About NS Newport, RI
Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport is situated in the charming town of Middletown, Rhode Island. In 1883, sailors started training in Newport, and it has been an active base ever since. In 2005, the base received an influx of 500 billets under the Base Realignment and Closure Act.
Ships do not deploy from NAVSTA Newport, but the location is integral to our military's success. Over 50 tenant commands from the Navy, Coast Guard, U.S. Army Reserves,and Marine Corps call this base home. The Naval War College, Officer Candidate School, Surface Warfare School, and Naval Justice School are among the prestigious training facilities and programs housed here.
NAVSTA Newport boasts a roster of around 5,800 employees, which makes it the third-largest employer in the state of Rhode Island.