2015-03-19 / Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Circle of Friends

The next meeting of the Newport Family and Child Opportunity Zone and the Military Circle of Friends will be held at Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Ave., on Thursday, March 26, from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. All military parents and caregivers are welcome to connect and share information while the children are in school. For more info, contact Abby Dunn, 401-261-6773 or Natalie Hedlund, 401-842-1900 x22101.

Comedy at O’Club

The Winter Comedy Series continues Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in the ballroom at the Officers’ Club with comedian Paul D'Angelo. The series is geared towards adults and is not family-friendly. The show is free and open to all hands with base access. For more information, call 401-841-1442.

Youth Baseball Clinic

Youngsters age 8-12 can get ready for the spring baseball season at a free skills clinic on Sunday, March 29, from 4-6 p.m. at the John H. Chafee Fitness Center. Space is limited; register at the front desk.

April Fools' Fun Run

All hands are welcome to celebrate April Fools' Day with a 5K run or a 1.5 mile walk on Wednesday, April 1. The event begins at noon at the John H. Chafee Fitness Center and is open to active duty personnel, retirees, reservists, family members and DoD employees. Sign up at the fitness center or call 401-841-3154 for more information.

Disney Breakfast at O’Club

The Newport Officers’ Club will sponsor a Disney character breakfast, “Pirates & Princesses,” on Saturday, March 28. The fun-filled event will include pictures, arts and crafts, and breakfast. Seating times are from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and early ticketing is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.

The cost for adults is $20, children ages 3 to 12 are $10, and children 2 and under are free. Tickets are required for all attendees and must be purchased in advance at the Officers’ Club. Patrons must have base access to attend. For more information, call 401-841- 1442.

Eight Bells

The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells lecture series will present editor Benjamin Armstrong discussing “21st Century Sims: Innovation, Education, and Leadership for the Modern Era” on Thursday, March 26, at noon. His book is a collection of Adm. William Sims' written work, and it investigates his relevance in addressing the questions facing today's military personnel and policymakers.

Sims was a man of principle who would not accept less than the optimum, and his views on gunnery and how to improve the practice gained him notice. From 1907 to 1909 he was the naval aide to Theodore Roosevelt, and in that job learned to advance his reforms through the bureaucracy of government. As a disciple of Alfred Thayer Mahan, he rarely questioned the placement of the Navy in the forefront of national politics and reform.

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

Spouse Welcome Coffee

Military Spouses of Newport will hold a Welcome Coffee on Thursday, March 26, at 9:30 a.m. at Quarters E, Bainbridge Road on the naval station for new and prospective members. Membership is open to spouses of all members of the U.S. Armed Forces associated with Newport Naval Station, as well as spouses of international student officers, spouses of deceased officers, and spouses of GS-7 and above civilians associated with the base. Register at milspousenewport.org.

Raven Triathlon Training

Coach John Houfek will discuss triathlon training at the John H. Chafee Fitness Center on Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. He will cover a training plan overview; training zones and nutrition basics; swim, bike and run training specific to triathlon; strength training for triathlon/injury prevention; triathlon transitions and race rules; race preparation; a run technique practical; and an optional swim technique practical. There is a $10 fee. For more information or to register, call 401-841-3154.

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