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Cruise the Douro for site seeing and wine tasting
Cruise the Douro for site seeing and wine tasting
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
Any questions can be directed to Pat Loeser of Loeser Travel Services (760) 743-2971 or email

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 31 March 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 31 March 2017.  Also the donation of the value of the second E cabin will only occur if 75% occupancy is achieved by 31 March 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

December 08, 2016

Supply Corps Flag Nominated for Promotion
Supply Corps Flag Nominated for Promotion

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announced today that the President has nominated Rear Admiral (lower half) John P. Polowczyk for promotion to the rank of Rear Admiral.

RDML John P. Polowczyk is currently serving as director, Logistics Programs and Business Operations (OPNAV N41), Washington, D.C.

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March 29, 2017

Honor the Memory of Kurt Kunkel and Support the Fight Against Brain Cancer
Honor the Memory of Kurt Kunkel and Support the Fight Against Brain Cancer
See below from Patti Kunkel, seeking your support of the KUNKEL'S KNUCKLEHEADS team as they honor Kurt's memory and continue the fight against brain cancer for the SEVENTH year. 
Remember Kurt.  Continue his fight.  Honor his family.
Dear Friends,
Every year I put out a call for your help in supporting Kunkel's KNUCKLEHEADS
in the Race for Hope which takes place each year on the first Sunday in May
(which this year is May 7th).   You have never let me down and have always
surpassed my expectations in fundraising goals to help find a cure for brain
tumors/cancer.  We have been doing this for seven years and though I
considered not doing it this year (thus, my reason for being so late this
year!) because of the emotional toll that this race has on the girls and I, I
cannot abandon Kurt's team or the cause that benefits research that could
prevent others from experiencing this devastating loss.  So, I am once again
asking for your support of Kunkel's KNUCKLEHEADS (the link for the team's page
is below) in this year's Race for Hope DC.  You can help us by joining the
team to walk/run, become a virtual runner/walker or just making a donation to

I am honored and touched that you continue to remember Kurt; it means so much
to me and the girls.

Follow this link to Kurt's team, Kunkel's KNUCKLEHEAD:
April 12, 2017

Supply Corps Officers Nominated for Promotion  
Supply Corps Officers Nominated for Promotion  
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. 
March 23, 2017

Scholarship applications for 2017-2018 have closed.
Scholarship applications for 2017-2018 have closed.
The scholarship applications for school year 2017-2018 has closed.  All applicants will receive a letter the end of May and the winners will be announced on our website the first week of June.  Thank you to all the students who applied.
March 16, 2017

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Golf Tournament 23 June @ Carlisle Barracks (Mechanicsburg)

Thursday Mar 30, 2017

Mechanicsburg Chapter Charity Auction and Dinner on 28 April 2017 (Mechanicsburg)

Friday Apr 28, 2017

Supply Corps Birthday Ball (Sigonella)

Saturday May 06, 2017

Pax River OP Roadshow (Patuxent River)

Monday May 08, 2017 - Friday May 12, 2017


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In Memoriam

CDR John Lufkin Poor, SC, USN

November 2012

CDR Joseph Kent Pinnell, SC, USN

November 2015

CDR Samuel Andrew Pillar, SC, USN

June 2016

CDR Earl Harris Pace, SC, USN

December 2005

CDR Terrence Franey O' Donnell, SC, USN (Ret.)

June 2009

CDR James Vincent Mullen, SC, USN (Ret.)

November 2016