2014-07-31 / Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

New NHCNE Patient App

Naval Health Clinic New England advises patients to take advantage of a new online application to communicate with their medical providers. Participants are able to stay in touch with providers anytime and anywhere, from any Internet connection. It is easy and secure and may even save non-urgent office visits. There will be no more waiting on hold for appointments or medication refills or talking to people other than your doctor about private matters. Visit https:// app. relayhealth.com/ registrationv2. aspx to register.

EFM Support

The Exceptional Family Member Program support group will meet on Thursday, Aug. 7, at 11 a.m. at the Fleet and Family Support Center, 1260 Peary St. Families with an Exceptional Family Member are welcome to come for information, to chat with other families, and to meet with program liaison Kristen Swenson. For more information, contact kristen.swenson.ctr@navy. mil or 401-841-2148. Children are welcome at the meeting.

CDC Preschool Openings

The naval station’s Child Development Center currently has full-time preschool openings beginning in August and September. For more information, call the CDC at 401-841-4562 or visit the center,p/ u from Bldg.10- 11- 1376.13, 10- 18- 13, 11- 22- 13

Military Spouses Welcome Social

The Military Spouses of Newport will host the annual Welcome Social on Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 7-9 p.m. at the Officers' Club on the naval station. The club’s largest gathering of the year offers opportunities to meet new people and become involved in the local area. Information on the base, services, local businesses, organizations, and recreational activities will be available. Club members will showcase their home-based businesses during the event, and prizes, gift bags and refreshments will be provided.

Membership is open to spouses of active duty, reserve, retired, or deceased military personnel of all U.S. Armed Services, the National Guard, and the Coast Guard, as well as spouses of Foreign Student Officers and civilian spouses GS-7 and above in the Newport area. Visit milspousenewport.org for more information or email hospitality@milspousenewport.org.

ID Card Service Limited

The new Naval Academy Prep School class will be receiving their ID cards through Aug. 1 and service to walk-in customers will be extremely limited during this time. Visit https://rapids-appointments. dmdc.osd.mil/ to schedule an appointment and avoid delays.

Active Duty to Civilian Life Seminar

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is offering a free presentation on transitioning from the military to the civilian workforce on Tuesday, Aug. 19. The program, “Marketing Yourself for a Second Career,” will run from 1:30-4 p.m. at the Navy Operational Support Center, 345 Easton St.

Retired Army Col. John D. Sims, deputy director of the Transition Center at MOAA, will present. Topics covered will include resumes, employer perception, job search, networking, interview techniques, and more. The presentation is free but registration is required. Call 401-841-2283 to sign up.

Officer Graduations

Officer Candidate School will commission 77 new ensigns on Friday, Aug. 8, in Kay Hall in a 10:30 a.m. ceremony. Vice Adm. William H. Hilarides, commander of Naval Sea Systems Command, will address the graduates. For more information, call 401-841-1171.

Navy Ball Car Wash

The Navy Ball committee will hold a car wash on Monday, Aug. 4, from 4-8 p.m. at the John H. Chafee Fitness Center. Funds raised will help reduce ticket costs for the Navy’s 239th birthday celebration on Oct. 3.

NAPS Needs Sponsors

The Naval Academy Prep School recently welcomed 251 midshipmen candidates for a year of rigorous academic and military instruction to prepare them for the U.S. Naval Academy. NAPS is seeking area volunteers to serve as sponsors for the midshipmen candidates for the academic year.

The sponsor program gives candidates the opportunity to form relationships with members of the civilian and military communities, who serve as mentors and role models for the students. Sponsor families offer students a respite from the demands of their military and academic responsibilities, typically providing transportation, invitations to community and holiday gatherings, and home-cooked meals.

Military sponsors usually hold the rank of E-7 and above but exceptions will be made. To apply to become a sponsor, visit usna.edu/ naps. For more information on the sponsor program, contact Command Master Chief Beth Nilson at 401-841-1427 or nilson@naps.edu.

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