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Premium Content Learning to sail the Morgan again

 April 20, 2014

There are vast records in the archives at Mystic Seaport about the Charles W. Morgan, careful record keeping from a ship that sailed the world hunting whales.

Most of the records, though, were about the business of the ship, keeping track...

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Premium Content Sen. Murphy focuses on veterans' unemployment during Montville stop

 April 17, 2014

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy told a gathering here Wednesday that he worries about the effect of high unemployment rates among military veterans, a problem that's likely to grow as more and more soldiers return home from Afghanistan.

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Premium Content Attention, shoppers: New commissary opens at submarine base

 April 16, 2014

A new 57,000-square foot commissary, replacing a smaller space shared by the commissary and the Navy Exchange, opened Wednesday at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton.

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Premium Content Cross Sound Ferry fears EB will cost it parking spots downtown

 April 16, 2014

As the first few Electric Boat employees began to park at the downtown Water Street garage this week, Cross Sound Ferry is worried that the influx of cars will take spaces away from its customers during its peak season.

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Welcome Home Vietnam Vets to hold annual celebration

 April 14, 2014

The Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Committee of Connecticut will hold its fourth annual outdoor celebration at the PNA Park in Wallingford Sunday April 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Destroyer Zumwalt christened in Maine

 April 13, 2014

Bath, Maine - The U.S. Navy on Saturday christened the first ship of its newest class of destroyers, a more than $3 billion, 610-foot-long warship sporting advanced technology and a stealthy shape designed to minimize its visibility on...

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Branden Lee Greb: A Marine with a Mission

 April 9, 2014

Sergeant Recruiter Branden Lee Greb is a familiar face to not only those he serves meals to at the East Haven Senior Center, but also to those at East Haven High School, to which he often makes visits and answers questions from juniors...

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Premium Content Bowling ball science at Coast Guard Academy

 April 9, 2014

Jason Hicks, 15, flanked by classmates from the Science and Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut, tests the buoyancy of a bowling ball in the tow tank lab at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London. The students tried a...

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Army says argument over paperwork triggered Fort Hood shooting spree

 April 5, 2014

A spontaneous argument among soldiers in the same transportation unit at Fort Hood, Texas, touched off the mass shooting in which Spec. Ivan Lopez killed four people, including himself, and wounded 16 others, Army officials said...

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Premium Content CGA seeks sponsor families

 March 31, 2014

New London - The Coast Guard Academy is looking for sponsor families for the incoming Class of 2018 cadets.

Sponsor families help cadets with the transition from civilian to military life by providing support and guidance.

To...

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Premium Content Major submarine accidents remain isolated but costly

 March 30, 2014

The Montpelier-San Jacinto collision was one of 906 submarine accidents from late 2004 through 2013, according to data obtained from the Naval Safety Center by The Day through a Freedom of Information Act request. The data provided by the Navy shows...

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Premium Content Other findings from submarine accident data

 March 30, 2014

According to data obtained from the Naval Safety Center by The Day through a Freedom of Information Act request, there were 906 accidents involving submarines from late 2004 through 2013. The data also revealed:

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Premium Content USS Miami crew: We hate to see you go

 March 28, 2014

While the ceremony Friday honoring the USS Miami celebrated the many accomplishments of the submarine and its sailors, the commanding officer said after the event that he and the crew are disappointed and saddened to have to say goodbye early.

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Coast Guard Academy seeks sponsor families for class of 2018

 March 28, 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is looking for sponsor families for the incoming Class of 2018 cadets.

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Fleet Reserve Branch 20 plans April events

 March 28, 2014

Branch 20 of the Fleet Reserve Association has planned several events for April.

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Premium Content CGA to decide whether to proceed with court-martial for cadet accused of sexual assault

 March 27, 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy will hold a hearing Wednesday to determine whether there is enough evidence to warrant a general court-martial for a cadet who is accused of breaking into a dorm room and sexually abusing another cadet.

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Vets for Vets

 March 26, 2014

Last Saturday, James Pace, left, had quite a story about his Army days to share with fellow veterans Dane Gayle, center, and Steve McOmber. The Veterans 4 Veterans group holds community meetings on the second and fourth Saturdays of each...

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Premium Content State National Guard units welcomed home from overseas

 March 24, 2014

The Connecticut National Guard held a formal welcome home ceremony Tuesday at the Gov. William A. O’Neill State Armory for three units. About 250 soldiers from the three units were recognized for their service during recent deployments to...

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Coast Guard Band to present jazz concert

 March 24, 2014

The Coast Guard Band presents a concert of jazz at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 30, in Leamy Concert Hall at the Coast Guard Academy.

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Vets of Foreign Wars to host birthday memorial fundraiser

 March 24, 2014

The annual Ari R. Cullers Birthday Memorial Fundraiser will be held at 5 p.m., Saturday, March 29, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 91 Raymond Hill Road.

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75 USS Batfish Sailors graduate Basic Enlisted Sub School

 March 24, 2014

Seventy-five sailors of “Class 14160,” USS Batfish (SSN-681), graduated from Basic Enlisted Submarine School on Friday, March 21.

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Sub Base to hold job fair

 March 24, 2014

The Naval Submarine Base Job Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at the Groton Inn & Suites.

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Premium Content Vice Adm. Neffenger nominated as next Coast Guard vice commandant

 March 20, 2014

If confirmed by the Senate, Vice Adm. Peter V. Neffenger would succeed Vice Adm. John P. Currier and become the 29th vice commandant and second-in-command of the service in May.

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Premium Content Scalia tells Coast Guard cadets of Constitution's 'genius'

 March 19, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia told cadets at the Coast Guard Academy Tuesday that there are epochs in history where "genius just bursts forth at some place on the globe."

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Premium Content Coast Guard museum gets downtown New London land

 March 18, 2014

The City Council on Monday night unanimously approved the transfer of about 10,000 square feet to the Coast Guard to build its $80 million National Coast Guard Museum and the sale of approximately 6,155 square feet to Cross Sound Ferry for about...

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