2014-02-21 / Naval Community

Naval Community Briefs

Eight Bells Lecture

The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells Lecture Series continues on Thursday, Feb. 27 with Prof. Andrew Erickson and Austin Strange discussing their book, “No Substitute for Experience: Chinese Anti-Piracy Operations in the Gulf of Aden,” at noon.

The authors examine China’s anti-piracy efforts over the last five years and how that nation has been able to build upon their success and failures in these far-sea experiences, thereby increasing their capabilities, confidence, and stature.

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 401-841-2101 at least one work day prior to event.

Comedy Continues at O’Club

The Winter Comedy Series continues Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the ballroom at the Officers’ Club with standup comedian Jim Lauletta. The series is geared towards adults and is free and open to all hands with base access. For more information, call 401-841-1442.


Discover all that MWR has to offer on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the John H. Chafee Center from 6-8 p.m. Informational tables with representatives from each MWR facility will be on hand to answer questions. Facility literature will be available. For more information, call 401- 841-3154.

Functional Fitness Challenge If you’d like to test your overall fitness level, stop by the John H. Chafee Fitness Center on Monday, March 3 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. This is an overall fitness test incorporating dynamic athletic movements performed around the track in an obstacle course format. No registration required. For more information, call 401-841-3154.

Tuskegee Airmen Documentary

Naval Station Newport will celebrate African American/Black History Month with the showing of excerpts from the film documentary, “The Tuskegee Airmen,” 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Feb. 24-28, in Perry Hall, Building 440, Rooms 101-102. Food and drink are allowed for those wanting to bring a brown bag lunch. This event is open to active duty military, DoD civilians and contractors, and those with routine base access.

Choristers in Concert

The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of JoAnn Loewenthal, will present “Music for a Sunday Afternoon” on Sunday, March 9 at 4 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church at 1697 East Main Rd. in Portsmouth. The concert begins at 4 p.m. and will benefit the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and the Choristers.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and children 12 and under, with an $18 maximum for a family. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, contact Pat McGue at 401-849- 1135 or JoAnn Loewenthal at 401- 849-4823 or visit newportnavychoristers.org.

Boot Camp Breakfast

The R.I. Disabled American Veterans Chapter, Lawson-Raiola, will hold their annual Boot Camp Breakfast on Saturday, March 1, at 8 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 7 Valley Road. All veterans, active duty service members, spouses and guests are invited to get updates on veterans’ benefits and entitlements. The charge is $5 per person, and reservations are needed before Feb. 28. The hall is handicap accessible and a full breakfast will be provided. No children permitted. Call 401-253-2325 for more information.

Spouse Club Scholarships

Every year, the Military Spouses of Newport offers scholarships for graduating high school students residing in the greater Newport area who are dependents of active duty, retired, or deceased military personnel. They also offer a scholarship for spouses in postsecondary education, certification, or professional programs. Visit milspousenewport.org for eligibility criteria and application forms. Completed applications are due by April 5 to: Military Spouses of Newport, Attn: Scholarships. PO Box 5115, Newport, RI 02841.

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