Naval Station Newport Story Archive

Purple Heart Awarded to Marine in MARDET Newport Ceremony  (11 April 2016)
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.
South Vietnamese Navy Newport OCS Alumni Visit NAVSTA Newport  (12 April 2016)
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.
Crewmembers of USS Frank E. Evans -- Lost but not Forgotten  (23 May 2016)
Over 100 reunion members, veterans, family and guests gathered in Resurrection Cemetery May 20 to unveil a stone in memory of the lost 74 who went down with the bow of the USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754).
Pearl Harbor Survivor Leads Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade   (23 May 2016)
"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.
Silver Star Medal Awarded for Marine Sergeant's Action in Vietnam  (6 June 2016)
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.
SWO Lieutenant Selected as RI Military Woman of the Year 2015  (17 June 2016)
"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.
R.I. Public School Celebrates AP Success with Program for Military Families  (23 September 2016)
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.
Crew-Served Weapons Trainer at NAVSTA Newport Enhances Real-World Marksmanship Skills  (11 October 2016)
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.
WaterFire Salute to Veterans - Much More Than Just Art  (7 November 2016)
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.
CORIVRON 8 Sailor Re-Ups with Honor  (17 February 2017)
"Raise your right hand and repeat after me."
Through the Fire and Flames   (21 April 2017)
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.

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