2014-02-14 / Naval Community

Naval Community Briefs

Base Training Exercise

Naval Station Newport will conduct an active shooter training exercise on Thursday, Feb. 20 as part of the Navy’s annual Solid Curtain/ Citadel Shield exercise. The base will remain open for normal business during this period, but the exercise is likely to create traffic disruption and on-base road closures.

The exercise scenario will enable station personnel to train with area first responders. For more information, contact Naval Station Newport Public Affairs at 401-841-3538.

NAPS Basketball Clinic

The Naval Academy Prep School basketball coaching staff and players will hold a free youth basketball clinic at the John H. Chafee Fitness Center on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 8-10 a.m. Children ages 5-15 of military and DoD personnel are eligible. Registration is available at the fitness center front desk. For more information, call 401-841-3154.

Spouse Night Out

The next Military Spouses of Newport Night Out will be Thursday, Feb. 20 at Plantation at the Bay, 150 Conanicus Ave., Jamestown.

Join military friends at 7 p.m. for a no-host evening of fun and food. RSVP at milspousenewport.org.

Blood Drives

The Rhode Island Blood Center will hold base drives on Tuesday, Feb. 18 in the Navy Supply Corps School multipurpose room, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 20 at NUWC, bldg. 80, lower level, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

SEA Graduation

The Senior Enlisted Academy held graduation exercises Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Officers’ Club for members of its Resident Course. The class of 97 included personnel from the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and one member of the Croatian navy.

The six-week program prepares senior enlisted leaders for expanded responsibilities in advanced professional military settings, with a curriculum that addresses communication skills, leadership and organizational behavior, national and international studies, and professional development.

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike D. Stevens addressed the graduates.

NUWC Engineer Honored

Stacy Moss, an electrical engineer at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport, has been selected as a 2014 New Face of Engineering Professional for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The national New Faces of Engineering Program promotes the accomplishments of young engineers (30 years or younger) who have shown significant promise on projects that impact public welfare or that further professional development and growth. Moss was endorsed for this award by both NUWC Newport and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Since launching her federal career at NUWC in 2006 as a mechanical engineer in the Platform and Payload Integration Department, Moss has quickly distinguished herself as a top shock and survivability analyst, which has led to positions of increased responsibility. Recently, she gained wide recognition for leading a Weapons Systems Integration Team while on assignment with the Virginia Submarine Class Program Office in Washington, D.C. Moss will be one of the engineers honored during Engineers Week, February 16-22.

Eight Bells Lecture

The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells Lecture Series continues on Thursday, Feb. 20 with “Hero of the Angry Sky: The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingalls, America's First Naval Ace,” by Geoffrey L. Rossano and William F. Trimble.

The book draws on the unpublished diaries, correspondence, informal memoir, and other personal documents of the Navy’s only flying “ace” of World War I to tell his story. This edited collection of Ingalls’s writings details the career of the Navy’s most successful combat flyer from that conflict. While Ingalls’s wartime experiences are compelling at a personal level, they also illuminate the larger, but still relatively unexplored, realm of early U.S. naval aviation.

The Eight Bells series is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and advance reservations are strongly suggested. To reserve and arrange for base access, call 401-841-7276 at least one work day prior to event.

MWR Fest Set for Vacation Week

The Naval Station will host a winter MWR Fest the week of school vacation with a wide variety of family activities on tap. Most events require tickets and availability is limited. Pick up tickets at Seaview Lanes Bowling Center. Tickets are free except for the Dive In Movie and Cookie-Palooza.

The festival kicks off Tuesday, Feb. 18 with a Science Extravaganza at the Seaview Lanes, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The hands-on science fun includes an egg drop and catapult making. Free but ticket required.

The Kids’ Minute Challenge takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the John H. Chafee Fitness Center at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Audience members will be picked at random to come up on stage and participate in game show challenges. Free but ticket required.

Kids are also welcome to join the free open swim at the Chafee Fitness Center Pool on Wednesday from 1-3 p.m.; no ticket needed.

Fitness Fun Day will be held Thursday, Feb. 20 at the fitness center, 2-4:30 p.m., with basketball, obstacle course, and various fitness activities. The fun day is free, but a ticket is required. Also, that evening there will be a Dive In Movie at the pool with “Toy Story” beginning at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $5.

Finally, the Officers’ Club will host a Cookie-Palooza baking event at noon on Friday, Feb. 21. Take this chance to show off your cooking skills. Mixing begins at 9:30 a.m. and judging takes place at 12 p.m., with awards given in 10 categories. Entry fee is $5 per team.

For more information, call MWR Special Events at 401-841-3127.

Great Decisions Series

The Newport Council for International Visitors will host the next seminar in the Great Decisions Series on Tuesday, Feb. 18 on Israel and the U.S. The presentation is prepared by the Foreign Policy Association, an independent think tank, and designed to spark discussion.

Modern Israel’s struggles with the Palestinians have turned what was meant as a safe haven for Jews into the center of a decades long conflict. The U.S. has stepped in as Israel’s ally due to the two countries’ shared values, providing years of unparalleled military and diplomatic support. But now those ties are being tested.

The presentation will be held at the North End Steakhouse, Best Western Mainstay Inn, 151 Adm. Kalbfus Rd. The presentation and discussion are free. A special menu will be available. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. and discussion at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, visit newportciv.org or call Anne Huot at 401-487-9414.

NWC Professor Pens Book on Cybersecurity

Derek Reveron, professor of National Security Affairs and the

EMC Informationist Chair at the Naval War

College, examines current and future threats to cyberspace in his recentlyr eleased book, “Cyberspace and National Security,” bringing together scholars, policy analysts and information technology executives for the analysis. Cyberspace has been used to create new industries, a vibrant social space and a new economic sphere, but it has also been used by individuals, subnational groups and governments to advance interests through malicious activity. Reveron is also the author of “Exporting Security: International Security, International Engagement, Security Cooperation, and the Changing Face of the U.S. Military,” and co-author of “Human Security in a Borderless World."

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