Updated On: 1/15/2013 10:11:19 AM
NAVAL STATION (NAVSTA) NEWPORT
690 Peary Street
Newport, RI 02841-1522
The mission of Naval Station Newport is to fulfill the diverse requirements of its tenant commands by providing the facilities and infrastructure that are essential to their optimum performance. NAVSTA Newport will ensure that the highest standards of the Navy are incorporated into its efforts; that all tenant commands will benefit from its continuous improvement; and that all hands will work together to earn and maintain its reputation as the Navy’s world-class Center of Learning Excellence.
Naval Station Newport is located on 1,399 acres along the western shore of Rhode Island’s Aquidneck Island. Approximately 5,800 employees work at the 53 Navy, Marine Corps, Army Reserve and Coast Guard commands located on Naval Station Newport. The station completed all of the 2005 BRAC directed transitions which resulted in more than 17,000 students passing through annually for training and education programs at commands onboard NAVSTA Newport.
CENTER FOR SERVICE SUPPORT
1183 Cushing Road
The Center for Service Support (CSS), headquartered in Fitzgerald Hall across from the Surface Warfare Officers School, is an institution of learning excellence, leading the professional development charge within the Navy’s eight administrative, logistics and media ratings as well as the Supply Corps officer community. Established in 2003, CSS continues to grow and build upon the successes of the Navy’s training philosophies that led to alternative training venues, such as the integrated learning environment, Navy Knowledge Online and blended training solutions (computer-based training mixed with instructor-led training). With more than 300 military, civilian and contracted instructors, curriculum developers and learning site managers around the fleet, CSS’s mission is to provide valuable knowledge and expertise to Sailors serving in these customer-supported communities. CSS staff members do this by working hand-in-hand with fleet subject-matter experts to cross-pollinate and build upon lessons learned and best practices throughout the Navy. Training managers, specifically, work closely with fleet technical experts to provide expertise and experience to ensure our products meet the needs of today’s Sailors. The CSS domain’s instructors and support staff at our seven learning sites graduate approximately 10,000 students per year.
SQUADRON (CORIVRON) EIGHT
Coastal Riverine Squadron (CORIVRON) 8 is responsible for maintaining unit-level readiness of its assigned companies to include the requirement to train individuals to deploy in support of mission tasking. CORIVRON 8 is a multi-service (Navy/Coast Guard) hardware-equipped, C4ISR embedded, deployable asset that provides centralized planning, control, coordination and integration of its Boat and Security Departments. CORIVRON 8’s Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) missions include harbor and homeland defense, coastal surveillance and special missions. CORIVRON 8 conducts FP of strategic shipping and naval vessels operating in the inshore and coastal areas, anchorages and harbors, from bare beach to sophisticated port facilities.
COMMAND LEADERSHIP SCHOOL
Perry Hall - Building 440
440 Meyerkord Avenue
Established in 1995, the Command Leadership School is comprised of the Major Commander, Prospective Commanding Officer, Prospective Executive Officer, Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat, Prospective Commanding Officer Spouse and Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Spouse courses.
Command Leadership School annually provides seminar-style instruction for more than 400 prospective commanding officers representing all designators. The two-week course focuses on reinforcing fundamental tenets of naval leadership and provides an improved decision-making foundation for officers about to assume their first command. A one-week seminar for Prospective Major Commanders builds on these principles. A course for prospective executive officers addresses the application of leadership principles in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the second in command. The CMC/COB course is a capstone program that provides a learning experience designed to further develop the unique perspective and special skills needed to serve as a vital member of the command’s leadership triad. A one-week course is offered to the spouses of prospective commanding officers and command master chiefs. These courses are designed to promote a team-building approach to command by recognizing, inspiring, and educating commanding officer and command master chief spouses, to realize the positive impact they can have on the morale and success of the command. The combined courses convene 14 times each year and students share instruction in a variety of topics that include physical training, lectures, case studies, and topics relevant to both the Command Leadership Team and Command Support Team members.
DEFENSE INSTITUTE OF
INTERNATIONAL LEGAL STUDIES (DIILS)
441 Elliot Avenue
DIILS is the lead defense security cooperation resource for professional legal education, training and rule of law programs for international military and related civilians globally. Through mobile education teams, resident courses and other programs, DIILS develops and implements effective security cooperation programs to build partner legal capacity, including equitable, transparent and accountable security sectors, civilian control of the military, respect for human rights and good governance.
A critical mission goal is to build partners’ security-sector legal capacity by sharing methods of addressing legal and military challenges and lessons learned from contingency operations. Programs focus on contemporary legal challenges faced by partner military and civilian leaders, to include military justice, the legal aspects of combating terrorism and corruption, the defense institution-building aspects of Security Sector Reform, the law of armed conflict and human rights, and the day-to-day challenges of running professional militaries under civilian oversight.
DIILS remains committed to the highest level of professionalism by providing unrivaled subject matter expertise in a manner that recognizes and respects cultural sensitivities and encourages diversity of opinion. Our uniformed instructors partner with leading government and civilian experts to deliver relevant and insightful programs in all areas that promote the rule of law.
DIILS is a component of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. DIILS works with stakeholders to ensure our programs are current and consistent with U.S. strategic goals and policies. DIILS also works closely with the Geographic Combatant Commands to coordinate programs in their respective areas of focus.
DISPOSAL MOBILE UNIT TWELVE DETACHMENT, NEWPORT
(EODMU TWELVE DET NEWPORT RI)
1176 Howell Street
The mission of the detachment is to identify, render safe and dispose of all hazardous explosive ordnance items (both foreign and domestic) including conventional, chemical/biological weapons and improvised explosive devices. Diving and demolition operations are also performed in conjunction with this mission.
The detachment is a shore detachment of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit TWELVE, Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Va., and is under the operational control of Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic (Emergency Management).
The detachment provides services to all DoD installations in the New England area and eastern N.Y. state. It frequently provides assistance to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to include United States Secret Service and the Dept. of State for VIP protection.
CENTER NORFOLK –
47 Chandler Street
The Fleet Logistics Center’s mission is to provide logistics and support services to fleet units and shore commands. Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk is the mid-Atlantic region provider of supply and support services.
To accomplish this mission they provide services to the Navy, Coast Guard, Military Sealift Command and other U.S. Government agencies. The Fleet Logistics Center will also serve as the customers’ advocate to the supply system and assist in ensuring that the appropriate material is either positioned at a specific center, or available from alternate governmental or commercial sources. All Fleet Logistic Center’s provide eight basic products or services with some also offering unique products or services.
Fleet Logistics Center products are geared toward providing total operational readiness through regionalization and partnering.
DETACHMENT (MARDET) NEWPORT
1112 Kollmeyer Street
The Marine Corps mission aboard Naval Station Newport has changed many times since 1894 when the Marines first established a permanent tenant command in Newport. Today, Marine Corps Detachment, Training Command has the primary mission of training Marine Aviation Supply Officers and Marine ALTIS Specialists while providing administrative, logistical, and headquarters support to more than 200 Marine instructors and students attached to naval training commands in the region.
In 2010, the Marine presence doubled with the relocation of the Marine Aviation Logistics Schools from Athens, Georgia, to the renovated Beirut Memorial Hall (named in honor of the nine Marines from RI killed in the 1983 bombing) on Codington Point. The Aviation Logistics Tactical Information Systems School conducts a 30-week accession-level course where enlisted Marines earn the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of 6694. The course provides intensive training on hardware, software, networking, Internetworking, and system administrator skills for the stand-alone information technology systems and assets critical to a Marine Aircraft Group in garrison and while deployed. The Aviation Supply School conducts a 15-week Aviation Supply Officer Basic Qualification Course to train Marine Officers and Warrant Officers in the skills necessary to lead, manage, plan, direct, and analyze the execution of aviation supply functions within the Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) Supply Department. Students learn Navy developed and sponsored aviation automated management systems, repairable and financial management programs, budgeting and accounting, inventory management and warehousing operations. The Aviation Supply School also conducts several one- to three-week continuing education courses for staff non-commissioned officers and commissioned officers working within Aviation Logistics.
Beirut Memorial Hall is now the epicenter of support for the Marine Corps Training Command instructors and students in six Marine Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) pipelines (4402, 4421, 4422, 6602, 6604, and 6694) as well as the Marine Drill Instructors at Officer Training Command, Newport. In addition, the Marine Corps Detachment provides ancillary support for Marines in Newport attached to the Naval Academy Preparatory School, the Naval War College, and the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS), as well as Marines in Boston attached to the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), Boston University, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
PREPARATORY SCHOOL (NAPS)
Perry Hall – Building 440 (lower level)
440 Meyerkord Avenue
The Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) is located on Naval Station Newport in historic Newport, Rhode Island. NAPS is the Navy’s fourth oldest school; only the Naval Academy, Naval War College, and Naval Post Graduate School are older.
The mission of the Naval Academy Preparatory School is to enhance Candidates’ moral, mental, and physical foundations to prepare them for success at the United States Naval Academy. The ten-month course of instruction at NAPS, lasting from August through May, emphasizes preparation in English Composition, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Learning Skills and Information Technology.
Demanding military, physical and character development programs complement the academic preparation to fully prepare students for the challenges at the Naval Academy. As part of the physical development program, NAPS offers a varsity athletic program that competes against other preparatory schools, junior colleges and college junior varsity teams.
NAVAL COMPUTER AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS AREA MASTER STATION (NCTAMS LANT) NEWPORT
76 Simonpietri Drive
The Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station (NCTAMS LANT) Base Communications Office (BCO) reports to the Commanding Officer, NCTAMS LANT Atlantic in Norfolk, VA. The BCO provides day-to-day operational support, management and technical support services in relation to dial-tone and voicemail to approximately 40 customer commands at NAVSTA Newport, including visiting ships.
NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE, NE FIELD OFFICE
344 Meyerkord Avenue
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), Northeast Field Office, Newport, RI, is one of 19 NCIS geographical field offices located throughout the world. NCIS is a civilian federal law enforcement agency, responsible for conducting felony-level criminal, counterintelligence, counterterrorism and security-related investigations in support of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, worldwide.
The NCIS Northeast Field Office, in concert with NCIS mandates to prevent terrorism, protect USN technology and reduce crime, is responsible for a geographic area encompassing ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, and the Canadian Provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The NCIS mission in the northeast is accomplished via 13 resident offices, subordinate to the Northeast Field Office, Newport, RI.
In addition to their investigative responsibilities, NCIS routinely conducts protective operations in support of high ranking DoD/DON officials and visiting foreign dignitaries, provides operational security threat assessment surveys and presents criminal awareness briefs to commands.
Mid Atlantic-Public Works
As an integral part of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) enterprise, NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic (NAVFAC MIDLANT) are the Navy’s installation facilities experts, managing the planning, design and construction of shore facilities for 13 installations across the region from Maine to North Carolina. Headquartered in Norfolk, Va., they fully support the mission of Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic (CNRMA) and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) to enable and enhance Navy combat power by providing the most effective, efficient and cost-wise shore services and support. They deliver Best-Value Facilities Engineering and Acquisition through their Business Lines and Integrated Product Teams: Capital Improvements; Environmental; Asset Management and Public Works. These Business Lines and IPTs provide regionalized support to Public Works Departments in the field with an aim to improve engineering and acquisition quality and timelines, reduce backlog and carryover, ensure strong return on investment, reduce unnecessary infrastructure, and improve safety and environmental compliance.
NAVFAC MIDLANT operates with an annual Navy Working Capital Fund business volume of approximately $560 million and executes more than $1.5 billion a year in construction, professional engineering, and facilities services for the Navy and Marine Corps. Their professional workforce includes more than 100 military and 3,300 civilian personnel.
Program Contact: 841-3735
The mission of the Environmental Division is to effectively manage environmental protection programs at Naval Station Newport. Adhering to the Navy’s policies contained in OPNAVINST 5090.1C, The Environmental and Natural Resource Manual, the Environmental Division is the lead in pollution prevention, conservation, compliance and cleanup.
The Environmental Division is the point of contact, technical expert and liaison on all environmental matters throughout the station and neighborhood commands. Major responsibilities include: (1) to plan, program, budget and allocate funds for environmental protection (2) to apply for all Federal, State and local permits and (3) to develop and administer environmental protection programs.
NAVAL JUSTICE SCHOOL
360 Elliot Street
Since the Naval Justice School’s (NJS) establishment in 1946, at Port Hueneme, California, NJS has annually trained thousands of DoD personnel in all aspects of military law. In 1950, NJS moved to its present location in Newport, Rhode Island. NJS currently provides accession and continuing legal training for all Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard lawyers and enlisted legal professionals, active and reserve, as well as training for Sea Service commanders, legal officers, senior enlisted, and others in the proper administration of military law. Staffed with officer and enlisted personnel from each of the Sea Services and supported by civilian administrative personnel, NJS currently offers more than 45 courses of instruction in Newport annually.
As the mission of NJS has expanded, additional offices have been established to serve commands in different geographical areas. These offices include a detachment in San Diego, California, established in 1991 to conduct training on the West Coast and overseas Pacific; a branch at The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School (U.S. Army) in Charlottesville, Virginia, established in 1991; and a detachment at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, added in 1995 to provide waterfront legal training at the largest naval base in the world.
A ten-week Basic Lawyer Course trains Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard lawyers in the fundamentals of military justice and relevant civil law, with particular focus on the development of trial advocacy skills, administrative law and investigations, legal assistance, basic operational law, and the preparation of new military attorneys to act as counsel at courts-martial. Graduates often return to NJS from the field for added career training as staff judge advocates, and for specialized training in trial advocacy, prosecuting and defending complex cases, computer crimes, legal assistance, and the law of military operations.
The Naval Justice School and the detachments offer a number of courses to members who are not lawyers. A three-week Legal Officer Course trains junior officers and senior enlisted personnel in the basic administration of military justice and prepares them for duty as unit/battalion/squadron legal officers. A one-week Senior Officer Course, offered worldwide, provides commanding and executive officers with training on the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and other matters relating to their legal responsibilities. A three-day Senior Enlisted Leadership Course provides legal training on topics commonly encountered by senior enlisted leaders.
NJS also provides extensive training for enlisted personnel performing legal duties. The 11-week Legalman Accession Course provides intensive paralegal training for Navy enlisted personnel selected for the Legalman rating. In addition, all Legalmen are now required to participate in the Legalman Paralegal Education Program (LPEP), a 2-year program leading to an Associate of Science degree in Paralegal Studies. LPEP students study via distance learning, with some students returning to NJS for one semester of in-residence study with Roger Williams University. The Marine Corps Legal Services Specialist Course, which runs for nine weeks, is designed to give junior enlisted Marines the skills and training necessary to support legal offices throughout the Marine Corps. Select graduates from the Specialist course receive 11 weeks of additional training in the preparation of verbatim records of trial. The school also holds a Coast Guard Legal Technician course to train selected personnel in the basic military justice and civil law issues encountered in the Coast Guard. For enlisted personnel who are not in a legal rating or military occupation specialty (MOS), the school provides a two-week Legal Clerk Course on preparing report chits, service record entries, and other administrative matters relating to minor disciplinary infractions. In addition, NJS provides continuing legal training to enlisted legal professionals including courses in legal research and writing, court reporting, and specialized training for senior legalmen, command judge advocate personnel, and mid-career enlisted personnel.
NJS provides ongoing training to the Navy and Marine Corps Reserve component officers and enlisted legal professionals with the support of NJS Reserve Unit 101 and its USMC Individual Mobilization Activity Detachment. This vital training includes annual Reserve legal update symposia, Reserve refresher courses in command services and legal assistance, and focused enlisted paralegal training.
Finally, the school provides extensive training for commands in the local area including regular lectures at the Officer Development School, Senior Enlisted Academy, Surface Warfare Officers School, Command Leadership School, and the Naval Submarine School in Groton, Connecticut.
NAVAL LEGAL SERVICE OFFICE,
BRANCH OFFICE GROTON, NAVY
MID-ATLANTIC, NEWPORT OFFICE, NEWPORT (NLSO NC BROFF)
360 Elliot Street
Telephone: 841-3766, ext. 200
In 1974, the Commander, Naval Legal Service Command established the first operational Naval Legal Service Office in Newport. In July 1993, the command became Naval Legal Service Office Northeast Detachment, Newport (NLSO NE DET), a subordinate activity of NLSO Northeast Groton, under direction of a commanding officer. In July 1997, the command became Naval Legal Service Office North Central Branch Office Newport (NLSOBROFF NEWPORT), a subordinate activity of NLSO North Central Detachment Groton, under the direction of both an officer-in-charge located in Groton, Conn., and ultimately, Commanding Officer, Naval Legal Service Office, North Central located in Washington D.C.
This Branch Office has two officers and one civilian member. The NLSOBROFF NEWPORT provides legal services to ship and shore commands, active duty personnel and their family members, as well as retirees and their family members throughout the greater New England. Legal services include landlord-tenant law, consumer protection law, domestic relations and family law, immigration, wills and estate planning, and defense counsel for military justice matters.
NAVAL METEOROLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DETACHMENT (NAVMETOCPRODEVDET)
686 Cushing Road
The Naval Meteorology and Oceanography (MetOc) Professional Development Detachment (NAVMETOCPRODEVDET) provides Department of the Navy and Joint Warfighters with unprecedented knowledge of the physical environment, to include its effects, through relevant MetOc, Hydrography and GI&S training, education and professional development. The detachment’s primary responsibilities are to provide MetOC training support to the Naval War College War Gaming Department, Surface Warfare Officers School Command and US Joint Forces Command with Joint MetOC training. The detachment is located in McCarty Little Hall on Coaster’s Harbor Island. The detachment also provides resource protection advice to the President, Naval War College and the Commanding Officer, NAVSTA Newport.
WARFARE CENTER (NUWC)
1176 Howell Street
The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), officially established on January 2, 1992, is the Navy’s full-spectrum research, development, test and evaluation, engineering and fleet support center for submarines, autonomous underwater systems, and offensive and defensive weapons systems associated with undersea warfare. There are two major divisions of the Warfare Center — Division Newport, located in Newport, and Division Keyport, located in Keyport, Wash.
NUWC was formed by consolidating the Naval Underwater Systems Center, Newport, and the Naval Undersea Warfare Engineering Station, Keyport. The command employs approximately 4,600 civilian and military personnel worldwide, and has a budget in excess of $1.9 billion. NUWC consists of more than 1,600 acres of government-owned/leased property, and 7.8 million square feet of building space.
In addition to its two main sites at Newport and Keyport, NUWC includes subordinate command Naval Sea Logistics Center at Mechanicsburg, PA, and several operating sites geographically spread across North America, from Andros Island, Bahamas, to Dresden, NY, and from San Diego, Calif., to Nanoose, British Columbia.
NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE
CENTER DIVISION, NEWPORT
1176 Howell Street
The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division, Newport, headquartered in Newport, is one of the two divisions of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. The command was established on January 1, 1992, by the consolidation of the Naval Underwater Systems Center; Trident Command and Control Systems Maintenance Activity, Newport; and Naval Sea Combat Systems Engineering Station, Norfolk, Va.
NUWC Division Newport detachments include the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) facilities at Andros Island, Bahamas, and West Palm Beach, Fla. Remote test facilities are located at Dresden, NY, Leesburg, Fla., and East Lyme, Conn.
In carrying out its mission, The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport provides research, development, test and evaluation, engineering, analysis, and assessment, and fleet support capabilities for submarines, autonomous underwater systems, and offensive and defensive undersea weapon systems, and stewards existing and emerging technologies in support of undersea warfare.
NUWC Division Newport is responsible, cradle to grave, for all aspects of systems under its charter, and is engaged in efforts ranging from participation in fundamental research to the support of evolving operational capabilities in the U.S. Navy fleet. The major thrust of NUWC Division Newport’s activities is in applied research and system development.
The Division had a funded program of approximately $1.1 billion in 2011, employing more than 2,750 civilian and military personnel and nearly 3,000 contractors.
NUWC Newport has an uninterrupted lineage dating back to 1869, and the establishment of the Newport Naval Torpedo Station on Goat Island, the Navy’s earliest dedicated research facility. Today, the command is a world-recognized leader for research in submarine combat control and acoustics systems, imaging and communications systems, submarine weapon and launcher systems, submarine and surface ship sonar systems, undersea ranges and test programs.
NAVAL WAR COLLEGE (NWC)
686 Cushing Road
Established in 1884, the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) is the oldest institution of its kind in the world. More than 50,000 students have graduated since its first class of 9 students in 1885 and about 300 of today’s active-duty admirals and generals and senior executive service leaders are alumni.
Navy Department General Order #325, dated October 6, 1884, stated, in part, "A college is hereby established for an advanced course of professional study for naval officers..." In a matter of only months after the order was released, NWC’s founding President, Commodore Stephen B. Luce, welcomed the first class of nine students.
From this humble beginning the college has grown and transformed into the nation’s premier Professional Military Education institution, now educating more than 40,000 students annually, with resident and non-resident curricula tailored to the educational needs of Sailors from the ranks of E-1 to O-8.
As a fully accredited graduate institution, students completing the rigorous College of Naval Warfare and College of Naval Command and Staff resident curricula earn a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies and earn joint professional military education credit. Reflecting the College’s Navy-wide reach, Fleet Seminar students enrolled on a network of 20 satellite campuses across the country can earn the MA degree as well. The college also has a robust international engagement mission with approximately 100 international officers graduating yearly.
The college’s Professional Military Education (PME) programs prepare leaders for the challenges of operational and/or strategic level leadership over the remainder of their careers as decision makers and problem solvers. More than 1,400 students have graduated from the Maritime Staff Operators Course and more than 342 U.S. and international flag and general officers from the flag course.
Just as NWC’s educational programs have expanded in depth and reach, so have the research and analysis efforts conducted by NWC’s Center for Naval Warfare Studies. Through war games, conferences, workshops, and publications, NWC’s research arm provides direct curriculum support to educational programs and focused task-driven analysis for fleet customers and government agencies across the national security spectrum.
NWC’s missions today are to educate and develop leaders; support defining the future Navy and associated roles and missions; support combat readiness; and strengthen global maritime partnerships.
The Naval War College has often been called the Navy’s "home of thought," and as such, it constitutes a unique national asset unmatched anywhere else in the world. Through education, research, gaming, and training, the college helps shape and support the intellectual leaders of tomorrow’s Navy and her joint and combined service partners.
NAVY BAND NORTHEAST
347 Easton Street
Established in 1974, Navy Band Northeast is based on-board NAVSTA Newport and is one of 13 official U.S. Navy bands worldwide. The band provides musical support for military ceremonies, recruiting, morale and retention programs, and community relations. This 45-member command performs more than 500 engagements annually throughout an 11-state Area of Responsibility.
Components of Navy Band Northeast include: the Navy Band Northeast Pops Ensemble; the Northeast Navy Showband; the popular music group Rhode Island Sound; the Navy Band Northeast Chamber Winds; the brass quintet Top Brass; Protocol Ensembles consisting of: Flute and Piano Duo, Solo Piano, Solo Guitar, Jazz Combo, and Vocal and Guitar, and the all-hands Ceremonial/Marching Band. These units perform a wide range of music from patriotic, classical, contemporary, big band swing, country, and the latest top-40 hits.
Navy Band Northeast performs regularly for high-ranking military and civilian dignitaries and supports Navy Recruiting, public outreach and awareness, and partnership in education programs throughout the Northeast United States.
NAVY INACTIVE SHIPS
MAINTENANCE OFFICE - NEWPORT
Naval Station Newport
The ex USS SARATOGA is currently under the operational control of the Naval Sea Systems Command, Navy Inactive Ships Maintenance Office (INACTSHIPMAINTO). As part of the Inactive Ships Program Office, the Navy’s agent for ship inactivation and reutilization, whose mission is to:
• Transition ships from the Fleet for storage and disposal
• Preserve the naval heritage through donations
• Enhance the marine ecosystems through artificial reefing
• Protect the environment through ship dismantling and recycling
Any Ship assigned to the Inactive Ships command at Naval Station Newport will not be open for tours to the general public. The vessels are undergoing various stages of preparation as part of their decommissioning process and are active industrial areas.
SUPPORT CENTER NEWPORT
345 Easton Street
The Navy Operational Support Center Newport is responsible for the readiness of more than 625 Selected Reserve Sailors who make up 30 diverse units, which provide operational capabilities to their supported (active duty) commands fleet wide. The NOSC is responsible for the mobilization and demobilization process for both Individual Augmentees and unit deployments and supports the families of those Reserve Sailors deployed in support of military operations worldwide. The NOSC staff is comprised of 20 Full Time Support (FTS) Sailors.
NAVY SUPPLY CORPS SCHOOL
1378 Porter Ave
The history of the Navy Supply Corps dates back to 1795 when President George Washington appointed Tench Francis as the first purveyor of public supplies, however it was not until 1921 that the first Supply Corps School opened in Washington, D.C. In 1924, the school was disestablished and reopened in 1934 as the Naval Finance and Supply School in Philadelphia, PA. The school then merged with the Supply Corps Reserve Officer School in 1941. In 1945, the school was moved to Bayonne, NJ, where it operated until 1954, then was relocated to Athens, G.A., where it remained until December 2010.
The Navy Supply Corps School officially opened its door in January 2011 at the current location in Newport, RI. The building is named after Vice Admiral Kenneth R. Wheeler, the 31st Chief of Supply Corps and former World War II Prisoner of War. His distinction in many critical roles earned him a third star in January 1973, at which time he was designated Vice Chief of Naval Material, becoming the principal advisor to the legendary Admiral Isaac Kidd, Jr., and exercising authority over six deputy chiefs and six Systems Commanders. Vice Admiral Wheeler retired in September 1974, after thirty-five years of service.
The Wheeler Center is a 58,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art facility with eleven electronic classrooms, two Video Tele-Training rooms, a multi-purpose room capable of being separated into three classrooms, and nine breakout discussion rooms. Additionally, there is a mock ship’s store, barbershop, shipboard galley, storeroom, laundry and a Navy Cash laboratory used to introduce the students to what they might expect during their first tour as division officers afloat.
The mission of the Navy Supply Corps School is to develop Navy Supply Corps officers and other logistic professionals through integrated education and training while building their personal, professional, and leadership competencies to meet current and future global defense challenges. As the initial training site for new Supply Corps Officers, the Basic Qualification Course/Basic Qualification Course Navy Reserves teaches the fundamentals of supply and logistics. The curriculum includes training in Supply Management, Food Service, Retail Operations, Disbursing, and Leadership and Management. Officers returning to the fleet to take charge of an afloat Supply Department attend the Supply Officer Department Head Course or Senior Supply Officer Department Head Courses to review supply fundamentals.
Other courses offered at NSCS include: Joint Aviation Supply and Maintenance Material Management, Introduction to Expeditionary Logistics, Transportation of Hazardous Material, Relational Supply Force Level Course and Reserve Supply Management Advanced Refresher Training. The school also partners with international military and civilian management programs to offer the International Officer Supply Basic Course, International Logistics Executive Advanced Development and Advanced Management Program.
The Navy Supply Corps School trains more than 2,400 students per year. The training is delivered in-resident and through distance learning via a Mobile Training Team or Video Tele-Training.
OFFICE OF NAVAL INTELLIGENCE DETACHMENT - NEWPORT
686 Cushing Road
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The Office of Naval Intelligence Detachment Newport provides intelligence support to research, analysis, and war gaming at the Naval War College, and facilitates Office of Naval Intelligence access to research and analytic expertise residents at the College. The detachment develops and coordinates intelligence-related war game products and serves as subject matter experts on intelligence functions, capabilities and organization. Detachment members are fully integrated into various analytic efforts providing intelligence support to the Halsey and Mahan student research groups, CNO Strategic Studies Group, Naval Operational Planner Course and others. The Detachment provides special communications access and management support to the Naval War College campus and Naval Undersea Warfare Center. The Detachment also provides intelligence support when requested to the Surface Warfare Officer School Command and Officer Training Command Newport.
COMMAND NEWPORT (OTCN)
King Hall - Building 291
291 Kollmeyer Street
Officer Training Command Newport (OTCN) was established as a separate command from NAVSTA Newport on October 1, 1998. OTCN’s mission is to develop civilians, enlisted, and newly commissioned officers morally, mentally and physically, and imbue them with the highest ideals of honor, courage, and commitment in order to prepare graduates for service in the fleet as naval officers. OTCN currently delivers five separate Officer Accession/Indoctrination programs and manages three Navy Technical Training Facilities.
Officer Candidate School (OCS)
OCS is a 12-week course designed to give Officer Candidates desiring a commission in the Unrestricted Line, Restricted Line, or Staff Corps (Supply Corps and Civil Engineering Corps only) a working knowledge of the Navy and Marine Corps (afloat and ashore); and to prepare them to assume the responsibilities of naval officers upon graduation. OCS is a mentally demanding and physically challenging program. Academic subjects covered include Engineering, Military Indoctrination, Naval History, Navigation, Seamanship, Damage Control, Naval Leadership, Administration, Military Law, Naval Warfare, and several special emphasis programs. Military training includes rapid memorization of general military knowledge, personnel inspections, and close order drill. The rigorous Physical Training (PT) program consists of running, augmented by calisthenics, strength training and swimming, and begins almost immediately upon arrival.
Seaman-to-Admiral Twenty One
The STA-21 program provides an opportunity for select enlisted men and women to become commissioned officers. At OTCN, STA-21 participants complete a nine-week course called Naval Science Institute (NSI). NSI provides Sailors instruction in the fundamental Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) core courses: Introduction to Naval Science, Sea Power, Navigation
I/II, Engineering and Weapons. Following successful completion of NSI, these Sailors will enroll in an NROTC-affiliated college or university where they must complete a college degree within 3 years.
Officer Development School (ODS)
ODS is a five-week program designed to introduce newly commissioned Nuclear Power Instructor/Engineers, Medical Corps, Nurse Corps, Medical Service Corps, Judge Advocate General Corps and Dental Corps officers to their new responsibilities as naval officers. The curriculum includes courses covering Naval Indoctrination, Military Law, Naval Correspondence and Administration, Career Development, Physical Fitness, Drill and Apprentice-level Leadership skills and fulfilling the requirement for the Division Officer Capstone Course.
Limited Duty Officers/Chief
Warrant Officers (LDO/CWO) School
LDO/CWO School is a four-week course designed to help new LDO/CWO transition from their previous enlisted ranks to their position as naval officers. The curriculum includes courses covering Navigation and Seamanship, Military Law, Naval Correspondence and Administration, Career Development, Critical Thinking and Division Officer Leadership.
Direct Commission Officer
(DCO) Indoctrination Course
DCO Indoctrination Course is a two-week course designed to introduce newly commissioned Navy Reserve officers to their responsibilities as naval officers. The course is intense and facilitates the new officers’ introduction to military structure, the rich history of Navy traditions and customs, the military legal system and military etiquette. This course is completed by new Reserve officers during their two-week Annual Training (AT).
Technical Training Facilities
There are three technical training facilities run by OTCN. The Wet Trainer, better known as the "Buttercup" is used to teach damage control methods on a sinking vessel; the Fire Fighting School that teaches fire fighting skills to OTCN students as well as to fleet and U.S. Coast Guard personnel; and the "Michael P. Murphy" Combat Training Pool used to train/conduct required Navy swim qualifications for new officers.
REGION LEGAL SERVICE OFFICE
(RLSO), MIDLANT, BROFF, NEWPORT
690 Peary Street
Two separate and distinct commands serve Navy Region Midlant (MIDLANT): REGION LEGAL SERVICE OFFICE MIDLANT and NAVY LEGAL SERVICE OFFICE MIDLANT.
RLSO, Naval Station Newport, provides services in the areas of military justice, command services/administrative law, ethics counseling and command administration. RLSO does not provide legal advice or notary service to individuals.
Military justice includes matters that are prosecutorial in nature (i.e., related to the courts martial prosecution of a member of your command). Command services advice encompasses any other legal issue confronting the command or unit that does not involve the prosecution of a member of the command or legal advice for the benefit of an individual.
RLSO MIDLANT stood up on July 1, 2006, and has one officer, one enlisted and one civilian staff member.
SENIOR ENLISTED ACADEMY (SEA)
Tomich Hall - Building 1269
1269 Elliot Avenue
Established in 1981, the Senior Enlisted Academy provides senior enlisted leaders education and training in communication skills, leadership and management, national security affairs, Navy programs and physical fitness.
The curriculum is a six-week course of instruction containing more than 232 academic hours. The Senior Enlisted Academy is the Navy’s only professional military education institute for our senior enlisted force. Tomich Hall, opened in 1989, serves as the educational site containing both academic spaces and living accommodations. With the throughput expansion in 2006, the SEA opened the Perry Hall Annex, which contains seven state-of-the-art electronic classrooms and a learning resource center.
In 1995, the Chief of Naval Operations established the requirement that all prospective Command Master Chiefs and Chiefs of the Boat successfully complete this course prior to reporting for their first assignment.
Starting in January 2005, the SEA seated 65 students per class and convened for 6 weeks. The SEA further expanded to the Perry Hall Annex in 2006, increasing the student capacity to 112 per resident class.
The Senior Enlisted Academy offers Resident and Blended Courses. The Resident Course is 6 weeks long and the Blended Course is comprised of a 6-week blackboard portion as well as a 2-week resident portion. As of October 2012, there have been 169 resident classes and 46 blended classes.
NOTE: Beginning June 2011, SEA staff will relocate from Tomich Hall to SIMS Hall for approximately 20 months due to renovation of Tomich Hall. Estimated return will be March 2013.
CONSTRUCTION REGIMENT (7NCR)
344 Easton Street
SEVENTH Naval Construction Regiment provides optimal engineer forces to support global combat, humanitarian and contingency operations by exercising command and control over three subordinate battalions and driving training and readiness for more than 1,800 Seabees. The SEVENTH Regiment is located onboard NAVSTA Newport and reports to FIRST Naval Construction Division, Little Creek, VA.
SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE
c/o Naval War College
McCarthy Little Hall, Room 245
686 Cushing Road
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Charleston, Newport Detachment Branch (J633) provides program management, technical services, and engineering support for Joint and Navy C4ISR systems. Consulting and contracting support services are also provided. SPAWAR personnel are presently located in McCarthy-Little Hall, NAVWARCOL, and in Building 11, NAVSTA Newport. SPAWAR’s mission is to build, test, and support the latest C4ISR systems for the Navy and DoD.
J633 provides computer programming and information technology support to Commands in the Narragansett Bay and New England area. These services are provided on a reimbursable basis as part of the Navy Working Capital fund.
SURFACE WARFARE OFFICERS
SCHOOL COMMAND (SWOSCOLCOM)
446 Cushing Road
Overlooking Narragansett Bay in Newport, the Surface Warfare Officers School Command (SWOS) occupies three main buildings on board NAVSTA Newport; Memorial Hall, Arleigh Burke and Weakley Hall; all are located on Coasters Harbor Island. The SWOS mission is to provide a continuum of professional education and training in support of Surface Navy requirements that prepares officers (CWO2-O6) to serve at sea. SWOS is dedicated to the professional development of seagoing Surface Warfare Officers and has been for the more than 50 years since its founding as the Naval Destroyer School in 1961. Surface Warfare Officers attend SWOS several times throughout their careers. Initially officers attend Division Officer courses prior to and during their first sea tour. As officers rise through the ranks, they are selected as Department Heads, Executive Officers, Commanding Officers and possibly, heads of Major Commands. At each step they return to SWOS to enhance and share their fleet experiences, as well as get back up to speed with the latest in technologies, using state-of-the-art trainers and simulators.
Prior to newly commissioned Officers arriving on board their first ship, they will attend the Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) Introduction Course, which consists of simulator training encompassing basic Navigation, Seamanship, and Shiphandling (NSS); Division Officer Fundamentals; basic Engineering and Damage Control; Maritime Warfare; and Navy Familiarization training. This three-week course focuses on providing newly commissioned Surface Warriors with focused training on fundamental SWO skill-sets. Additionally, this training prepares to be effective and efficient contributors to the success of their first ship from day one. However, the Division Officer "flagship" course, called Advanced Shiphandling And Tactics (ASAT), is a three-week, rigorous course of instruction that aims to build on Division Officer experience, while focusing on enhancing warfare skills, full-spectrum tactical knowledge and Navigation, Seamanship and Shiphandling competency.
The core components of the modular course include Maritime War fighting curriculum and Advanced Shiphandling/Bridge Resource Management. All curriculum encapsulate the broad range of Navy missions and is reinforced and applied in tactical scenarios with use of state-of-the-art simulation.
SWOS is also responsible for the development and implementation of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Officer of the Deck (OOD) and Junior Officer of the Deck Courses. The foundation of the curriculum for these courses is rooted in the U.S. Navy’s Train to Qualify (T2Q) concept, which establishes a baseline objective with the intent to equip the prospective LCS OOD/JOOD students with the requisite mariner skills and tactical awareness required to proficiently operate a high-speed (LCS) upon reporting aboard. In order to achieve this goal, the curriculum has two primary areas of focus; classroom familiarization instruction and state-of-the-art simulator-based proficiency training. The SWOS simulator is the only one of its kind capable of training both variants of the LCS within the same building. Students are provided the necessary tools to safely operate a high-speed vessel through any navigational situation, with a particular focus on the fundamentals of seamanship, safety and a thorough understanding of the capabilities and limitations of our Navy’s newest ship class.
After successful Division Officer tours, officers may be selected to attend the Department Head Course. As an evolution of the original Destroyer School, this course is one of the most demanding, in-depth professional courses a Surface Warfare Officer will attend during his or her career. This intensive 27-week course is designed to prepare officers for duty as Engineering, Combat Systems, Operations, or First Lieutenant Department Heads on all classes of ships. The course is divided into two major subdivisions: Basic Tactics, where students are trained in the skills that Tactical Action Officers demand to effectively fight their ships; followed by Operations, Readiness, Training, and Engineering where the specifics of each student’s prospective assignments are explored. Approximately 275 students attend the Department Head Course each year.
As officers complete tours as Department Heads, they may screen for Commander Command and return to SWOS for the Prospective Executive Officer/Commanding Officer Fleet Up course. This course prepares them with the tactical, operational, material management, and advanced ship-handling skills required to excel in command. The curriculum culls the best practices through the use of case studies and mentor sessions in order to identify where post commander command staff members have encountered and overcome obstacles while in command. The final week is an at-sea period that matches the PCO with his ship’s CLASSRON (Specific Ship Class Squadron) that will be supporting his/her ship type during his/her 18-month tour.
The final and most senior course taught at SWOS is the Major Command Course. This course is designed to provide senior officers, who have completed at least one tour as a Commanding Officer, with additional expertise needed to fully utilize their assets, such as aircraft carriers, AEGIS cruisers, large deck amphibious assault and Destroyer and Amphibious squadrons.
The Engineering Specialty Training Department has an active role in each stage of a Surface Warfare Officer’s professional education pipeline, from newly commissioned Division Officers to Captains heading to Major Command.
At each level the engineering material is tailored to best fit the needs of the student. The Engineering Specialty Training Department is organized to maximize the assembled engineering technical expertise. Instructors of steam, diesel and gas turbine systems work together to provide Surface Warfare Officers, Limited Duty Officers, Engineering Duty Officers and Warrant Officers with quality engineering instruction in the following areas: main propulsion systems and controls, auxiliary systems, electrical systems, maintenance management, engineering program management and engineering departmental administration.
Also taught at SWOS is the International Surface Warfare Officer School (ISWOS), which plays a vital role in building lasting relationships with our international partners. These ISWOS courses (CICWO, DIVO, Dept. Head, and Joint Maritime Tactical Development) are designed to train foreign naval surface warriors in all aspects of surface warfare from damage control to coalition operations. During the course of their instruction, they are immersed in our culture, tour historic American sites and build lasting relationships with each other as well as their U.S. counterparts.
Students of the Surface Warfare Officers School receive a graduate-level education and are able to make immediate contributions to their gaining command upon arrival — ready to Drive, Fight, and Lead. From the Bachelor’s degree-level education provided to our Division Officers, Master’s degree-level education provided to our Department Heads, and Doctorate level of education provided to our Executive Officers, Commanding Officers and Major Commanders, SWOS has developed into the University of Surface Warfare.
The officers who complete our curriculum are ready for today’s challenges of tactical decision-making and understand how to employ their ships to their maximum capability. These accomplishments are only achievable because of dedicated instructors and staff. By constantly adjusting the curriculum to keep pace with the rapidly changing global situations and technologies, SWOS meets the needs of the fleet and incorporates the most modern and dynamic teaching methodologies. As the geopolitical situation continues to change, SWOS will continue as the "Center of Surface Warfare Excellence."
UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE CENTER
SGT. MICHAEL F. PARANZINO
1380 Simonpietri Drive
Facility Commander: 341-2566
Facility Coordinator: 341-2565
Facility Manager: 341-2506
2nd Battle Command Training Group,
2nd Brigade, 75th BCTD
The 75th Battle Command Training Division (BCTD) provides Battle Command Staff Training (BCST) for commanders and their staffs at battalion and brigade echelons of command. The 75th BCTD conducts pre-deployment battalion and higher Battle Command Staff Training for all Army Component Forces at Home Station, Maneuver Training Centers and Battle Command Training Centers in support of ARFORGEN utilizing skilled and professional Observer Controller/Trainers utilizing the family of Army Battle Command Systems Simulation training systems.
Organized into five Battle Command Training Brigades (BCTB) with subordinate Battle Command Training Groups (BCTG), units are located in California, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Alabama, Rhode Island and New Jersey, BCTBs and their BCTGs are strategically positioned to provide regional support to Reserve and Active Component units.
Conducting structured and doctrinally correct Military Decision Making Process Seminars, Command Post and Mission Readiness Exercises for Active and Reserve Component Forces, the 75th serves as the Army’s premier BCTD. Utilizing Army Battle Command Systems Training (ABCS) and Integration software, Observer Controller/Trainers provide realistic and stressful digital training for client units.
Operating fully functional Battle Projection Centers, 75th BCTBs integrate ABCS programs to include AFATDS (Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems, BBS (Brigade/Battalion Battle Simulation), ASAS (All Source Analysis System) BCS3 (Battle Command Service Support System), BCTP (Battle Command Training Program) MCS (Maneuver Control System) and other command directed modeling and digital simulation training scenarios.
Detachment1, 2nd Battalion,
417th Regiment, 4th BCT,
98th Division (Institutional Training),
108th Training Command
The 108th Training Command’s mission is to provide highly professional, trained and ready Drill Sergeants, Instructors, Cadre and units to conduct Initial Military Training and Leader Training in support of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and the U.S. Army Accessions Command to train, advise and assist joint, multi-component and multi-national forces. The 108th Training Command is the sole nationwide reserve command for initial military training, representing one half of the total basic training capacity of the United States Army.
Its vision as the premier U.S. Army Reserve training organization is to provide both operational and strategic capabilities to the U.S. Army as the force provider of units employed in accordance with ARFORGEN in support of Initial Military training and as required units and Soldiers to train, advise and assist any service, multi-component, inter-agency or multi-national organization in both CONUS training missions or OCONUS stability operations in the full-spectrum environmnet.
Its success is built on a foundation of shared values and commitment to excellence — It is a customer-driven organization focused on creating values for its customers, partners and stakeholders. It values its employees, families, civilian employers and volunteers and the services that all provide to the organization and the country. It is a learning organization that fosters an environment for innovation, empowerment and development. It is agile and focuses on the future, and its leadership is visionary and emphasizes innovation within a systems framework resulting in performance excellence.
1st Brigade (Military Intelligence)
100th Training Division
The 1st Brigade (Military Intelligence) of the 100th Training Division (Operations Support) has a long and illustrious history dating back to its inception on June 21, 1921, as the Headquarters Company 98th Iroquois Division as part of the organized reserve. Activated in September 1942 at Camp Breckinridge, KY, the 98th Division arrived in the Pacific Theater and served in occupation duty of Japan until its inactivation in February 1946 earning an Asian-Pacific Theater Streamer. Activated in December 1946 in the Army Reserve, the 1st Brigade 98th Division continued to serve in Schenectady, NY, and reactivated in Providence, RI, in September 1996 as the 1st Bde (BCT) 98th Div (IT).
In 2004, 41 Soldiers throughout the Brigade were cross-leveled and individually deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Also, in 2004, 163 Soldiers throughout the Brigade deployed to stand-up the Foreign Army Training Command (FA-TRAC), in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. On October 2007, the 1st Brigade was reassigned to the 80th Training Command(TASS) with operational responsibility to the 100th Division (IT). The 98th Division inactivated on September 15, 2008, and as part of Army Transformation reorganized and re-designated on September 16, 2008 as 1st Brigade (Military Intelligence) 100th Training Division (Operations Support) assigned to the 80th Training Command (TASS). On Oct. 1, 2008, the 1st Brigade took Command and Control of all five of the Military Intelligence TASS Battalions in the Army Reserve.
The 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion, 353rd Civil Affairs Command, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological
Operations Command ( Airborne)
The United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) (USACAPOC(A)) mission is to organize, train, equip and resource Army Reserve Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations forces for worldwide support to regional combatant commanders and other agencies as directed.
Its vision is to provide the Nation with an expeditionary, campaign-quality Civil Affairs and Military Information Support Operations Force fully mission-capable across the full spectrum of military operations.
Civil affairs units help military commanders by working with civil authorities and civilian populations in the commander’s area of operations to lessen the impact of military operations on them during peace, contingency operations and declared war. CA forces support activities of conventional commanders, and do so in the Reserve CA as a unique blend of Army, Navy and Air Force personnel.
Ninety-four percent of the Department of Defense’s CA forces are found in our Reserve CA ranks — four civil affairs commands, seven subordinate brigades and 28 battalions. They provide a prime source of skills necessary to help a nation rebuild following conflict and improve services for its people in times of peace.
CA units include Soldiers with training and experience in public administration, public safety, public health, legal systems, labor management, public welfare, public finance, public education, civil defense, public works and utilities, public communications, public transportation, logistics, food and agricultural services, economics, property control, cultural affairs, civil information and managing dislocated persons.
CA specialists can quickly and systematically identify critical requirements needed by local citizens in war or disaster situations. They can also locate civil resources to support military operations, help minimize civilian interference with operations, support national assistance activities, plan and execute noncombatant evacuation, support counterdrug operations and establish and maintain liaison or dialogue with civilian aid agencies and other nongovernmental organizations.
UNITED STATES COAST GUARD
USCGC Ida Lewis (WLM-551)
Naval Station Newport
The Coast Guard Cutter IDA LEWIS is a 175-foot "Keeper Class" coastal buoy tender. She was commissioned April 12, 1997, and is the first of fourteen ships of her class that are all named in honor of famous lighthouse keepers from the U.S. Lighthouse Service, which became part of the Coast Guard in 1939. IDA LEWIS was named for Idawalley Zorada Lewis who was one of a number of women lighthouse keepers in the Lighthouse Service. Her father, Captain Hosea Lewis, was appointed the keeper of Lime Rock Light, near Newport, Rhode Island. After Captain Lewis had a stroke, responsibilities fell to Ida and her mother. Ida made her first rescue at the age of 16, and went on to carry out as many as 24 documented rescues. After her death, the Lime Rock Lighthouse was renamed Ida Lewis Lighthouse; the only such honor ever given to a lighthouse keeper.
USCGC Juniper (WLB-201)
Naval Station Newport
The Coast Guard Cutter JUNIPER (WLB 201) is the first of the Coast Guard’s 225’ sea-going buoy tenders. JUNIPER’s missions include the servicing of Aids to Navigation, Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Domestic Icebreaking, and Marine Environmental Pollution response. JUNIPER operates under the First Coast Guard District, located in Boston, MA. Her primary area of responsibility is from Cape Cod, MA, to Sandy Hook, NJ. JUNIPER participated in the efforts following the TWA Flight 800 and Egypt Air 990 catastrophe as well as anti-terrorist/force protection operations in New York after the World Trade Center attack on 9/11. JUNIPER is also designed to skim and recover spilled oil, as demonstrated by her recent 145-day deployment in response to the DEEPWATER HORIZON oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, where she recovered 145,000 gallons of oil.
USCGC Tiger Shark (WPB 87359)
Naval Station Newport
The TIGER SHARK’s mission is search and rescue, and law enforcement (mainly fisheries and recreational boating safety and ports waterways coastal security). The TIGER SHARK relocated from berthing down in Newport in early 2012 and joins the JUNIPER, IDA LEWIS and WILLOW in calling NAVSTA Newport home.
USCGC Willow (WLB-202)
Naval Station Newport
Commissioned in 1997, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter WILLOW is equipped with an advanced integrated command and control system and with her 45-person crew, boasts the ability to perform a variety of missions. Home ported at Naval Station Newport’s Pier Two since Commissioning, WILLOW is primarily oriented toward supporting the Coast Guard’s Maritime Safety Mission, and is responsible for maintaining 134 floating Aids to Navigation from Rhode Island Sound to the Canadian Border including the hazardous seacoasts of New Hampshire and Maine. A multi-mission asset, WILLOW regularly enforces Living Marine Resource laws and regulations offshore; working to sustain New England’s delicate but economically critical fish stocks. During winter months, the ship provides Icebreaking services on the Hudson River, Buzzards Bay and other susceptible waterways, ensuring the continued flow of heating oil and other commercial goods. Specially equipped with a Shipboard Oil Recovery System (SORS), WILLOW is capable of responding to petroleum spills, contributing to the Coast Guard’s Pollution Response mission. Capable of accomplishing such variety of missions, WILLOW is a significant asset in protecting New England’s waterways and ensuring the safety of mariners therein. read more...