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Navy Postal Clerk Rating established 30 Nov 1960

American FlagWelcome to the Navy Postal Clerks Association WebSite
This site and its related Association is for past and present Navy members of the Postal Clerk rate (established 1960) and their families. Also pre and post PC that served as navy postal clerks are welcome as are Marine Corps Postal Clerks, and any officer or civilian employee that served in a postal billet. Any and all family members of a deceased postal clerk are welcome to join.
The association is made up of former, retired and active men and women of the Naval Postal Service who have been serving the fleet since October 1960, and the Mail handlers before them.
There is a myth that the association is a bunch of old Chiefs, this is not a fact as we have PCSN's to PCCM's, serving as little as 2 years to over 30 years, regular Navy as well as reserves.
The purpose of the association is:

  1. To promote the social welfare of the Navy Postal Clerk community.
  2. To conduct programs for charitable and educational purposes.
  3. To sponsor or participate in activities patriotic in nature.
  4. To provide social and recreational activities for it's members.

Along with the above, we also have a goal of keeping the tradition of hard work and dedication of the men and women of the Naval Postal Service and the Mail Handlers before them alive.

Postal Clerks are among the most known people of any command, sometimes maybe not the most liked, but still the best known.

You can wear the a Navy Retired or a Navy ball cap and many times will be told "Hello Shipmate", but wearing the Navy Postal Clerk Association cap, you are more likely to hear "did you know postal clerk so and so

If you have any questions about this site, please feel free to contact Mike Bertalan NPCA@roadrunner.com




Association News

See below for information on our next reunion in Charleston S.C.

Want a Postal Clerk T-Shirt Hull number,com is selling them by clicking on following link or if garbled  just cut and paste URL http://www.hullnumber.com/POSTAL_CLERK.php .

Also if you want other association merchandise check out The Association  ship store,  http://www.cafepress.com/NPCA

 


OUR ASSOCIATION HAS A NEW TREASURER, IT IS GIL HOUGH SO DUES AND FINANCIAL TRANSACTION WILL NOW GO TO GIL

"Annual membership dues are $20 for TWO YEARS or $50 for LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP
send dues to:
NPCA
Gil Hough
95-117 Lalei Pl
Mililani HI 96789-3021

PCCM Gil Hough is secretary/ Mail Directory/and Membership too, If you see something wrong in thesE Directory or know of another Postal Clerk that's not listed, please contact Gil at below:

e-mail to hough@hawaii.rr.com
or by snail mail at
Gil Hough
95-117 Lalei Pl
Mililani HI 96789-3021

I also want to extend the association thanks for a job WELL DONE  to Steve Hill for the past eight years as treasurer and to Grover Mac McLaughlin as secretary.

We also lost our Senior Advisor Abel Quinones,  May you have Fair winds and following seas as you answer the call of our Supreme Commander in Heaven


At our last meeting at the reunion, it  was to determine the next reunion would be on the East Coast

 Our next Reunion is scheduled for 2014 in Charleston, South Carolina From April 27. 2014 check in to May 1. 2014

Russ Nichols and Larry Smith are  hosting for Charleston reunion.

We now have lifetime membership for $50 (any years alll ready paid in advance count towaeds the $50.

Spouses of deceased members have always been welcome to join our association, It has been decided if a spouse of a deceased member is interested we will give them a Lifetime members.

Recruit a member and get a free year membership

You can contact our new Secretary/Treasure at.

e-mail to hough@hawaii.rr.com

Also Mike Dwyer is our new Vice President and can be reached at Mytreehouse99@bellsouth.net

And of course you can contact your President Mike Bertalan at NPCA@roadrunner.com




  2014 CHARLESTON, SC REUNION 
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2014 NAVY POSTAL CLERK REUNION CHARLESTON, SC

APRIL 27 TO MAY 1ST (CHECKOUT DAY)
Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview

 

REGISTRATION COST IS $85  FOR EACH ATTENDEE  OR GUEST.  REGISTRATION INCLUDES HOSPITALITY SUITE FOR FOUR DAYS, BANQUET, DINNER CRUISE ON THE RIVER, AND WELCOME RECEPTION.  THE ASSOCIATION WILL ALSO SPONSOR A LADIES TEA AT THE HOTEL.

THERE IS AN OPTIONAL PLANTATION TOUR AND LUCHEON SEPARATE COST OF $50 EACH PERSON, WE WILL NEED AT LEAST 20 PEOPLE TO SIGN UP FOR IT.

PLEASE SEND REGISTRATION FEES AND REGISTRATION FORM

To  Gil Hough
95-117 Lalei Pl
Mililani HI 96789-3021

THE  HOTEL ROOM NOT INCLUDED, PLEASE RESERVEYOUR OWN HOTEL ROOM BY CALLING  1-800~766~4451 Ask for reservations and reference the Navy Postal Clerk group block rate.   Room rate is 113.44 for  double occupancy which includes tax and  4 hot buffet breakfasts per person. when you get to the hotel do not forget to check out CHARLES

Any question about the reunion or Charleston, Our point of contact is Russ Nichols  you can contact him at

e-mail at PegNicho@aol.com   

1-843-552-9629


Check out  what  the hotel has to offer at

check out hotel http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/charleston/chsrv/hoteldetail

 

 



Posted by Mike_bertalan on Saturday, May 25 @ 21:10:33 PDT (445 reads)
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  Tribute to ABEL QUINONES by Gil Hough 
PeopleUpdate on Abel
Judy Quinones called today to thank us all for our support, prayers, cards etc.
About 250 attended his funeral at the Masonic Temple last Saturday. Judy is
coping and intends on coming to our Reunion in Charleston. Wehave extented
Abel's honorary membership to Judy

  A
special thanks to Ed & Verna Carter who drove all the way from Texas to
attend the funeral;

Note received from Judy Quinones
She wanted to thank everybody for the donations to Shriners Hospital and the central Coast Veteran Foundation in Abel name  knowing he would be pleased.
TAPS for our Senior Adviso
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February 22, 2013: It was not the brightest of days as we have lost the man
who had the largest impact on the founding and creation of our Navy Postal
Clerk Association (NPCA) while at the same time providing financial
assistance to enable its full development. Shipmate Abel was 83 years old
and passed away at home in Pacific Grove, California adjacent to Monterey.
Fighting the effects of advanced stage cancer, he remained upbeat and
affable, and continued to provide assistance to his fellow veterans and
family members until the very end! Abel was a very Brave Warrior!

He belonged to many organizations to include positions of the highest
echelon in the American Legion, Legion of Honor (Shriners Hospitals for
Children) Commodore Sloat Association (Monterey) and a myriad of local
community based organizations in the Monterey Bay area of California. Abel
was known to have a Navy Cutlass and Bugle which he coveted greatly and used
in organizational events.

There are not enough fine words that can go into describing this wonderful
man!

Following his retirement from the United States Navy 30+ years, he held
various Federal Civil Service positions at Fort Ord, California (base
closure) and with the California State Department of Motor Vehicles.

"A brief sketch of our third honorary member PCCM Abel Quinones, USN (Ret):
He was instrumental in the development of our Navy Postal Clerk Association
(NPCA) and who provided the leadership, guidance, counsel, assistance and
funding to get the organization off the ground and running. Abel was the
creator and distributor of the now famous Navy Postal Clerk Challenge Coin.
He is known for his swashbuckling tales of long ago in China and other
exotic places in the Orient. He was the Chief in Charge of the Ceremonial
and Honorary Guard for the Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet
Makalappa, Hawaii where he always carried his trusted Navy Cutlass! During
his long and illustrious thirty (30) + years in the United States Navy he
served in a variety of positions to include communications centers,
administrative offices, and post offices to name a few. His assignments
overseas carried him to China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Philippines, Japan,
Italy, and Greece. His shipboard and shore assignments had him providing
temporary additional duty all over the world to support and enhance Postal
Financial Operations, Carrier on Board Mail Deliveries (COD'S), and the
Inspections necessary to safeguard the security of our mail. Always aware of
the importance of mail service to morale, he worked unceasingly to ensure
his shipmates received the best possible service.

During his retirement years he became one of the most influential and
knowledgeable Veteran advocates in the State of California. He was involved
in creating legislation that is intended to create additional veterans
cemeteries in Northern California. He provided the necessary assistance to
veterans who needed his help to understand the complex workings of the
Department of Veterans Affairs disability claims System and other critical
issues facing them. He was a key and pivotal member of his local and State
veterans community and simply never quit giving help to his fellow veterans.
Additionally, he provided support and financial assistance to the Shriners
Hospital for Children.

Abel's service will be held at 2:PM on Saturday 9 March 2013 at the Masonic
Temple, 525 Pacific Street, Monterey, California 93930.

The family has requested that flowers not be sent. Should anyone wish to
make a donation, it should be sent to either your favorite Veterans
Organization or The Shriners Hospital for Children,
2425 Stockton Street, Sacramento, California 95817.

Condolences can be sent to Mrs. Judy Quinones and Family at: 1244 Buena
Vista Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950.

Gil Hough

Posted by Mike_bertalan on Wednesday, February 27 @ 07:47:31 PST (632 reads)
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BRANSON REUNION

he following is a summary of our 2012 Navy Postal Clerk Reunion that was held in Branson, Missouri from 6 May-10 May, 2012 and was considered a great success.

 

We believe the theme for the reunion was “ask Liz”.  Liz was always there to get us moving in the right duration, Bravo Zulu Liz!  Liz and Mike Dwyer along with Ed and Verna Carter were instrumental in the development and final preparations for our reunion. We had an organized agenda which included a special tour and luncheon for our ladies. The hotel “Camden” was great and provided us with a great welcoming basket with loads of goodies; dinner; and free breakfast. Additionally, the hotel provided ice cream and black berry/apple cobbler every evening. I guess we can’t forget the five pounds we probably gained by eating the continuous flow of Krispy Kreame doughnuts that they provided. 

 

Branson itself is located in the Ozark Mountains and has some of the finest and most patriotic citizens that I have ever met. They went out of their way at every juncture to show us a great time and thank us for our service to our Nation.  

 

 We had 19 members attend and 14 spouses.  We met some new and great folks and hope they come again!  We originally had a lot more signed up but quite a few had to cancel due to either health or family issues/problems

 

 

Our Association requested that items be donated for a raffle in-order to raise additional funds for NPCA. Mike and Liz Dwyer donated a great Sea Chest and Stained Glass Anchor for the raffle. The raffle for the above donated items will be conducted followed by a 50/50 raffle at the banquet dinner. 


The NPCA banquet was held on Wednesday night the 9th of May at 1900 hours; social hour was at 1800. A photographer was available and will develop a memory book for us at a cost of $38.00 which includes postage and handling. ______________________________________________________________________________

 

 The Business Meeting of the Navy Postal Clerk Association was conducted on 9 May, 2012 at 1000 hours:

 Mike Bertalan indicated he would be willing to continue as the President of the Association; a motion was made and approved by all.

With Steve Hill wanting to step down, a suggestion to reorganize our officer structure by eliminating the need for both a Treasurer and Secretary and creating a position known as Secretary/Treasurer. A motion was made and seconded that Gil Hough be the Secretary/Treasurer; the motion was seconded and all were in favor. This created a vacancy for the position of Vice-President which Gil currently held. Nominations were opened for the position of Vice-President:  Michael P. Dwyer received the nomination. The motion was accepted and seconded. All members were in favor of this appointment. Congratulation Mike!

Gil will be unable to assume the duties of Treasurer until 1 September, 2012. Mail all remittances to Steve Hill through August 15th and then to:

Gil Hough

95-117 Lalei Place

Mililani, HI  96789

 

Email:  hough@hawaii.rr.com

Phone:  (808) 623-9343

 

 

  Lastly, a proposed a lifetime membership for $50.00 which includes all members currently paid through 2017. The motion was proposed, seconded, and all members were in favor of this change. In fact, 14 of the 19 attendees took advantage of this offer. This will accomplish two goals: increase our operating capital and reduce our record keeping. Anyone wishing to have a lifetime membership can take credit for years all ready paid for, (example if you are paid to 2014 cost for 3 years to 2017 $30,  paid to 2013 $40, 2016 $10, and if you are paid up 2015 you have to figure that out yourself)

 


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WebsiteA MOTLEY CREW SPOTTED ON THE STREETS OF BRANSON MISSIOURI



From left to right: Gary Lybarger, Mike Bertalan, John Devlin, Bill Fults, Larry Smith, Mike Dwyer, Harold Nida,Fritz Loeffler, Mel Deweese


THE LADIES AT THE REUNION IN BRANSON MISSIOURI


Standing from left to right Liz Dwyer; Pat Nida; Carol Mager; Ginger Johnson; Sue Hough; Linda Wandel; Joanne Loeffler; Verna Carter; Seated: Akiko Lybarger; Margaret Stevens; Dolores Deweese; and Rose Smith.
Posted by Mike_bertalan on Friday, September 03 @ 20:54:34 PDT (2690 reads)
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  The demise of the PC rate 
Navy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Postal Clerks and Storekeepers Merge to Become Logistics Specialists
 
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - The U.S. Navy Postal Clerk (PC) and Storekeeper (SK) ratings will merge on October 1 to form the new Logistics Specialist (LS) rating.
 
"This merger is a step in our efforts to define the supply enlisted workforce that will support the Navy in the 21st century," said Rear Adm. Mike Lyden, Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) and Chief of Supply Corps. "Our work processes in the future will require a more broadly trained Sailor who can provide a unique skill set to our Navy and joint warfighters. By combining these two ratings, we lay the groundwork for future readiness and greatly enhance career opportunities for all Sailors in the LS rating."
 
Merging these two ratings will give the PCs a viable career path, broader skill sets, and increased advancement opportunities with no adverse affect on the SKs, according to NAVSUP Command Master Chief Jim Collins. "And the LS rating will also benefit Sailors with a broader skill set and greater diversity in both sea and shore assignments."
Logistics Specialist more accurately describes the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the new workforce and further aligns with our future force requirements, according to Rear Adm. Lyden. He also commented that "our supply enlisted community plays a vital role in executing the Navy's Maritime Strategy mission both afloat and ashore."
 
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead approved the ratings merger on Nov. 17, 2008. Since the LS rating was approved, a new rating manual, mobile training teams, and online training programs were developed to educate PCs and SKs in their new roles as LSs.
 
"We also improved training and personnel qualification standards for Storekeepers assigned in postal positions afloat," said Collins. He added that the establishment of the "LS rating marks the beginning of a rating specifically designed to meet the requirements we face today and anticipate tomorrow."
 
NAVSUP's primary mission is to provide U.S. naval forces with quality supplies and services. With headquarters in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and employing a diverse, worldwide workforce of more than 25,500 military and civilian personnel, NAVSUP oversees logistics programs in the areas of supply operations, conventional ordnance, contracting, resale, fuel, transportation, and security assistance. In addition, NAVSUP is responsible for quality of life issues for our naval forces, including food service, postal services, Navy Exchanges, and movement of household goods.
 
For information regarding this message, contact the NAVSUP Office of Corporate Communications Director at 717-605-1543.
To update or delete your subscription:
 
 
Posted by mike_bertalan on Wednesday, September 23 @ 19:01:05 PDT (2905 reads)
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  A Toast from Japan 
People

Note from Henry Negishi
850 grams of pure gold beer mug worth 5 million yen ($52200) I would like to make a toast with this mug to ALL just one time. CHEERS, Kanpai
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  Schlorships for Postal clerks and family 
Association
Supply Corps Foundation Scholarships

Good News for Postal Clerks, since the PC Rate is now part of Supply, You are now eligible for the Supply Corps Foundation Scholarships
Who is eligible?
OPEN TO ALL CHILDREN, SPOUSES AND GRANDCHILDREN OF ACTIVE, RESERVE AND RETIRED SUPPLY ENLISTED AND OFFICERS
Goal is to award $200,000 in scholarships each year. Scholarship application form is available starting in mid- January of each year, until early April. Contribution is tax-deductible Available Thru CFC Code 1337

2007-2008 Academic Year
• Total Applicants: 143

 Total New Scholarships Awarded: 68

Over 3 Million awarded since inception

 11 Females / 2 Males

 80% from Officer Community

 20% from Enlisted Community

POC is Jack Evans (706) 354-4111 e-mail evans@usncf.com



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  Final seletion PCCM & PCCSs and recently PCC 
NavyThe Navy Postal Clerk Association extends it's congratulation to newly selected Senior Chief Postal Clerks. They are the last to be selected PCCS. Shawn Grasty Navy Hospital Bethesda
Chad McCann USS George Bush (CVN-77)
Mark Schlosser precom Uss Makin Island (LPH-8)
Christopher Wood PC "A" school Ft Jackson

The Navy Postal Clerk Association extends it's congratulation to newly selected Master Chief Postal Clerks PCCM (sel) Edgardo Rodriguez. He is the very last to earn the honor of PCCM.
It is my pleasure to offer you congratulations on your appointment to Master Chief Postal Clerk. Looking back your record of achievements surpassed many strong candidates to earn you your appointment to PCCM. Again, congratulations and welcome you to the many who are now called Master Chief Postal Clerks. Abel M. Quinones, PCCM, USN(Retired) e-mail abelisable@comcast.net Senior Adviser, NPC Assn
The Navy Postal Clerk Association wishes to congratulate the follow new Chiefs I believe this is the final selecttion for Chief Postal Clerk
1. James Groves
2. Chesterfield
3. Derric Branch
4. Frank Perkins
5. Jeremy Sluss
6. Deandre Allen
7. Barbosavazque
8. Adam Patrick
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  OPEN LETTER FROM PCCM GIL HOUGH USN Retired 
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News Story by: PCCM Gil Hough, USN (Ret)

“ Why Join the NPCA Association”

The Navy Times dated October 25, 1960, nearly forty six (46) years ago announced those selected for the Postal Clerk (PC) rating and it was born; 644 personnel switched ratings to become the elite of the elite; those who served and cared.

It seems the older I become, the more nostalgic I become; I was seventeen (17) in 1960. One thing remains certain is that I was proud to serve my fellow sailors and provide valuable morale from home. I have great memories of our rating and friendships that I have made over the past 46 years.

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  Annual Dues Reduced 
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Membership dues have been reduced to
$ 20 for two years , Lifetime is $50, if you are paid up past 2012 you can subtract $10 for each past 2012 toards yur life time fee if paid now.




PCCM Gil Hough is  now the  TREASURER If you see something wrong in thes Directory or know of another Postal Clerk that's not listed, please contact Gil at below:

"Annual membership dues are $20 for TWO YEARS or $50 foR LIFETIME
send dues to:
NPCA
Gil Hough
95-117 Lalei Pl
Mililani HI 96789-3021

PCCM Gil Hough is secretary/ Mail Directory/and Membership. If you see something wrong in thes Directory or know of another Postal Clerk that's not listed, please contact Gil at below:

e-mail to hough@hawaii.rr.com
or by snail mail at
Gil Hough
95-117 Lalei Pl
Mililani HI 96789-3021




Publisher for the NPCA
Newsletter is Gil Hough
If you have anything for the newsletter you can submit it to Gil Hough either by
e-mail to hough@hawaii.rr.com
or by snail mail at
Gil Hough
95-117 Lalei Pl
Mililani HI 96789-3021

" ANY PROBLEM WITH THE ASSOCIATION, or suggestion for this website contact
NPCA@roadrunner.com
Mike Bertalan,
Assc President
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Old Articles

Friday, October 05
· Schlorships for Postal clerks and family
Monday, June 11
· Postal Clerks have a Superstar
Saturday, April 28
· Final seletion PCCM & PCCSs and recently PCC
Saturday, December 23
· OPEN LETTER FROM PCCM GIL HOUGH USN Retired
Monday, June 26
· Annual Dues Reduced
· TAPS TAPS TAPS
Tuesday, June 20
· PC MEMORABILIA
Monday, June 19
· Taps Taps
Saturday, June 10
· Associations Newsletter Hits the Street
Wednesday, April 05
· 2004 Association Minutes
· Note from Commander Prestidge to the members
Wednesday, January 11
· REUNION UPDATE
Tuesday, November 29
· NAVY POSTAL CLERK ASSOCIATION COIN
Thursday, November 03
· DOD Business Advisers Tell Rumsfeld Military Mail Should Be Outsourced
Thursday, May 05
· REUNION 2006
Thursday, March 17
· REUNION ITINERARY
Wednesday, October 06
· POSTAL CLERK REUNION, MOBILE 2005
Saturday, September 11
· NPC WebMail
Friday, August 13
· Association Membership Dues
Monday, July 19
· Memory book
Monday, May 10
· INTERNET TAX !
Sunday, May 09
· Back Up and More Secure
Tuesday, March 09
· Survivors’ Benefit Plan Needs Your Help
Monday, February 23
· Photo Gallery is Ready for Submissions!
Sunday, February 22
· A few issues
· GREAT JOB NAVY POSTAL CLERK DAMIAN
· Photos and Ship Store


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Our sister association (older sister) The Navy Mail Service Veteran Group has invited all members of the NPCA to attend their 2011 reunion in Minneapolis, Mn Sept 7-11.
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