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The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Vermont (SSN 792) transits the Thames River while conducting routine operations, Oct. 15. Vermont operates under Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 4 based out of Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn.

Due to COVID-19 the annual Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Retiree Summit, Career Fair and MWR Showcase will be held virtually.  The webinar events are scheduled to take place during the first week of November with the following organizations providing presentations: Defense Finance and Accounting …

Capt. Marcus S. Larkin, MSC, USN, (left) Capt. Katharine K. Shobe, MSC, USN, (center) and HN Avery A. Cipriano SN, USN (right) of Naval Submarine Research Laboratory (NSMRL) prepare to cut a cake, Oct. 13, celebrating the Navy’s 245th Birthday. The central theme of this year’s celebration wa…

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WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Kenneth J. Braithwaite announced Oct. 13 that a future Guided-missile destroyer and Virginia-class attack submarine will be named USS John F. Lehman (DDG 137) and USS Barb (SSN 804).

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GROTON, Conn. - A Sailor assigned to Navy Information Operations Detachment (NIOD) Groton was recognized by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut (the Chamber) and Groton Rotary Club as the April Service Person of the Month (SPOM) for outstanding achievements and contributions to hi…

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GROTON, Conn. - Any child who will be 4 on or before Jan. 1, 2021 is encouraged to be screened for Pre-Kindergarten. The screening process is used to determine eligibility. Children scoring within a target range will be selected for the program.

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…a lobster, really? Lobsters never stop growing. They spend their lives in a continual cycle of developing and shedding their hard, inflexible shell to accommodate their expanding size. At each stage of growth, when they shed their confining, smaller shell, they are exposed and vulnerable, a…

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MYSTIC, Conn. - As communities around the world turn toward alternative energy solutions, Mystic Aquarium has unveiled a newly expanded exhibit that showcases a vast, largely untapped source of renewable energy: the ocean. From motion technology that converts the movement of waves, currents …

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. - The annual period when Tricare beneficiaries can enroll in or change health plans for the next year, is right around the corner. Take the time now to learn about your eligibility, fees, as well as health, dental, and vision plan options.

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DANIELSON, Conn. - The fall semester is in full-swing, but it is the right time to lock down a schedule for winter and spring at Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC). The winter intersession will be held completely online. It is a two week, accelerated term beginning Jan. 4. This is a g…

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Chief Culinary Specialist Marcos Oquiza, left, and Yeoman 3rd Class Jamir Williams, both assigned to Naval Air Facility Misawa, cut a cake during the 245th Navy Birthday celebration, Oct. 13, in Misawa, Japan. The cutting of the cake by the oldest and youngest crew members is a tradition tha…

GROTON, Conn. - October is Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Although preventing domestic abuse within our military community is something we strive to do year-round, this month provides a time for advocacy groups and community organizations to focus their efforts on bringing…

GROTON, Conn. - The Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton invites children entering grades 1-5 to a virtual monster cartooning workshop with Jason Deeble, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. Learn to draw spooky monsters just in time for Halloween! This event is free and registration is required. Call t…

NORFOLK, Va. - Through Nov. 25, NEX customers will pay no fees on newly opened layaways.

NORFOLK, Va. - U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) Command completed a migration, consolidation and modernization strategy of more than 400 official public-facing websites to the Defense Media Activity’s Department of Defense Public Web (DoDPW) web hosting and content management system, American Forces…

MYSTIC, Conn. — Mystic Seaport Museum celebrates fall and Halloween this year with Halloween Happenings, three family-friendly events spread over eight days, with the highlight being a Jack-o-Lantern Walk through the Museum grounds.

MECHANICSBURG, Penn. - “NAVSUP Postal personnel provide postal services all year long and are ready for the significant increase in holiday mail. Help us help you. Mail early, use Click-N-Ship to minimize time spent in line when mailing; and when packages arrive, pick up as soon as possible …

NORFOLK, Va. – Navy Exchange (NEX) customers can make post-holiday returns at any location worldwide through Jan. 23, 2021. This extended holiday return policy applies to original purchases made between Oct. 8 and Dec. 10, 2020, at any NEX or through myNavyExchange.com. Purchases made after …

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - By now, you’ve probably adjusted to life during COVID-19. Staying away from large gatherings and wearing a mask in public is the new normal. You’ve also learned how to safely access your TRICARE benefit. But now isn’t the time to let your guard down. These habits will be …

NORFOLK, Va. – Navy Exchange (NEX) customers once again have the opportunity to support the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society through the purchase of a $5 benefit ticket. This year, through Nov. 10, customers can purchase a $5 benefit ticket at select NEX locations. The purchase of the benefi…

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GROTON, Conn. - Naval Submarine Base (SUBASE) New London personnel rolled up their sleeves to save lives and support Connecticut’s American Red Cross Blood Services, during a base-wide blood drive, Oct. 5.

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GROTON, Conn. – Naval Submarine Base (SUBASE) New London honored service members who gave their lives and the grieving families they left behind, through a special ceremony held at the Historic Ship Nautilus (SSN 571) and Submarine Force Museum, Sept. 25, 2020.

MYSTIC, Conn. – The Mystic & Noank Library 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 Library's w…

The following facts are from the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. and American Cancer Society, which offer excellent resources to learn more about breast cancer.

Naval Submarine Base (SUBASE) New London Executive Officer Cmdr. Reginald Preston donates blood during an American Red Cross blood drive held at the Chaplain Center onboard the base, Oct. 5. Look for “Some SUBASE Good News” on the blood drive in next week’s Dolphin to learn more about the co…

CW Resources Supervisor, George Amar, (left) and CW Resources Lead Supervisor, Silvestri Borja, (right) congratulate Adam Boekman (center) who was recently selected CW Resources Employee of the Quarter 2020 for his hard work, dedication and commitment to the men and women who dine at the Cro…

WASHINGTON - The Navy command solely responsible for shore installation management and integration celebrated its 17th birthday Oct. 1.

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - Flu season is coming. In the United States, flu season usually starts in the fall and lasts through the winter. While influenza viruses circulate year-round, most flu activity peaks between December and February, but can last as late as May.

NORFOLK, Va. - The Labor Day weekend marked the culmination of the Navy’s annual 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign and reveals vigilance and awareness remain critical factors.

WASHINGTON – With the exceptionally high number of unpredictable events 2020 has yielded, relying on all preparedness resources the Navy has to offer is more important than ever.

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ATLANTIC OCEAN - U.S. Navy aircraft, surface ships and submarines participated in Exercise Black Widow 2020 in the North Atlantic Sept. 12-18.

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GROTON, Conn. –The Virginia-class submarine USS Indiana (SSN 789) returned from its maiden deployment to its homeport at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn. Sept. 25.

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GROTON, Conn. – The Family Housing Service Center (HSC) at Naval Submarine Base (SUBASE) New London has increased its COVID-19 mitigation measures, and all services are being conducted virtually. 

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, over 200 military installations from around the world participated in the Department of Defense Morale, Welfare and Recreation Summer Reading Program this year.

GROTON, Conn. - Maintaining a healthy family during a pandemic is every parent’s number one priority, yet it can be an extremely difficult goal to achieve. By now we are all familiar with the safety precautions that need to be practiced daily in order to reduce the spread of infection and tr…

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) has been named one of the 2020 Top 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style Inc. This is the ninth straight year NEXCOM has earned this recognition based upon its diverse workforce. Currently, 12 pe…

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - This past spring, Navy Exchange (NEX) customers had the opportunity to support the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) by purchasing $5 benefit tickets at NEX stores and online. Through the Navy Exchange Service Command’s (NEXCOM) NMCRS Benefit Ticket Spring Campai…

Sailors shift colors on board the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Toledo (SSN 769) at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn. Sept. 18. The flag raising was conducted to honor Cmdr. Joseph Pestar Jr., former Toledo sailor and retiring commanding officer of the Navy's Priority Materi…

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FARMINGTON, Conn. - The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations to prevent another blood shortage as hospitals resume surgical procedures and patient treatments that were temporarily paused earlier this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Newport News (SSN 750) arrives at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn. for a scheduled homeport shift August 31, 2020. Newport News and crew, previously homeported in Norfolk, Va., expects to complete a maintenance overhaul period and will join…

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FARMINGTON, Conn. - The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations to prevent another blood shortage as hospitals resume surgical procedures and patient treatments that were temporarily paused earlier this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.