Navy orders operational pause in wake of Pacific accidents

The damaged port aft hull of the USS John S. McCain is visible while docked at Singapore's Changi naval base on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has ordered an operational pause of the Navy's 277 ships, including Groton-based submarines, following a collision between the Navy destroyer John S. McCain and an oil tanker near Singapore on Monday. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has ordered an operational pause of the Navy's 277 ships, including Groton-based submarines, following a collision between the Navy destroyer John S. McCain and an oil tanker near Singapore.

Preston VFW to host fundraiser to benefit Cape Verdean Veterans Memorial Project

Cmdr. George Baldwin and members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9452 have donated the use of their facilities to host The Cape Verdean Veterans Memorial Project Fundraiser. Tickets are $30 per person.

Submarine Electronics Computer Field members graduate

Forty-four sailors of Class 17090 graduated from the Submarine Electronics Computer Field, SECF, Apprentice course on Aug. 17.

USS Triton Class joins the fleet

Fifty-eight sailors of "Class 17380," USS Triton, graduated from Basic Enlisted Submarine School on Aug. 18.

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Norwich officers promoted

Norwich Police Department's Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Ley, center, is pinned by wife Jamie as daughter Juliana, 1 year old, looks on during a ceremony Friday, Aug. 18, 2017.  Four members were promoted during the ceremony: Ley and Sgt. 1st Class John Perry were promoted to lieutenant, and Detective Harrison Formiglio and K-9 Officer Nicholas Rankin were promoted to sergeant. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Norwich Police Department's Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Ley, center, is pinned by wife Jamie as daughter Juliana, 1 year old, looks on during a promotion ceremony Friday in Norwich.

Kris Dunn Day

Kris Dunn, a guard for the Chicago Bulls and former New London High School basketball stand out, shares a laugh with his former AAU basketball coach Javon Praylou of New London as Dunn returns to the city for Kris Dunn Day on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017.  Dunn appeared at the Williams Street  home of Terrell Hudson, where he gave away more than 100 backpacks for children, gift cards and water bottles. He also greeted several hundred friends and supporters, signed autographs and posed for photographs.  (Tim Martin/The Day)

Kris Dunn, a guard for the Chicago Bulls and former New London High School basketball stand out, shares a laugh with friends as he signs a shirt, during Kris Dunn Day on Friday in New London.

VIDEO: USS Hartford returns

Fire Control Technician Gilbert Aurelien, center, is photographed by his aunt Debora Aurelien, left, as he gets a double-hug from his sister Tara, center left, and mother, Ginette, as family and friends are reunited with their loved ones as the crew of the Los Angeles-class, fast attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) returns to U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, after a regularly scheduled six-month deployment. (Tim Cook/The Day)

The submarine was returning from a regularly scheduled six-month deployment. The Hartford traveled approximately 35,800 miles and made port calls in Haakonsvern, Norway; Faslane, Scotland, and Brest, France.

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