Military personnel will continue to come to work as usual but impacts to operations are expected. Security and fire emergency personnel are exempt from this shutdown.
Naval Station Newport is home to 50 separate Navy, Marine Corps, US Army Reserve and US Coast Guard Commands including the Naval Undersea Warfare Center and the Naval War College. On base population includes approximately 2,300 active duty and Reserve military, 4,200 civilians and 2,800 contractors.
The following measures are being taken to adjust to this personnel shortfall:
- The Commissary will close for the duration of the shutdown beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
- The Naval Station Newport Pass & ID office is closed. If someone has an urgent requirement to come onto the base, they should call dispatch at 841-4041.
- The Naval War College museum is closed for the duration of the shutdown.
- Naval Health Clinic New England Newport anticipates longer wait times at the clinic but all offices are open.
- Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities are open as usual.
- Navy Exchange facilities are open as usual.
- Personnel Service Detachment Newport is closed. No ID cards, travel assistance or pay services are available.