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Thanks to our CFC/United Way contributors
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.  

April 10, 2014

Passing of Jeanne McHenry

Jeanne McHenry, wife of RADM Wendell McHenry passed away suddenly - totally unexpectedly - of a massive heart attack at home on Sunday 6 April .  Their daughter, Leslie, reports that Jeanne's ashes will be interred at a future time at Arlington  alongside those of a teenage son who was killed in an auto accident on the Dulles Airport access road in the Winter of '60-'61.  As of now, no local services for Jeanne are planned.  In addition to "Mac", one son and one daughter also survive.
April 10, 2014

Scholarship winners to be announced the end of May

2014 Scholarship Application season is closed.  Announcement of scholarship winners will be made the end of May.

April 09, 2014

Multiple Designer Fuels Produced at Scale from Seawater
For all who ever spent three suspenseful hours of their life they will never get back driving ships alongside transferring fuel; maneuvered under the air tanker to "catch the cone;" fought the surf filling a fuel bladder on the beach; risked death by explosion or electrocution whilst performing the un-natural act of helicopter in-flight refueling (HIFR); or waited for the C-17 to land with the gas…….. take a few minutes to hit the below link, read this and watch the videos………… it is real………….
NRL (known inside the Navy as "nuts running loose") has developed (note past tense) a proven catalytic process to manufacture, WHERE AND WHEN REQUIRED, multiple types of fuel FROM SEAWATER!
For the record, it took me a while to get used to reverse osmosis desalination as well, until I took it out of my rucksack and used it on the Appalachian Trail.
The technology is less than 10 years away from deployment.
Enjoy and contemplate.
IVO this evolving capability…….. nuclear power…… Quo Vadis?
Energy Independence: Creating Fuel from Seawater
04/11/2014 06:22 AM CDT
Designer fuel: Scientists at the Naval Research Lab effectively flew a small aircraft using molecularly reconstructed fuel they produced from seawater!
Read More
(This news item was provided by CAPT (Ret.) Pete Eltringham, SC, USN)
April 09, 2014

Your action is needed! Choose how you want to receive The Oakleaf
     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, 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 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 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, 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!

April 09, 2014

Upcoming Events


Friday Apr 26, 2002

Luncheon with BG (P) McKeithen, NORAD and USNORTHCOM J4

Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

Grays Armory Museum & Clevelander Sports Bar & Grill

Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Foundation Board of Directors Meeting

Friday Apr 25, 2014

Christmas in April

Saturday Apr 26, 2014