2014-08-14 / Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs


Rear Adm. P. Gardner Howe III, president of the U.S. Naval War College, speaks to students at the Senior Enlisted Academy. One hundred six students are currently in the middle of the six-week course, which is designed to further develop leadership capabilities of senior enlisted personnel. The academy is the Navy's only professional military education institute for the senior enlisted force and hosts more than 1,200 students annually from the Navy, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and international services. (U.S. Navy Photo by Lindsay Church) Rear Adm. P. Gardner Howe III, president of the U.S. Naval War College, speaks to students at the Senior Enlisted Academy. One hundred six students are currently in the middle of the six-week course, which is designed to further develop leadership capabilities of senior enlisted personnel. The academy is the Navy's only professional military education institute for the senior enlisted force and hosts more than 1,200 students annually from the Navy, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and international services. (U.S. Navy Photo by Lindsay Church) Navy League to Honor Sailors

The Newport County Council of the Navy League and the Middletown and Portsmouth Rotary clubs will honor the Newport Navy Complex 2013 Junior Officer and Enlisted Sailors of the Year at a recognition dinner on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Best Western Mainstay, beginning at 6 p.m. Honorees are Junior Officer of the Year, Lt. Natalie Claypool from Officer Training Command; Senior Enlisted Service Member of the Year, YN1 Bobby Morse from the Naval War College; Junior Enlisted Service Member of the Year, BU2 German Dunlop from the Naval Academy Preparatory School; and Blue Jacket Service Member of the Year, HN Jaynie Dewald from Naval Health Clinic New England. The public is welcome. Tickets are $18 and must be purchased in advance. For more information, call 401-477-2172 or email rjperry6704@hotmail.com.

Wounded Warrior Comedy Benefit

Custom House Coffee will hold a Comedy Night benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project on Saturday, Aug. 23, featuring standup comedians Mike Murray and Bill Simas. Tickets are $20 and include appetizers and one free drink, and all proceeds go to Wounded Warrior. Custom House owner and military veteran Bob Mastin says that, in addition to funds raised through ticket sales, he will donate $6 from each pound of the Veteran Coffee Roaster blends sold that evening as well. The benefit runs 6-10 p.m. at 796 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown. Call 401-842-0008 for more information.

Newport Schools Meet and Greet

There will be a Meet and Greet with administrators from Newport Public Schools at the Old White Church building at Fort Adams on Monday, Aug. 18, from 9:30 -11 a.m. Superintendent Colleen Jermain and all school principals will be on hand, as will counselors and members of the administrative staff. Parents and children are welcome. Call Janet McCarthy, Naval Station School Liaison Officer, at 401-841- 7126 for more information.

Back to School Fun and Fitness Camp

Naval Health Clinic New England’s Wellness and Health Promotions department, the John H. Chafee Fitness Center, and the Commissary are sponsoring a Fun and Fitness Camp at the Fitness Center on Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 8-11 a.m. The camp is for children ages 8-12 years and will include an obstacle course conducted by the fitness pros, game stations to include Food Win, Lose, or Draw, a food trivia station that utilizes myplate.gov, and a backlight germ/bug station. Healthy refreshments will be provided by the Commissary. The camp is free, but space is limited. Sign up by calling 401-841-6777.

USSVI Meeting

The Rhode Island Base of the United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame, located in the USS Saratoga Museum Foundation Building, 6854 Post Road, North Kingstown. All former submariners are invited to attend, whether members or not. For more information, contact Jack Hunter at 401-849-7282.

Nurse Advice Line

Naval Health Clinic New England reminds beneficiaries that the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line is available any time day or night at 1-800-TRICARE. Callers can speak to a registered nurse to help determine whether a situation requires a trip to the ER or if treatment can wait.

Eight Bells Lectures

The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells lecture series will return on Thursday, Aug. 21, with Hal M. Friedman discussing his book, “Blue versus Orange: The U.S. Naval War College, Japan, and the Old Enemy in the Pacific, 1945–1946” at noon.

Security requirements have increased and advance reservations are required for civilian guests at least five work days prior to the event. Non-DoD identification card holders should visit the Pass & ID office and provide required information prior to reserving for the lecture in order to begin the vetting process. For more information on the program and to reserve, call 401-841-7276.

NAPS Still Needs Sponsors

The Naval Academy Prep School recently welcomed 251 midshipmen candidates for the academic year and is seeking area volunteers to serve as sponsors for them through May.

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.

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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