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This afternoon we celebrated Earth Day a little early. Staff and students ventured around the schoolhouse and other areas of the base to pick up trash. We found some great stuff. Happy Friday!

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Congratulations to the International Logistics Executive Advanced Course (ILEAD) graduates. We had five officers join our ranks from Tunisia, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Egypt. We hope you enjoyed your time here at Navy Supply Corps School.

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This morning staff and students attended a dual brief on drug and alcohol awareness and sexual assault prevention and response. Officer Mary Scott of the Newport Police Department made a return visit to share her experience.

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Throwback Thursday! In 1985, the NEX in Athens, GA provided unwavering support to countless NSCS Staff and students. Although the schoolhouse has since relocated to Newport, the NEX customer experience remains top-notch!

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Today, CAPT Noble graduated three students from the Senior Supply Officer Department Head Course. Congratulations gentlemen and good luck in the Fleet!

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Throwback Thursday! Rare photos of NSCS Athens, GA blanketed in snow. Although winter storms aren’t as rare at the Newport Schoolhouse, we’re looking forward to the arrival of warm weather.

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Throwback Thursday! In April 1966, foreign officers attending the International Course toured the University of Georgia’s football facilities. The class tried on equipment and posed with one of the offensive guards. Go Dawgs!

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This month's Podcast with Captain Noble highlights Women's History month, a few VIP visits, 1st Battlaion and 93rd Company's graduation and much more! As always, please let us know what you think in the comments below.

Captain's Podcast - March Edition

This month's Podcast with Captain Noble highlights Women's History month, a few VIP visits, 1st Battlaion and 93rd Company's graduation and much more! As always, please let us know what you think in the comments below.

Posted by U.S. Navy Supply Corps School on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

20 years and 6 months of service to the Fleet! This morning CAPT Noble promoted Warrant Officer Matt Compton to CWO3. Well deserved shipmate!

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The rank of chief petty officer was established in General Order 409, April 1, 1893. For 125 years they have been the backbone of our great Navy, embodying integrity, accountability, initiative, and toughness. Happy Birthday Chiefs. Thank you for your unwavering dedication.

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This morning the Easter Bunny made a surprise visit to NSCS, hiding over 100 eggs around the schoolhouse courtyard. Students, staff, and their children set out to see who could fill their baskets with the most treats. In the end, everyone went home a winner! Happy Easter!

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This morning CAPT Noble honorably promoted ENS Alfredo Gonzalez to the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade. Congratulations LTJG Gonzalez and thank you for your service!

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Throwback Thursday! You’ve heard of the prestigious Vice Admiral Robert F. Batchelder Award. It recognizes Supply Corps Officers for significant personal contributions to the supply readiness of operating forces. Before Batchelder became a household name, he was the Executive Officer of Navy Supply Corps School, Harvard University from 1941 to 1942.

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Navy Supply Corps School was honored to host CAPT (Ret) Paul Rinn. In 1988, CAPT Rinn was the Commanding Officer of the USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58) when the ship was severely damaged by an Iranian mine. CAPT Rinn provided a powerful discussion on leadership in times of crisis and the importance of teamwork to ensure mission success.

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Today the Navy Supply Corps School had the honor of hosting the 14th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven S. Giordano. MCPON Giordano spoke to staff and students about the Navy's future capabilities, developing leaders, empowering people, and the need for leaders to be authentic, competent, and courageous. MCPON, thank you for your visit and leadership!

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This week’s Throwback Thursday emphasizes longevity and the mission of the Supply Corps. In 1968 the schoolhouse published its objectives for the Basic Qualification Course (BQC). The primary objective was “To graduate mature, responsible naval officers who are efficient managers, and effective leaders”. Training was provided on Division Officer leadership, accountability, financial management, receipt, inspection, stowage, sanitation, ration control and more. The basics haven’t changed. Here’s to another 50 years of Service to the Fleet!

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This morning, NSCS students and staff participated in the 62nd annual Newport St. Patrick's Day parade. The march began at City Hall and proceeded through downtown Newport to Saint Augustin’s Church in the heart of the Fifth Ward. Have a happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Throwback Thursday! Last week we highlighted the first female Reserve Supply Officers to serve at NSCS. In 1956, LCDR Bess Hagopian and LCDR Helen Meadows Robinson became the first Active Duty Officers on staff. Prior to NSCS, LCDR Hagopian ran the procurement of Officer’s Club supplies in the Pacific Areas. LCDR Robinson served as Disbursing Officer of the New York Naval Shipyard before assuming responsibility as Disbursing Officer at NSCS.

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SNOW ANNOUNCEMENT: NSCS is closed for business. NAVSTA Newport is open to Mission Essential Personnel only. Heavy snowfall is expected to continue throughout the day and into the evening hours. All retail and recreational facilities are closed (including the Child Development Center). Defense Highway will closed between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. to allow snow teams to focus their efforts on the installation. Stringham Rd. will remain open. Currently, the installation plans to open for normal operations on Wednesday.
Stay tuned for updates.

STAY SAFE.

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Throwback Thursday! The first two recorded female members of the NSCS Staff, Ensigns Margery Lee Easson and Arlene M. Sheehan, entered in 1942 as a part of the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) initiative. ENS Easson reported to NSCS in June of 1943 for duty as the Assistant Disbursing Officer. ENS Sheehan followed, reporting in August 1943 as the Assistant Supply Officer.

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The pictures are in!! For those of you who joined us at the Supply Corps Ball, please use the link below to gain access to the photo archive.

https://blaqpearlphotography.pixieset.com/navysupplycorpball/