2014-06-05 / Naval Community

Naval Community Briefs


Korean War Exhibit The Naval War College Museum recently opened a new exhibit, “Fire and Ice: Combat Art from the Korean War,” featuring 27 pieces by combat artists Herbert Hahn and Hugh Cabot. Often called the “forgotten war,” the Korean War started on June 25, 1950 and ran until July 27, 1953. In all, five million soldiers and civilians died, including over 36,000 Americans. Pictured is “Poison Charley” by Hugh Cabot. While Korean winters took their toll on frontline troops, summers brought their own misery in the form of monsoon rains that could continue for weeks at a time. Outside of the cities there were few paved roads, and the dirt roads that did exist quickly turned to mud once the monsoons began. The exhibit will be on display through December. For more information, call 401-841-7276. Korean War Exhibit The Naval War College Museum recently opened a new exhibit, “Fire and Ice: Combat Art from the Korean War,” featuring 27 pieces by combat artists Herbert Hahn and Hugh Cabot. Often called the “forgotten war,” the Korean War started on June 25, 1950 and ran until July 27, 1953. In all, five million soldiers and civilians died, including over 36,000 Americans. Pictured is “Poison Charley” by Hugh Cabot. While Korean winters took their toll on frontline troops, summers brought their own misery in the form of monsoon rains that could continue for weeks at a time. Outside of the cities there were few paved roads, and the dirt roads that did exist quickly turned to mud once the monsoons began. The exhibit will be on display through December. For more information, call 401-841-7276. Vietnam Tribute Wall

The Traveling Vietnam Tribute Wall will begin a five-day visit to Providence’s India Point Park on Thursday, June 5 and will be available for viewing through Sunday, June 8, at 3 p.m. The Tribute Wall is an 80 percent scale version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.

Around-the-clock free public viewing will be allowed. Operation Stand Down Rhode Island, the main sponsor of the Wall exhibit, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Guard Family Support Center, and the Rhode Island Department of Veterans Affairs will be on site to offer assistance and support to veterans. For more information on the event visit: http://bit.ly/1tyo4G5

Safe Boating

The MWR Navy Sailing Center and Marina, in conjunction with the Coasters’ Harbor Navy Yacht Club, offers basic sail training and powerboat training courses for active duty, reservists, retirees, eligible family members and DoD civilians. These classes are designed to get the student on local area waters quickly and safely, under restricted conditions.

Basic sail training, an eight-day course, consists of six classroom hours of instruction and 10 on-thewater hours of training using the Rhodes 19 Sloops. Evaluation and qualification for a class KBS Rhodes 19 skipper takes place during the on-the-water sessions. For more information, call 401-841-3283 or stop by the marina.

Military Spouses of Newport Awards Scholarships

The Military Spouses of Newport recently awarded merit based scholarships to seven area high school seniors at a reception held at the home of Captain and Mrs. Douglas Mikatarian on the naval station. All recipients are family members of active duty, retired or deceased military personnel. The recipients were Sarah Bertsch, Middletown High School; Kevin Brew, The Prout School; Caleb Brown, homeschooled; Aleksander Gardner, Middletown High School; Kristjana McCarthy, North Kingstown High School; Hayden Molinari, Portsmouth Abbey School; and Matthew Pierce, Portsmouth High School.

Navy Corpsman 5K

The corpsmen at Naval Health Clinic New England will host the Corpsman 5K Run on Saturday, June 7, at 10:30 a.m. The run/walk will begin in front of the John H. Chafee Fitness Center. Check in by 10 a.m. A registration fee of $10 will be collected at the race, with all proceeds going to support the Corpsman Ball. Register at the event or in advance by contacting brandon.young@ med.navy.mil or 401-841-2866.

Music on the O’Club Deck

The Officers’ Club will kick off its Summer Concert Series on Friday, June 6, with a deck party beginning at 5:30 p.m. featuring local reggae band The Ravers. Sit by the fire pit, listen to great music, and savor the best view in Newport. The series will continue each Friday and Saturday through the summer. Enjoy acoustic music with Acoustical Groove on Saturday, June 7, and the country sounds of the Stephanie Hanson Band on Friday, June 13. All hands with base access are welcome to attend. For more information, call 401- 841-1442.

Eight Bells Lecture

The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells lecture series will wrap up on Thursday, June 12, at noon, with Sandy Grimes presenting “Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed.”

Written by two of the CIA principals involved in identifying Ames as a Soviet mole and one of the most destructive traitors in American history, this book is also the first to provide details of the operational contact with the agents Ames betrayed.

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.

Flag Retirement

The annual Flag Retirement Ceremony will be conducted on Thursday, June 12, at 5 p.m. at the Warren Athletic Complex, hosted by American Legion Post 104.

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