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Premium Content Navy secretary predicts more submarines in visit to Electric Boat

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 12:15 am

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus wrapped up a tour of the Virginia-class submarine Illinois (SSN 786) Wednesday by reiterating his commitment to an increased Naval submarine fleet.

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Premium Content Waterford High grad assigned to Coast Guard cutter

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 12:48 am

Kevin Mathieu, son of Wendy and Ted Mathieu of Niantic, graduated the United States Coast Guard Basic Training Center in Cape May, N.J. in August.

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Premium Content Wanted: Vets for Hartford parade

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 12:47 am

Organizers of the 2014 Connecticut Veterans Parade are looking for U.S. veterans from every town and city in the state who want to be a part of the 15th annual procession at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, near the Capitol Building.

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Premium Content USS Connecticut changes command

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 12:45 am

Keyport, Wash. - USS Connecticut (SSN 22) bid farewell to their commanding officer, CDR Ian Johnson, during a change of command ceremony at the Naval Undersea Museum, Sept. 5.

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Premium Content 71 graduate from submarine officer basic course

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 12:45 am

Groton - Seventy-one officers, "Class 14050," graduated from the Submarine Officer Basic Course Friday, Sept. 12.

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Premium Content Stosz is happy to continue her Coast Guard career

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 10:34 am

Rear Adm. Sandra L. Stosz, superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, said in a phone interview Friday that she was surprised but pleased the Coast Guard had selected her to continue as a rear admiral following her tour at the academy.

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UPDATED: Navy calls off search for missing pilot after crash

 September 13, 2014; Updated: 5:46 pm

Rescuers on Saturday have called off their search of the Pacific Ocean for a Navy fighter pilot whose jet was one of two that crashed west of Wake Island.

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Premium Content Saluting the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's Corps of Cadets

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 11:35 pm

Friday was the first regimental review of the fall semester for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's Corps of Cadets on the Washington Parade Field at the academy in New London.

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Premium Content USS Annapolis crew returns to open arms of friends and family in Groton

 September 11, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

The USS Annapolis, (SSN 760), a Los Angeles class attack submarine, left its homeport in March, and during the deployment steamed more than 34,000 nautical miles. Port visits were conducted in Lisbon, Portugal; Rota, Spain; Manama, Kingdom of...

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Premium Content Rear Adm. Stosz to continue with Coast Guard

 September 11, 2014; Updated: 11:44 pm

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that Rear Adm. Sandra L. Stosz, superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy, has been selected for continuation as a rear admiral in the Coast Guard.

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Seniors boost number of veterans deemed unemployable

 September 10, 2014; Updated: 8:42 am

Jack Behunin received welcome news last year from the Department of Veterans Affairs: Due to war-related medical conditions, he was being declared unfit to work, boosting his tax-free monthly disability compensation from $1,850 to $3,000.

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Coast Guard patrols private fireworks at public expense

 September 9, 2014; Updated: 1:55 pm

At private parties on the waters of Long Island Sound, lined by some of the country's most exclusive real estate, hosts setting off elaborate fireworks displays enjoy a little-known benefit. Security is provided, at no expense, by the U.S. Coast...

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Premium Content 48 USS Springfield 'Class 14400' sailors graduate from submarine school

 September 5, 2014; Updated: 6:05 pm

Forty-eight sailors of “Class 14400” USS Springfield, (SSN-761), graduated from Basic Enlisted Submarine School Friday, Sept. 5.

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Premium Content Rear Adm. Dixon Smith nominated to rank of vice admiral

 September 5, 2014; Updated: 5:32 pm

Rear Adm. Dixon R. Smith, son-in-law of Anne Connerton of Stonington and a 1978 Staples (Westport) High School graduate, has been nominated for promotion to the rank of vice admiral, according to a press release from Navy Region Mid Atlantic in...

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Premium Content Thames River Detachment of the Marines Corps League to host author Janet Barrett

 September 5, 2014; Updated: 5:19 pm

Thames River Detachment of the Marine Corps League will host author Janet Barrett at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9. She will discuss her recent book, “They Called Her Reckless:A True Story of War, Love and One Extraordinary Horse.”

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Premium Content SubVets Groton Base will conduct 9/11 service

 September 5, 2014; Updated: 5:02 pm

SubVets Groton Base will conduct a 9/11 service Thursday at the World War II submarine memorial on Bridge Street.

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Premium Content EB delivers submarine North Dakota after delay

 September 3, 2014; Updated: 12:09 am

After a delay of several months because of component and design issues, the attack submarine North Dakota is now in the hands of the Navy.

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Submarine North Dakota put through sea trials

 September 2, 2014; Updated: 10:34 am

The Navy has put the $2.6 billion submarine named North Dakota through tests to determine its seaworthiness and capabilities, ahead of its late-October commissioning.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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Premium Content Thames River Detachment marks 5th anniversary

 August 25, 2014; Updated: 5:21 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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