2015-01-29 / Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Major Security Exercise

Naval Station Newport will participate in the annual Navy-wide training exercise Solid Curtain/ Citadel Shield Feb. 2-13. Residents can expect heightened activity in and around the base during that period in response to the drill and are reminded that it is not due to an actual emergency.

The scenario 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. These exercises will provide an opportunity for the Navy to test internal security procedures, respond to mass casualty incidents, exercise communications systems, and monitor simulated casualty tracking beyond the naval station perimeter. The events are scheduled to take place during the morning hours after the majority of installation personnel are on the base. All gates will close for a brief period during the Feb. 4 drill.

It is requested that people avoid non-essential trips to the installation during the training, as the exercise will impact recreational/ retail facilities as well. For more information, contact the Naval Station Newport Public Affairs Officer at lisa.rama@navy.mil or call 401- 841-3538.

Black History Presentation

In observance of the Black History Month theme, “A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture,” Dr. William N. Martin will present “From Slave Code to Black Code (Jim Crow),” highlights of U.S. law through the period with family anecdotes on Wednesday, Feb. 18. The lecture will take place at 11 a.m. in the multipurpose room at Naval Supply Corps School. All those with routine base access are welcome to attend.

Eight Bells Lecture Postposed

The Eight Bells lecture scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 29, “Asian Maritime Strategies: Navigating Troubled Waters” by Bernard Cole, has been rescheduled for April 23.

Upcoming Eight Bells

The next Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells lecture will take place on Thursday, Feb. 5, with Janet Barrett discussing her book, “They Called Her Reckless,” at noon.

Barrett tells the true story of a small Korean pony acquired by the U.S. Marines Fifth Regiment during the Korean War to haul ammunition to the front lines. Reckless quickly became part of the unit and for two years proved a real-life warhorse, saving lives, raising spirits and winning the respect of all who knew her.

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.

Comedy at O’Club

The Winter Comedy Series continues on Wednesday, Feb. 11, Topside at the Officers’ Club at 7 p.m. with series favorite Tony V. Tony V. has appeared at nightclubs across the country and on all the major networks. His credits include “Seinfeld,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien," and “Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd.” He has opened for Kenny Rogers, The Beach Boys, and The Temptations, and worked with Dennis Miller, Jay Leno and Adam Sandler. The show is free and open to all hands with base access, but the series is geared towards adults and is not family friendly. For more information, call 401-841-1442.

Teen Trainings

The Teen Center at the Naval Station Newport will offer training on Tuesday, Feb. 17, designed to help teens prepare for the future. The classes will be held in the Teen Center, building 1297, second floor. Training is open to military, DoD civilian and contractor dependents ages 13-18.

The schedule is:

9-11 a.m. How to Present Yourself for Employment, by Fleet & Family Support Center

11 a.m.-12 p.m. Teen Employment Program Overview, by coordinator Gina Petrone

12-1 p.m. Lunch (not provided, bring your own)

1-2 p.m. Financial Training for Teens, by Navy Federal Credit Union

2-3 p.m. Sea Cadet Program, by Ens. Sean Malcolm

For more information, call Gina Petrone at 401-841-2883. Register by Feb. 12 to gina.petrone@navy. mil.

Relay Health at NHCNE

Patients at Naval Health Clinic New England can stay in email contact with health care providers via relayhealth.com. Sign up for the secure free service at the website, and maintain connectivity to health care providers for routine communications. Online services include access to lab and other diagnostic test results; consultations for non-urgent health matters; access to view health care account information and pay bills; and set up and management of personal health records. For more information, visit relayhealth.com and click on the “patient” link at the top of the page.

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