2015-01-22 / Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs


Naval Health Clinic New England (NHCNE) recently celebrated the 132nd birthday of the federal personnel service. Dewert Clinic staff member Margaret Moniz, a medical technician with 46 years of civil service, had the honor of cutting the cake with the newest employee, Jewell Garcia, who has five days of civil service. NHCNE has approximately 365 civilians at four clinic sites. Naval Health Clinic New England (NHCNE) recently celebrated the 132nd birthday of the federal personnel service. Dewert Clinic staff member Margaret Moniz, a medical technician with 46 years of civil service, had the honor of cutting the cake with the newest employee, Jewell Garcia, who has five days of civil service. NHCNE has approximately 365 civilians at four clinic sites. Eight Bells

The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells lecture series will present Bernard Cole discussing his book, “Asian Maritime Strategies: Navigating Troubled Waters,” on Thursday, Jan. 29, at noon.

Asia, stretching from the Aleutian Islands to the Persian Gulf, contains the world’s busiest trade routes. It is also the scene of numerous maritime territorial disputes, pirate attacks and terrorist threats, and the nations of the region are engaged in a nascent naval arms race. Cole examines the maritime strategies and naval forces of the area’s nations, as well as the threats and opportunities for cooperation at sea. The United States Navy is intimately involved in these disputes and opportunities, which threaten vital American economic, political, and security interests.

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.

Gate Two Open

To accommodate the weekday morning commute to the naval base, Gate 2 will now be open from 6:30-8:30 a.m. Those heading to Coddington Point are encouraged to use Gate 2 to alleviate some of the morning student rush onto Coasters Harbor Island via Gate 1.

New Provost at NWC

Lewis M. Duncan assumed his duties as provost at the Naval War College last week and is now serving as the college’s chief academic officer. Duncan was president of Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. from 2004-2014, and also held the George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Professorship of Distinguished Presidential Leadership at the school. Prior to that, he was dean of engineering and professor of engineering sciences at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.

Exercise at Naval Station

In preparation for the annual training exercise Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield taking place Feb. 2-13, Naval Station Newport will hold special local training exercises Jan. 22 and Feb. 4. The scenario for this year’s training exercises will focus on active shooter response and will require security responses followed by emergency medical care and simulated evacuation of casualties to area medical facilities. The events are scheduled to take place during the morning hours.

TSA PreCheck

Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, Reserves and National Guard, are eligible for expedited screening at more than 120 Transportation Security Administration (TSA) PreCheck Airports by using their official DoD identification number when making flight reservations. DoD and USCG civilian employees are also eligible to participate once they opt-in for the program.

Eligible service members on personal or official travel do not need to travel in uniform to participate in the TSA PreCheck program. Accompanying family members ages 12 and under can be processed through expedited screening as well.

T. F. Green and Logan International Airport in Boston are participating airports. For information, visit tsa.gov/tsa-precheck/members military.

Retirees’ Activities

The Retired Activities Office, in Building 690, is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon. The office is open to retired military, spouses, next of kin, and retired federal employees, including military members in the process of retiring. Call 401-841-3030 for more information.

Vet Clinic Open Saturdays

Beginning Jan. 24, the veterinary clinic will be open one Saturday each month for appointments from 8 a.m. - noon. The clinic, located at 1255 Whipple St. in the rear of Leisure Bay, is open Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The monthly Saturday opening date will be posted at the beginning of each month. Call 401-841-3994 to make an appointment.

Bowling Social

The Military Spouses of Newport will hold a gathering at Seaview Lanes Bowling Alley on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 6-8 p.m., for a casual night of bowling. The cost is $9 and includes shoes and three games. Sign up at milspousenewport.org.

Veterans Winter Assistance Fair

A winter heating assistance fair for military veterans and their families, sponsored by the Rhode Island Military Family Assistance Center and the Rhode Island Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve, will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, from 1-4 p.m., at the Warwick Armory, 541 Airport Road. In addition to the opportunity to apply for heating and electric grants to get through the cold months, attendees will be eligible for other support services. For more information, call 401-275- 1243.

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