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Quonset Point

(kwŏn`sĭt), peninsula extending into Narragansett Bay, S R.I., in the town of North Kingstown. In World War II the peninsula became the site of a naval air station and construction battalion (Seabee) center; the Quonset hut was developed there. It is now a business park with a seaport and airport.
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His duty assignments include: Naval Supply Systems Command, Office of CNO and Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC; Ships Parts Control Center, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island; USS Chicago (CG 11); Naval Supply Center, Charleston, South Carolina; Naval Command Systems Support Activity, Pacific Command Detachment, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Naval Air Station Quonset Point, Rhode Island; and USS Myles C.
Brief History: Established June 27,1957, at Naval Air Station (NAS) Quonset Point, Rhode Island, Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (HS) 11 flew the HSS-1 Seabat and used the helicopter's dipping sonar to hunt for submarines, earning HS-11 the nickname "Sub Seekers." In 1962, the squadron transitioned to the twin-engine SH-3A Sea King and that November sailed to the Caribbean onboard USS Wasp (CV18) to help enforce the Cuban quarantine during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Called a quonset hut, this prefabricated steel semicircular building was invented in 1941 in Quonset Point, Rhode Island, to provide durable and easy-to-assemble structure for the use of soldiers and their equipment.
The degree Harold earned channeled him into meteorology assignments for the remainder of his navy career, including time stationed at Quonset Point, Rhode Island, and Norfolk, Virginia, as well as time providing logistical services during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Other notable projects include 101 Federal Street and the Logan Airport Parking Garage in Boston, Mass.; the Rockland Community College Field House in Suffem, NY; the General Dynamics Submarine Manufacturing Facility in Quonset Point, R.L; and dozens of space frame projects throughout the U.S., the design and repair of which became a specialty over his long career.
Evans, who operated heavy equipment for the CCC and completed a CCC-sponsored auto mechanic correspondence course, took the skills he developed afterward to a job clearing land at Quonset Point, R.I.
Reed also expressed hope that fabrication of wind turbines would take place in Rhode Island, specifically at Quonset Point, a former Naval Air Station in North Kingston.
The company stood up its Quonset Point facility to handle up to three ships per year.
Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse made a visit to Quonset Point this month to a site managed and renovated by R.I.-based and woman-owned Banneker Industries, Inc., a leader in supply chain management solutions and a past national recipient of Small Business of the Year honors.
In the United States, this style building was first manufactured on Quonset Point in Rhode Island during World War II in response to the need for lightweight, portable buildings that could be assembled without skilled labor.
Electric Boat's campaign to achieve tobacco-free workplaces at its Groton facility, which includes 7,000 employees, and its Quonset Point, R.I., facility, with 2,000 employees, had different start dates: The policy took effect at Quonset Point on March 1, 2007, while implementation at the Groton facility is set for July 1, 2007.