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November 17, 2014
Pentagon Will Request a New BRAC Round in FY’16 Budget, Hagel Indicates

During multiple stops this weekend, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel underscored the need for a new BRAC round as one way for the Defense Department to mitigate the fiscal constraints imposed by the Budget Control Act spending caps.

November 13, 2014
Navy Flying: No More Tricky Landings?

ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER NIMITZ – For the past 10 days, four Navy test pilots have done what no aviator has done before: Fly the new F-35 jet fighter on and off an aircraft carrier.

November 12, 2014
UConn Honors Veterans

UConn honored its current and retired military members during the Veteran’s Day Ceremony on the Great Lawn in front of the Wilbur Cross building Monday.

November 2, 2014
Library Goes ‘Full Speed’ Ahead on EB History Project

The 1960s was a time of huge social and political upheaval. There was a counterculture revolution among youth, the assassination of President Kennedy, the civil rights movement, organized labor strikes. There also was the escalation of the Cold War and the Cuban missile crisis, which had a big impact in southeastern Connecticut where Groton's Electric Boat Company, a division of General Dynamics, played a crucial role as a submarine manufacturer.

October 30, 2014
Pratt, Pentagon Agree on 8th F-35 Engine Lot

The Pentagon has signed an agreement with Pratt & Whitney for the eighth lot of F135 engines to power the F-35 joint strike fighter.

October 26, 2014
The USS North Dakota, A $2.6-Billion Attack Submarine, Is Commissioned

A large crowd and a warm October Saturday morning welcomed the Navy’s most advanced attack submarine, USS North Dakota, and its crew into Navy history.

October 23, 2014
Virginia Subs to Get Berthing Changes for Female Crew

Sub designers are puzzling out how to fit enlisted women into the berthings on the Virginia-class attack submarines already in the force.

October 23, 2014
Run Silent, Run Scared: ‘A Crucial Year’ For Navy’s New Nuke Sub
“No one should be sleeping comfortably at night,” Rear Adm. Dave Johnson warned Navy submariners and contractors today. For the fleet’s top priority program, the replacement for the aging Ohio-class nuclear missile submarine, fiscal 2015 “is a crucial year,” the Program Executive Officer for all submarine programs said this morning.

October 23, 2014
Exclusive: Lockheed, Pentagon reach $4 billion deal for more F-35 jets
Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) and U.S. defense officials have reached agreement on the terms of a contract worth about $4 billion for an eighth batch of 43 F-35 fighter jets, sources familiar with the deal said on Thursday.

October 20, 2014
East Lyme to make study of Stones Ranch Military Reservation
The Board of Selectmen will move forward with a land-use study of the Stones Ranch Military Reservation and its surrounding area.

October 17, 2014
Groton seeks submarine artifacts of decommissioned USS Groton
Groton is hoping to take custody of the sail, upper rudder and other parts of its namesake nuclear attack submarine, which was decommissioned in 1997.

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