Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island is located in Newport County in the city of Newport and the town of Middleton. The installation supports more than 50 commands and activities including the Naval War College. This Naval Station is in the heart of a large number of tourist attractions, fine art, culture, and dining. It’s also an international destination for both business (military and otherwise) and pleasure.
Find information about Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island including the main commercial and DSN numbers for the base, information on basic services, base transportation, lodging for TDY and PSCing personnel, and inprocessing.
Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island Mission & Units
Naval Station Newport hosts approximately 50 Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and US Army Reserve commands and activities; it is one of the Navy’s most important stateside training facilities and includes Officer Training School.
The Navy Supply Corps School, the Center for Service Support, and the U.S. Marine Corps Aviation Logistics School, are just some of the education and training activities housed at the Naval Station. Newport is also the home to what many call “the Navy’s most prestigious” schoolhouse, the Naval War College.
Important units at Naval Station Newport include:
- 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
- Naval Academy Preparatory School
- Naval Justice School
- Navy Supply Corps School
- Naval War College
- Officer Candidate School (OCS)
- Officer Development School (ODS)
- Direct Commission Officer Indoctrination Course (DCO)
- Senior Enlisted Academy
- Surface Warfare Officers School
- NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Public Works Department Newport
- Navy Operational Support Center Newport
- Navy Band Northeast
Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island History
The United States Navy has been present in Rhode Island since the Revolutionary War; since then operations have changed a great deal but according to the Naval Station Newport official site the Navy presence in Newport grew very quiet after the revolution and it took the Civil War to bring significant Navy operations back in the area; the U.S. Naval Academy was transferred to Newport from Annapolis to avoid capture.
The Naval Academy ran out of Newport for four years; things would get busier at Naval Station Newport during World War One and thousands of trainees would arrive at Newport as overflow from another nearby training area.
World War Two would see even more recruits coming to Newport and there were added training facilities for PT boat operations. Newport also acted as a refueling and supply station during World War Two. During this phase, the various activities and operations became consolidated as the installation was officially designated Naval Base Newport in 1946.
There were varying degrees of growth, expansion, consolidation, and realignment between 1946 and the time the Naval Base was redesignated as Naval Station Newport in 1998. This meant that responsibility for base operations and support was switched from the Naval Education and Training Center and the Naval Station Newport Commanding Officer would report directly to the Commander, Mid-Atlantic Region.
Newport’s growth didn’t stop there, thanks to the 2005 Base Realignment And Closure Commission’s decision to shift additional units and personnel to Newport from elsewhere. Today Newport trains, hosts, and supports a variety of American military training, education, and support missions.
Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island Contacts
Main Address And Phone Numbers
Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island
1260 Peary St
Newport, RI 02841-1629
- (DSN) 312-841-2283
Important Contact Numbers
- Barracks/Single Service Member Housing – 401-841-7900 / (DSN) 312-841-7900
- Child Development Center – 401-841-4562 / (DSN) 312-841-4562
- Civilian Personnel / Human Resource Office – 401-841-2150 / (DSN) 312-841-2150
- Family Child Care/Child Development Homes – 401-841-4562 / (DSN) 312-841-4562
- Naval Health Clinic New England – 401-841-3771 / 888-628-9633 for appointments / (DSN) 312-841-3771
- Household Goods/Transportation Office (inbound) – 401-841-4896 / (DSN) 312-841-4896
- Household Goods/Transportation Office (outbound) – 401-841-4896 / (DSN) 312-841-4896
- Housing Office – 401-841-2232 or 2233 / (DSN) 312-841-2232 or 2233
- Balfour Beatty Communities – 401-846-8877
- ID Cards – CAC – 401-841-3021 / (DSN) 312-841-3021
- Naval Legal Service Office – 401-841-3766 x 203 / (DSN) 312-841-3766 x 203
- Personnel Support Detachment – 401-841-2276 / (DSN) 312-841-2276
- Child Development Center – 401-841-4562 / (DSN) 312-841-4562
- Naval Station Newport School Liaison Officer – 401-841-7126 / (DSN) 312-841-7126
- Family Employment Readiness Program – 401-841-2283 / (DSN) 312-841-2283
- Temporary Lodging/Billeting – 401-841-7900 / (DSN) 312-841-7900
- Fleet and Family Support Center – 401-841-2283 / (DSN) 312-841-2283
- Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) – 401-841-2283 / (DSN) 312-841-2283
- Victim Advocate 24/7 – 401-450-2327
- Welcome/Visitors Center – 401-841-3456 / (DSN) 312-841-3456
Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island Surrounding Area
The area surrounding Naval Station Newport has what are considered to be some of the best tourist destinations in the northeast; you can jump aboard a quaint trolley tour of the area’s most amazing mansions and architecture, or visit the National Museum of American Illustration. There are on-board harbor sailboat tours and historic walking tours of beachfront landmarks and other properties.
This area is known for its’ farms and orchards and in season you can visit a variety of farmer’s markets and there is a large amount of historic locations in the area from the colonial era and beyond.
Rhode Island overall is home to a variety of professional sports leagues including the American Hockey League team the Providence Bruins, and the International League baseball team, the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Naval Station Newport Inprocessing and Check-In
Naval Station Newport policy requires new arrivals to check with their gaining command or schoolhouse to determine current check-in and inprocessing requirements, which vary depending on the command or the school. New arrivals are reminded that the local area is considered an upscale tourist destination and to make arrangements for lodging and transportation in advance.
Naval Station Newport Services
Naval Station Newport personnel are served by Navy Health Clinic New England (NHCNE), offering a “full range of primary care” according to the official website. Surgical care is also available for naval shore activities, fleet units, and authorized military dependents. Primary and specialty care services are available via “partnership hospitals” including Newport Hospital, William W. Backus Hospital, and Lawrence & Memorial Hospital.
Surgical care is provide on a referral basis. Outpatient services include, but may not be limited to:
- Family medicine
- Internal Medicine
- General Surgery
- Sports Medicine
- Ear Nose and Throat
- Deployment Health
- Flight Medicine
Get an appointments for primary care at 1-888-NAVY-MED.
There is also Dental Clinic with services offered to Navy and Marine Corps personnel and other authorized beneficiaries. Active duty family members and retirees can get dental care on a space-available basis.
Child care is available from the Naval Station Newport Child Development Center, and there is also childcare available from private homes on the Naval Station via the Child Development Homes program. All facilities on base are inspected and require providers to meet specific standards to remain in operation.
Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island child care options include:
- Child Development Center programs for those six weeks through five years old.
- Child Development Home Programs for children six weeks through 12 years old.
- School Age Care (SAC) has before and after school care for children five through 12 years old.
- Summer Camp: Kindergarten through 13 years old.
Hourly care is available on a limited basis and depending on demand, there may be a waiting list for some services. All applicants should assume they will need to go on the waiting list; fill out DD Form 2206, DoD Child Development Program Request for Care Record and submit to the CDC.
All incoming personnel arriving at Naval Station Newport are directed to use the Defense Personal Property System to manage and track household goods shipments at Move.mil.
Contact the Inbound TMO/Household Goods Office at 401-841-4896 to get further assistance.
Dependent and Retiree ID Card Replacement, Renewal, New Issue
All dependents, retirees, and active duty personnel who need new, replacement, or renewed ID cards or Common Access Cards are directed to schedule appointments via the RAPIDS system. Additionally, only two ID cards can be processed for a single appointment; if you need more than two cards renewed, replaced, or issued, you will need to make back-to-back appointments for every two cards required.
Walk-in service may be available, but long wait times are possible depending on mission requirements, demand, and other factors.
To initiate ID card services, proper ID must be presented. Due to system changes, the following are no longer acceptable as a form of ID for replacement, renewed, or newly issued ID cards:
- Student ID
- Expired IDs
- Veterans Identification Card (VIC).
Acceptable PRIMARY identification cards include:
- Military ID
- Driver’s License
Acceptable SECONDARY identification includes:
- Any acceptable Primary ID
- Social Security Card
- Voter’s registration card
- Birth Certificate
- Veterans Health Identification Card
Naval Station Newport Schools
There are no DoD schools on the Naval Station. Dependent children will attend a Newport public school; enrollment may be based on location. The Naval Station Newport School Liaison Officer can assist parents in determining which of the six area school districts military children may attend school in:
- Newport School District
- Middletown School District
- Portsmouth School District
- Jamestown School District
- Tiverton School District
- Little Compton School District
For children entering kindergarten or first grade, a birth certificate is required on registration day.
Proof of residency may be required which can include written documentation of rent, utility bills, driver’s license, and/or a letter from the Naval Station Newport Housing Office.
The following immunization requirements may apply:
- DPT: 5 Doses
- Polio: 4 Doses
- MMR: Kindergarten-Grade 5: 2 Doses
- Lead screening for kindergarteners only
- Hepatitis B: 3 Doses
- Chicken Pox: 1 Dose or Physician’s evidence of disease
- Documentation of a physical examination is required 12 months before to six months after school entry.
Naval Station Newport Housing
Naval Station Newport housing is privatized and run by Balfour Beatty Communities. There is separate housing for students and staff.
There is a housing waiting list. Sign up by submitting the following paperwork:
- Housing Application (DD form 1746)
- Sex Offender Policy Acknowledgement & Disclosure form
- Copy of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders
- Dependency Verification (Record of Emergency Data or DEERS form) where applicable.
Inbound troops and families are placed on the waiting list started with the date you depart the losing command. Contact or submit waiting list information to (DSN) 841-2232/2233, Fax: 841-7138 and (commercial) 401-841-2232/2233, fax to 401-841-7138.
The Naval Station Newport Housing Service Center can help new arrivals locate off-base housing; check in with the housing office before entering into any legally binding agreements for housing (sale or rental). Contact them at 401-841-2232 for more information.
Single and unaccompanied service members should check with their gaining unit and the Housing Service Center to determine procedures and requirements for housing based on rank, time in service, sea or shore status, eligibility for BAH, etc.
In general, “sea and shore duty” personnel E1 through E3, plus E4s with fewer than 4 years of military service will be placed in Unaccompanied Housing. As many as 75% of all E4s stationed at Newport with more than four years of service may also be placed in Unaccompanied Housing.
All students are assigned beds in student housing facilities.
Naval Station Newport PCS and TDY Lodging
There are three options for those arriving at the Naval Station on PCS or TDY orders:
- Navy Lodge offers priority placement for new arrivals with families and those departing with families on PCS orders. Make reservations at 401-849-4500. Space available rooms may be limited, check in advance once your travel arrangements are known.
- Navy Gateway Inns and Suites offers priority placement for inbound military and civilians traveling on temporary duty/TAD orders. Space available accommodations may be available 30 days in advance of travel. Make reservations at 401-841-7900.
- Newport Chalet is similar to the Gateway Inns in its’ priority placement of those traveling on temporary duty/TAD orders. Space available accommodations for leisure travel may be available seven days in advance of travel. Make reservations at 401-841-0800.
Most temporary lodging is located near services including the Navy Exchange, Commissary, and Fitness Center.
Naval Station Newport Transportation
At the time of this writing, there is no transportation service offered on board Naval Station Newport.
Naval Station Newport Vehicle Registration And Driver’s License
The NAS Newport official site recommends making the registration of privately owned vehicles by income personnel a priority. A base decal is required to enter and leave the Naval Station. To obtain a base decal from Naval Station Newport Pass & ID (at Cloyne Court off of Training Station road adjacent to Gate One) the following documentation is required:
- Current vehicle registration
- Valid driver’s license
- Current military or government ID card
- Most recent vehicle inspection
- Proof of insurance
- Non-Government Vehicle Registration Form
All privately owned vehicles must comply with state law, carry minimum required insurance, and current state emissions standards. You may be required to register your vehicle in-state regardless of military status.