2014-10-02 / Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Navy on Parade

Navy Band Northeast will lead units from Naval Station Newport in the city’s Columbus Day parade on Monday, Oct. 13. The Navy’s finest will march down Broadway through Washington Square to Memorial Boulevard and the statue of Columbus. The parade begins at noon.

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.

Eight Bells Lectures

The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells lecture series will continue at noon on Thursday, Oct. 9, with Norman Friedman on “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.

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.

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.

Hydrant Flushing

The annual hydrant flushing on the naval station will begin on Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Fort Adams housing area beginning at 7 p.m. Residents can expect water to be discolored and are advised not to wash clothing until the water has cleared, until approximately midday the next day. The schedule is as follows for the rest of the station: Oct. 7, Naval Health Clinic New England; Oct. 9, Coasters’ Harbor Island; and Oct. 14 and 16, Coddington Point.

Free Sail on Madeleine

The sailing vessel Madeleine will offer complimentary tickets to military personnel Monday through Thursday, Oct. 13-23. Ten tickets will be available at the 12 and 2 p.m. sailings each day. Space is limited, so call to reserve at 401-835- 2409. Madeleine sails from Bannister’s Wharf.

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