Groton/New London Airport is hosting the United States Coast Guard’s pilots along with their airplanes and helicopters from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. This is a rare opportunity for the community to learn about aviation on the airfield.
The first 100 youth who enter the airport’s gate that day will receive a gift. There will also be refreshments for guests. Persons who are interested in attending should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (860) 445-8549 in advance.
Local military personnel saluted
Greg Dubrule, Heather Dubrule and Faith Allen of the Niantic sportfishing boat Black Hawk won the Military Community Support Award from the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut during Friday’s annual Military Appreciation Breakfast at the Mystic Marriott.
Among the speakers were U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman.
Others to speak included Rear Adm Richard P. Breckenridge, commander of Submarine Two; Major Gen. Thaddeus J. Martin, adjutant general of the Connecticut National Guard; retired Rear Adm. Joseph Walsh, an Electric Boat vice president, and Capt. Wes Pulver, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Barque Eagle.