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Premium Content PAPP JOINS COAST GUARD MUSEUM ASSOCIATION BOARD

 July 24, 2014

New London - Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., the newly retired commandant of the Coast Guard, has joined the board of directors of the National Coast Guard Museum Association.

"Admiral Papp has been instrumental in getting our museum...

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Premium Content Coast Guard photo op

 July 22, 2014

Two Coast Guard Academy cadets snap photos during an exercise Monday as rescue swimmer AST2 Mike Linehan jumps from an H-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod into the Thames River off Jacob's Rock at the academy. The exercise was held for...

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Hugs all around as sailors return to U.S.

 July 20, 2014

Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Williams, from Miami, Fla., hugs friends and family members on Pier 5 of Norfolk Naval Base in Norfolk, Va., during Saturday's homecoming following a six-month deployment of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS...

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Premium Content Lombardo takes over as USS Springfield commanding officer

 July 19, 2014

Cmdr. Daniel Lombardo relieved Cmdr. Christian Williams as USS Springfield’s commanding officer on Friday at a change-of-command ceremony aboard the Historic Ship Nautilus.

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Premium Content Robert Hamilton, spokesman for Electric Boat and former Day reporter, dies at 57

 July 18, 2014

Hamilton was the Electric Boat spokesman for more than eight years and before that a reporter at The Day for 18 years, much of that time covering the military beat. He was the father of three, husband to Kathryn Hamilton and very active in civic...

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Premium Content DEEP commissioner checks out sub base's state-funded boiler upgrade

 July 18, 2014

DEEP Commissioner Robert Klee toured the Naval Submarine Base New London Thursday to see where the base’s cleanup efforts stand and to get a closer look at the base’s new state-funded steam and hot water boiler.

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Premium Content High school students at robotics competition finding out if Coast Guard life floats their boat

 July 16, 2014

In the midst of 6 a.m. wake-up calls, eight-minute showers and all-you-can-eat meals, roughly 180 high school students are building radio-controlled vessels during one week at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

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Premium Content Groton Subvets getting act together

 July 16, 2014

The U.S. Submarine Veterans Groton Base has named a new commander to serve the remainder of former Cmdr. John Carcioppolo’s two-year term.

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Premium Content Campaign focuses on preventing identity theft among military members

 July 14, 2014

Military Consumer Protection Day aims to increase service members' and veterans' awareness about fraud, scams and managing finances.

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Premium Content VFW Post 3263 plans yard sale

 July 14, 2014

The Hugo A. Simonelli Post 3263, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 60 Stonington Road, Mystic, will hold its Ladies Auxiliary meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, July 14.

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Premium Content Westbrook Honor Guard seeks new members

 July 14, 2014

The Antique Veterans of the Connecticut Shoreline Inc., also known as The Westbrook Honor Guard, is seeking new members to participate in the rendering of military honors at the funerals of deceased veterans. The honor guard has been in...

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Army recruiter: Tattoo limits bring fewer - but better - new soldiers

 July 13, 2014

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 Enthusiasm greets new president at Three Rivers Community College

 July 11, 2014

Newly appointed Three Rivers Community College President Mary Ellen Jukoski had no trouble finding her designated parking space upon arriving for her first day on campus Monday.

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Premium Content Students get first-hand look at Electric Boat manufacturing

 July 10, 2014

About two dozen seventh and eighth graders from the region got a first-hand look Thursday at how Electric Boat shipyard workers manufacture components for the nation's nuclear submarine force.

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Premium Content Tribe dedicating fireworks to Coast Guard men, women, museum

 July 8, 2014

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 SeCTer receives $70K U.S. grant

 July 4, 2014

Norwich - U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, announced Thursday that a $70,000 federal economic development grant has been awarded to the Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region.

"This grant will help jump-start...

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Premium Content USS Virginia returns to Groton from surge deployment

 July 3, 2014

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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Former Pratt & Whitney engineer denied release in Iran documents case

 July 2, 2014

A federal judge has declined to release from prison a former defense contractor engineer charged with trying to ship sensitive military documents to Iran, agreeing with prosecutors that he's a flight risk.

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Premium Content Coast Guard Museum fundraising passes $1 million

 July 1, 2014

The fundraising effort to support the planning and construction of the National Coast Guard Museum in downtown New London has raised more than $1 million.

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Obama taps business executive to oversee troubled VA

 June 30, 2014

Seeking to turn around a troubled agency, President Barack Obama will nominate former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald to lead a Veterans Affairs department gripped by reports of treatment delays and cover-ups.

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Jury chosen in case of Coast Guard petty officer accused of rape in 2010

 June 29, 2014

Miami - A Coast Guard judge Friday empaneled a seven-member jury to hear a South Carolina rape case in Miami starting Monday that alleges a male petty officer sexually assaulted a female Air Force staff sergeant in 2010.

A lieutenant...

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New mission for old jets

 June 28, 2014

Two Air Force F-101 Voodoo planes make their last journey 74 feet deep into the Gulf of Mexico Friday to become artificial reefs about three nautical miles off the coast of Panama City Beach, Fla.

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Obama-ordered VA review finds 'significant and chronic' failures

 June 28, 2014

Washington - A review ordered by President Barack Obama of the troubled Veterans Affairs health care system concluded that medical care for veterans is beset by "significant and chronic system failures," substantially verifying problems...

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Premium Content Barging in at EB

 June 28, 2014

A forward hull section of a Virginia-class attack submarine is rolled off the barge onto the graving dock Friday at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton.

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Premium Content Evans takes command of U.S. Coast Guard research center

 June 27, 2014

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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