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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.


Premium Content Groton Subvets getting act together

 July 16, 2014; Updated: 12:42 am

The U.S. Submarine Veterans Groton Base has named a new commander to serve the remainder of former Cmdr. John Carcioppolo’s two-year term.


Premium Content AG joins in efforts to help military avoid ID theft

 July 15, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Attorney General George Jepsen announced Monday that he is joining with the Federal Trade Commission, private sector groups and consumer protection organizations for the second annual Military Consumer Protection Day on Wednesday to help prevent...


Premium Content Campaign focuses on preventing identity theft among military members

 July 14, 2014; Updated: 4:34 pm

Military Consumer Protection Day aims to increase service members' and veterans' awareness about fraud, scams and managing finances.


Premium Content VFW Post 3263 plans yard sale

 July 14, 2014; Updated: 12:47 am

The Hugo A. Simonelli Post 3263, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 60 Stonington Road, Mystic, will hold its Ladies Auxiliary meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, July 14.


Premium Content Westbrook Honor Guard seeks new members

 July 14, 2014; Updated: 12:42 am

The Antique Veterans of the Connecticut Shoreline Inc., also known as The Westbrook Honor Guard, is seeking new members to participate in the rendering of military honors at the funerals of deceased veterans. The honor guard has been in...


Army recruiter: Tattoo limits bring fewer - but better - new soldiers

 July 13, 2014; Updated: 1:21 am

Chicago - Uncle Sam still wants you - just not as heavily inked.More than three months after the Army implemented a more stringent tattoo policy, recruiters say they are the ones feeling the pinch."It certainly makes our job...


Premium Content Tribe dedicating fireworks to Coast Guard men, women, museum

 July 8, 2014; Updated: 1:57 pm

The fireworks display, among the biggest in the Northeast, is scheduled for Saturday, the second day of the city's three-day Sailfest celebration. It will mark the 22nd straight year the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe has sponsored the fireworks.


Premium Content USS Virginia returns to Groton from surge deployment

 July 3, 2014; Updated: 5:09 pm

The attack submarine USS Virginia (SSN 774) returned home to Groton Friday after a 14-week surge deployment overseas that began one month after the previous deployment of six months, in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.


Premium Content Marine Corps League to meet

 July 3, 2014; Updated: 5:05 pm

The Thames River Detachment of the Marine Corps League will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the VFW, Raymond Hill Road, Montville.


Premium Content Naval Submarine Base to salute Independence Day

 July 3, 2014; Updated: 12:15 am

Naval Submarine Base New London will join other military installations in marking the Nation's 238th birthday today, according to a release from the base.


Benghazi case unfolds against political backdrop

 June 30, 2014; Updated: 9:30 am

The first prosecution arising from the Benghazi attacks is playing out in the federal courthouse blocks from both the White House and Capitol Hill, an appropriate setting for a case that has drawn stark lines between President Barack Obama and...


Premium Content For newest Coast Guard cadets, first day is no picnic

 June 30, 2014; Updated: 2:33 pm

On Monday, the first day for the Class of 2018, also known as reporting-in day, the new students, called “swabs,” got their first glimpse of what the next seven weeks would be like.


Premium Content Evans takes command of U.S. Coast Guard research center

 June 27, 2014; Updated: 2:38 pm

New London — Command of the U.S. Coast Guard Research & Development Center passed from Capt. Alan Arsenault to Capt. Dennis Evans in a ceremony today at the center.


Premium Content Fleet Reserve Steak Night set for Thursday

 June 27, 2014; Updated: 7:21 pm

Groton — Branch 20 Fleet Reserve Association will hold its rescheduled Steak Night Thursday. Please call for reservations: (860) 445-0731.


Premium Content ROTC cadet to study language immersion

 June 23, 2014; Updated: 12:33 am

Army ROTC Cadet Matthew M. Troillet, a Montville High School 2012 graduate, was selected to participate in a three-week program on culture and language immersion in partner nations. He will assist Army missions that range from community...


Premium Content Teachers to study sub history and STEM principles

 June 23, 2014; Updated: 12:32 am

The Submarine Force Library and Museum Association, along with the Submarine Force Museum and Historic Ship Nautilus and the Naval Historical Foundation, announced the 2014 Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and History...


Premium Content Camachocalderon is Service Person for June

 June 23, 2014; Updated: 12:30 am

Groton - Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (SS) Juan Camachocalderon, assigned to the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Toledo (SSN 769) at the Naval Submarine Base was chosen June's Service Person of the Month for the...


Premium Content Indianhead Division reunion is Sept. 16-20

 June 23, 2014; Updated: 12:17 am

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time.


Premium Content Sub school officer class 14020 graduates

 June 23, 2014; Updated: 12:16 am

Groton - Class 14020 graduated from the Submarine Officer Advanced Course recently. The 20-week course teaches participants about tactics, sonar, weapons, fire control, navigation and operations.


Premium Content State military affairs office wins award

 June 23, 2014; Updated: 12:14 am

The Connecticut Office of Military Affairs has received the 2014 Member of the Year Award from the Association of Defense Communities.


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