Naval War College http://ripr.org en Rhode Islanders Salute Their Service Men And Women http://ripr.org/post/rhode-islanders-salute-their-service-men-and-women <p>Today is Memorial Day, a day to honor the men and women who devoted their lives to serving their country in the armed services.&nbsp; Many ceremonies and parades are planned across the state.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Most of Rhode Island’s top lawmakers will be at the state Veterans cemetery in Exeter this morning. Governor Lincoln Chafee, along with the state’s entire congressional delegation plan to be in attendance. The President of the U.S. Naval War College will speak at the ceremony.&nbsp; Music will be provided by National Guard's 88th Army Band.</p> Mon, 26 May 2014 13:10:56 +0000 John Bender 34161 at http://ripr.org Rhode Islanders Salute Their Service Men And Women Sen. Reed Seeks To Preserve RI Naval And Sub Spending http://ripr.org/post/sen-reed-seeks-preserve-ri-naval-and-sub-spending <p>Sen. Jack Reed has begun reviewing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s proposed military budget. Reed is a member of the senate Armed Services Committee, which will play a role in passing legislation to enact the budget. He says he’s looking carefully for ways to balance the need to trim spending while ensuring the nation’s military can meet the new kinds of security threats it may face in the future.</p><p>For example, Reed says he hopes to maintain funding for Rhode Island-based military research.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:12:44 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 29686 at http://ripr.org Sen. Reed Seeks To Preserve RI Naval And Sub Spending Naval Station Newport Grapples with the Federal Shutdown http://ripr.org/post/naval-station-newport-grapples-federal-shutdown <p>Operations at the Naval Station Newport are carrying on without hundreds of civilian workers caught up in the partial government shut down. The Naval Station Newport says about 800 civilians were furloughed. And over at the Naval War College, civilian instructors are staying home Wednesday and throughout the shutdown. Commander Carla McCarthy said that&rsquo;s forced some classes to be suspended.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:59:14 +0000 Catherine Welch 22577 at http://ripr.org Naval War College to Observe 12th Anniversary of 9/11 http://ripr.org/post/naval-war-college-observe-12th-anniversary-911 <p>Wednesday marks the 12<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America. The day will be observed with a solemn ceremony at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The ceremony will honor eleven fallen Naval War College students and alumni who were killed on September 11, 2001.&nbsp; It will feature a wreath laying and music from the Navy Band.</p><p>Speakers include U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel William Bestermann who participated in search and rescue efforts following the 9/11 attacks.</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 12:59:35 +0000 Flo Jonic 21347 at http://ripr.org Naval War College to Observe 12th Anniversary of 9/11 Thousands of Navy Workers Across RI Start Taking Unpaid Days Off http://ripr.org/post/thousands-navy-workers-across-ri-start-taking-unpaid-days <p>Thousands of civilians who work for the Navy started taking unpaid furlough days this week as part of federal budget tightening known as “sequestration.” It’s affecting operations at the Naval Station Newport and 49 other facilities.</p><p>From this week through the end of September, some 4,200 civilian Navy employees will each take 11 furlough days. That’s a 20 percent pay cut for employees, said Naval Station Newport spokeswoman Lisa Woodbury Rama who took her first furlough day on Monday.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 07:38:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 18140 at http://ripr.org Thousands of Navy Workers Across RI Start Taking Unpaid Days Off