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Premium Content VFW Hugo A. Simonelli Post 3263 announces September events

 August 29, 2014; Updated: 5:24 pm

Hugo A. Simonelli Post 3263, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Sept. 13 at the post at 60 Stonington Road. All eligible members are encouraged to attend.


Premium Content U.S. Submarine Veterans Groton Base hold annual steak, lobster dinner Sept. 6

 August 29, 2014; Updated: 5:12 pm

U.S. Submarine Veterans Groton Base will hold its annual steak and lobster dinner Sept. 6. Open to members and guests, it will be served in two sittings, at 5:45 and 7 p.m. at the clubhouse, 40 School St.


Premium Content Malloy wants group to study use of Rocky Hill VA campus

 August 26, 2014; Updated: 12:03 am

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday he is forming an advisory group to review "the most effective use of the Department of Veterans Affairs Rocky Hill campus in order to support Connecticut's at-risk veterans' population."



 August 25, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

The Thames River Detachment of the Marine Corps League recently celebrated its fifth anniversary with a picnic at Camp Niantic. Twenty-five detachment members and their families attended the festivities. After a cake-cutting ceremony, Commandant...


Premium Content Soldiers from New London experienced horrors, heroics in World War I

 August 23, 2014; Updated: 2:39 pm

Capt. Charles T. Senay steadied his Springfield rifle, aimed at the machine-gun-wielding German moving toward him, and fired. The bullet sailed high into the air.


Premium Content Top officer at sub base retires, Submarine Group Two disestablished

 August 22, 2014; Updated: 2:13 pm

Submarine Group Two commander Rear Adm. Kenneth Perry is slated to retire Sept. 30, and he likely will be the Naval Submarine Base's last flagship officer as command of the group moves to Norfolk, Va.


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

 August 15, 2014; Updated: 12:43 am

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; Updated: 12:49 am

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; Updated: 12:46 pm

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 Naval Cryptologic Veterans schedule reunion for Sept. 19

 August 11, 2014; Updated: 1:00 am

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - The New England Chapter of the Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association will hold its fall mini-reunion from Sept. 19 to 21 at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.


Premium Content RAFA holding first summer social Friday

 August 11, 2014; Updated: 12:59 am

New London - The Retired Armed Forces Association is having its first summer social at 4 p.m. on Aug. 15 at 135 Garfield Ave., New London.


Premium Content Griswold High grad serving aboard USS Somerset

 August 11, 2014; Updated: 12:58 am

San Diego, Calif. - Griswold High School graduate and Voluntown, Conn., native Ensign Meghan S. Grenier, is serving aboard the USS Somerset (LPD 25) that was named in honor of passengers and crew of the United Airlines...


Premium Content Coast Guard Foundation donates to softball fields

 August 11, 2014; Updated: 12:57 am

Cape May, N.J. - The Coast Guard Foundation presented the U.S. Coast Guard with $3,000 to purchase new dugout benches for two softball fields at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May on Aug. 3.


Navy report says skipper of cruiser USS Cowpens retreated to cabin for weeks

 August 8, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

San Diego (AP) -A Navy investigation finds the ailing skipper of a San Diego-based Navy cruiser retreated to his cabin for several weeks in the middle of a deployment, leaving the 330-member crew leaderless.The probe also revealed...


Premium Content Acupuncture program for vets means relief from a variety of ills

 August 6, 2014; Updated: 12:29 pm

David LoPriore, a state-licensed acupuncturist, martial artist and military combat teacher and 40 of his students and friends established Community Acupuncture for Veterans to treat and servicemen and women for post-traumatic stress, chronic pain,...


Premium Content Schlauder receives Purple Heart medal

 August 4, 2014; Updated: 12:29 am

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...


Panteleakos elected by VFW Ladies Auxiliary

 August 4, 2014; Updated: 12:32 am

Ann Panteleakos, a life member of the Albert J. Breault Auxiliary #1523 in Putnam, was elected to serve as the national president of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars on July 23. She joined the Albert J. Auxiliary...


Military Affairs Council to meet Wednesday in Waterford

 August 4, 2014; Updated: 12:28 am

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; Updated: 12:27 am

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...


Premium Content Military Affairs Council to meet Aug. 6 in Waterford

 July 30, 2014; Updated: 6:22 pm

The council plans its annual Military Appreciation Breakfast each fall and other events that connect businesses to military service people.


Premium Content Enlisted women to join sub crews starting in 2016

 July 26, 2014; Updated: 10:36 pm

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.


Premium Content Coast Guard photo op

 July 22, 2014; Updated: 1:05 pm

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...


Premium Content Lombardo takes over as USS Springfield commanding officer

 July 19, 2014; Updated: 12:28 am

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

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 11:58 pm

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.


Premium Content Thames River Detachment of Marine Corps League to meet July 22

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 5:33 pm

The Thames River Detachment of the Marine Corps League will hold its planning meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at the American Legion, 16 York Ave., Niantic.


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