WASHINGTON - The Navy is accepting nominations for the 2020 Captain Joy Bright Hancock and Master Chief Anna Der-Vartanian Leadership Awards, as announced Dec. 18, 2019, in NAVADMIN 296/19.

FARMINGTON, Conn. — The American Red Cross currently has a critical need for blood donors of all blood types – especially type O – and platelet donors to make an appointment now to give and help replenish the blood supply after the holiday weeks. Right now, the Red Cross has less than a thre…

MYSTIC, Conn. - The Mystic & Noank Library is offering three different technology classes Mondays in February. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices, but we have limited laptops available to use for those who need them. Registration is required on our website, www.mystic…

WASHINGTON - The Navy is on track to hire more than half the existing number of housing staff to provide better support for families living in privatized Navy housing.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - The Tricare Pharmacy Program provides prescription drug coverage for all Tricare beneficiaries. There are several options for filling your prescriptions. They include military pharmacies, TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery, Tricare retail network pharmacies, and non-network p…

NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Community Coalition for Children is delighted to partner with The Garde Arts Center to sponsor 200 free tickets to “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. In order to help children thrive, Mr. Rogers also helped their parents meet the challenges in th…

WASHINGTON - Tax season can be a dreaded time of year for many people, but the Defense Department's (DOD) Military OneSource offers the MilTax program to ease filing stress for service members and their families.

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. - The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present a variety of musical performances this January and February, ranging from an interactive historical performance to an aural-visual collaboration between music and art. All events will be held in the F…

MYSTIC, Conn. - Join us for a gallery reception in the Mystic & Noank Library’s Ames Room, Feb. 6 from 6 to 7 p.m., with staff from the Indian & Colonial Research Center located in Old Mystic. They will introduce attendees to the research center, the work it does, its history, unique…

GROTON, Conn. - Fairview's Art of Chocolate, presented by Groton Utilities will celebrate its 6th anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 26. The event will be held, snow or shine, at the Mystic Marriott from 1 to 3 p.m., in hopes of raising funds to support Fairview’s unrestricted annual fund. Come sam…

MYSTIC, Conn. - Join the Mystic & Noank Library in welcoming and honoring their guest Endre (Andy Sarkany), a Holocaust survivor, for a talk about his life's experiences, Feb. 4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sarkany was born in Budapest, Hungary, and the building in which he lived was located insi…

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.

WASHINGTON - Beginning in 2020, the Navy’s Legalman (LN) community is expanding career opportunities for Sailors interested in cross-rating.

WASHINGTON - Sailors who are serving beyond 16 years and meet service-commitment eligibility criteria now retain the option to transfer GI Bill benefits to dependents as outlined in NAVADMIN 006/20 announced Jan. 10.

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Historic Ship Nautilus (SSN 571), the Navy's first nuclear powered submarine, sits pierside in Groton, Conn., on an unseasonably warm January day, Jan. 12. The region saw record-breaking highs in the 60's.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - If you’re newly enrolled in Tricare health or dental coverage, you’re in good company. You now have access to a global network of military and civilian providers. Learning about your health care coverage now will help you maximize your benefit and take command of your hea…

MYSTIC, Conn. — In conjunction with the exhibition “J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate,” now on display on the Museum’s Collins Gallery, Mystic Seaport Museum is hosting “Tea with Turner,” a weekly lecture series that features a lineup of prominent speakers who will explore the iconic arti…

GROTON, Conn. - The Groton Public Library offers events and programs for teens every month. For more information, or to register, call (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.

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - Commander, Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 7 held a change of command ceremony at the historic submarine piers of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Jan. 7.

WASHINGTON - The Department of the Navy (DON) released its new civilian human capital strategy, Jan. 9, charting the course for the development of its civilian workforce through the next decade and beyond as the Department positions itself to compete with other world-class organizations in t…

NEW LONDON, Conn. - The 2020 portion of the ECSO’s 19-20 season kicks off Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m., with a non-traditional pairing: The New London Big Band on the stage for the first time with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra (ECSO). Continuing the celebration of Music Director and Cond…

NORFOLK, Va. - Winter weather is here, and there will be a significant increase in traffic as people travel to various destinations to spend the holidays with family and friends. During this time of the year, the Naval Safety Center (NAVSAFECEN) reminds travelers to practice deliberate consi…

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LEDYARD, Conn. – A Sailor assigned to PCU Iowa (SSN 797) saved an elderly man’s life while volunteering as a firefighter responding to a call, July 9, 2019.

NEW LONDON, Conn. - On Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. in Leamy Concert Hall, the United States Coast Guard Band presents “A New Morning for the World,” a free performance highlighting the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrating Coast Guard history, the music of Duke Ellington, Scott Joplin, an…

MYSTIC, Conn. – The Mystic & Noank Library is introducing a new book club that asks the question, "What makes a good book good?" And we'll be asking it with books you can't yet get on shelves anywhere. Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) get sent from publishers to book sellers, librarians, ac…

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.

NORFOLK, Va. - If you don’t have to drive — don’t! But if you must, drive defensively and smart.

WASHINGTON - The Navy is seeking nominations for the 2019 Spirit of Hope (SOH) Award and the Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award (Department of Defense recipient), as outlined in NAVADMIN 295/19, released Dec. 18.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Tricare recently expanded coverage for beneficiaries who meet certain criteria. Coverage now includes: concurrent pediatric hospice and curative care, portable continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, and platelet rich plasma injections.

LEDYARD, Conn. – The Ledyard libraries announce upcoming activities and programs. For more information, call (860) 464-9912; register online at ledyard.lioninc.org.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Tricare is committed to improving preventive health care services for women. On Jan. 1, 2020, Tricare expands coverage for breast cancer screenings to include digital breast tomosynthesis, or 3-D mammography. Tricare will cover 3-D mammography as a preventive health care …

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Did you know your Tricare deductible and catastrophic cap reset every Jan. 1? As always, Tricare costs depend on who you are as well as your health plan (for example, Tricare Prime or Tricare Select). So take a few minutes to re-familiarize yourself with the deductible an…

NORWICH, Conn. – From registration to financial aid, testing to scheduling classes, Jan. 11 offers new and current students an opportunity for one-stop registration for the spring semester from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Three Rivers Community College in the A Wing.

FARMINGTON, Conn. — The American Red Cross currently has a critical need for blood donors of all blood types – especially type O – and platelet donors to make an appointment now to give and help replenish the blood supply after the holiday weeks. Right now, the Red Cross has less than a thre…