2014-09-25 / Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Dive In Movie

MWR will hold a Dive In Movie Night at the John H. Chafee Fitness Center pool on Friday, Sept. 26, at 6:45 p.m. The family-friendly film “Shark Tale” will be shown.

Bring swimsuits and towels and blankets for seating.

The event is open to military and DoD personnel and tickets are $5, available at the Fitness Center front desk. Children age 3 and younger are free. This is not a drop off event. Parents need to stay with children under age 15 at all times. Call 401- 841-3154 for more information.

Haunted Trail to Return

The Haunted Trail will return to the Carr Point Recreation Area on Saturdays, Oct. 11, 18, and 25, from 6-9 p.m. The evenings feature a spooky trail through the woods, a pumpkin hayride, concessions, a young children’s area, and arts and crafts tables. For more information, call MWR at 401-841-3127. There is no admission fee. All activities are pay-as-you-go.

Veterans Honored

A memorial service to honor the 3,632 men lost while serving in the U.S. Submarine Force during World War II will be held at the WWII Submarine Memorial in the Veterans Cemetery in Exeter on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 1 p.m. Fifty-two submarines went down during the war and 21 Rhode Islanders were lost.

The service is open to the public, and family and friends of fallen shipmates are especially invited to commemorate their service. For more information, contact Charlie Mueller, RMCS (SS), Ret., U.S. Submarine Veterans, at cmueller51@verizon.net or 401-377-9089.

ID Card Services

ID card service will be reduced at the DEERS and ID Card Section on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, due to the installation of workstation equipment upgrades.

5K By The Bay

The Newport Chapter of the Surface Navy Association’s 92nd running of the SNA 5K By The Bay will take place on Friday, Oct. 17. The fall favorite is open to the public and begins at 5 p.m., on the water side of Arleigh Burke Hall at Surface Warfare Officers School. The flat, fast course winds along Narragansett Bay and is USATF certified. Proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, Special Olympics of Rhode Island, Surface Navy Association Scholarship Fund, and select chapter activities.

Online registration is $25; race day signup is $30 and will be accepted for DoD personnel only. For more information or to register, visit sna5k.org.

Navy Ball Fundraiser

The Navy Ball committee will hold a “Gas and Glass” fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Navy Exchange gas station. Volunteers will work pumping gas and cleaning car windows from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. for donations to help defray costs for the Navy Ball on Friday, Oct. 10.

The ball will be held at the Officers' Club, marking the Navy’s 239th birthday. Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. and include dinner and dancing. For tickets, see a command representative or stop by the Officers’ Club. For more information, email navyballcoordinatornewport@gmail.com or call the club at 401-841-1442.

Welcome Aboard

Both Naval Station Newport and Naval Undersea Warfare Center welcomed new leaders last week at change of command ceremonies held Friday, Sept. 19.

Capt. Dennis R.D. Boyer assumed command of the naval station and Rear Adm. Michael E. Jabaley took the helm at NUWC.

Eight Bells Lectures

The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells lecture series will continue at noon on Thursday, Oct. 2, with Gloria Merchant, author of “Pirates of Colonial Newport” examining the role of piracy and privateering in the economy of pre-Revolutionary War Newport and the early local inhabitants who participated in the trade.

On Thursday, Oct. 9, Norman Friedman will present “Fighting the Great War at Sea.” In his book, Friedman explains how each side tried to use or deny the sea to the other during the global conflict and looks at strategic, technical, and tactical approaches to sea control. Fought during a time of rapidly changing ship and weapons technology, the war brought new concepts in tactical practices and the use of command and control. The lessons from this war set the stage for the use of naval forces during World War II.

Security requirements have increased and advance reservations are required for civilian guests at least five work days prior to the event. For more information on the program and to reserve, call 401- 841-7276.

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