log Out by clicking on the door that appears next to your name.

Menus on the top and bottom of the banner lead you to a wealth of information about the Foundation.

    Home will always bring you back to the home page.
 
    Under About Us, look for the Supply Corps Foundation's history, mission and vision, Board of Directors, Chapter information, logos, and contact information.

    Select Membership to register for a new account, read about membership benefits, and how you can get involved. If you already have an account, you can log in to update your information by clicking on your name that will appear just below the Make a Donation button in the banner.  Once your profile comes up you will need to click on the Update button in the top right corner to make changes.  Be sure to click Update at the bottom of the page once you make changes.

    Current Programs include Display, Distinguished Alumni, Commemorative Brick Wall, Community Values and Traditions, and Scholarship.  Watch these pages for updates and the drop down menu for new programs.

    Find the current newsletter under The Oakleaf tab and find issues back to 2005 in the Archive.

   The Families page contains news and information for spouses and families of the Supply Corps.

    Quicklinks includes a menu for additional pages and links to areas of interest to Supply Corps Foundation members.  Currently, find Social Media Links, Ways to Give, Tench Francis Society, 21st Century club, and NAVSUP News.

    The Ship's Store is full of gifts and memorabilia commemorating the Supply Corps.

    Select a Chapter to see what is going on in your region.
            The banner changes when you go to a Chapter.  The top line menus will take you back to Foundation pages, while the bottom line menus will take you to pages with information about the Chapter you selected.

    Transitioning is a place for you to have houses posted for sale, look for ship mates, check for job openings, and more. Send information for posting to webadmin@usnscf.com.

    Watch Photos for a variety of images from Foundation and Chapter events.

    Links includes a portal to other sites of interest including NAVSUP, Navy, and social media.

By clicking on News And Information you will go to a complete list of current news stories. Click on a specific item title and you will see the full story.

Clicking on Upcoming Events you will see a complete list currently scheduled Foundation and Chapter events.  Clicking on an event title will display the details for that event.

Click on In Memoriam to go to the complete list of those who have passed. Select a name to go to a page with available details for that individual.

The Foundation's mission and links to the Foundation Facebook and LinkedIn pages are available under Our Mission.
 
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