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November 20, 2015
New Manufacturing Facility To Support Ohio-Class Replacement Program In Quonset Point
A new 184,000-square-foot "one of a kind" facility at Electric Boat's Quonset Point site will turn out the missile section and hull cylinders that will be part of the next generation of ballistic missile submarines.

November 6, 2015
Ohio-class Replacement Submarine Colors All Shipbuilding Efforts For U.S. Navy
How the U.S. funds its next ballistic missile submarine fleet will set the tone for all other shipbuilding programs in coming years, says Michael Petters, CEO for Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), the U.S. Navy’s top shipbuilder.

November 5, 2015
House Passes Revised Defense Policy Bill, Rejects New BRAC Round
The U.S. House on Thursday passed a revised version of the annual defense policy bill that includes strong support for submarine development and construction in Connecticut, a slight bump in pay for service members and rejects the Obama administration's request for a new Base Realignment and Closure round in 2017. 

November 5, 2015
New Sub USS Massachusetts Critical To Growing Fleet
This weekend, the Navy will formally announce that the newest Virginia Class nuclear attack submarine will bear the name USS Massachusetts (SSN 798). A ship’s naming is the first milestone in bringing it to life, and this new vessel continues the long tradition of strong connection between the people of Massachusetts, the sea, and the US Navy.

October 28, 2015
CH-53K Helicopter Achieves First Flight
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., announced in an Oct. 27 release the successful first flight of the U.S. Marine Corps’ CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter prototype, known as Engineering Development Model-1 (EDM-1). The 30-minute flight signals the beginning of a 2,000-hour flight test program using four test aircraft.

October 25, 2015
Submariners On New 24-Hour Watch Schedule
While deployed for six months, the crew of the recently returned USS Providence was on a 24-hour schedule, meaning sailors, generally speaking, stood watch and were able to go to bed at the same time every day, a stark contrast from submarine deployments in the past.

October 23, 2015
Navy Moving On New Nuclear Sub EB Hopes To Build
The defense budget is in flux, but the Navy is moving forward on plans for a new missile-firing nuclear submarine that Electric Boat hopes to build in partnership with Newport News Shipbuilding.

October 23, 2015
Arctic Nations Group To Meet Next Week At U.S. Coast Guard Academy
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is hosting a gathering of nations with a stake in the Arctic next week to work on improving maritime cooperation in the region.

October 19, 2015
Connecticut's Submarine Century
This weekend we reached an important milestone in United States submarine history - the centennial of the first submarines to be assigned homeport in Groton and the beginning of what would become Naval Submarine Base New London and the Naval Submarine School. Groton, known to many as "The Submarine Capital of the World," holds a special place in the heart of U.S. submariners, as it is the professional birthplace of our submarine officers and most of the submarine crews.

October 18, 2015
First Seven Submarines Arrived In Groton A Century Ago
The crowds lining both banks of the Thames River had seen plenty of ships entering New London Harbor, but never anything quite like this.

October 17, 2015
Navy, Local Officials Kick Off Sub Century
At 377 feet long, the nuclear-powered attack submarine that made its way up the Thames River Friday afternoon dwarfed those that came nearly 100 years before it.

October 17, 2015
F-35 Completes Carrier Tests Aboard The Ike
Across the board success was how the test pilots scored the second carrier testing run for the Navy's F-35C Joint Strike Fighter, which wrapped up Oct. 9 aboard the carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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