Senior Chief Valdez and Chief Kurtz recently took oath and re-enlisted in the United States Navy while onboard the “command cutter” while underway in Narragansett Bay.

While some in the U.S. Navy or other U.S. Armed Forces may argue with the proclamation that it’s the “coolest reenlistment ever”, it could arguably be the best way to re-enlist while in The City By The Sea.

During a reenlistment ceremony, the reenlisting Sailor makes a personal commitment to wear the cloth of the nation with honor, courage, and commitment

The U.S. Naval War College shared the news and their own excitement on Wednesday, July 15th;

Established in 1884, the U.S. Naval War College in Newport is the oldest institution of its kind in the world. More than 50,000 students have graduated since its first class of 9 students in 1885 and over 160 of today’s active-duty admirals and generals are alumni. The College currently employs over 600 dedicated staff and faculty, and contributes over $100 million per year to the local economy.

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).

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