Marine Maj. Kimberly Rhodes, commanding officer, Marine Corps Det. Newport awarded Marine Gunnery Sgt. Richard P. Lawson the Purple Heart, April 8, for injuries he sustained while serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II.
Sixty former South Vietnamese naval officers who graduated from the Newport Officer Candidate School Program from 1970-1971 and later returned to their homeland to serve in the joint American-South Vietnamese 'brown water navy' visited Naval Station Newport, April 11.
"I want to emphasize how lucky we are to live each day and how fortunate we are to live in this country and not overseas. I'm 95 years old and that's my message," said Lt. j.g. Gerald Halterman, at the 145th annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony in Bellingham, Massachusetts.
Described repeatedly as recognition that was overdue, the Silver Star Medal was awarded, June 3, to Marine Sgt. Paul J. Berdy, of Middletown, Rhode Island for his actions rescuing a pilot and co-pilot from their burning helicopter in Vietnam January 25, 1967.
"It is my sincere hope that I have female officers and enlisted Sailors of Lt. Kelly Pisano's caliber on board when I take command of my next ship," said Capt. Kevin Meyers, executive officer of the Surface Warfare Officers School, Naval Station Newport.
Middletown Public Schools held a school assembly, Sept. 23, to announce dramatic improvements in Advanced Placement® (AP®) performance in school year 2015-16 resulting from a partnership with the National Math and Science Initiative's (NMSI) College Readiness Program.
Qualification on the M240B light machine gun and M2HB .50 caliber machine gun became more attainable for the crew-served weapons teams from Coastal Riverine Squadron (CORIVRON) 8 and Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport, through a new weapons training simulator installed in September.
Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harley, president of Naval War College, Newport, R.I., administered the ceremonial oath of enlistment to nine young men and women, who will be entering the sea services, during the 4th annual WaterFire Salute to Veterans ceremony, Nov. 5, at the State Administration Building.
The Naval Station Newport Fire Department was recently accredited by the
Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) for their superior performance as a military fire and emergency services station.