Navy Supply Corps School: Over 100 Years of Community Service

By Lt. Stephen Astafan, Public Affairs, Navy Supply Corps School

The Navy Supply Corps School (NSCS) has a longstanding tradition of community service in addition to the logistics service it provides to the fleet. Across a century, and five separate communities within America, the men and women of the various classes held within its campuses have volunteered to make a positive impact wherever they go. Typically, a graduating class of the six-month Basic Qualification Course (BQC) leaves NSCS after completing nearly 1,000 hours of community service in the school house’s current home in Newport, Rhode Island.

The commanding officer, and NSCS staff escort a piece of USS Arizona (BB 39) to be memorialized in the World War II Foundation Global Education Center in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.


Graduates of BQC class of 1989 in Athens, Georgia clean up the local environment.


NSCS students support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.


BQC students support the Save the Bay Foundation that works toward preserving the Narragansett Bay, where Naval Station Newport is located. Entrants swim and kayak the bay, starting at the Naval Station Newport Officer’s Club.

ENS Marcus Burdios, assists a Navy veteran during a Providence, Rhode Island veteran’s event.


NSCS students volunteer to support the annual Newport Folk Festival held in the Historic Fort Adams park.


Spring 2019