Blumenthal: National Guard's role in helping Connecticut combat election hacks should be model for country
“They’re making use of their private civilian expertise to safeguard our election and do a tremendous public service and that’s a model for the whole country,” the Connecticut senator said Friday at a news conference.
A week before the Munro was to deploy, a crew member tested positive for COVID-19. Through contact tracing, it was determined that 18 of the crew would have to quarantine. So the ship's commanding officer turned to the Coast Guard Academy.
The retention rate for Swab Summer was the highest it's been in recent years. Nine out of 265 cadets did not finish the training compared to the 15 to 20 who have dropped out each of the past few summers.
Michael Shafer, whose father and uncle died when the Thresher sank 57 years ago, said he hopes the planned release of the Navy's records related to the diasaster, prompted by a lawsuit, get him closer to the truth.
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