2014-08-07 / Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

NWC to Welcome New Class

Naval War College President Rear Adm. P. Gardner Howe III will welcome approximately 400 new U.S. and international students during the college’s annual convocation ceremony on Monday, Aug. 18. Senior and mid-level officers from all branches of the U.S. armed services and federal agencies will attend the College of Naval Warfare and the Naval Command and Staff College to study the art of warfare and conflict resolution. More than 50 nations will be represented in the international programs at the Naval Command College and Naval Staff College.

Wounded Warrior Bowling Tournament

A fundraising bowling tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior project will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Seaview Lanes at the naval station. Participants must have routine base access and the event is open to the first 48 people to register. All bowlers will play three games and the top 12 will go on to a one-game playoff round to determine three prize winners. The entrance fee is $40 and all proceeds will benefit this worthy cause. Call 401-829-3106 to sign up.

Ice Cream Social in Jamestown

An ice cream social welcoming new military families to Jamestown will be held at the Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., on Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 2-3:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Sue at 401-423-0365 or chica0365@cox.net.

Chapel of Hope Protestant Service Relocated

To accommodate the large attendance at the Sunday 10:30 a.m. Protestant worship, services will be moved to Kay Hall until mid-August. The Sunday 7:45 a.m. Liturgical Protestant and 9 a.m. Catholic Mass will still be held in the Chapel of Hope. A Muslim prayer room is available at the chapel every Friday from 12-3 p.m. For more information, call 401-841-2234.

Blood Drives

Several commands at Naval Station Newport are getting ready to host the Rhode Island Blood Center. The RIBC team will be set up at Naval Health Clinic New England on Friday, Aug. 8, in the command conference room from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. A drive will also be conducted on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Navy Supply Corps School, in multipurpose rooms 1-3 from 9 a.m. -2 p.m.

The Naval Academy Prep School will host a drive on Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 2-7:30 p.m. in Perry Hall, classroom 100. Also on Aug. 20, the bloodmobile will be in the NUWC parking lot by building 80 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. All hands with base access are reminded to step up to help shipmates, friends and neighbors.

Ombudsman Training

The Fleet and Family Support Center will offer Ombudsman Basic Training Aug. 18-20, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the center, building 1260. The ombudsman serves as a critical communications link between the command and the military family. The workshop provides skills necessary to represent the command effectively and to advocate for families. For more information, call 401-841-2283.

Thrift Shop to Re-Open

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Thrift Shop will re-open for business on Tuesday, Aug. 12. The donation box is currently accepting donations. The Thrift Shop supports the efforts of the local Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, which provides financial assistance to area sailors. Hours of the store are Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call 401- 841-2917.

O’Club Music

The Officers’ Club Summer Concert Series continues Friday and Saturday evenings through August, with music on the deck beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wayz & Means plays contemporary and classic hits on Friday, Aug. 8, and Matt Kearns offers classic acoustic, jazz and popular hits on Saturday, Aug. 9. Next week’s lineup features Malloi with classic hits on Friday, Aug. 15, and Tool Box jams rock, funk and blues on Saturday, Aug. 16. All hands with base access are welcome to attend. For more information, call 401-841-1442.

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