If you have received permanent change of station orders to Naval Station Newport, you will find find the base is home to the Naval War College and Naval Justice School. The main naval complex is located at the northwest tip of scenic Newport and extends into southwest Middletown along the southwest side of Aquidneck Island. It includes Coasters Harbor Island, which is home to the Naval War college. It total, the station is home to 50 Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and US Army Reserve commands and activities.
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If you're making a military transfer to Naval Station Newport or coming to Newport for the naval college, the naval installation has been described as mirroring "a miniature America". The base is the third-largest employer in Rhode Island and the largest in Newport County with about 5,800 employees working at the various commands. In addition, 17,000 students pass through on a yearly basis to attend classes at one of the many schools.
On the base itself, you'll find a Fitness Center, Swimming pool, Family Housing Center, Chapel of Hope, Enlisted Club, CPO club, Officers Club, Commissary, Child Care Center, Navy Federal Credit Union, MWR Recreational center, and the Naval Health Clinic.
PCS Orders Newport Naval Station
Perhaps you have PCS orders to Newport so can work or take classes at the Naval War College. The college is the Navy's most prestigious educational institution and the oldest such facility in the world with a continuous existence. Known as being both an academic and research institution, students (600 a year) go through a rigorous 10-month course of postgraduate studies. Famous graduates of the college include Fleet Admirals Chester Nimitz, Ernest King and William "Bull" Halsey.
More than half the graduates from the college's senior international course, the Naval Command College, will go on to become flag or general officers with many getting chosen as the head of their respective services.
Another notable command at the station is the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, which is the Navy's main research, development, test and evaluation center for submarine weapons systems. It's headquartered in Newport, with research facilities stretching from the Bahamas to Connecticut.
The base was once home for Cruiser Destroyer Force Atlantic (now located in Naval Station Norfolk), but now maintains ships that aren't active, along with the US Coast Guard. Naval Station Newport does have the Officer Candidate school, the Naval Supply Corps School and several others.
Partial list of Tenant Commands at Naval Station Newport:
Naval Undersea Warfare Center
Naval Academy Preparatory School
Naval Justic School
Naval War College
Marine Corps Detachment Newport
Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron 21
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