Mark your Calendars!!!


The next MILWOMEN National Convention is


Thursday, 19 September to Sunday, 22 September 2024


in Newport, Rhode Island!




It's not too early to start planning and looking at airline fares

(did you know that you can set up notifications

to let you know when airline fares drop from your hometown

to Providence, RI? (PVD Airport ICAO Code). 

Formerly WAVES National






Newport, RI has been home to many Navy facilities and functions since the Revolutionary War. Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport traces its history back to 1881, when the Navy acquired Coasters Harbor Island from the state of Rhode Island. On June 4, 1883, the island became home to the Navy’s first recruit training station. A year later, on Oct. 6, 1884, the Naval War College was established on the island.

Today, NAVSTA Newport is home to nearly 50 U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Army Reserve commands and federal activities. It remains a U.S. Navy premier site for training officers, officer candidates, senior enlisted leaders and midshipman candidates, as well as supporting training for several enlisted personnel rates.  NAVSTA is also the home to Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport which is one of two Navy full-spectrum research, development, test and evaluation, engineering, and fleet support centers for submarine warfare systems and many other systems associated with the undersea battlespace. [Naval Station Newport (navy.mil)]


The many commands onboard Naval Station Newport include:


Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 2, Detachment

Coastal Riverine Squadron 8

7th Naval Construction Regiment

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 27 Det 1627

Naval Undersea Warfare Center

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

Navy Operational Support Center Newport

Navy Band Northeast

Defense Institute of International Legal Studies


Outside the Naval Station, there are so many things to do in Newport, RI:

Historic Fort Adams State Park; Rosecliff, Kingscote, Belcourt, Chepstow, The Elms, The Breakers, and Marblehouse  Historical Sites; the Rose Island Lighthouse; Quonset Point Air National Guard Base; North Kingstown Marine Corps Detachment.