KITTERY, Maine - First of its class, attack submarine USS Virginia (SSN 774) welcomed a new commanding officer during a change of command ceremony, June 7.

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Naval Submarine Base (SUBASE) New London Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Moore waves from a SUBASE firetruck during an Independence Day parade. The parade, held on Connecticut Route 12, commemorated the anniversary of American independence from Great Britain and featured members of the communi…

MYSTIC, Conn. - The Mystic & Noank Library announces July activities. For more information, or to register for an activity, sign up via www.mysticnnoanklibrary.org or call (860) 536-7721 for assistance.

GROTON, Conn. - For 40 years, the Fleet and Family Support Program (FFSP) has supported the individual Sailor and family readiness, as well as the adaptation to life in the Navy for service members and their families. Shauna Turner, Director of Navy Family Readiness Programs at Commander, Na…

GROTON, Conn. – The Groton Public Library announces adult programs for the month of July. For more information, call (860) 441-6750.

GROTON, Conn. – Veterans of the submarine USS Sea Owl (SS 405) and family members met at Naval Submarine Base (SUBASE) New London for a reunion and tour of the base, June 8.

WASHINGTON - Veterans who were exposed to radiation in the military between 1945 and 1992 are eligible to apply for the newly created Atomic Veterans Service Certificate signed by Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan.

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. - Election of officers for Fleet Reserve Association Branch 20 was conducted at the June 20 meeting with the following officers being installed: President, John Sullivan; Vice President, Billy Kitchens; Secretary, Joyce Harris; and Treasurer, Michael Lopeman. The following ship…

GROTON, Conn. - Three Rivers Community College (TRCC) is offering fall classes on Naval Submarine Base (SUBASE) New London from Aug. 27 to Dec. 15. Classes are: Public Speaking (Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m.) and English Composition (Mondays from 6 to 8:45 p.m.). Each class is three credit…

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

Mitchell Bolieau (right) receives the CW Resources Employee of the Year for 2019-2020 plaque from David Oko, CW Resources Project Manager, during a recent award ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London's Cross Hall Galley. Mitchell was noted for his hard work and dedication while servicin…

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TAMPA BAY, Fla. - U.S. Special Operations Command hosted the 2019 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games June 21-30 in Tampa Bay, Florida. Approximately 300 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans participated in the competition. The athletes represented the United States Ar…

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 or to register for an activity, call (860) 441-6750.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Summer is when you and your family may fulfill new orders and move to a new duty station. If you move this summer, don’t forget to update your information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). Being able to use Tricare depends on keeping DEERS up…

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Sailors eligible for advancement to paygrades E-4/5/6/7 can now complete their Professional Military Knowledge Eligibility Exam (PMK-EE) requirements anytime, anywhere in the world, through a self-service app announced in NAVADMIN 140/19, June 26.

WASHINGTON - As part of ongoing Navy Family Framework efforts to expand and improve the experience for spouses, Navy announced Sailors may be reimbursed up to $500 for state licensure and certification costs of a spouse arising from relocation to another state due to a permanent change of st…

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. – The Groton Public Library announces technology classes for the month of July. For more information, or to register, call (860) 441-6750 or visit the online calendar at tinyurl.com/yat4kj3a.

GROTON, Conn. – The Groton Public Library announces Circle of Friends events and activities for the month of July. For more information, call the library at (860) 441-6750 or visit grotonpl.org.

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Riders on the water taxi service offered by the Thames River Heritage Park (TRHP) will now be able to continue their journey on land to historically significant sites courtesy of a free Groton bus shuttle, thanks in part from the support of the Submarine Force Museum Asso…

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CROMWELL, Conn. - Despite mother nature’s rain showers, 26 new mothers and soon-to-be mothers from Naval Submarine Base New London (SUBASE) and its tenant commands were celebrated at group baby shower hosted by Professional Golf Association (PGA) Travelers Championship at the Tournament Play…

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.<EP>Call the C…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Summer is here, and that means sunny weather is here to stay. Soaking up the sun is one of the best parts about summer. However, make sure to protect your skin when enjoying the sun-filled days ahead. Too much unprotected exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can ca…

GROTON, Conn. - The Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Mid-Atlantic (MIDLANT) Detachment Groton Legal Assistance office is available for legal readiness command visits and presentations of legal readiness briefs. RLSO is available for site visits for powers of attorney, will intakes and executions.

WASHINGTON - Navy announced changes to Tuition Assistance (TA) and Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE) program management May 21, in NAVADMIN 114/19.

WASHINGTON - The Navy updated the Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) award plan for Active Component and Full Time Support Sailors and announced the continuation of an incentivized performance program in NAVADMIN 129/19, released June 11.

GROTON, Conn. – The Groton Public Library announces activities for families and children for the month of July. For more information or to register, call (860) 441-6750 or go to https://tinyurl.com/y5y2dxh3.

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…

LEDYARD, Conn. – The Ledyard Libraries announce upcoming events. For more information, call Nancy Brewer at (860) 464-9912.

GROTON, Conn. - The Bill Memorial Library, in the City of Groton, announces activities for children and teens. For more information or to register, call the library at (860) 445-0392.

Information Systems Technician 1st Class Ryan Andrews, a 2006 Noble High School graduate and a native of North Berwick, Maine, currently serves as an instructor at Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Virginia Beach Learning Site Groton, Conn. Information Warfare Training Command Virg…

North Lake is now open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily! WIBIT reservations are taken from 11 to 11:50 a.m. (available by request for $100). To use the WIBIT you must be at least 7 years old and 45 inches tall. Cost is $2 per person for 20 minutes. Children ages 7-9, must go on with a parent unless t…

GROTON, Conn. – The Fleet Reserve Association Branch and Unit 20 will hold their regular monthly meetings at 6 p.m., tonight, at the Branch Home, 242 Thames St. in Groton. Unit 20 will meet in the Club area and Branch 20 will meet on the second deck. All members in good standing are encourag…

WATERFORD, Conn. – A Sailor assigned to Naval Submarine Base (SUBASE) New London’s Security Department was recognized for his contributions to the local community by being honored as June’s Service Person of the Month (SPOM), June 17.

SOUTHEASTERN, Conn. – The beginning of summer vacation doesn’t mean we stop learning. Summer reading programs at libraries throughout southeastern Connecticut are kicking off their summer reading program, "A Universe of Stories" in the coming days. See below for all of the different librarie…

MYSTIC, Conn. - This concert series is generously sponsored by the family of long-time Mystic residents Agnes and Carl Roode in their memory. Join us to celebrate their love of music. All concerts will begin at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) and will be held upstairs in the Spicer Reading …

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - The United States is currently experiencing the highest number of measles cases since 1994. Here are answers to some of the more frequently asked questions about measles in the Department of Defense: