Arriving On Board Naval Station Newport
If you are arriving in Newport to report to commands other than Naval Station Newport, please make contact with the Command/School prior to reporting to verify the procedures to follow. (See “Commands” section for telephone numbers and/or website addresses.)
Naval Station Newport Command
690 Peary St.
Command Duty Officer: 401-862-8378
NAVSTA Admin: 401-841-3271
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
During normal working hours, all personnel with orders to Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport must report to NAVSTA administration in Building 690. After 4 p.m., on weekends and on holidays, personnel are required to check in with the PSD Duty Officer at 401-290-7411.
Defense Commissary Agency
1163 Whipple St.
Hours: Closed on Monday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday;
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Shoppers with disabilities may enter 30 minutes prior to the commissary’s official opening.
The commissary’s mission is to enhance the quality of Navy life by responding to its patrons’ needs for food and household products at significant overall savings in a convenient, courteous and clean shopping environment. All patrons must be positively identified at registers prior to checkout. Personal checks may be cashed for up to $25 over the amount of purchase; there is a cash-back limit of $25 on debit card purchases. The commissary features a full line of fresh meats, vegetables and 10,000 line items of frozen, chilled and dry grocery products. Specialties include party trays of deli meats and cheeses, fruit and vegetables, rotisserie chicken, sushi, lobsters and live tropical plants. The grab-and-go section has ready-made sandwiches, soups and salads, and for decorated cakes, go to our bakery, which takes special orders. The commissary sells $25 and $50 DECA gift cards that can be used and redeemed in all U.S. military commissaries and accepts American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, SNAP and debit cards.
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Document Services
47 Chandler St.
Customer Service Telephone: 401-841-3183
DLA Document Services is the document solutions provider to the Department of Defense, encompassing printing and high-speed, high- volume duplicating. This includes procurement of these services from commercial sources. DLA also is the DOD preferred provider of solutions for the conversion, retrieval, output and distribution of digital documents.
DLA provides a full portfolio of best-value document services ranging from traditional offset printing through on-demand output to online document services, including electronic document management.
Fire & Emergency Services Naval Station Newport
Naval Station Newport
1373 Simonpietri Circle
Business Telephone: 401-841-2225
Emergency Telephone: 401-841-3333 or 911
The Fire Department provides fire, Advanced Life Support (ALS) emergency medical services and hazardous materials response as well as non-emergency support to the Newport Navy complex. The department is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to emergencies both on and off the installation via reciprocal mutual aid agreements with the surrounding community. Fire department resources include a fire inspection staff responsible for fire prevention, fire inspections, code and regulatory compliance, construction plans reviews and public fire education.
Fire and emergency service response to all off-base housing is provided by local communities. In the event of an emergency off base, dial 911.
Fleet And Family Support Center (FFSC)
1260 Peary St.
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
.. click on Fleet & Family Readiness
The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) extends a warm welcome to all newly arriving single and married service members. Its mission is to help commands achieve operational readiness, superior performance and member retention and to provide a high quality of life for military personnel and their families.
Information and Referral services can be accessed by email, walk-in or telephone. Referrals may be provided to both military and civilian agencies to effectively assist service members and/or their families relocating to the Newport area. Information is available on social services, child care resources, housing, emergency services, health and medical resources, recreation, schools, educational services and more.
The Exceptional Family Member Program provides information, referrals and support to families with an exceptional family member who are registering for this program.
Deployment Support programs such as predeployment briefings, ombudsman support, individual augmentee support and post-deployment programs are available. Support for command mobilizations and repatriations are also offered as needed.
The Relocation Assistance Program (RAP) provides individual consultations and offers classes in home buying, sponsor training, Welcome Aboard packages, Loan Locker items, overseas information, Smooth Move programs and more.
The Ombudsman Program provides Ombuds-man Basic Training, Ombudsman Advanced Training, consultation and logistics support for all local area command ombudsman.
The Life Skills Education Program offers courses in anger management, stress management, marital communication, assertiveness and other programs to assist active-duty service members and their families personally and professionally. Classroom workshops, videos and books are also available. In addition, programs are offered as General Military Trainings (GMT) for the convenience of the command.
The Family Employment Readiness Program (FERP) is designed to assist the families of service members in overcoming the challenges associated with finding employment, especially during relocation. It provides tools to help with career planning, interview techniques, federal employment information, job search strategies and how to prepare for today’s and tomorrow’s workplace.
The Personal Financial Management (PFM) Program provides individual consultation and programs in budgeting, financial management, consumer information, the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), home buying, savings and investments.
Clinical Counseling is available with master’s degree-level licensed professional counselors who provide short-term counseling and crisis support (e.g., individual, marital and family counseling). The counseling staff at the Fleet and Family Support Center facilitates various support groups and life skills programs.
The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) offers assistance in the assessment, prevention, intervention and treatment of child abuse and domestic violence within military families to provide support during times of crisis.
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program provides awareness, prevention education, victim advocacy and intervention services, data collection, command consultation and support for victims of sexual assault.
Transition Assistance Management Program (TAMP) helps military personnel and their families transition from military to civilian life by providing programs on veterans benefits and entitlements, resume and interview training, job listings, referrals and employment counseling.
Island Express Base Supply Store
47 Chandler St.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
Located at the far end of Building 47 under the blue awnings, Island Express offers a wide selection of office supplies. The on-installation retail store focuses on selling Ability One/JWOD items to meet the same-day shopping needs of its government customers, with free delivery anywhere on base. The store is operated by Central Association for the Blind, and all profits from sales go toward providing jobs and services for nearly 50,000 blind and severely disabled American workers.
The Naval War College Museum
686 Cushing Road
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 4:30 p.m. weekends from June through September; closed on holidays
Naval War College Museum Blog: http://navalwarcollegemuseum.blogspot.com
On Sept. 20, 1884, Rear Adm. Stephen B. Luce, USN, was relieved as Commander, North Atlantic Squadron and was rowed from the flagship USS Tennessee anchored off Newport to Coasters Harbor Island, 2 miles north of the center of Newport. Once on the island, as the Army and Navy Journal reported, Luce proceeded to a large stone building built in 1819, the former Newport Asylum for the Poor, climbed its rickety steps, and as he put his hand on the front door, solemnly declared to his few companions and the empty grounds, “Know all men by these presents, and in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, I christen this building the War College of the American Navy.” Two weeks later, on Oct. 6, 1884, Secretary of the Navy William Chandler issued General Order 325, formally establishing the Naval War College.
Today the “little poorhouse” is a well-preserved and stately structure, a National Historic Landmark and home to the Naval War College Museum. Named Founders Hall in honor of the founding fathers of the College, it is uniquely suited for its current purpose. In addition to being the original home of the oldest war college in the United States, it is where Capt. Alfred Thayer Mahan, USN, the College’s president in 1886 through 1889 and 1892 through 1893, first delivered his lectures on sea power. These lectures, first published in 1890 as the epochal “The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783,” were the first in a series of Mahan’s books that marked the beginning of modern naval strategic and historical studies. Today, the Naval War College Museum is one of 10 official U.S. Navy museums. It is operated under the Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C., in cooperation with the Naval War College.
Collection and Exhibit Themes
The Museum’s themes are the history of naval warfare, particularly as studied at the College, and the naval heritage of Narragansett Bay — a tale that begins with the nation’s colonial roots. Its collection consists of items relating to these subjects that are perceived to be of value to scholarship, and these form the core for exhibits throughout the College and for educational outreach projects. Besides permanent exhibits about the College, the genesis of the Navy in the region and the evolution of permanent naval installations from the late 19th century to the present, the Museum features short-term special exhibits relating to the College curriculum and to current naval-related topics. In general, the Museum exhibits identify milestones in the evolutionary development of war at sea; explain the significance of the sea as a factor in the formulation and the attainment of national policy objectives; describe the character, educational philosophy and mission of the College; and chronicle the eventful relationship of the U.S. Navy with Narragansett Bay and its people.
Public access to the Museum with a personal vehicle is through Gate 1 of U.S. Naval Station, Newport. For reservations, call 401-841-4052 at least five working days in advance. Reservations and two forms of government-issued identification are necessary to enter the Naval Station for those without Department of Defense identification. Foreign nationals require two weeks’ advance notification. Visitors must stop at the Pass Office before proceeding to Gate 1.
Facilities for the disabled are available, as is a gift shop operated by the Naval War College Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that supports the Museum as part of its many activities to buttress the Naval War College. Further information about the Museum’s exhibits, special events and its naval history book lecture series may be found on the Museum’s website at www.usnwc.edu/museum, on its Facebook page, and on the Naval War College Museum blog at http://navalwarcollegemuseum.blogspot.com.
Navy College Office
Newport personnel are supported by the Navy College Office at Submarine Base Groton; please contact them regarding off-duty educational needs. NAVSTA Newport does host monthly college information sessions in the atrium of Building 690 (NAVSTA command building). Monitor the weekly base paper — Newport Navalog — and www.facebook.com/NAVSTANewport for information about them.
Voluntary Education (VOLED) administers the Navy’s off-duty educational programs and provides individual educational advice for all active-duty members.
Updated Web Tuition Assistance (TA) is processed for active-duty military members after degree plans are discussed and students receive personal counseling. For TA information, go to www.militaryta.com.
Navy Exchange (NEX) Newport
1250 Hacker Ave.
The mission of the Navy Exchange (NEX) is to provide customers with quality goods and services at a savings and to support quality-of-life programs. The general manager reports to the Commanding Officer, NAVSTA Newport and is supported by the Navy Exchange Service Command, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Some services provided by the NEX are as follows:
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and federal holidays
All authorized patrons must show proper identification to make a purchase at the Navy Exchange.
Fast Food - Blimpies
Building 1250 (Main Exchange)
Hours: Please call.
Naval War College Barbershop
Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday
Main Exchange Barbershop
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and federal holidays
Bayside Gas Station and Mini Mart
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and federal holidays
Greene Lane Housing Convenience Store
Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. federal holidays
King Hall Mini Mart and Student Center
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed weekends and holidays
Naval War College Bookstore
Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday
NEX Flower Shop and Services
Building 1250 (Main Exchange)
Hours: Same as Main Exchange
King Hall Portrait Studio
Building 291 — King Hall
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Formal military portraits are available by appointment.
Uniform and Tailor Shop
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday and federal holidays
Delkin Dry Cleaners
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and federal holidays
Navy Federal Credit Union
657 Peary St.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
Services at this location:
Five ATMs available 24/7 on base: two at the branch; one in front of Coaster Harbor Island Conference Center; one at the Green Lane Mini Mart; and one at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Building 1260.
All Navy Federal branch locations
in the United States:
Provide cash services.
Accept consumer loan and credit card applications.
Accept noncash payments and deposits.
Offer Visa cash advances.
Offer Visa Gift Cards without purchase fees.
Offer American Express Travelers Cheques.
Offer no-cost financial briefings, consultations and wealth management, including Navy Federal Financial Group.
Navy Federal automatic tellers are at most member service centers, as noted, or located nearby. Members can also use any of the more than 1.5 million ATMs in the worldwide Visa/Plus system and more than 55,000 no-surcharge ATMs in the CO-OP Network to make cash withdrawals. Cash-back services are also available on everyday purchases made with our Navy Federal Visa check card.
Member Service Centers will be closed for federal holidays including New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Navy Gateway Inns & Suites
1312 Meyerkord Ave.
There are 616 rooms available to eligible patrons coming to Naval Station Newport, accommodated in Navy Gateway Inns & Suites or The Newport Chalet. Room types vary from standard single occupancy rooms and single occupancy suites to VIP suites. Personnel traveling on per diem orders to Naval Station Newport are entitled to a reservation. All other personnel are considered space-available and may reserve a room up to 30 days in advance depending on availability. Students attending schools should make reservations through the class coordinators or registrars.
1354 Whipple St.
Telephone: 401-849-4500, ext. 300
.. Local: 401-849-4500
.. Toll Free: 800-NAVY-INN (628-9466)
A 50-unit Navy Lodge, under management of the Navy Exchange, is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Each oversize unit is adequate for a family of five and is tastefully appointed with flat-panel televisions, a DVD player and a fully equipped kitchenette. Additionally, breakfast-to-go is available daily.
Occupancy priority is given to Navy and Marine Corps personnel with family and DOD personnel with family members arriving or departing under PCS orders (assigned to naval activity).
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS)
305 Meyerkord Ave.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday
Many items are available for sale; including uniform articles, civilian clothing, household goods, small electric appliances and books of all kind. A drop box is located at the front-right of the building for donations. Please: no infant car seats, children’s toys, furniture or large boxes.
All active-duty and retired Navy and Marine Corps personnel and their dependent family members, as well as Reservists on active duty for training, are eligible to purchase items at the thrift shop. A valid government-issued identification card must be shown to enter the thrift shop.
Volunteers are always welcome to help in the shop.
Ney Hall - Military Dining Facility
Hours of Operation:
.. Monday through Friday
Breakfast: 5:30 to 7:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dinner: 4:45 to 6:30 p.m.
.. Saturday, Sunday and holidays
Breakfast: 6 to 7:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dinner: 4:45 to 6:30 p.m.
Ney Hall serves all active-duty military personnel, activated reservists and Department of Defense employees on official travel orders on board Naval Station Newport. The Menu Review Board meets once every quarter in the Ney Hall dining room. Patron comments are highly encouraged.
Personal Property Office JPPSO-NE Detachment 2
690 Peary St.
JPPSO-NE Customer Service Telephone: 800-235-7776/781-377-7627
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Service Window Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday
The Personal Property Processing Office (PPPO), a satellite office of Joint Personal Property Shipping Office (JPPSO), Detachment 2, is responsible for providing information about allowable entitlements on shipment, storage and delivery of household goods, unaccompanied baggage, mobile homes and privately owned vehicles to all military and civilian personnel.
Incoming personnel to the Newport area can contact the PPPO to update their contact phone numbers, email addresses and delivery address, if available, or they can call the Customer Service Department at JPPSO-NE. Additionally, personnel moving within the Defense Personal Property Program (DP3) are reminded to access their DP3 account in order to keep their contact address, phone numbers and email addresses up to date. Maintaining current contact information is critical throughout the entire move.
The status of a shipment also can be checked via JPPSO-NE’s Interactive Voice Response (IVR) telephone system 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 800-235-7776. Additionally, other valuable information such as tracking a POV shipment or locating a scale for a personally procured move (PPM) can be found on the DOD Household Goods Portal at www.move.mil. Personnel occupying government quarters are advised to review floor plans in advance and ship only those household goods that can be accommodated in the units. It is recommended that those items that cannot be placed within the unit be stored at the point of origin. Entitlements are outlined in Joint Federal Travel Regulations paragraphs U5345D and U5380. Arrangements must be made at the time of outbound counseling. Permanent long-term storage is only authorized at Newport as an overflow to government quarters. Those living off base will be responsible for their own storage units and storage charges.
Be sure to submit the completed DD Form 1840 (AT/AFTER DELIVERY FORM) to the carrier within 75 days from the date of delivery. Those moving within the DP3 program must submit their form to their carrier online at www.move.mil within 75 days from the date of delivery.
Personnel Support Detachment
690 Peary St.
Staff Personnel: 401-841-2276
Student Personnel: 401-841-4372
Navy Passenger Transportation/Passport
& Visas: 401-841-2667
SATO Commercial Travel: 401-832-7286/855-744-4664
Fiscal Department: 401-841-3143
ID Cards: 401-841-3021
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (All business must be completed prior to 4 p.m.)
To schedule an ID card appointment in advance go to: https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil.
Personnel Support Activity Detachment (PSD) Newport is responsible for providing military pay and personnel and passenger transportation services for active-duty and reserve members throughout New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont. DEERS enrollment and ID card services are available to all Navy personnel: active duty, Reservists, retirees, dependents, disabled veterans and government service and contractor personnel.
Scheduled Airlines Ticket Office (SATO), the official travel services contractor, offers airline reservations and ticketing services for military personnel, their family members and Department of Defense civilian personnel. Other SATO services include transportation information to all airport, hotel and car rental services. SATOs are located on most military installations throughout the U.S.
Post Office: U.S. Postal Service
1900 Peary St.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday
Postal boxes are available to military personnel, their family members and civilian personnel who work on base. These boxes are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Consolidated Mail Center
Hours: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, All official mail only
Public Affairs Office (PAO) Naval Station Newport
Twitter: @NAVSTANEWPORTRI, for emergency info only
The Public Affairs Office is the official contact for members of the public, media and state and local agencies interested in obtaining information about the installation. The office oversees publication of the official Naval Station Newport commercial enterprise newspaper — The Newport NAVALOG — and administers the installation Facebook page and website. The PAO actively coordinates programs aimed at fostering Navy-civic relations and improving the understanding of the community with respect to the Department of Defense, and the Navy in particular. The Newport NAVALOG, the Navy’s oldest newspaper, serves all area commands and activities. It is published every Friday and posted both online and on the official Facebook page under the guidance of the Public Affairs officer.
The Chapel of Hope
1172 Vaughan St.
Newport, RI 02841
Duty Chaplain: 401-862-8457
The Chapel of Hope at Naval Station Newport is a beautiful house of worship nestled in a scenic corner of the base in the midst of “Training Country,” adjacent to the Naval Academy Prep School (NAPS) and Officer Training Command Newport (OTCN) facilities. It has been a spiritual sanctuary for thousands of Sailors, officer candidates, students, DOD civilians, families and trainees for many years. Ongoing programs include worship, Bible studies, music ministry and spiritual growth classes. A chaplain is available for counseling in a confidential setting. The office can be contacted during normal working hours at 401-841-2234. After 4 p.m., on weekends and holidays, the duty chaplain can be contacted through the Naval Station Newport Command Duty Officer (CDO) at 401-862-8378.
Retired Activities Office
690 Peary St.
Hours: 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. However, the office is open based on volunteer availability. We suggest calling for an appointment versus dropping in.
This office links local retirees, the military community and government agencies that provide assistance to retirees. The office is staffed with retired volunteers who assist retirees directly or refer them to the organizations that will best serve their needs.
Safety Office, Naval Station Newport
1 Simonpietri Drive
The NAVSTA Newport Safety Office provides a full-service, comprehensive safety agenda consisting of 38 major occupational safety and health programs. The range of responsibility and support required is vast and covers diverse disciplines such as afloat, waterfront, shore, industrial, recreational, housing and retail.
Unlike any other Naval Station Newport department, the Safety Office is responsible for providing services to outlying naval activities in New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts.
The Safety Professionals utilize an effective, proactive hands-on approach that emphasizes finding solutions that help supervisors take immediate and lasting action to eliminate hazards and potential health and safety problems. This, coupled with a command structure that considers safety synonymous with mission, has resulted in an ongoing superlative safety record, and has fostered an environment for safe work, play and living for Sailors and civilian employees alike.
Pass & ID Office
Building 1377, Cloyne Court
Pass & ID Office: 401-841-3126
To drive on the installation, personnel and their family members must present two forms of valid government-issued identification cards. For all other visitors, contractors or other access requests, please contact the Pass & ID Office for instructions about the admission process.
Security Department Headquarters
Building 1373, Simonpietri Drive
Police Dispatcher: 401-841-3241/3242
Security Director/Precinct Commander: 401-841-3025
Police Operations Officer: 401-841-2646
Assistance from the community plays a major role in helping the Naval Station’s Security Department. Suspicious activity should be reported to the police dispatcher immediately, and emergencies via 911. Individuals are encouraged to report anything out of the ordinary and may remain anonymous. The Naval Station’s police force is a full-service law enforcement agency that maintains close ties with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Federal police officers maintain 24-hour daily patrols of the installation, tenant commands and surrounding federal property. The patrol officers enforce all laws and regulations, including United States Code (USC), the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), assimilated Rhode Island law and applicable instructions. They ensure the integrity of installation access points, offer assistance to those in need, and proactively, serve to detect, deter and defend against terrorist activity. Detectives are on staff to investigate criminal activity. The coordinated efforts of all branches of the Security Department ensure protection and service to our community. The security director and operations officer are responsible for maintaining the quality, professionalism and training of personnel and provide a link from the public to the commanding officer, as well as gather data and identify trends of criminal and security concerns so station law enforcement and security resources are utilized to their maximum potential.
Staff Judge Advocate (SJA), Naval Station Newport
(Region Legal Service Office MIDLANT)
690 Peary St.
The Staff Judge Advocate (SJA), Naval Station Newport, provides services to commands in the areas of military justice, command services and administrative law, ethics counseling and command administration. SJA does not provide legal advice or notary service to individuals. Military justice includes matters that are prosecutorial in nature (i.e., related to the court-martial prosecution of a member of individual commands). 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. SJA Newport stood up on July 1, 2006, and has one officer, one enlisted and one civilian staff member.