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Naval Station Newport

Naval Station Newport
Newport / Middletown, Rhode Island in USA
Aerial view in 2010
NAVSTA Newport Insignia
Naval Station Newport is located in Rhode Island
Naval Station Newport
Coordinates
Type Military base
Site information
Controlled by United States Navy
Site history
In use 1883 - present
Garrison information
Past
commanders
Captain Douglas W. Mikatarian
Map of Naval Station Newport in 1966.
Graduation of the June 23rd 2005 class of the U.S. Navy STA-21 Commissioning Program which was held at NAVSTA Newport.

The Naval Station Newport (NAVSTA Newport) is a Naval Supply Corps School (in 2011[1]), and several other activities, to include a few Army Reserve units.[2]

Contents

  • Mission statement 1
  • History 2
  • Current operations 3
  • Tenant Commands 4
  • Footnotes 5
  • External links 6

Mission statement

Naval Station Newport provides the facilities and infrastructure essential to support the operations of tenant commands and visiting fleet units.

History

Naval Training Station

Current operations

The station was home of the decommissioned USS Saratoga (CV-60) after the departure of the USS Forrestal (CV-59) which departed under tow for the inactive ship storage facility in Philadelphia (USS Forrestal (CV-59)#Decommissioning and fate).

On May 8, 2014, Naval Sea Systems Command announced that ESCO Marine, Brownsville, Texas, would scrap Saratoga for one cent.[4] Currently, the Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame is trying to move the decommissioned USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) moored at Pier 2 at the station.[5]

Tenant Commands

Navy
Marine Corps
Coast Guard
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Footnotes

  1. ^ See: Navy Supply Corps (United States)#Navy Supply Corps School.
  2. ^ http://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrma/installations/ns_newport/about/tenant_commands/us-army-reserve-center.html
  3. ^ "Navy Newport History" (PDF). Newport Navalog July 2008. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Goodbye, Sara".  
  5. ^ Lennon, Frank (20 September 2014). "Frank Lennon: JFK carrier could be big boon for R.I.". Providence Journal. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  6. ^ http://www1.netc.navy.mil/swos/
  7. ^ http://www.cnic.navy.mil/Newport/About/TenantCommands/MarineCorpsDetachmentNewport/index.htm

External links

  • Official Website
  • Naval Station Newport at Global Security
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