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The 2018 Foundation Douro river cruise will provide travelers the opportunity to experience the renowned wines of Portugal. This article highlights an example of the wines that you may be able to taste on the cruise.

Click here for cruise details and to sign up. Space is limited, so act quickly!
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Over the coming weeks, we will be highlighting some of our scholarship recipients who submitted videos telling how the Foundation scholarships have and will con...tinue to impact their education. This week's scholar is Danyelle Allen. Danyelle's sponsor is her father CAPT Daniel L. Allen and her scholarship donor is Mr. Victor Trione. You can see Danyelle's video here.


If you would like to help future students achieve their academic goals, you can make a donation at https://usnscf.com/Foundation/Ships_Store/MakeDonation.
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SUBJ/SECNAV MESSAGE TO THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS//

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

For more information on the river cruise, available cabins, and how to book see 
https://usnscf.com/Foundation/pages/Programs/River_Cruises.


 
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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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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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Check out the videos this year’s scholarship recipients have sent in letting us know how the awards have made a difference to them. These are all video selfies (60 seconds or less) describing how they felt getting this help. Each person sending in a video receives a check for $100 and a thumbdrive to store some of their data. Click here to see the videos.
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At a cost of only $50, this beautifully crafted, limited edition coffee table book captures the history of the U.S. Navy's Supply Corps in a way not done before. See excerpts from the book here.

Replete with historical references, the book describes the establishment of the Supply Corps under Tench Francis and follows it to the Naval Supply Systems Command of today. In 150 pages it highlights in pictures, statistics and text, the growth and development of the U.S. Navy's supply, logistics, financial management, and contracting capability that enabled the United States Navy to operate indefinitely at sea and abroad. Through this historical context, you'll gain a new appreciation for what it means to be a U.S. Navy Supply Corps Officer.  
 
"Ready for Sea:  A History of the U. S. Navy Supply Corps" is a first of its kind and there are a limited number of copies.  It will be a must have for anyone that wore, or will wear, an oak leaf on their uniform.

Go to the Ship's Store here to order your copy. You do not have to log in to your account to order a book.
Shipping charges are $10 for each book.

Click on this sample page to see more.



 
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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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