Arriving On Board Naval Station NewportIf 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 CommandBuilding 690
690 Peary Street
Command Duty Officer: (401) 862-8378
NAVSTA Admin: 841-3271
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
During normal working hours, all personnel with orders to Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport must report to NAVSTA administration, located 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 AgencyBuilding 1163
1163 Whipple Street
Hours: Closed on Monday; Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Handicap Shoppers may enter 30 minutes prior to official opening of the commissary.
The store’s mission is to enhance the quality of Navy life by responding to authorized patrons’ demand for food and household products at significant overall savings in a very convenient, courteous and clean shopping environment. All patrons must be positively identified at registers prior to checking out. 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. Features of the commissary are a full line of fresh meats, vegetables and 10,000 line items of frozen, chilled and dry grocery products. Specialties of the commissary are party trays consisting of deli meats and cheeses, fruit and vegetables, rotisserie chicken, sushi, lobsters and live tropical plants. We offer ready-made sandwiches, soups, salads in our grab-and-go section and decorated cakes from our bakery. Special orders taken upon request. We sell $25 and $50 DECA gift cards to be used and redeemed in all U.S. Military Commissaries. The commissary accepts American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, SNAP and debit cards.
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Document Services47 Chandler Street
Customer Service Telephone: 841-3183
The DLA Document Services is the document solutions provider to the Department of Defense encompassing printing and high speed, high volume duplicating. This includes the procurement of these services from commercial sources. DLA also serves as 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 Newport1373 Simonpietri Circle
Emergency: 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 services to the Newport Navy complex. The department is staffed 24hours a day, seven days a week to respond to emergencies both on and off of the installation via reciprocal mutual aid agreements with the surrounding community. Fire department resources also include a fire inspection staff responsible for fire prevention, fire inspection, code and regulatory compliance, construction plans reviews and public fire education.
For Housing: Fire and emergency service responses 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)Building 1260
1260 Peary Street
Hours: Monday through Friday,
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Fleet and Family Support Program (FFSP) extends a warm welcome to all newly arriving single and married service members. The Fleet and Family Support Center’s mission is to assist commands in achieving operational readiness, superior performance, member retention and to provide a high quality of life for military personnel and their families.
Information and Referral services can be accessed by e-mail, walk-in or telephone. Referrals may be provided to both military and civilian agencies in order to effectively assist service members and/or their families relocating to the Newport area. Information is available regarding social services, child care resources, housing information, 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 requiring resources or information on registering for this program.
Deployment Support programs such as pre-deployment 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 and Smooth Move programs and more.
The Ombudsman Program provides Ombudsman Basic Training, Ombudsman Advanced Training, consultation and logistics support for all the 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, both personally and professionally. Classroom workshops, videos and books are also available for use. Programs are also 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. The program provides tools to assist in career planning, interview techniques, federal employment information, job search strategies and how to prepare for today and tomorrow’s work place.
The Personal Financial Management Program (PFM) 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 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 issues within military families to provide support during times of crisis.
The Sexual Assault Prevention 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) assists military personnel and their families with the transition from military to civilian life by providing programs regarding veterans benefits, resume and interview training, entitlements, job listings, referrals and employment counseling.
Island Express Base Supply StoreBuilding 47
47 Chandler Street
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.
Located at the far end of Building 47, under the blue awnings, Island Express offers a variety of office supplies. Island Express is an on-installation retail store operation focusing on selling Ability One/JWOD items to meet the same-day shopping needs of its Government customers. Free delivery is offered anywhere on base. The store is operated by Central Association for the Blind. All profits from the sales go toward providing jobs and services for nearly 50,000 blind and severely handicapped American workers.
The Naval War College Museum686 Cushing Road
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:40p.m.; weekends 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. during June through September. Closed on holidays.
Naval War College Museum Blog: navalwarcollegemuseum.blogspot.com
On September 20, 1884 Rear Admiral 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 two 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 stairs, 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 October6, 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 Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan, USN, the College’s president in 1886-89 and 1892-93, first delivered his lectures on sea power. These lectures, which were 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 ten official museums of the U.S. Navy. 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 it forms the core for exhibits throughout the College and for educational outreach projects. Besides permanent exhibits on the College, the genesis of the Navy in the region, and the evolution of permanent naval installations from the late nineteenth century to the present, the Museum features short-term special exhibits relating to 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 personal vehicle is through Gate 1 of U.S. Naval Station, Newport. For reservations please call (401)841-4052 at least one working day in advance. Reservations and photo identification are necessary for entry onto 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 handicapped are available as is a gift shop operated by the Naval War College Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization that provides support to the Museum as part of its many activities in support of the Naval War College. Further information on exhibits, special events, and its naval history book lecture series may be found on the Museum’s website at www.usnwc.edu/museum, on the Museum’s Facebook page, and on the Naval War College Museum Blog at http://navalwarcollegemuseum.blogspot.com.
Navy College OfficeTelephone: (860) 694-3335
Voluntary Education (VOLED) administers the Navy’s off-duty educational programs and provides individual educational advisement 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 sessions. For TA information go to www.militaryta.com.
Newport personnel are supported by the Navy College Office located at Submarine Base Groton, please contact them regarding your 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 on these sessions.
Navy Exchange (NEX) NewportBuilding 1250
1250 Hacker Ave.
The mission of the Navy Exchange (NEX) is to provide customers 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, Va. Some of the services provided by the NEX are as follows:
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Federal Holidays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All authorized patrons must show proper identification to make a purchase at the Navy Exchange.
Building 1250 (Main Exchange)
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday and holidays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Blimpies restaurant offers a variety of menu items for breakfast through dinner.
Naval War College Barbershop
Hours: During academic year, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2p.m. Closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays. (Summer hours effective after War College Graduation)
Main Exchange Barbershop
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Federal Holidays: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bayside Gas Station and Mini Mart
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Federal Holidays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Greene Lane Housing Convenience Store
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9a.m. to 7p.m.
Federal Holidays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
King Hall Mini Mart and Student Center
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10a.m. to 5p.m.; closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
Naval War College Bookstore
Hours: During academic year, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays. (Summer hours effective after War College Graduation)
NEX Flower Shop and Services
Building 1250 (Main Exchange)
Hours: Same as Main Exchange
King Hall Portrait Studio
Building 291, King Hall
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m to 5p.m.; closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
Formal military portraits are available by appointment.
Uniform and Tailor Shop
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9a.m. to 6p.m.; closed Sunday.
Federal Holidays: 9a.m. to 2p.m.
Delkin Dry Cleaners
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Sunday.
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Federal Holidays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Navy Federal Credit UnionBuilding 657
657 Peary Street
Telephone: (888) 842-6328
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Services at this Location:
Five ATMs are 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 non-cash payments and deposits.
Offer Visa cash advances.
Offer American Express Travelers Cheques.
Navy Federal Automatic Tellers are at most member service centers, as noted, or located nearby. Members can also use any of the more than 840,000 ATMs in the worldwide Plus system and more than 25,000 no-surcharge ATMs in the CO-OP Network to make cash withdrawals. Cash-back services are also available on every day purchases made with our Navy Federal Visa check card.
Member Service Centers will be closed for Federal Holidays including New Year’s Day, M.L.King Jr.’s Birthday, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Navy Gateway Inns & Suites(Transient Housing )
1312 Meyerkord Avenue
There are 716 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, Single Occupancy Suites and 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.
Navy Lodge1354 Whipple Street
Telephone: 849-4500, ext. 300
Toll Free: (800) NAVY-INN
A 50-unit Navy Lodge, under the management of the Navy Exchange, is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Each oversized unit is adequate for a family of five. Each unit 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 dependents and DOD personnel with dependents arriving or departing under PCS orders (assigned to naval activity).
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS)Building 305
305 Meyerkord Avenue
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1p.m.
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 â€” Military Dining FacilityBuilding 292
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
Breakfast: 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dinner: 4:45a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
Breakfast: 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dinner: 4:45 a.m. 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 2Building 690
690 Peary Street
JPPSO-NE Customer Service Telephone:
(800) 235-7776/(781) 377-7627
Telephone: (800) 345-7512/841-4896
Service Window Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m to 4:30p.m.
The Personal Property Processing Office (PPPO), a satellite office of Joint Personal Property Shipping Office (JPPSO), Detachment 2, is responsible for the counseling of entitlements on shipment/storage and delivery of household goods, unaccompanied baggage, mobile homes and privately owned vehicles of all military and civilian personnel.
Incoming personnel to the Newport area can contact the PPPO to update their contact phone numbers, e-mail 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 e-mail addresses up to date at all times. Maintaining current contact information is critical throughout the entire move.
You may also check the status of your shipment via JPPSO-NE’s Interactive Voice Response (IVR) telephone system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (800) 235-7776. Additionally, other valuable information such as tracking your POV shipments 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 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 the 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 your completed DD Form 1840 (AT/AFTER DELIVERY FORM) to your carrier within 75 days from date of delivery. For those moving within the DP3 program, submit your (AT/AFTER DELIVERY FORM) to your carrier online at www.move.mil within 75 days from date of delivery.
Personnel Support DetachmentBuilding 690
690 Peary Street
Staff Personnel: 841-2276
Student Personnel: 841-4372
Navy Passenger Transportation/
Passport & Visas: 841-2667
Travel: 832-7286/(855) 744-4664
Fiscal Department: 841-3143
ID Cards: 841-3021
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4p.m. (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, personnel and passenger transportation services for active duty and reserve members throughout NH, MA, ME, RI and VT. DEERS enrollment and ID card services are available to all Navy personnel; active duty, reservists, retirees, dependents, disabled veterans, Government Service and Contractor personnel.
Scheduled Airlines Ticket Office (SATO) is your official travel services contractor. They offer 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 ServiceBuilding 1900
1900 Peary Street
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1:30p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Sunday, closed.
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, 7 days a week.
Consolidated Mail Center
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m.
All official mail only.
Public Affairs Office (PAO) Naval Station NewportBuilding 690
NAVALOG Editor: 841-4921
The Public Affairs Office is the official contact for members of the public, media and state and local agencies interested in obtaining information on the installation. The office oversees the publication of the official Naval Station Newport Commercial Enterprise Newspaper — The Newport NAVALOG; administers the installation Facebook page and website. PAO is active in the coordination of programs aimed at fostering Navy-Civic relations and improving the understanding of the community with respect to the DoD and Navy in particular. The Newport NAVALOG, the Navy’s oldest newspaper, services all area commands and activities and is published every Friday and posted both online and on the official Facebook page under the guidance of the Public Affairs Officer.
Religious OpportunitiesThe Chapel of Hope
1172 Vaughan Street
Newport, RI 02841
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 by calling 841-2234. After 4p.m., on weekends, and on holidays, the Duty Chaplain can be contacted through the Naval Station Newport Command Duty Officer (CDO) at 862-8378.
Retired Activities OfficeBuilding 690
690 Peary Street
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12p.m. However, the office is open based on volunteer availability. We suggest calling for an appointment versus dropping in.
This office serves as a link between 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 organizations that will best serve their needs.
Safety Office, Naval Station NewportBuilding 1
1 Simonpietri Drive
The NAVSTA Newport Safety Office provides a full-service, comprehensive safety program 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 historically resulted in an ongoing superlative safety record, and has fostered an environment for safe work, play, and living for Sailors and civilian employees alike.
SecurityPass & ID Office
Building 1377, Cloyne Court
Pass & ID Office: 841-3126
To drive on the installation personnel and dependents must present a valid government issued identification card. For all other visitors, contractors or other access requests, please contact the Pass & ID Office for instructions regarding the admission process.
Security Department Headquarters
Building 1373, Simonpietri Drive
Police Dispatcher: 841-3241/3242
Police Operations Officer: 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. You are encouraged to report anything out of the ordinary and you may remain anonymous. The Naval Station’s police force is a full-service law enforcement agency which maintains close ties with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Federal police officers maintain 24-hour daily patrol of the installation, tenant commands and surrounding federal property. Our patrol officers enforce all laws and regulations to include United States Code (USC), Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), assimilated Rhode Island law and applicable instructions. They ensure the integrity of our gates, offer assistance to those in need and proactive patrol measures 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 working together ensure the protection and service to our community. The Security Director and Operations Officer are responsible for maintaining the quality, professionalism and training of our personnel, provide a link from the public to the Commanding Officer, as well as gather data and view trends of criminal and security concerns so our law enforcement and security resources are utilized to their maximum potential.