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July 13, 2019
Public Workshop in Groton to Address EB Housing, Transportation Needs
Consultants are wrapping up a study on regional housing, transit and transportation needs related to the continuing influx of Electric Boat employees. They’re calling on the public for input.

June 26, 2019
Departing Coast Guard Station New London Commander Recognized for Dedication to Her Crew
Lt. Nina McDonald relinquished command of Coast Guard Station New London to Lt. Robert Garris in a ceremony Wednesday at the station, situated on the Thames River in the Fort Trumbull neighborhood of the city.

June 10, 2019
Sikorsky Awarded $542 Million for 6 Presidential Helos
Lockheed Martin subsidiary Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. was awarded a $542 million to build six VH-92A Presidential Helicopters to mark the start of low-rate initial production, the Navy announced Monday.

June 10, 2019
$34B = Biggest Procurement In History As Lockheed, DoD Handshake Deal for 478 F-35s
The deal for hundreds of new F-35s will drive the cost per airplane below $80 million for the first time.

May 21, 2019
Electric Boat Receives Half-Billion-Dollar Award To Help Submarine Suppliers Expand
The Navy awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat nearly half a billion dollars to help shore up its submarine supplier base through equipment purchases and plant expansions.

May 21, 2019
New Development Commissioner Visits Norwich, New London, Groton
In a two-day tour of southeastern Connecticut, the state's newest Department of Economic and Community Development commissioner focused on growing cities, capitalizing on the state's natural assets and leveraging Opportunity Zone status.

May 7, 2019
Eagle, Once Again, to be Fixture on New London Waterfront
With the completion of a four-year, $29 million overhaul, the Coast Guard barque Eagle will once again be a fixture on the city's waterfront.

May 3, 2019
Whitescarver, ‘The Finisher,’ Turns Over Sub Base Command
Capt. Paul Whitescarver, on several occasions, has described himself as the finishing guy.

April 25, 2019
Study: Submarine Maintenance is Not More Expensive at Private Shipyards
An updated report comparing the cost of doing submarine maintenance at private versus public shipyards found the cost has been about the same between the two types of yards in recent years.

April 24, 2019
Coast Guard Academy Making Investments to Bolster Seamanship
Amid rough seas and thick fog, a group of Coast Guard Academy cadets are navigating Block Island Sound. A power boat and sailboat are converging just beyond them, and the cadets are debating whether to slow down or change course. They are tracking the vessels by radar and plotting their movements.

April 18, 2019
State of the Sub Base ‘Solid, Enduring,’ Outgoing Commanding Officer Says
The outgoing commanding officer of the Naval Submarine Base, Capt. Paul Whitescarver, said that with investment from the state, support from the community and the submarine's role in national security, the base is set up to have a "solid and enduring" footprint on the Thames River.

April 9, 2019
Work Begins to Assess Needs at Pier 7 at Fort Trumbull
Members of the Connecticut Port Authority say they are taking the first step to ensure Fort Trumbull State Park remains a tourist attraction and economic driver for the region.

April 8, 2019
With the US Navy’s Top Shipbuilding Priority on Deck, Red Flags Fly
On Capitol Hill for a breakfast talk in 2015, the chief of naval operations’ director of undersea warfare could not have been clearer.

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