2014-12-31 / Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

NHCNE Holiday Hours

Naval Health Clinic New England will be closed New Year’s Day. On Friday, Jan. 2, the clinic will be open only for acute appointments. Call 1-888-628-9633.

New Military Lounge

There is now a military lounge at T.F. Green airport for traveling active and retired military veterans and their dependents. The lounge is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. and volunteers are needed to staff the area.

To volunteer, e-mail rimovolunteer@gmail.com or visit rimilvets.org. Volunteers need to complete an application, orientation and background check. The next orientation class will be held Friday, Jan. 9, at 5 p.m. at Beacon Mutual Insurance, One Beacon Centre, Warwick. Visit rimilvets.org/airport.html for more information.

Fair Winds

The Newport Navalog's longtime editor Richard Alexander has retired. Fair winds and following seas to this dedicated journalist.

Vaccines

Flu and shingles vaccines are available at Naval Health Clinic New England, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on a walk-in basis. Flu- Mist nasal spray, flu vaccine injections, and Fluzone HD are available. Beneficiaries age 60 and above may also receive the shingles vaccine.

Eight Bells

The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells lecture series will return at noon on Thursday, Jan. 8, with John Duchesneau and Kathleen Troost-Cramer presenting “Fort Adams: A History,” examining the rich history of the fort from 1776 until its permanent closure in 1950. The authors will also talk about the fort’s most notable commanding officers and the role of women in the community.

On Jan. 15, Professor Charles Edel will discuss “Nation Builder: John Quincy Adams and the Grand Strategy of the Republic.”

Advance reservations are required for civilian guests at least five work days prior to the events. For more information on the program and to reserve, call 401-841- 2102.

No Wind Turbines - For Now

A recent press release from Naval Facilities Command in Norfolk, Va., was welcome news to many Newport residents. It discussed the various energy saving options being explored at the Newport Naval Station and specifically addressed the study on wind turbines. "The study was completed last year and the findings do not support pursuing large scale wind energy at Newport at this time for a combination of reasons, including technological, historical and community concerns."

It continued that the base is investigating the potential implementation of solar photovoltaic panels at brownfield sites located across the installation. If completed, this project will allow for the production of large-scale renewable energy resources on previously underutilized land.

Thrift Shop

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Thrift Shop will reopen for business on Tuesday, Jan. 6. The donation bin will be available beginning Saturday, Jan. 3.

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