2015-06-04 / Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs


Corpsman navigate an obstacle course carrying a weighted dummy patient. Corpsman navigate an obstacle course carrying a weighted dummy patient. NHCNE Corpsman Challengers

Seven motivated corpsman teams from Naval Health Clinic New England Newport went head to head at Camp Fogarty last week to determine who will represent the facility against teams from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Groton, Conn., and Portsmouth, N.H. Newport's Warrior team will face the challengers, earning the honor with the best time in the obstacle course and knowledge checkpoints. Team members are HN3 Nicholas Hinshaw, HN James Swartz, HN Benjamin Homan, HN Drew Poleviyuma and Team Delta Leader HN1 Eduardo Bello.

Navy STEM Camp

High school juniors and seniors interested in practical applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics are invited to apply to a resident Starship Poseidon camp at the Newport Naval Station the week of July 5-10. Students will participate in demonstrations that include design as an art component to innovation. Field trips will be offered to Battleship Cove, STEAM the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, the Surface Warfare Officers School, a medical facility, and the Naval Submarine Base in Groton. A staff of certified and experienced civilian teachers and Navy STEM personnel will provide instruction, supervision. Contact Cdr. Keith Patton for more information at 401-841-7767 or keith. patton@usnwc.edu. Applications are due by June 8.

Ship’s Bell Needs Volunteers

The Ship's Bell has been in operation at the Naval War College for more than 35 year and is solely staffed by volunteers. Proceeds from the store support community aid, military programs and scholarships for graduating high school seniors and spouses of local military members. The store is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. For information on volunteer opportunities, email theshipsbell@milspousenewport.org.

PawSox Tickets

The Family Assistance Center’s Child and Youth Program is offering free PawSox tickets to military youngsters to sit in the Dunkin' Dugout on Thursday, June 25, during Armed Services Night. Military youth ages 8-17 can get a free ticket, T-shirt, and transportation, but space is limited. Contact Holland Tulip for more information at 401- 275-1242 or holland.k.tulip.ctr@ mail.mil. The bus will leave from the Warwick Armory, 541 Airport Road, at 5:15 p.m.

Music on the O’Club Deck

The Officers’ Club opens its Summer Concert Series on Friday, June 5, with a deck party beginning at 5:30 p.m. featuring local reggae band The Ravers. Acoustical Groove takes to the deck on Saturday, June 6, playing rock and today’s hits. Sit by the fire pit, listen to great music, and savor the best view in Newport. All hands with base access are welcome to attend. For more information, call 401-841-1442.

NWC Museum to Close

Due to a major renovation project the Naval War College Museum will close July 4 and will not reopen until January.

Sprint Triathlon

Naval Station Newport will host the Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, July 26. All are welcome to participate and the base will be open to the public for the event. The first wave of swimmers will hit the water in Coddington Cove at 7:15 a.m., with a 10.5-mile bike ride and three-mile run to follow. The triathlon is limited to 300 participants, and patrons registered by July 10 will receive a free T-shirt. Registration fees: military personnel and eligible family members $35; DoD civilians $50; contractors and members of the public $65; and two- and three-member teams $75. All fees increase by $10 after Thursday, July 10.

Register online at finishright.com. For more information, contact the John H. Chafee Fitness Center at 401-841-7355 or navalstationnewporttri@gmail.com.

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