Lt. Cdr. Alex Glass, USN: What EG News Means To Me 

by | Nov 7, 2021

Above: A photo of the plane flown by Lt. Cdr. Alex Glass, USN, landing on the aircraft carrier. His squadron was the VAW-125 Tigertails.

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By Lieutenant Commander Alex Glass, USN 

Lt. Commander Alex Glass, USN, with his wife, Kate, and children Henry and Hadley, after his final flight in Japan in 2020. The next for the Glass family was East Greenwich, R.I.

House hunting last year at the height of the pandemic was hard. House hunting last year at the height of the pandemic from the opposite side of the world was hard too. Harder yet, was house hunting last year at the height of the pandemic from the opposite side of the world, while I was deployed on an aircraft carrier in the South China Sea subject to frequent internet blackouts and my wife and kids were on lockdown in COVID-19-restricted Japan. Had it not been for East Greenwich News, this chapter of my family’s life would have ended much differently. 

Had it not been for East Greenwich News, we may never have learned about this idyllic little town. Its quirks, pleasantries, strife, and interesting history are all well represented in the stories, the comments, the pictures, and the musings we stumbled upon as we scoured its links. We wanted to live in small-town New England when we moved for my Navy orders to Newport; we wanted to live where the neighborhoods were safe, schools were good, and neighbors knew each other. We wanted a place to put down roots; an engaged community, a Memorial Day parade, a vibrant downtown, and access to the water. We got it all and more in East Greenwich. 

For me, East Greenwich News isn’t just an online newspaper. EG News makes possible worthy discussions about the things we never would’ve known about otherwise, like special local elections, Pal’s restaurant, and EG school sports; it helps us plan our weekends with the local calendar, and keeps us laughing with the antics in the Police Log. I’m grateful for EG News and know its existence helps make our town a more thoughtful, informed, and welcoming place for everyone.

Lieutenant Commander Alex Glass, USN, is studying for his Master in Arts in Strategic Studies at the Naval War College in Newport and lives with his wife, Kate, and two children in East Greenwich. Kate Glass works part-time for EG News.

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2 Comments

  1. Carole Pomaski

    Welcome to East Greenwich.
    Back when Quonset was active EG was known by those stationed there as a great little town that, unlike many, welcomed the Navy families with smiles and friendship. Many who were transferred later came back to retire here.
    Being a Townie I loved when new “Navy kids” arrived. They brought a huge view of the world we didn’t get to see.
    And we teen girls had those handsome uniformed sailors to ogle. And, not heeding our moms’ warnings to stay away from them, some of us even married them.
    Life has changed since the days of Quonset and all the new people arriving, but I hope EG is still that comfortable town that you envisioned reading EG News.
    Welcome to our home, and now yours.

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  2. ML

    I love everything about this piece. It’s an honor to work with Kate and to get to know this family.

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