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GROTON, Conn.- This year marks 40 years of service delivery by Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) professionals from the first program of information and referral in Norfolk, to the most recent addition of the Sailor Assistance for Life (SAIL) program at 81 operating FFSCs around the wor…

GROTON, Conn. – The University of Connecticut Avery Point invites all local residents and their dogs to campus, Sept. 27 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. to meet two new members of its campus community – Sergeant Justin Cheney and Officer Tildy, a three-year old yellow lab/golden retriever mix. The ev…

GROTON, Conn. - The Retired Activities Office at Naval Submarine Base New London will sponsor the annual Military Retiree Appreciation Seminar, Oct. 19. The seminar will take place in the Dealey Center Theater from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

MYSTIC, Conn. - The Connecticut Songwriters Association (CSA), now celebrating its 40th year, presents an educational workshop for anyone interested in Songwriting and the Music Business.

GROTON, Conn. - Groton Congregational Church will host its monthly Songwriter Showcase and Open Mic series, Sept. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. This a family-friendly forum for new and established singer-songwriters to present their original music. Each month presents a featured artist, and an open mi…

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Sailors whose plans for this fall include taking college courses, should act now to select courses and apply for Tuition Assistance (TA) and Navy College Program for Afloat College Education Distance Learning (NCPACE DL) funding.

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.

PENSACOLA, Fla. - The Final Multiple Score (FMS) Calculator app is ready for download after undergoing a redesign that complements the MyNavy Portal FMS Calculator. The app, which calculates projected FMS for E-3 through E-6 Sailors who are eligible for advancement to paygrades E-4 through E…

MYSTIC, Conn. – The Mystic & Noank Library will be presenting a fascinating three-part DNA series led by Dr. Robert Spencer during the month of October. Dr. Spencer, a retired scientist from Pfizer, had a lingering question in his own ancestry. He did a DNA test in 2017 and has since got…

FARMINGTON, Conn. — The school bells will be calling students back to the classroom soon and the American Red Cross wants to make sure your student is safe as they head back to school for the upcoming year.

Sailors participate in the Navy-wide advancement exam in Morton Hall Gymnasium onboard Naval Submarine Base New London, Sept. 5. Additional advancement exams will be given in the gym, Sept. 12 and 19.

WASHINGTON - Achieving your personal financial goals is not easy, but the Navy is helping Sailors and their families with the updated release of MyNavy Financial Literacy app, Aug. 26. The app is part of Sailor 2025, the Navy’s program to empower Sailors by providing them the necessary tools…

WASHINGTON - Suicide decimates not only families, but also military units, a senior Defense Department official said at the 2019 Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense Suicide Prevention Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

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. - Separating from active duty can be a busy time. And easing back into civilian life may require a transitional health plan. Leaving active duty is a Tricare Qualifying Life Event (QLE). During this time, you have 90 days from your separation date to change to another healt…

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

GROTON, Conn. – The Groton Public Library announces September activities for children and families. For more information, call (860) 441-6750.

GROTON, Conn. – The Groton Public Library will host Job Seekers workshops in September. For more information, or to register for a workshop, call (860) 441-6750 or visit the online calendar at tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a.

GROTON, Conn. - The Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton announces September programs. For more information, call (860) 445-0392.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Sixteen hospital corpsmen from across the Navy graduated from Navy Medicine’s Hospital Corpsman Trauma Training program on Aug. 29 at Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville. This is the second evolution at NH Jacksonville, the Navy’s second site to host the program.

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Bobby Brown, President of the Naval Submarine Base New London Dolphin Golf Club, presents a trophy to the B Flight winner, Steve Moffitt, at the annual Goose Run Open Golf Championship, Aug. 17.

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Military families pick out free school supplies during Operation Homefront’s Back-to-School Backpack Brigade event, Aug. 21. The event is held annually across the nation and provides free donated school items to military children.

Due to improvements to the Naval Submarine Base New London Main Gate, the gate will be closed from Aug. 31 to Sept. 9. Base patrons are to enter the base via Gate 5 (Hospital Gate) or Gate 7 (Commercial Gate) during this 10-day closure.

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…