The Naval Station Newport Naval Base is one of the premier naval sites owned by the United States of America’s Naval Force. It aims to train officers, senior enlisted personnel, officer candidates, and midshipman candidates. It also serves as a testing and evaluating command post for undersea warfare and development strategies and systems.

In the past few years, the Naval Station Newport Naval Base is the largest employer in terms of personnel and payroll. Thus, it provides numerous job opportunities for the residents in Rhode Island. Moreover, the Naval Station Newport Naval Base is the host for the Naval War College- the oldest and most prestigious educational institution that aims to pursue and integrate academic and research endeavors. The majority of the graduates of the Naval War College became general officers in their respective services. The Naval Station Newport Naval Base conducts major war games to support the Naval War College’s research and development efforts.

Cost of Living: The cost of living in Newport Rhode Island is 147.70%.

Automated Telephone Attendant Number: The Naval Station Newport does not have a base operator. You can contact the Fleet and Family Support Program for base and local information at: 401-841-2283 and DSN 312-841-2283.

Base Population: The base population in Naval Station Newport was composed of 486 officers, 658 enlisted officers, 1,030 reserve officers, 4, 040 civilian employees of the Department of Defense (DOD), 2, 798 contractors, and 2, 068 on- board student.

City/ Area Population: The Newport Rhode Island has an average population of 24,027 as of 2013. The area population Rhode Island is 82, 695.

Child Development Centers:

  • Cane Child Development Center  

Address: 281 Post Rd, Wakefield, RI 02879, United States

Phone: +1 401-789-7210

  • Head Start East Bay Comm  

Address: 8 John H Chafee Blvd, Newport, RI 02840, United States

Phone: +1 401-367-2001

  • The Early Learning Centers of Rhode Island  

Address: 2299 Tower Hill Rd, Saunderstown, RI 02874, United States

Phone: +1 401-294-4900

Youth Programs:

  • East Bay Community Action Program Youth Services

Address: 100 Bullocks Point Avenue Riverside, RI 02915

Phone: 401-437-1000

  • Newport County Young Men's Christian Association

Address: 792 Valley Road, Middletown, RI, 02842

Phone: 401-847-9200

  • First Presbyterian Church of Newport

Address: First Presbyterian Church 4 Everett Street Newport, RI 02840

Phone: 401-847-1749

Airman and Family Readiness Center: N/A

Employment:

The Rhode Island is the smallest among the 50 states of America. However, it is densely populated and highly- industrialized. The hiring and job openings increase during the summer months. Most of the industries in the area revolve around the wholesale and retail trading. The unemployment rate in Rhode Island is 7.4% and it is tagged as the 19th richest state.

Base Services:

  • Newport Naval Station Commissary

Address: 1163 Whipple Street Newport, RI 02841 United States

Phone: 401-841-2111

Medical Services:

  • East Bay Community Action Program  

Address: 19 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840, United States

Phone: +1 401-848-6697

  • Aquidneck Medical Associates Inc  

Address: 50 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840, United States

Phone: +1 401-683-2290

  • Fresenius Medical Care at Newport Lifespan Hospital  

Address: 11 Friendship St, Newport, RI 02840, United States

Phone: +1 401-846-6400

History

The Naval Station Newport Naval Base was built to provide essential infrastructure that aims to support the operations of the tenant units and the visiting fleet and command units. Nowadays, the Naval Station Newport Naval Base is the home of the decommissioned USS Saratoga (CV-60) when the USS Forrestal (CV- 59) departed in Philadelphia.

Units

There are several tenant commands deployed in the Naval Station Newport Naval Base. The Naval Force's units stationed in the NS Newport Naval Base are the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 2, Detachment, Coastal Riverine Squadron 8, 7th Naval Construction Regiment, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 27 Det 1627, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Surface Warfare Officers School, NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Public Works Department Newport, and Navy Operational Support Center Newport.

Housing

The Naval Station Newport Naval Base offers 325 student quarters and 425 staff quarters. The housing facilities are located in the nine housing communities or areas seven miles within the Naval Station Newport Naval Base. The contact number of the Navy Housing Office is 401-841-2232 or 2233.

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