Congratulations on receiving orders to USCGC CAMPBELL, homeported at the historic Naval Station Newport in Newport, RI. This page is intended to make your transition from your current unit to the CAMPBELL as seamless and easy as possible. If you have any questions that aren't answered by the resources presented below, be sure to contact your sponsor directly or via the CAMPBELL quarterdeck at (401) 367-1381.
First, please take a moment to read our Welcome Aboard Message. It contains some good general information that will be useful throughout your transfer.
Please have the following documents available when you report:
- Original Orders
- Unit PDR
- Medical Record
- Training Record
Uniform of the Day
- If you are reporting between 15SEP and 15MAR, report to CAMPBELL wearing Service Dress Bravo's.
- If you are reporting between 15MAR and 15SEP, report to CAMPBELL wearing Tropical Blue Long.
Where to Report
- If CAMPBELL is in port report to the CAMPBELL quarterdeck, which is located at Pier 2 onboard Naval Station Newport in Newport Rhode Island. Your sponsor should arrange to meet you upon your arrival and assist you in getting situated, it is recommended that you call ahead to inform your sponsor of your travel plans and ensure he is onboard the day you are scheduled to report. If your sponsor cannot be onboard the day you report, the OOD will assign somebody to guide you around and you will meet with your sponsor at a later date.
- If CAMPBELL is underway, report to Base Boston (617-223-3333). When reporting between the hours of 0800-1600 please check in at the Administration Office located in building 8, seventh floor. When reporting before 0800 or after 1600 please report to the Officer of the Day, or the Junior Officer of the Day. The civilian security guards at the main gate at the Base Boston will notify them of your arrival.
The Greater Newport Area is within a short drive of two major airports.
Housing in the Newport area is fairly expensive. Housing depends on rank, dependent status, and duty station qualification.
Automated Housing Referral Network: http://www.ahrn.com/ Initial registration must be completed via .mil E-Mail. For more information refer to ALCOAST 211/09.
- New E-2 and E-3 members: You will be allowed to move into Unaccompanied Personnel Housing (UPH) located on base. This is available on a limited basis.
- E-2 and E-3 members with dependents OR E-4 and above regardless of dependent status: There is government housing in the vicinity of Naval Station Newport. It is owned by the Navy and managed by GMH Military Housing, Inc. Members can also live on the economy. BAH rates vary by rank and time in service. The BAH table may be viewed here, use the following zip code: 02840. No matter what you decide, you should contact the housing officer at (508) 968-6995 for assistance.
Military Lease Clause: If you sign a private lease, be sure a military (transfer) clause is included in your lease. The below military clause is example of one which should be used:
“The said LESSOR agrees that in the event said LESSEE shall be transferred by military orders from ____________, or be required to occupy government quarters, then, in either of such events, said LESSEE has and shall have the right to terminate this lease prior to the date of expiration thereof by delivering to the LESSOR a thirty (30) day notice in writing of such transfer or assignment, and the effective date thereof, said notice to be sent to the LESSOR by registered mail.”
When contacting your sponsor ask them about Permissive Orders for House Hunting and Temporary Lodging Expense to determine if either of these will be necessary.
Personal Weapon Policy
In accordance with the Commanding Officer’s orders, NO WEAPONS SHALL BE BROUGHT TO CAMPBELL FOR STORAGE WHILE REPORTING IN.
About the Area
The Newport Rhode Island Area is a wonderful place to live. The following will showcase some of the highlights of the area.
Settled in 1639, Newport was one of the nation’s five leading seaports during colonial times, and retained its prominence through the Gilded Age and today. You can visit the glamorous mansions of the wealthy families of the Gilded Age on various tours and immersion experiences. Downtown Newport boasts an impressive number of excellent restaurants, cafes, and specialty stores and is a prominent destination for history buffs. For those looking to embrace the outdoors, the surrounding area offers numerous opportunity to sail, hike, and explore the unique New England landscape.
Of course, for those of you that enjoy road trips, there is much within an hour drive from Newport. Those that enjoy the lights and sounds of a big city will be happy to know that Providence, RI is less than 1 hour away. The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) Route 60 runs a bus from Newport Transportation Center to Kennedy Plaza in Providence
Block Island is located just 13 miles south of Newport, and is easily accessible by taking the Block Island Ferry running out of Newport Harbor and Galilee.
Some of the most popular beaches in Southern New England are located in and around the Greater Newport Area.
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