NORWICH, Conn. – Three Rivers Community College (TRCC) is hosting two special extended hour registration events to assist students with enrolling and registering for the Spring semester. Students can take advantage of evening hours, Dec. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. or speak to someone Dec. 5 from 9 a…

WASHINGTON - The Navy will offer limited, voluntary early separations with an eye to allowing Sailors in certain specialties the ability to transition to civilian life before completing their service obligations.

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…

WASHINGTON - W. Jordan Gillis, assistant secretary of defense for sustainment and the Defense Department's chief housing officer, is inviting DOD housing residents to participate in the department's annual housing satisfaction survey, which is scheduled to launch in December.

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…

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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WASHINGTON - The Navy will hold a single, six-month physical fitness assessment cycle during calendar year 2021, allowing the service to resume fitness testing while limiting Sailor exposure to COVID-19.

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…

WASHINGTON – On Nov. 5, the Department of Defense (DOD) announced a new training course is available for military first responders designed to help keep military families safe, support victims, and ensure that domestic violence is effectively recognized as a crime in cases including abuse, h…

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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.

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…

NORFOLK, Va. - Once again this year, Navy Exchange (NEX) locations will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, so customers as well as NEX associates can spend the day with loved ones.

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…

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…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Are you an active duty family member (ADFM) thinking about changing your Tricare health plan? If so, you can do so now. The Tricare Open Season—your chance to enroll or make changes to your health plan for next year—runs until Dec. 14. Looking for dental or vision coverag…

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.…

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

NORFOLK, Va. - Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic (SUBLANT)/Commander, Task Force (CTF) 114/Commander, Task Group (CTG) 114.4 turned over the reins of CTG 114.4 to Commander, Submarine Group 10 (SUBGRU-10), Nov. 9.

WASHINGTON - Many Sailors handle guns daily, often in the conduct of their jobs or duties. Strict rules put in place by the Navy for the handling, loading and discharge of firearms should not only be followed on duty, but anytime a firearm is in your hands.

NORFOLK, Va. - The Navy has given their Operational Risk Management (ORM) courses a facelift and I believe you will be pleased with the new look. Before getting frustrated with yet another mandatory general military training-type requirement, let me add first and foremost, that these are not…

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GROTON, Conn. – The Virginia-class submarine USS Colorado (SSN 788) hosted a prestigious award ceremony for its executive officer and Albuquerque, N.M. native, Lt. Cmdr. Jeremy Wheelis, at Naval Submarine Base New London, Oct. 20.

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.…

WASHINGTON – On Nov. 5, the Department of Defense (DOD) announced a new training course is available for military first responders designed to help keep military families safe, support victims, and ensure that domestic violence is effectively recognized as a crime in cases including abuse, h…

WASHINGTON - The new director of the Defense Department's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office hit the ground running after being in the field for many years and hearing firsthand service members' concerns about sexual assault and harassment.

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, many Connecticut families will be looking for help to enable them to sit down to a traditional holiday feast. Liberty Bank and 45 local Rotary Clubs are teaming up to make sure that everyone in central, eastern, and shoreline Connec…

WASHINGTON - The Navy has released the initial fiscal year 2021 Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) offerings and the trend is up. This latest update includes 78 newly eligible skillsets, meaning 5,220 more Sailors are now able to cash in at some level.

MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Fleet has shown some confusion regarding placing Sailors in a Restriction of Movement (ROM) status and how that affects leave.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Are you taking the necessary steps to protect your health this fall? With flu season here and the fight against COVID-19 ongoing, reducing the spread of the flu is more important than ever. The best way to do so is by getting a flu shot.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - You woke up with a sore throat and a headache. Could it be a mild cold, the flu, or COVID-19? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website can help you understand the differences and similarities between the flu and COVID-19. But when you need advice for any med…

STONINGTON, Conn. - Join the La Grua Center as they partner with the Stonington Garden Club to offer a virtual youth art workshop where you will create a holiday greens centerpiece. This workshop is free, but registration is required as space is limited. There will be two sessions Dec. 13, o…

NEWPORT, R.I. - A team of 14 Sailors from Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit (NMRTU) Groton in Newport, Rhode Island, conducted a pilot program to collect COVID-19 specimen samples for 165 Sailors preparing to deploy from Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn.

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.— In observance of National American Indian Heritage Month, celebrated each November, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), proudly announces the release of National American Indian Heritage set of three posters and artwork available for down…

NORWICH, Conn. - Three Rivers Community College (TRCC) is holding a Week-Long Virtual Open House for prospective students of all ages to attend from the safety of their homes. This event is an opportunity to learn more about TRCC and the flexible, affordable college education it offers. The …

NORWICH, Conn. - Registration has begun for the Winter Session at Three Rivers Community College (TRCC). Courses fill quickly so early registration is encouraged. Winter Session classes run from Dec. 29 to Jan. 19, enabling students to earn three or four credits in just three weeks.