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January 15, 2015
Electric Boat Expects To Hire 600 Locally
The president of Electric Boat said Thursday that the company “has a very robust future” in front of it.

January 15, 2015
Electric Boat Faces Challenge Of Replenishing Skilled, But Senior, Work Force
General Dynamics Electric Boat President Jeffrey S. Geiger sounded a note of cautious optimism Thursday in meetings with elected officials from Rhode Island and Connecticut, the two principal states in which the nuclear submarine builder has facilities.

January 12, 2015
Navy Turns To More Private Contractors For Submarine Maintenance
With U.S. attack submarines sidelined by extended delays at government shipyards, the Navy is turning to private companies to perform more of the maintenance work on the nuclear-powered vessels.

January 11, 2015
Defense Officials Signal Intention to Request New BRAC Round
Comments last week by two senior DOD officials provided a relatively strong indication the Obama administration once more will ask Congress for permission to conduct another round of base closures when it submits its fiscal 2016 budget request next month.

January 7, 2015
Pentagon Mulls How to Fund Submarines And 300-Ship Fleet
Congress has created a special fund to help the Navy build its next generation nuclear submarine fleet while rebuilding back to a 300-ship fleet, but Navy and Pentagon officials are now trying to find the dollars to supply that special funding line, said Navy acquisition chief Sean Stackley.

December 19, 2014
No Draft Required: States Increasingly Volunteer to Support Military Installations, ADC Report Reveals
State support for military installations has grown steadily over the past two decades, marked by a sharp increase in the number of states forming organizations dedicated to the preservation and promotion of their bases, along with an expansion in the amount and kinds of support invested, according to a new report from the Association of Defense Communities.

December 18, 2014
Courtney: Ohio-class Submarine Replacement Program Going as Planned
A separate fund - outside of the Navy's shipbuilding budget - that would support the Navy's new nuclear missile submarines is expected to receive the green light when the president signs the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act into law, which is expected to occur in the coming days.

December 12, 2014
Sale of Union Station is near on behalf of Coast Guard Museum group

The Coast Guard Museum Association and the owners of Union Station appear to be close to a deal in which a third party investor would buy the station on behalf of the association.

December 9, 2014
New London Plans to (Heart) Coast Guard Even More During Celebration Next Summer

Whether it is the barque Eagle tied up at City Pier, the "NL (heart) USCG" signs that dot downtown storefront windows or uniformed service members strolling along Waterfront Park, the Coast Guard is a constant presence in New London.

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