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Premium Content Sub base putting energy into conservation efforts, hosting industry leaders

 August 20, 2014

New lighting in place at all three gyms at the Naval Submarine Base is an example of one of the ways the 98-year-old sub base has embraced ambitious goals for reducing energy use and reliance on fossil fuels.


Premium Content Coast Guard cadets in Class of 2018 get shoulder boards

 August 19, 2014

Coast Guard Academy Class of 2018 Delta Company members receive their shoulder boards and take the oath of office to officially join the Corps of Cadets during a ceremony held Monday on the Washington Parade Field at the academy in New London.


Sub base bidding farewell to possibly its last admiral

 August 18, 2014

Rear Adm. Kenneth Perry, a career submarine officer with responsibility for all 23 U.S. attack submarines on the East Coast, is retiring Friday at the same ceremony where his Submarine Group 2 will be formally disestablished.


Premium Content U.S. Coast Guard swabs overcome obstacles in team challenges

 August 15, 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2018 swabs performed their "Sea Trials" Friday, which consisted of a series of team challenges for the eight companies to test their skills and teamwork capabilities.


Premium Content Navy relieves USS Newport News commanding officer of duty

 August 15, 2014

Cmdr. Christopher Tarsa, commanding officer of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Newport News (SSN 750), was relieved of duty today by the commander of Submarine Squadron 6 in Virginia because of a loss of confidence in his ability to serve...


Premium Content A big hug for USS New Hampshire dad on return from European deployment

 August 13, 2014

Five-year-old Colin Culbertson gives his father, Sonar Technician 2nd Class Robert Culbertson, a bear hug as the crew of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) returns to U.S. Naval Submarine Base New London Wednesday, Aug.


Premium Content U.S. Coast Guard barque Eagle captain: New London 'is still home to us'

 August 8, 2014

Under crystal blue skies, the Coast Guard barque Eagle returned to New London early Friday morning after being deployed for three months for cadet training. It's a sight that will soon become increasingly rare as the Eagle will undergo a...


Army begins questioning Bergdahl

 August 7, 2014

Washington - Army investigators questioned Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for the first time Wednesday in the Pentagon's probe of his 2009 disappearance in Afghanistan, subsequent capture and nearly five years in Taliban captivity.



VA exec: Long wait times can be fixed in two years

 August 7, 2014

Denver - Long wait times for veterans to get health care can be cleared up in two years, along with investigations of employees accused of falsifying data to hide the problem, Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said...


Premium Content Sailing lesson on the Thames

 August 5, 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy 44-foot sailboat Osprey takes in sail Monday in the Thames River off State Pier. Osprey is one of a new Leadership class of sailboats funded by a joint venture involving the Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association, Coast...


Premium Content Schlauder receives Purple Heart medal

 August 4, 2014

Hospitalman Third-Class Jacob M. Schlauder of Stonington received a Purple Heart medal on July 23 for his action during a deployment to Afghanistan. He was wounded on Jan. 25 when an IED struck his vehicle. He was knocked unconscious but...


Military Affairs Council to meet Wednesday in Waterford

 August 4, 2014

The Military Affairs Council that links active duty military leaders and local businesses together will hold a meeting on Wednesday from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut Inc. in Waterford.


Premium Content Reunion planned for USS Missouri shipmates

 August 4, 2014

Shipmates who served aboard the USS Missouri (BB-63) battleship are invited to their 41st annual reunion at the Ramada Gateway Hotel in Kissimmee, Fla. The event, held by the USS Missouri (BB-63) Association, will be from Sept. 17 to...


Groton WWII vet to receive medals 70 years later

 August 3, 2014

Groton (AP) - The wait is almost over for a World War II veteran living in Connecticut who is yet to receive eight military medals for service he rendered nearly 70 years ago.

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney is scheduled to present the...


Premium Content Command handoff in New London

 August 1, 2014

Capt. Andrea M. Marcille, right, the former Coast Guard Leadership Development Center commanding officer, pins a command pin on her relieving commanding officer, Capt. Gregory D. Wisener.


Army Training Center Coming to Branford

 July 30, 2014

Construction is underway for a new, 37,000-square-foot Army training facility in Branford. The current work at site of the former Bittersweet Farm along East Main Street is just roadway preparation-the Army Corps of Engineers has awarded...


Premium Content Coast Guard New London helps boater off State Pier

 July 28, 2014

New London - The U.S. Coast Guard helped a boater whose vessel was taking on water off City Pier Saturday, one of several cases the Coast Guard said made for a busy weekend in the Long Island Sound area.


Premium Content A light weekend for Groton firefighters

 July 28, 2014

The Poquonnock Bridge Fire Department called for mutual aid twice and provided it once during the first weekend since layoffs took effect, firefighters said Sunday.


Premium Content Enlisted women to join sub crews starting in 2016

 July 26, 2014

The Department of the Navy plans to add enlisted women crewmembers to seven Ohio-class submarines starting in 2016 and to four Virginia-class attack submarines beginning in 2020.



 July 24, 2014

New London - Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., the newly retired commandant of the Coast Guard, has joined the board of directors of the National Coast Guard Museum Association.

"Admiral Papp has been instrumental in getting our museum...


Premium Content Coast Guard photo op

 July 22, 2014

Two Coast Guard Academy cadets snap photos during an exercise Monday as rescue swimmer AST2 Mike Linehan jumps from an H-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod into the Thames River off Jacob's Rock at the academy. The exercise was held for...


Hugs all around as sailors return to U.S.

 July 20, 2014

Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Williams, from Miami, Fla., hugs friends and family members on Pier 5 of Norfolk Naval Base in Norfolk, Va., during Saturday's homecoming following a six-month deployment of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS...


Premium Content Lombardo takes over as USS Springfield commanding officer

 July 19, 2014

Cmdr. Daniel Lombardo relieved Cmdr. Christian Williams as USS Springfield’s commanding officer on Friday at a change-of-command ceremony aboard the Historic Ship Nautilus.


Premium Content Robert Hamilton, spokesman for Electric Boat and former Day reporter, dies at 57

 July 18, 2014

Hamilton was the Electric Boat spokesman for more than eight years and before that a reporter at The Day for 18 years, much of that time covering the military beat. He was the father of three, husband to Kathryn Hamilton and very active in civic...


Premium Content DEEP commissioner checks out sub base's state-funded boiler upgrade

 July 18, 2014

DEEP Commissioner Robert Klee toured the Naval Submarine Base New London Thursday to see where the base’s cleanup efforts stand and to get a closer look at the base’s new state-funded steam and hot water boiler.



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