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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 or

Month of the Military Child: Kids Serve Too!
Month of the Military Child: Kids Serve Too!


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

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Free Estate Planning Guide

Looking for a lost shipmate?
Looking for a lost shipmate?

1. Update your NSCF contact information by logging in to the Foundation website at . 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

The Spring issue of The Oakleaf is online NOW!
The Spring issue of The Oakleaf is online NOW!
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 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 .

Enjoy the Spring issue of The Oakleaf

Our Mission

The Navy Supply Corps Foundation provides programs and services to support the Navy Supply Corps Community and promote its heritage and traditions. 
 Support Our Mission                                         

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. 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!

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! 

Ways YOU can be an active and supportive member of the Supply Community:

   ♦     Donate using your PayPal account through the PayPal Giving Fund, all fees are paid for by PayPal! 

   ♦     Donate now using a credit card. 

   ♦     Shop AmazonSmile and designate The Navy Supply Corps Foundation, Inc. as your charity. 

   ♦     Join the CFC 2020 Giving Campaign! Pledge your donation to The Navy Supply Corps Foundation, Inc. CFC #10281#.
          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 email our Executive Director, CAPT (ret) Daniel Pionk or call 706-354-4111.

   ♦     Volunteer with any of our Committees. 

   ♦     Support Chapter events and programs. 

   ♦     Encourage members to register on the Foundation website.

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. 

 More News                                                                                                       

Flash From the Chief
In Memory: Friends of the Supply Corps
VIDEO: A Day in the Life of a Navy Supply Corps Officer: USS Bataan
NAVSUP 2021 Commander's Guidance
NSCF 2020 Annual Report
The full story of Doris "Dorie" Miller, as told by RADM (ret) Dan McKinnon, 36th Chief of Supply Corps

 On the Web                                                                                                      

Check out additional areas of interest on the Links page.

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The Navy Supply Corps Foundation has partnered with Amazon to establish a way for you to shop online and help support our mission. 

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the Navy Supply Corps Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting the Supply Community.

Visit and on your first visit select Navy Supply Corps Foundation, Inc. as your charitable organization before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection and every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation to the Foundation. 

Let's use this unique opportunity to give to our Community while staying safe! 

For information on how Amazon is addressing the COVID-19 crisis, visit  
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If so, contact the Foundation and we’ll try to put you in touch. Send an e-mail to or call (706) 354-4111.
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Click the QUICKLINKS tab above to view the latest FLASH from the CHIEF!
J. Ronald Terwilliger selected as 58th NSCF Distinguished Alumnus on page 18 in The Oakleaf ~ Spring 2021.
2021 Cupcake cutting ceremony– youngest officer present - LTJG Matthew Levert, NAVSUP FLC Bahrain; Chapter President CDR Jeretta "Jetta" Dillon, DLA Distribution Bahrain; wisest officer present - CAPT David E. Smith, USNAVCENT N4
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 .
Meet the Biddle family (LCDR Tyson Biddle, wife Casey, and sons Laython, Bryson & Taden) on page 10 in The Oakleaf ~ Spring 2021.
Meet new Chapter Relations Chair CAPT (ret) Allison Cameron on page 5 in The Oakleaf ~ Spring 2021.
Mess Attendant First Class Doris Miller United States Navy receives the Navy Cross. Read more on page 19 in The Oakleaf ~ Spring 2021.
PO2 Courtney Ritchwood (left), Po1 Katherine Ronsairo (middle), and PO2 Eric Batts (far right) support the 59th Presidential Inauguration on page 8 in The Oakleaf ~ Spring 2021.
See how the Oakleaf Collar Insignia has changed on page 16 in The Oakleaf ~ Spring 2021.
Faith Griffin is the recipient of the 2020-2021 CAPT and Mrs. William E. Redman, SC, USN (Ret.) Memorial Scholarship. Faith attends High Point University in NC. Faith is the daughter of retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Alexander Griffin, and Shelia Griffin.

Upcoming Events

Corporate Gray Military Friendly Virtual Job Fair ~ May 21, 2021 11 am (ET) - 2 pm (ET)

Friday May 21, 2021

Corporate Gray Military Friendly Virtual Job Fair ~ June 25, 2021 11 am (ET) - 2 pm (ET)

Friday Jun 25, 2021

Corporate Gray Military Friendly Job Fair ~ September 23, 2021 9 am - 12 noon Location: Tbd - Washington, DC Metro area

Thursday Sep 23, 2021

Corporate Gray Military Friendly Virtual Job Fair ~ September 24, 2021 11 am (ET) - 2 pm (ET)

Friday Sep 24, 2021

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In Memoriam

CAPT Paul Warren Eadie, SC, USN (Ret.)

February 2021

CDR Morris Dean "Mike" Culbertson, SC, USN (Ret.)

April 2021

RADM Andrew Anthony Giordano, SC, USN (Ret.)

April 2021

CAPT Charles Wayne "Skip" Ryland, SC, USN (Ret.)

April 2021

CAPT Wayne Walter Gerstenberger, SC, USN (Ret.)

December 2020

CAPT John Paul Hanlin, SC, USN (Ret.)

January 2021