2015-09-03 / Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Homebuyers’ Workshop

The Fleet and Family Support Center will hold a homebuyers’ workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 6 – 8 p.m. Representatives from Navy Federal Credit Union will discuss qualifying for a mortgage and other financial options. Home-buying information for all areas of the U.S. will be available at the workshop.

'Feds Feed Families' Continues Through Sept.

The Feds Feed Families annual food drive will continue through Sept. 30. Nonperishable food will be collected and distributed throughout the communities. Donation boxes are located at the Chapel of Hope, the commissary, NEX and Building 690. Call 401-841- 2234 for more information.

Race to Remember

In tribute and to remember fallen heroes, a Race to Remember will be held on Friday, Sept. 11 beginning at 6 a.m. on the base. Those wishing to participate can register for a three-mile run or a 1.5-mile walk at the John H. Chafee Fitness Center. Prizes will be awarded for top female and male, along with largest command to participate. For more information, email denise. vieira@navy.mil or call 401- 841-3154.

Meals for New Moms

Help welcome new babies of Military Spouses of Newport members by bringing a meal to a new mom. Volunteers wanted to help make meals or to send a takeout meal instead and then drop it off. For more information, contact mealsfornewmoms@milspousenewport.org.

War College Museum Closed Until January

The Naval War College Museum will be closed until early January for HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) renovations. While closed, staff of the museum and the Naval War College Foundation store will be at Brett Hall, Building 114. The museum will have ancillary exhibits at Fort Adams, the Seamen’s Church Institute, and the Buliod-Perry House, 29 Touro St.

Ship’s Bell Volunteers

The Ship's Bell, formerly known as Davey Jones Locker, has been in operation at the Naval War College for more than 35 years and is solely staffed by volunteers. The shop hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Volunteers are needed to work in the store two to three times per month. The mission and all proceeds from the store support community aid, military programs and scholarships for graduating high school seniors and spouses of local military members. To volunteer or for more information, email theshipsbell@milspousenewport.org.

NUWC Partnership

A new joint NUWC-State of Rhode Island defense commercialization partnership was recently announced. The partnership will place a NUWC employee on a twoyear assignment in the Commerce Rhode Island offices to jointly strengthen the contributions of the defense and ocean technology sectors to the Rhode Island state economy by growing business opportunities for startups and smallto medium-size businesses with capabilities relevant to undersea and naval technologies. The initiative is part of an effort to help spark innovation between NUWC and industry at the local level.

Eight Bells

The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells lecture series will begin on Thursday, Sept. 10, at noon in Brett Hall, the former Chaplains’ School. This is a brown bag event which is free and open to the public. Author Jamie Malanowski will lead a discussion regarding his book, “Commander Will Cushing: Daredevil Hero of the Civil War” and the facts leading to its publication.

With the use of a spar torpedo, Lt. Cushing conceived a plan to sink the Confederate ironclad CSS Albemarle. Considered one of the most dramatic exploits of the Civil War, Cushing earned the nickname “Lincoln’s Commando.”

The lecture series will continue weekly through Jan. 14. 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 401-841-4052.

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