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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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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Premium Content Aydt relieves Wilkinson as USS Hartford commander

 June 23, 2014; Updated: 12:13 am

Groton - Cmdr. Thomas Aydt relieved Cmdr. Steven Wilkinson as commanding officer of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) during a pierside ceremony June 20 at the Naval Submarine Base.

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Premium Content Marine Corps League to meet Tuesday

 June 23, 2014; Updated: 12:12 am

The Thames River Detachment of the Marine Corps League will hold a planning meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the VFW, Industrial Park, Norwich. All Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and anyone interested in becoming a member are welcome.

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Premium Content Coast Guard R&D head to retire

 June 23, 2014; Updated: 12:11 am

Capt. Alan Arsenault, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Research and Development Center, announced his retirement Thursday after 26 years of active duty service. He plans to retire June 27 during the center's change of command...

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Premium Content Electricity 'microgrid' at sub base could save money, provide backup

 June 22, 2014; Updated: 11:41 pm

A “smart energy” electricity microgrid is the next big project for the Naval Submarine Base, which is using the help of the Office of Military Affairs to identify a combination of federal, state and private sector funding for the project.

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Premium Content Defense will likely spend less in state

 June 22, 2014; Updated: 11:39 pm

Connecticut companies are having a record year for Department of Defense contracts, including the $17.6 billion Virginia-class submarine contract awarded to General Dynamics Electric Boat in April.

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Premium Content New Coast Guard exhibit focuses on 'Voice of America' cutter

 June 18, 2014; Updated: 4:32 pm

The U.S. Coast Guard Museum at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy is opening a new exhibit that will display a model of the Cold War-era Coast Guard cutter Courier, which served as a radio-relay station for the federal government’s “Voice of...

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Dollaga takes command of Squadron 12

 June 16, 2014; Updated: 12:42 am

A new commodore assumed command of a Connecticut-based attack submarine squadron on Friday at a change-of-command ceremony at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton. Capt. Leonard Dollaga became the 39th commander for Submarine...

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Premium Content 66 sailors graduate from submarine school

 June 16, 2014; Updated: 12:40 am

Sixty-six sailors of "Class 14280" USS Remora (SS-487) graduated from Basic Enlisted Submarine School on June 13. Basic Enlisted Submarine School is a six-week introduction class about the basic theory,...

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Premium Content USS Long Beach Association schedules reunion

 June 16, 2014; Updated: 12:36 am

USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association, Inc. will hold its 2014 reunion in St. Louis, Mo., from Sept. 8 to Sept. 14 at the Hilton St. Louis Airport. The room rate is $89 and guests are asked to identify themselves as members of the USS Long...

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Premium Content Male Coast Guard cadet given ‘non-judicial punishment’ on lesser charge for touching female cadet

 June 12, 2014; Updated: 10:59 pm

New London — A male cadet at the Coast Guard Academy who was accused of abusive sexual conduct against a female cadet received "non-judicial punishment" on Thursday for "unlawfully entering a...

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