The Navy plans to relocate the Naval Chaplaincy School and Center to Naval Station Newport from Fort Jackson, S.C., next March, adding about 21 personnel to the Rhode Island installation. The school had been based in Newport from 1951 to 2005, when the chaplain schools for the three services were moved to Fort Jackson and place under a single school following the 2005 round of BRAC. The decision to move the school back to Newport “was based largely on providing new accession chaplain students the formative opportunities of naval culture and sailorization while receiving their initial training,” according to a press release from Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.). The change also will mean less travel for new chaplains who now begin their training at Newport before completing it at Fort Jackson, reports the Providence Journal. … The Air Force Office of Energy Assurance has issued a request for information (RFI) to perform market research to determine the feasibility of partnering with industry on various energy generation technologies focused on resilience, according to an announcement on FedBizOpps. Responses are due Feb. 15, 2019. … Contractors at Fort Lee, Va., earlier this month crane-lifted two massive artillery pieces — Anzio Annie, a German-manufactured K5 series railgun than was captured by U.S. forces in World War II; and Atomic Annie, the nickname for an M65-series self-propelled artillery piece fielded by the Army in the 1950s — into their positions at the site of the future Ordnance Training and Heritage Center. The $33 million center will be built around the Annie sisters as it would not have been possible to move them into the facility after it was built due to the size and weight of the two guns, reported the Fort Lee Traveller. Anzio Annie came to Fort Lee in November 2010 from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., as part of the relocation of the Army Ordnance School following the last round of BRAC.
Traveller photo by Patrick Buffett