2015-01-08 / Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Eight Bells

The next presentation in the Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells lecture series will be held at noon on Thursday, Jan. 15, when Professor Charles Edel will present “Nation Builder: John Quincy Adams and the Grand Strategy of the Republic.” In this look at the political and diplomatic career of the sixth president of the United States, Adams is portrayed as a visionary and the central architect of the policies that shaped the young republic, as well as the prime motivator in the expansion and modernization of the American economy.

Later this month, James Gay will talk about “Battleship Cove” on Jan. 22, and Bernard Cole will discuss “Asian Maritime Strategies: Navigating Troubled Waters” on Jan. 29.

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.

Weight Loss Support

Weight loss support group meetings are held every Tuesday at Naval Health Clinic New England at 11 a.m. in the McWilliams Conference Room. Military personnel, beneficiaries, and DoD civilians interested in weight loss and developing healthier eating habits are welcome. The group focuses on setting small goals and provides motivation and emotional support to promote optimal health through healthy living. For more information, call 401-841-6777.

Smoking Cessation

Assistance is available at Naval Health Clinic New England for those who wish to quit smoking. Health and Wellness offers classes and support to military members, beneficiaries and DoD contract personnel. Nicorette gum and patches are also available. For more information, call 401-841-6777.

OCS Graduation

Officer Candidate School will commission 53 new ensigns during graduation ceremonies to be held Friday, Jan. 16, in the U.S. Naval War College’s Spruance Auditorium at 2 p.m. Rear Adm. Robin M. Watters, Ret., will address the graduates. For more information, call 401-841-1171.

Project New Hope

Project New Hope is a Massachusetts based nonprofit founded in 2010 by disabled Air Force veteran William Moore to help veterans transition to civilian life and to create mutual support and camaraderie among servicemembers, veterans, Gold Star survivors, and their families.

The organization holds a series of weekend-long retreats in relaxed wilderness settings, with workshops and activities, at no cost to the participants. Here, with their loved ones and other veterans, attendees build friendships and get support for the real world. Retreats are run for military families with children, female veterans, male veterans, and Gold Star families who have lost a loved one during military service. Targeted issues include post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, drug and alcohol addiction, and suicide prevention. These and other issues are often hidden or invisible, even to loved ones, and make them harder to identify, understand and treat.

A Gold Star and Survivor Retreat will be held Feb.13-15. For more information on how to participate, visit projectnewhopema.org/retreats/ gold-star-survivor-retreat.

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