The Ordnance Corps Association

The Ordnance Corps Association Today, the U.S. Ordnance Corps Association is growing larger and more important than ever. As the Association grows, so does its value to Ordnance personnel everywhere and its ability to accomplish its primary mission:

-Promoting the development, production, acquisition and support of weapons systems,
ammunition, missiles and ground mobility material through research, quality education and the dissemination of research, educational material and knowledge of the military arts and sciences, with special attention to the role of the Ordnance Corps in ground warfare.

-To promote the professional educational development of its members.

-To support the mission of the U.S.

Ordnance Corps Museum, at Fort Lee, VA.

-To foster and preserve, through educational and scholarship programs, the spirit, traditions, heritage, and history of the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps. As we begin a new century, we face an increasingly troubled world – a world that demands much of every member of the Ordnance Corps Community – soldier, retiree and civilian alike. The Association must continu

Ordnance Corps Museum, at Fort Lee, VA.

-To foster and preserve, through educational and scholarship programs, the spirit, traditions, heritage, and history of the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps. As we begin a new century, we face an increasingly troubled world – a world that demands much of every member of the Ordnance Corps Community – soldier, retiree and civilian alike. The Association must continu

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The ultimate price was paid by many, we will remember them all
09/11/2021

The ultimate price was paid by many, we will remember them all

The ultimate price was paid by many, we will remember them all

We remember and can never forget! 🇺🇸
09/11/2021

We remember and can never forget! 🇺🇸

We remember and can never forget! 🇺🇸

In the words of Kool & the Gang…. “Celebrate good times COME ON!!!” Put your hands together and welcome the newest recip...
09/01/2021

In the words of Kool & the Gang…. “Celebrate good times COME ON!!!”
Put your hands together and welcome the newest recipients of the coveted Samuel Sharpe

In the words of Kool & the Gang…. “Celebrate good times COME ON!!!”
Put your hands together and welcome the newest recipients of the coveted Samuel Sharpe

Join us as we celebrate this years recipient of the Dr Aileen Tobin Scholarship. CONGRATULATIONS Sierra!!
08/03/2021

Join us as we celebrate this years recipient of the Dr Aileen Tobin Scholarship. CONGRATULATIONS Sierra!!

Join us as we celebrate this years recipient of the Dr Aileen Tobin Scholarship. CONGRATULATIONS Sierra!!

As the Summer rages on, so does Ordnance Excellence! Join in as we celebrate the latest recipients of the prestigious Sa...
08/01/2021

As the Summer rages on, so does Ordnance Excellence! Join in as we celebrate the latest recipients of the prestigious Samuel Sharpe.

As the Summer rages on, so does Ordnance Excellence! Join in as we celebrate the latest recipients of the prestigious Samuel Sharpe.

As we prepare for the July 4th fireworks, join us for an early celebration of these Samuel Sharpe recipients.
07/01/2021

As we prepare for the July 4th fireworks, join us for an early celebration of these Samuel Sharpe recipients.

As we prepare for the July 4th fireworks, join us for an early celebration of these Samuel Sharpe recipients.

06/14/2021

Happy Birthday U.S. Army! Thank you for 246 years of selfless service! #ArmyBday #GoArmy #GoOrdnance!

If April Showers brought May flowers, what did May bring??? - A whole new class of Samuel Sharpe recipients!! Join us as...
06/01/2021

If April Showers brought May flowers, what did May bring???
- A whole new class of Samuel Sharpe recipients!! Join us as we congratulate the newest members of our elite Ordnance professionals

If April Showers brought May flowers, what did May bring???
- A whole new class of Samuel Sharpe recipients!! Join us as we congratulate the newest members of our elite Ordnance professionals

The Ordnance Corps Association asks that you would join us as we remember those who gave their ALL, so that we might liv...
05/31/2021

The Ordnance Corps Association asks that you would join us as we remember those who gave their ALL, so that we might live life to the fullest.

The Ordnance Corps Association asks that you would join us as we remember those who gave their ALL, so that we might live life to the fullest.

Ordnance Corps Unveils Fallen Soldier Memorial.
05/18/2021
Ordnance Cops Unveils Fallen Solider Memorial

Ordnance Corps Unveils Fallen Soldier Memorial.

FORT LEE, Va. – The Ordnance Corps unveiled a statue honoring fallen ordnance Soldiers Friday afternoon at Whittington Field.In 2010, Brig. Gen. Clark...

April Showers bring New Samuel Sharpe recipients! Help us celebrate the newest inductees into the Order of Samuel Sharpe
05/01/2021

April Showers bring New Samuel Sharpe recipients! Help us celebrate the newest inductees into the Order of Samuel Sharpe

April Showers bring New Samuel Sharpe recipients! Help us celebrate the newest inductees into the Order of Samuel Sharpe

We are sooooooo close. THIS just happened. 🎉🎉The base for the OD Memorial is in place and we are anxiously awaiting the ...
04/23/2021

We are sooooooo close. THIS just happened. 🎉🎉
The base for the OD Memorial is in place and we are anxiously awaiting the unveiling of the memorial itself.
Save the Date. Friday May [email protected]
Whittington Field, OD Campus, Ft Lee, VA

The March winds blew in some pretty amazing people...Join us as we celebrate the latest inductees to the Order of Samuel...
04/01/2021

The March winds blew in some pretty amazing people...Join us as we celebrate the latest inductees to the Order of Samuel Sharpe

The March winds blew in some pretty amazing people...Join us as we celebrate the latest inductees to the Order of Samuel Sharpe

First month, New Year, let’s kick it off with a BOOM! Help us congratulate the newest recipients of the Samuel Sharpe aw...
02/03/2021

First month, New Year, let’s kick it off with a BOOM! Help us congratulate the newest recipients of the Samuel Sharpe award.

We’ve had a Very Merry Christmas and the New Year is truly Happy for the latest recipients of the coveted Order of Samue...
01/05/2021

We’ve had a Very Merry Christmas and the New Year is truly Happy for the latest recipients of the coveted Order of Samuel Sharpe. Join us as we congratulate them.

Calling all Ordnance NCO’s who are looking to take their career in a new direction... this could possibly be your first ...
12/10/2020

Calling all Ordnance NCO’s who are looking to take their career in a new direction... this could possibly be your first step...

Ordnance FAMILY!!! PLEEEEEASE help us welcome and congratulate the newest members of the Order of Samuel Sharpe
12/02/2020

Ordnance FAMILY!!! PLEEEEEASE help us welcome and congratulate the newest members of the Order of Samuel Sharpe

Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!
11/26/2020

Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!

Ordnance Family, please help us welcome the following professionals into the distinct order of Samuel Sharpe
11/02/2020

Ordnance Family, please help us welcome the following professionals into the distinct order of Samuel Sharpe

Not even a Pandemic can stop these incredible Ordnance Soldiers. Join us as we celebrate the newest recipients of the Sa...
09/30/2020

Not even a Pandemic can stop these incredible Ordnance Soldiers. Join us as we celebrate the newest recipients of the Samuel Sharpe Award. Congratulations!!!

We will never forget. 🙏
09/11/2020

We will never forget. 🙏

Join us as we celebrate the August recipients of the illustrious Samuel Sharpe award.
09/01/2020

Join us as we celebrate the August recipients of the illustrious Samuel Sharpe award.

Help us to congratulate this years winners of the Dr. Aileen W. Tobin Scholarship... excellence personified!!
08/11/2020

Help us to congratulate this years winners of the Dr. Aileen W. Tobin Scholarship... excellence personified!!

We are immersed fully in this summer heat, but it’s never to hot to celebrate...soooo put your hands together and shout ...
08/02/2020

We are immersed fully in this summer heat, but it’s never to hot to celebrate...soooo put your hands together and shout CONGRATULATIONS to the hottest names in the Ordnance Community...the July recipients of the Samuel Sharpe

As we get ready to celebrate the 4th of July, lets fire off a few fireworks in celebration of the elite few who are this...
07/01/2020

As we get ready to celebrate the 4th of July, lets fire off a few fireworks in celebration of the elite few who are this months recipients of the Samuel Sharpe Award.

They Say April Showers Bring May flowers.... We say they bring MAY SAMUEL SHARPE RECIPIENTS... Lets come together and Co...
06/04/2020

They Say April Showers Bring May flowers.... We say they bring MAY SAMUEL SHARPE RECIPIENTS... Lets come together and Congratulate them.

Congratulations to some outstanding Ordnance Professionals!
06/03/2020

Congratulations to some outstanding Ordnance Professionals!

Photos from today's social distancing ceremony - Col. Marty Akers and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Joseph Berdis presided over the presentation of the Samuel Sharpe Award to Chief Warrant officer 4 Robert Bethany and Maj. Lukas Toth.

Congratulations!

United States Army Ordnance Corps
U.S. Army Reserve

05/25/2020
COVID-19 didn’t stop MAJ Lukas Toth from presenting his wife Mrs. Anna Toth with the Keeper of The Flame Award. She was ...
05/21/2020

COVID-19 didn’t stop MAJ Lukas Toth from presenting his wife Mrs. Anna Toth with the Keeper of The Flame Award. She was supported by her amazing family. Congratulations Mrs. Toth. Go Ordnance!

Congratulations!
05/20/2020

Congratulations!

On today, SFC Barnhart and SSG Cavinder were presented the Samuel Sharpe award by the President of the Ordnance Corps Association and Ordnance Hall of Fame member Mr. Mason. Congratulations to these outstanding NCOs! Thank you for your unwavering support to the Army and the Ordnance Corps!

Avengers Lead the Way!
We Train to Maintain!
Power to Spare!!!
Armament for Peace!
Go Ordnance!

16th Ordnance Battalion
59th Ordnance Brigade
United States Army Ordnance Corps

As we consider all that’s going on in the world, let’s take a step back and realize ALL the things we can celebrate. Soo...
05/01/2020

As we consider all that’s going on in the world, let’s take a step back and realize ALL the things we can celebrate. Sooo put your hands together and help us show some love to our newest mission essential recipients of the much sought after Samuel Sharpe award.

Facebook, can we all pause for a moment to celebrate those who are achieving greatness?  CONGRATULATIONS!!
04/01/2020

Facebook, can we all pause for a moment to celebrate those who are achieving greatness? CONGRATULATIONS!!

THE MOMENT WE’VE BEEN WAITING ON IS ALMOST HERE!!- The Monument itself is complete!- The Final Phase of building the bas...
03/20/2020

THE MOMENT WE’VE BEEN WAITING ON IS ALMOST HERE!!
- The Monument itself is complete!
- The Final Phase of building the base is upon us!
- The initial Ribbon cutting was set for 8 May 20, but that has been delayed due to COVID-19.
- The new date will be in conjunction with the ribbon cutting for the new Ordnance Training and Heritage Center.
- Stay tuned for more info later.....

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03/18/2020

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Hatcher Hall, Room 122
Fort Lee, VA
23801

General information

USAOCA PO BOX 5251 Ft. lee, va 23801 BUSINESS PHONE 804-733-5596 FAX 804-733-5599 [email protected] GIFT SHOP 804-861-1859

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 2pm
Wednesday 10am - 2pm

Telephone

(804) 733-5596

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MEMBERSHIP
We encourage all individuals associated with the Ordnance Corps to become a member of the Association. It's a great way to ensure you remain informed and to support the Corps. Go Ordnance!

As a member, you will receive:

The Ordnance Magazine
A professional journal for the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps. A timely journal, which covers all aspects of Ordnance Corps events, trends and developments, which is published on a quarterly basis and mailed to the address of record.

Annual Scholarships
As a member, you and your dependents may apply for scholarship grants for educational needs.

Membership Card
Your evidence that you support the Corps.

Gift Shop Discounts
When shopping at our gift shop at you will receive a 10% discount on all Ordnance item purchases.

http://usaoca.org/index.php/membership/

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Comments

Received my Samuel Sharpe in September 2017. It was a great day to be an Ordnance Soldier. Got it just in time as I have an approved retirement date of 31 Jan 2019
I wish help on behalf of my uncle who died in france in 1944. I seek information on Headquarters 317th Ordnance Battalion, WWII, in France. To whom can share information? Thank you. Billie James Bishop nephew to Tec5 U.S. Soldier Billie Lee Bishop
I am retired now and would like any info on a display case for a Samuel Sharpe Award?
Where can I find the youngest and lowest ranking person to receive the Samuel Sharpe Award?
I am in the hunt to identify the first female OD warrant officer. We have done some initial research and have determined she was appointed in the 1976 time frame. She was a present day 913A but that was not the MOS back then. If anyone has any leads or know someone whom mine help please contact me. I am easy to get ahold of. Thanks in advance. Pete Hill