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All Veterans Invited to Close Out Summer with a Picnic

 September 17, 2014

CLINTON- The Clinton American Legion Post 66 and Clinton VFW Post 9928 are inviting all local veterans and their families to a free picnic at the Clinton Town Beach on Sunday, Sept. 21. This is the first time the...

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Premium Content Waterford High grad assigned to Coast Guard cutter

 September 16, 2014

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

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

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

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

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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Saratoga's final voyage from Rhode Island to Texas

 September 14, 2014

The USS Saratoga is towed past the jetties at Isla Blanca Park on South Padre Island, Texas, on Friday. The aircraft carrier's destination is ESCO Marine, located in the Brownsville Ship Channel, where the decommissioned warship will be dismantled.

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UPDATED: Navy calls off search for missing pilot after crash

 September 13, 2014

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

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

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

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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Vietnam veteran from state finally receives long-sought honor at memorial

 September 8, 2014

Meriden (AP) - Even getting out of the house for Raymond J. Cichon Jr. is a struggle these days.

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Budget woes idle National Guard units

 September 6, 2014

Cincinnati - Many of the nation's citizen-soldiers, whose motto is "Always Ready, Always There," won't be at regular training drills this weekend because of a federal funding shortfall.

Tens of thousands of Army National Guard...

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

 September 5, 2014

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

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 SubVets Groton Base will conduct 9/11 service

 September 5, 2014

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 State VA healthcare system gets phone upgrade

 September 5, 2014

Phone systems at VA Connecticut Healthcare System community clinics statewide are being upgraded, Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, announced today.

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Premium Content EB delivers submarine North Dakota after delay

 September 3, 2014

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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Premium Content Coast Guard Band performs at Fort Trumbull

 September 1, 2014

Lt. Cmdr. Adam R. Williamson, director of the United States Coast Guard Band, conducts the band during the annual Labor Day Concert at Fort Trumbull State Park in New London Sunday.

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

 August 29, 2014

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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Live Lunch Break hosts U.S. Coast Guard Band's Dixieland Band on theday.com Thursday afternoon

 August 28, 2014

Due to technical difficulties, there will be no streaming of today's Live Lunch Break performance with the U.S. Coast Guard Band's Dixieland Band in the Hygienic Art Park.

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Premium Content Thames River Detachment marks 5th anniversary

 August 25, 2014

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 Top officer at sub base retires, Submarine Group Two disestablished

 August 22, 2014

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 Body of man who jumped off Gold Star Bridge found in Thames River

 August 21, 2014

More than three hours after initial reports of a suicidal male on the Gold Star Memorial Bridge, search and rescue workers on Thursday afternoon recovered the man's body from the Thames River.

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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.

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