Where and When


Directions to Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island


All hands will report to the THIRD DECK of King Hall (Building 291) at Naval Station Newport, on December 26, 2018.

For cadets arriving via personal vehicle: Report in Navy Working Uniform (NWU) between 1300 and 1500
For cadets arriving via commercial air/bus/train: Report in civilian clothes between 1000 and 1600
Staff cadets and escort officers: Report in Navy Working Uniform between 0800 and 1000

All personnel must report via Gate 1

To access the base, anyone 18 or older (including cadets) without a military ID must provide POLA with their Full Name, Social Security Number, and Date of Birth no later than December 8, 2018. As part of your application, you will submit a roster for that purpose.

Any person 18 or older without a military ID will need to present two forms of identification to base security. Drivers’ licenses, NSCC ID cards, passports, school IDs (with photographs), Social Security cards, and birth certificates will suffice. 

To obtain a temporary pass to get your vehicle on the base, each driver must present (1) a current driver’s license, (2) a current registration, and (3) a current insurance certificate at the Pass Office at Gate 1.


Driving Directions:


From the South by Route 95:

Take Interstate 95 North. Once in Rhode Island take Exit 3A (Route 138 East). Stay on Route 138 for approximately 14 miles. Continue on 138 East following signs to the Newport Bridge ($4.00 toll). Once over the Jamestown and Newport Bridge continue on Route 138 East towards Fall River and Cape Cod. Follow exit towards “Newport Grand Slots” and bear right coming off the exit. Enter rotary, go around the rotary to other side and go over the railroad tracks and through the stoplight. This will take you to Gate 1 of Naval Station Newport.


From the North by Route 95:

Take Interstate 95 South. Get on Highway 4 and follow it for approximately 10 miles. HWY 4 will turn into US 1. Bear right onto 138 East (Newport Bridge). Travel over the Jamestown Bridge and Newport Bridge ($4.00 toll). Once over Newport Bridge continue on 138 East towards Fall River and Cape Cod. Follow exit towards “Newport Grand Slots” and bear right coming off the exit. Enter rotary, go around the rotary to other side and go over the railroad tracks and through the stoplight. This will take you to Gate 1 of Naval Station Newport. 

From the North by Route 24 (best route from the Boston area):

Take Route 24 South toward Newport all the way until it becomes Route 114. After approximately 8 miles, take a right on Coddington Highway. Follow Coddington Highway to the rotary (past several other gates); take a quarter turn around the rotary and follow signs for the Naval War College and Naval Station Newport. Go over the railroad tracks and through the stoplight. This will take you to Gate 1 of Naval Station Newport.

From Gate 1 to King Hall: 


∙ Take the first right after the guard shack (Perry Road). 

∙ Follow Perry Road across the bridge; Perry Road turns into Peary Street after the bridge. 

∙ Take a left on Meyerkord Avenue.  

∙ Take a left on Kollmeyer Street and stop at Building 291 (King Hall). NSCC personnel will be present to direct you from this point.