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Naval Submarine Base New London Navy Gold Star Program Coordinator April Tischler serves as the master of ceremonies for the base’s inaugural Holiday Remembrance Tree event, Dec. 9. The ceremony was held to honor America’s fallen service members and their families and was closed to all but t…

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GROTON, Conn. – The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut (the Chamber) and multiple service clubs and organizations helped recognize Sailors assigned to Naval Submarine Base (SUBASE) New London and tenant commands, during four virtual award ceremonies for the Service Person of the Mont…

MYSTIC, Conn. - On the heels of the program’s success, Mystic Aquarium announced the extension of its full-day academic enrichment program. Since September, experienced educators have provided academic support and enrichment in a safe and fun learning environment for students in kindergarten…

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Chief Navy Diver Kenneth McCollum (right) and Navy Diver 1st Class Ryan Murphy (left) participate in a virtual ceremony to recognize Murphy as the Service Person of the Month (SPOM), Nov. 19. SPOM is organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut and the New London Rotary Club t…

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Chief Information Systems Technician (Submarine) Adam Kester presents Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Ariana Nash with a Service Person of the Month award plaque from the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut (the Chamber) and Waterford Rotary Club, Oct. 19. SPOM is a year-long…

WASHINGTON - On Nov. 17, the Defense Department (DOD) released the Holiday Season Guidance to Minimize Spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019, which supplements existing guidance in DOD Force Health Protection Supplements, military installation orders, and Combatant Command disease preventio…

Henry Lee, a Pearl Harbor survivor and U.S. Army veteran, renders honors in the USS Arizona Memorial shrine room as part of the 79th Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Day ceremony in Honolulu, Hawaii, Dec. 7. The theme of the 79th Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance ceremony, “Above and Beyond the Call,…

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SOUTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT - Ledge Light Health District will be hosting free flu clinics for area residents. Flu shots will be provided for adults 19 years and older. Flu Mist will be available to individuals 19 years and older who are healthy and not pregnant. All participants must wear a ma…

MYSTIC, Conn. - Mystic Aquarium is excited to announce the upcoming launch of ‘Animal Heroes,’ a one-of-a-kind monthly subscription box that will call on youth to give back to the planet. The Aquarium’s world-class educational programming and ARSOME Technology Group’s powerful immersive tech…

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WASHINGTON - Being away from family and friends during the holidays can be hard. Many people may be experiencing more stress than usual as the pandemic alters our holiday and travel plans this season. But that doesn’t mean the holidays are destined to be a disappointment this year. There are…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - The holidays can be a great time to reunite with family and friends, relax, and recharge. Of course, even during a typical holiday season, extra travel, shopping, entertaining, and memories of lost loved ones may cause stress. This year, the holidays during the COVID-19 p…

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MYSTIC, Conn. – The Mystic & Noank Library (MNL) announces upcoming programs offered virtually. You must call or visit the website, www.mysticnoanklibrary.org to register for these programs. You can find more resources, technology tutorials, and assistance on the Mystic & Noank Libra…

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GROTON, Conn. - The Groton Public Library is offering virtual programs for families and children. For more information about library programs or services, visit grotonpl.org. The Groton Public Library is located at 52 Newtown Road in Groton. All programs hosted by the Groton Public Library a…

DANIELSON, Conn. - Get to know Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC)! Learn about the great things happening at QVCC with our upcoming virtual information sessions. These virtual information sessions are designed to give prospective students a chance to learn more about the admissions pr…

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Chief Aviation Ordnanceman LaChanda E. Parker, a Recruit Division Commander (RDC) assigned to Officer Training Command Newport (OTCN), R.I., leads Officer Candidate School (OCS) class 16-20 students on a run during battle stations, Aug. 12. After completing battle stations, students enter th…

Officer Candidate School (OCS) class 04-21 students, at Officer Training Command Newport (OTCN), R.I., run 1.5 miles for their initial physical fitness assessment, Oct. 19. OCS morally, mentally, and physically develops civilians and fleet Sailors into newly commissioned officers and imbues …

Officer Candidate Gabriel Dabbs, an Officer Candidate School (OCS) student from a senior class, leads physical fitness instruction for OCS class 06-21 students during "First Friday" at Officer Training Command Newport (OTCN), R.I., Nov. 11. During “First Friday,” the newest class meets their…

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Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Jermere Jackson, from Selma, Alabama, rides a stationary bike for the cardio portion of a physical readiness test aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26), March 19, 2019. John P. Murtha is underway conducting routi…

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GROTON, Conn. – The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Oregon (SSN 793) welcomed Cmdr. Lacy Lodmell, a native of Malta, Mont., as its new commanding officer during a change of command ceremony at the Flasher World War II Memorial in Groton, Conn. Nov. 20.

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Ledge Light Health District will be hosting free flu clinics for area residents. Flu shots will be provided for adults 19 years and older. Flu Mist will be available to individuals 19 years and older who are healthy and not pregnant. All participants must wear a mask and practice social distancing.

NORFOLK, Va. - The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) is hiring for an array of diverse positions with varying work schedules among all six of its business lines. In addition to the full-time and hourly open positions, seasonal staffing is also in full-swing, with the goal to fill 600 po…

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BALTIMORE, Md. - The senior enlisted leader of the U.S. Transportation Command visited Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to see the newest testing the Defense Department is conducting to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 from personnel traveling from the United State…

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BETHESDA, Md. - Implementing best practice public health measures on their own among young adults may not be enough to prevent SARS-CoV-2 transmission, and additional actions, such as widespread and repeated testing, are recommended to reduce the risk of viral spread, according to research p…

WASHINGTON - The Department of Defense announced annual cost of living adjustments that will benefit military retirees and survivors during calendar year 2021, Nov. 12. Most military retirees will receive a 1.3 percent increase to their retired pay beginning with the pay they receive on Dec.…

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Each year on the third Thursday in November, the American Cancer Society sponsors the Great American Smokeout.