Local veterans are remembering the late retired Vice Adm. Edward A. “Al” Burkhalter Jr., among the first to serve on nuclear-powered submarines, as a well-liked leader who looked out for even the most junior of sailors.
The coronavirus forced changes to the first day at the academy, which is usually filled with upperclassmen shouting commands as the new cadets, known as swabs, get haircuts and uniforms and go through drill practice.
In their separate versions of the annual defense policy bill for fiscal year 2021, a House proposal fully funds the construction of two Virginia-class attack submarines whereas a Senate proposal does not.
Connecticut College and the University of Connecticut are calling for a reversal of a federal directive that says international students pursuing their studies exclusively online cannot remain in the United States.
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