2015-05-21 / Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Navy Week

Navy Week festivities will kick off at Fort Adams on Monday, May 25, with a day of free family activities running 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Leapfrogs Navy Parachute Team jumps at 2 p.m.

On Tuesday, May 26, Governor Gina Raimondo will read a Navy Week proclamation at 3 p.m. at the Statehouse, and the Pawtucket Red Sox will host Navy Night at McCoy stadium at 7 p.m. with the Leap Frogs and Navy Band Northeast.

The celebrations continue with appearances by the Blue Angels at the Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show on May 30 and 31. Visit navyoutreach.org for schedule information.

Asian-Pacific American Heritage

The Naval Station Newport Diversity Committee will sponsor a Diversity Potluck Lunch in observance of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month on Thursday, May 28, from 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. in the Building 690 atrium conference room. Contact YN2 Derrick Miles at 401-841-3271 for more information. Routine base access is required to attend.

Trail Challenge

MWR will host a trail run challenge on Wednesday, May 27, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the on-base running trail. The newly renovated trail is mostly located along Narragansett Bay, and participants are invited to try out the scenic run and a series of challenges along the way. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers. Sign up at the John H. Chafee Fitness Center by Friday, May 22. This event is open to active duty personnel, retirees, reservists, eligible family members and DoD employees with routine base access. For more information, call 401- 841-3154.

Spouse Outing

The next Military Spouses of Newport Night Out will be Thursday, May 28, at The Revolving Door, 509 Thames St. Join military friends at 6:30 p.m. for a no-host evening of fun and good food. Sign up at milspousenewport.org.

Eight Bells

The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells lecture series will present Harlan Ullman on “A Handful of Bullets: How the Murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Still Menaces the Peace” on Thursday, June 4, at noon.

The “war to end all wars” was precipitated by the assassination of the Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in the streets of Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, and demolished the order established by the Concert of Vienna. The ensuing war laid the foundations for a second world war and the cold war that followed.

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

Upcoming Workshops

The Fleet and Family Support Center, 1260 Peary St., will hold a session on disaster preparedness on Friday, May 22, 1-2 p.m. offering information on how to prevent an emergency from becoming a disaster for your family. On Tuesday, May 26, 10-11:30 a.m., the saving and investing workshop will address healthy savings practices and how to plan for the future. Registration is required. Call 401-841- 2283.

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