|Newport / Middletown, Rhode Island, USA|
NAVSTA Newport Insignia
|In use||1883 - present|
|Controlled by||United States Navy|
|Commanders||Captain Douglas W. Mikatarian|
The Naval Station Newport (NAVSTA Newport) is a United States Navy base located in the towns of Newport and Middletown, Rhode Island. Naval Station Newport is home to the Naval War College and the Naval Justice School. It once was the homeport for Cruiser Destroyer Force Atlantic (COMCRUDESLANT), and now maintains inactive ships at its pier facilities, along with the United States Coast Guard. In BRAC 2005 (Base Realignment and Closure), NAVSTA Newport gained over five hundred billets, in addition to receiving, again, the Officer Candidate School (OCS), the Naval Supply Corps School (in 2011), and several other activities. COMCRUDESLANT relocated to Naval Station Norfolk in the early 1970s.
Mission statement[edit | edit source]
Naval Station Newport provides the facilities and infrastructure essential to support the operations of tenant commands and visiting fleet units.
History[edit | edit source]
Current operations[edit | edit source]
The station is home of the decommissioned USS Saratoga after the departure of the USS Forrestal which departed under tow for the inactive ship storage facility in Philadelphia (USS Forrestal (CV-59)#Decommissioning and fate). The fate of the Saratoga has not yet been decided, although it has been requested as a museum ship for nearby North Kingstown. The Saratoga is clearly visible from the Newport Bridge (look to the Northeast of the bridge) & just North of Coddington Highway, just off-base along the Middletown-Newport border.
Tenant Commands[edit | edit source]
- Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 2, Detachment
- Inshore Boat Unit 21
- Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit 202
- Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron 21
- 7th Naval Construction Regiment
- [Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 27 Det 0627]
- Naval Undersea Warfare Center
- Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) (moving to Naval Station Norfolk in 2010)
- 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
- Marine Corps
- Coast Guard
Footnotes[edit | edit source]
- See: Navy Supply Corps (United States)#Navy Supply Corps School.
- "Navy Newport History". Newport Navalog July 2008. http://www.uscg.mil/d1/cgcjuniper/files/cnip_050808.pdf. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
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