The Claiborne Pell Bridge across the East Passage of Narragansett Bay, as seen from the Naval War College’s Pringle Hall on a June morning in 2010, its lower structure and the bay’s surface, 215 feet below the roadway at its highest point, obscured in fog—which on that day (as is not always the case on the bay) dispersed quickly. The bridge, built in 1968–69 to link the Rhode Island cities of Newport in the east (to the left in the photograph) and Jamestown, is the longest suspension bridge in New England, at 11,247 feet overall. It was named for Senator Claiborne Pell (1918–2009) of Rhode Island in 1992.
Photograph by Joseph Quinn, Jr., of the Naval War College’s Visual Communications Department.
Rear Admiral John N. Christenson (right) relieves Rear Admiral James P. Wisecup (left) as President of the Naval War College in a change of command ceremony held in Spruance Auditorium on 30 March 2011. The Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Gary Roughead, is in the center. Rear Admiral Wisecup left Newport to assume, in Washington, D.C., on 18 April, duties as Naval Inspector General, in the grade of vice admiral.
U.S. Navy photograph by MCC (AW/NAC) Robert Inverso, USN.