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Welcome to Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island


Welcome to New England! Your assignment to Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island, will be unforgettable. Naval Station Newport is home to the Naval War College and the Naval Justice School. Newport has more than 40 Naval Commands, including four Coast Guard cutters. Naval Station Newport primarily serves to train officers, officer cadet candidates, senior enlisted personnel and midshipmen candidates. But that isn’t all that happens here. The base also tests and evaluates advanced undersea warfare and development systems. A lot is happening at this Navy base. 



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What comes to mind when you think of Newport, Rhode Island? Maybe you think of sailboats, yachts, and mansions. It’s been called the adult playground for the elite. But in addition to these experiences, you’ll also find a family-friendly culture. 


The picturesque location offers service members and their families an exciting place to call home. Don’t be surprised to find the breathtaking beaches and stunning scenery competing for attention with the charming shops and tasty restaurants you’ll learn to love. Shops, dining, and attractions are all walkable in Newport. You’ll find many choose to forgo cars and instead take to the sidewalks or even a bicycle. 


With a booming tourist industry, there’s no shortage of tourist attractions. And the proximity to popular destinations on the East Coast will likely have you falling in love with the local culture. Newport is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor living.


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Frequently Asked Questions About Naval Station Newport


1) What is Newport, Rhode Island, known for? 


Newport, Rhode Island, is a beautiful seaside city known for its mansions, shopping, and scenery. It’s a summer destination many have come to know and love as the water fills with sailboats. But it’s also home to several festivals that unite the local and tourist communities. 


2) What is there to do in Newport, Rhode Island? 


There are many things to do in Newport, Rhode Island, from venturing back in history to the Gilded Age touring mansions to laying on the beach to learning how to sail and strolling the cliff walk. Newport has many adventures, some kid-friendly and some perfect for a parents’ night out.



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3) How do you get around Newport, Rhode Island? 


Most people drive to work at Naval Station Newport, as there aren’t any transportation options on base. However, if you venture around Newport for the day, you might consider leaving behind your car. The trolley can take you through downtown and along the mansions so you don’t have to stress to find and pay for public parking. 


4) Is Newport, Rhode Island, expensive?


You’ll find that everything in Newport, Rhode Island, is a bit more expensive than the national average. The cost of living is 33% higher than the national average (16% higher than Rhode Island’s average). And even more surprising is the 79% jump from the national average for housing. But that doesn’t mean that you’ll break the bank living here. BAH will fluctuate to help, and there are budget-friendly ways to navigate the area. 


5) What is the zip code for Naval Station Newport?


Naval Station Newport's zip code is 02841. Nearby zip codes are 02842, 02840, and 02835.  


6) What is the BAH for Naval Station Newport? 

BAH for Naval Station Newport ranges from $2,331 for E-1 to $3,882 for E-9 with dependents, and from $2,565 for O-1 to $4,182 for O-7 with dependents. See housing section for more info.

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Base Location and Information

Official Site: Naval Station Newport

U.S. Naval War College




Though the Newport area is bustling with locals and tourists, it isn’t dense with military installations. Aside from Naval Station Newport, the Coast Guard is the only other military branch with a presence here, about an hour away in Providence, Rhode Island.


Depending on where you’re driving from, whether it’s within Newport, heading south from Middleton or Portsmouth, or across the bridge from Jamestown, you’ll run into some commuter traffic during the week and potentially tourists during non-working hours.


Naval Station Newport is located on Aquidneck Island in Rhode Island. It’s about 20 minutes over the water from Jamestown and a 45-minute drive to Providence. On the island, you’ll notice a lot of local dining options, historical mansions (touring them is a must), beaches, and museums.


The Newport Bridge connects Newport to Jamestown. However, most military families choose to settle on the island. The distance doesn’t appear far when you look at the map. However, with traffic, things normally move a little slower. Plus, many find it easier to live near work and drive for the extras that the surrounding area has to offer. 


Newport, Middletown, and Portsmouth are the most popular areas in which to search for homes.


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Arrival Lodging



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Navy Gateway Inns & Suites and Navy Lodge Newport offer pet-friendly guest rooms, complimentary breakfasts,  a playground, and more, make it the perfect place to rest after a long PCS move while you get acquainted with the area.  

Contact: 401-849-4500

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Naval Station Newport Housing



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Balfour Beatty Homes privatizes and manages on-base housing. NAVSTA Newport Homes consists of six neighborhoods and grants access to the pools, playgrounds, and additional base amenities. 


Contact: 401-846-8877

For more information, check in with the Military Housing Office. 



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Naval Station Newport Off-Base Housing

View homes for sale and houses for rent near Naval Station Newport: Naval Station Newport Homes.



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Without multiple military installations nearby, service members and their families tend to look for homes in Newport right outside base while others extend their househunt to Middletown and Portsmouth. Though it has a slightly longer commute, the traffic in this area doesn’t compare with the impressive homes that will emerge in your search. 


And if you’re looking to buy, Newport is a terrific place to invest. Not only is there security in renting out property near the war college with its consistent turnover rate, but the tourist industry can help alleviate any lapse in renters you might find.


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Naval Station Newport BAH Information


The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is a U.S. based allowance determined by geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. It provides uniformed service members compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets when government quarters are not provided. Learn more about your Basic Allowance for Housing.


Naval Station Newport is located in Newport, RI with many options to buy or rent. Some sample NAVSTA Newport BAH rates for zip code 02841: 

  • E-1 with dependents: $2,331
  • E-1 without dependents: $1,797
  • E-9 with dependents: $3,882
  • E-9 without dependents: $2,916
  • O-1 with dependents: $2,565
  • O-1 without dependents: $2,208
  • O-7 with dependents: $4,182
  • O-7 without dependents: $3,885


Area Weather & Climate



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While you’ll see four seasons in Newport, Rhode Island, they might not look the same as the other places you’ve lived. The late spring, summer, and early fall are mild, but the winter takes hold and rushes in with frigid temperatures. You’ll notice a higher concentration of precipitation, whether it’s rain, snow, sleet, or hail than the U.S. average. 


The good news is, there aren’t many natural disasters in the area. Once in a while, there may be a storm or hurricane in the Atlantic that causes some flooding in Newport.


For more information, visit Rhode Island Government for hurricane preparedness tips. 


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Naval Station Newport Area Schools




Visit Rhode Island Home Town Locator for the Newport District Boundary  Map. Newport School District is the largest public school district in the city of Newport. The highly rated Jamestown and Middletown school districts are also nearby.


Where you choose to live will affect which school district your kids will attend. However most schools in the area fall within the A-B range on Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth, and Jamestown school districts are all options when moving to NAVSTA Newport. 


Newport School District: 



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Middletown School District: 



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Portsmouth School District: 



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Jamestown School District: 



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Families can find the area’s favorite private schools in the Newport area on Niche and the Private School ReviewHomeschoolers should follow the guidelines provided by the Rhode Island Home School Laws. There are many resources and support groups available in the Newport area. 


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Support for Military & Families



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Good news for military spouses looking for work, generally speaking-- the unemployment rate tends to be at or below the national average. While there are jobs available on the island, commuting further inland to Providence can open the door to more opportunities. For those looking to continue their education, there are smaller, private schools nearby Newport but the significant universities (like Brown University and the University of Rhode Island) lie about an hour from NAVSTA Newport. 

Plus, there’s lots of fun for military kids at Naval Station Newport. In addition to sailing and beaches, Newport offers many festivals and outdoor concerts to entertain the whole family (like the Newport Kite Festival!). Plus, you’ll find rentals for outdoor recreation on base!


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More Naval Station Newport Info





Base Address:

690 Peary Street
Newport , 02841