“Cradle of the Corps” celebrates 50 years in Athens

“Cradle of the Corps” celebrates 50 years in Athens

Every Supply Corps officer has one thing in common: whether they are currently serving on active duty, in the Naval Reserves, or are a retiree, they all have experienced Athens, Ga., in one form or another!

2004 will mark 50 years of outstanding Navy professional and logistics training in Athens, and also 50 years of a wonderful relationship with the “Classic City.”

On July 8-11, 2004 “The Schoolhouse” will be hosting its Golden Anniversary to commemorate this relationship. All active. Reserve, retired, former supply officers, and all students and staff who have passed through the gates of NSCS are encouraged to come back to renew old friendships and acquaintances, and enjoy the summer hospitality and atmosphere of the Classic City!

Some of the big events planned include: a huge “Southern Barbeque” reunion that will feature some outstanding food as well as musical entertainment by local favorites; a Golden Anniversary Ceremony and gift exchange with the city; a “Twilight Tattoo” Ceremony; a golf tournament; a 5K run; and a banquet at the downtown Classic Center.

There will also be an opportunity to tour the schoolhouse and view new exhibits on the progression of training at NSCS. Visitors will be able to watch a professionally produced documentary, and see scores of pictorials on the resource that pushed this base to the top–the people who worked and studied here!

An opportunity to be apart of Supply Corps history!

The 58 acres in the historic Normaltown district has been used for many things over the years, but during the last 50 it has been established as a leading source of logistical training excellence for the Navy and Marine Corps. To commemorate the thousands of accomplished professionals who have walked these grounds and to honor the outstanding relationship the Navy has enjoyed with the city of Athens, we will be building a brick “Commemorative Wall” next to Royar Square. This will be built solely with funds raised by selling engraved bricks. People who have been a student, staff member, or affiliated with NSCS in any way can become part of the permanent history of the Supply Corps by having their name etched onto their own brick. The wall with the engraved names will be finished by July of 2004, and will be a centerpiece of the 50th Anniversary ceremonies.

There is a detailed web site available for the event. Log on to http://www.negsca.org/50th/to get event information, see schedules, and ask questions. You can register and pay for the event on this web site, and you can purchase a brick for our Commemorative Wall. If want your brick to be part of the wall in time for the 50th Anniversary dedication ceremony, it must be purchased by April 30th.”

The primary POC for the 50th anniversary celebration is LCDR C. J. Mayer, who you can email with questions at conrad.mayer@cnet.navy.mil

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