Military transfer - Naval Station Newport

If you have received permanent change of station (PCS) 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. 

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.

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About Naval Station Newport

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.

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. Naval Station Newport also houses the Officer Candidate school and the Naval Supply Corps. 

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

The Naval War College

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, 600 students each year go through a rigorous 10-month course of postgraduate studies. Famous graduates 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.

The Hogan Associates team would love to help you with your PCS to Newport RI. Contact us today to learn more about what we will do to make your search successful and help you get acquainted with the base and Newport, RI.