GROTON, Conn. – Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS San Juan (SSN 751), held a change of command ceremony aboard the historic ship USS Nautilus (SSN 571) at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Aug. 16.

PENSACOLA, Fla. - The Navy announced fiscal year (FY) 2020 General Military Training (GMT) requirements via Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 191/19, released Aug. 13.

MYSTIC, Conn. - Summer programs at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (DPNC) have begun and will continue through Aug. 31. These programs are for all ages to enjoy time in nature, whether as a family or individually. DPNC offers hikes, cooking, gardening, cooking programs and more. DPNC a…

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. - From Sept. 3 to Dec. 17, Wheeler Library in North Stonington invites community members to Family Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Family Storytime is for children under five and their grown-ups. Little ones and grown-ups will learn to love reading together as the…

GROTON, Conn. - The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and they can be reached at (860) 694-3383. E-mail is ffscnewlondon@navy.mil. Find them on Facebook at Fleet and Family Support Center New London.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Routine eye exams can help keep your vision strong. The National Eye Institute reports that a comprehensive eye exam can identify common vision problems and prevent diseases that may lead to vision loss or blindness. Tricare health plans may include an eye exam or other s…

PRESTON, Conn. - Scarecrows are making their way to the 14th annual Preston Scarecrow Festival, scheduled for Sept. 28. The free, community-wide event has become a much-anticipated visit for families throughout Southeastern Connecticut year after year.

MYSTIC, Conn. – The Mystic & Noank Library announces upcoming programs, and events as well as ongoing exhibits. For more information or to register, call (860) 536-7721 or visit www.mysticnoanklibrary.org.

NORWICH, Conn. - There is still time to enroll in a variety of non-credit training courses at Three Rivers Community College (TRCC). If you are interested in expanding your skills or changing career paths, take a class this fall. Registration is still open on the courses below. Whether you w…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - If you’re planning to travel overseas this summer, your Tricare coverage goes with you. However, the rules vary based on your sponsor status, your location, and your health plan. Familiarize yourself with your plan’s rules and these tips so you know what to do if you have…

GROTON, Conn. - The Friends of Fort Griswold will hold a candlelight ceremony commemorating the 1781 Battle of Groton Heights, Sept. 1 at Fort Griswold in Groton. The ceremony will be held inside the Fort at 6 p.m.

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station graduated Sailors from its first Information Systems Technician “A” school block learning stage of the Navy’s Ready Relevant Learning (RRL) pillar of Sailor 2025 initiative, Aug. 12.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Did you know that there’re more than 3,000 species of mosquitoes worldwide? Most cause nothing more than an itch. But three species bear most of the responsibility for the spread of certain serious diseases. Reduce your risk of getting these diseases by taking steps to pr…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - The school year is just around the corner. Make sure to send your child back to school with a healthy smile. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), “dental disease alone causes children to miss more than 51 million school hours each year.” Before the new scho…

DANIELSON, Conn. - Current and future students are encouraged to finalize their schedule for the fall semester at Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC). The Danielson campus and the Windham Technical High School location will provide enrollment assistance, Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. T…

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Now is the time to make sure your family is prepared in the event of a natural disaster as National Preparedness Month (NPM), recognized each September, is two weeks away. NPM provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year…

GROTON, Conn. – Naval Submarine Base New London (SUBASE) encourages all military and civilian personnel to prepare for the Environmental Management System (EMS) audit from 19-23 Aug.

WASHINGTON - Department of the Navy continues to direct Sailors and Marines not to use hemp-derived products in a message released Aug. 7.

To fully prepare your family for an emergency, create one or more emergency kits, well in advance of a crisis, that include enough supplies for at least three days. If you live in a disaster-prone area (hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), consider extending your capability to five days. Throug…

GROTON, Conn. - The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and they can be reached at (860) 694-3383. E-mail is ffscnewlondon@navy.mil. Find them on Facebook at Fleet and Family Support Center New London.

MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Navy Personnel Command (NPC) leaders announced Aug. 6 that they are expanding options and capabilities offered to further improve the Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move experience for Sailors and their families. This comes only a few weeks after the release of MyPCS M…

SOUTHEASTERN, Conn. – The Thames Valley Council for Community Action RSVP Coffeehouses invite veterans - both men and women of any age to meet, socialize, communicate and receive information regarding veterans benefits and services through state and federal agencies. There are coffeehouses i…

MYSTIC, Conn. - For the seventh year, Mystic Aquarium is proud to host an Evening for Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum, Aug. 22 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. This sensory sensitive evening is free for pre-registered families or groups with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory p…

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. - From Sept. 3 to Dec. 17, Wheeler Library in North Stonington invites community members to Family Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Family Storytime is for children under five and their grown-ups. Little ones and grown-ups will learn to love reading together as the…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - As summer draws to a close, it’s time to look ahead to the approaching school year. Preventive services, routine immunizations, and health screenings are the best ways to make sure your kids are healthy and ready to hit the books. Tricare covers many preventive health car…

MADISON, Conn. - The Cove 5K Race, Memorial Walk and Kids’ Fun Run will take place at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, on the beautifully refurbished new BURT paved trail, Oct. 20. The USATF Certified 5K Race will now take place on the BURT (100 percent off road) and run along the wa…

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GROTON, Conn. – Twenty-five expectant military spouses and service members assigned to Naval Submarine Base (SUBASE) New London and its tenant commands were honored with a group baby shower hosted by the March of Dimes at the Historic Ship Nautilus and Submarine Force Museum, July 23.

GROTON, Conn. – The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) held a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Submarine Base, New London in Groton, Connecticut, July 29.

GROTON, Conn. – The Groton Public Library invites everyone to Circle of Friends and Junior Friends events at the library. For more information, call (860) 441-6750.

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Sailors have an even wider array of opportunities to earn civilian certifications and licenses funded through Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-line (COOL) with a Navy policy update July 24.

NORFOLK - Now that we are two-thirds of the way through “101 Critical Days of Summer,” and much of the country bears through extreme heat conditions, the Naval Safety Center would like to remind you be smart about the heat. Whether you are deployed, in port, or off duty, Sailors must be mind…

MYSTIC, Conn. - Summer programs at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (DPNC) will continue through Aug. 31. These programs are for all ages to enjoy time in nature, whether as a family or individually. DPNC offers hikes, cooking, gardening, cooking programs and more. DPNC also participate…

GROTON, Conn. – The Groton Public Library offers technology classes every month. For more information, or to register for a class, call (860) 441-6750 or visit the online calendar at tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a.

GROTON, Conn. — Check out the Groton Public Library’s events for teens entering grades 6-12. Join us for art projects, gaming, and more! For more information, call Jessa Franco at (860) 441-6750.

GROTON, Conn. - The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and they can be reached at (860) 694-3383. E-mail is ffscnewlondon@navy.mil. Find them on Facebook at Fleet and Family Support Center New London.

GROTON, Conn. - Did you know you can stop by the Humana resource table at Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Groton to grab marketing materials while you are getting your scripts filled and get the latest information on the Tricare program? The Humana table will be in Groton: 13 and 15 from 1…