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A RENDERING OF the docks planned at the Naval Station Newport when National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Operations Center-Atlantic relocates to Newport. / COURTESY SEN. JACK REED'S OFFICE

NOAA moving Atlantic operations center to Newport, constructing $150M base

PROVIDENCE – Plans to relocate the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Operations Center-Atlantic from Norfolk, Va., to Naval Station Newport, are being finalized,...

2 Coast Guard cutters, 200 crew members now calling Newport home

NEWPORT – State and Coast Guard officials Friday officially welcomed two 270-foot Coast Guard cutters and 200 crew members to their new home port at...
CAREER PATHFINDER: U.S. Navy veteran Camy R. Ruck credits the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance with assisting her in finding the type of job she wanted in civilian life. 

Vets’ transition to civilian jobs aided by R.I.-based alliance

Camy R. Ruck’s experience in the U.S. Navy from 2012 to 2018 equipped her with skills to be an information system technician overseeing computer...

Naval Station Newport to make $39M in stormwater repairs

NEWPORT (AP) – The Navy has agreed to make more than $39 million in repairs at Naval Station Newport that will ensure the facility...
SEN. JACK F. REED announced the U.S. Navy is relocating the Naval Chaplaincy School and Center back to the Naval Station Newport. The school had moved to Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C., in 2005. / COURTESY OFFICE OF JACK F. REED

Naval Chaplaincy School and Center returning to Newport

NEWPORT – The U.S. Navy is relocating the Naval Chaplaincy School and Center back to Naval Station Newport, effective March, 1, 2019, Sen. Jack...
PROGRAM TRAINERS: Fred Mattera, left, program director and trainer for the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island apprenticeship program for new crew members for the Rhode Island fishing fleet, with Jon Knight, owner of Superior Trawl. Knight is net-repair trainer for the center. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Fishing apprenticeship program aimed at getting military veterans back to work

Veterans often face a host of challenges when returning to civilian life after military service. Among the biggest is entering and adjusting to the civilian...

Sixteen applicants are vying for shares of $20M Rhode Island hopes...

Is the future of Rhode Island employment in microgreens? Or is it in super-fast, quantum computers, innovative new materials or promising cancer treatments? How does...

Five questions with Capt. Ian Johnson

Capt. Ian Johnson | Commanding officer, Naval Station Newport 1. You are a native Rhode Islander. How does it feel to be back home? It’s...
THE NAVAL STATION NEWPORT accounted for $1.3 billion in direct economic impact in fiscal 2016. / COURTESY NAVY REGION MID-ATLANTIC

Report: Naval Station Newport direct economic impact in FY2016: $1.3B

NEWPORT – The Naval Station Newport generated a total direct economic impact of $1.3 billion, according to the Navy Region Mid-Atlantic FY 2016 Economic Impact...
SWIM PREPARATION: Swimmers and kayakers in the fourth wave of the 40th Save The Bay Swim in August 2016 get ready to start their 1.7-nautical-mile challenge  from Newport to Jamestown. / COURTESY SAVE THE BAY

Fundraising costs, benefits go beyond money for nonprofits

Once every year Narragansett Bay, from Naval Station Newport to Jamestown’s Potter Cove, is flooded with 700 swimmers and kayakers dedicated to improving and...
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