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Freeze, Burn, Shake: Extreme Testing Ensures Satellite Equipment Will Withstand Space

Protecting the military’s most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.

11/10/2014

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Sub School Commander: Navy Needs To Adapt Training For Young Recruits

The commanding officer of Groton’s submarine school says the Navy is looking for ways to adapt its training for millennials.

09/26/2014

GROTON, Conn. (Feb. 13, 2014) Attack submarine USS Virginia (SSN 774) arrives at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., after completing a scheduled six-month overseas deployment in the European operating region. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Timothy Hawkins/Released)

Next Virginia-Class Sub Will Be Named Vermont

U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says construction of the nuclear submarine USS Vermont should begin in about a year and construction should be completed before the end of the decade.

09/18/2014

Rendering of UH 60 M Blackhawk Helicopter (Courtesy Sikorsky Aircraft)

Suit Blames Sikorsky For January Black Hawk Crash

A lawsuit filed Monday blames civilian makers of an Army Black Hawk helicopter for a fatal crash in Georgia eight months ago, saying manufactures failed to install a tiny part that caused the tail rotor to malfunction and sent the aircraft spinning out of control.

09/08/2014

Chuck Hagel (Rob Griffith/Pool/Getty Images)

Defense Secretary Meets With Region’s Defense Industry

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told defense industry leaders in Rhode Island Wednesday that if the U-S defense industry doesn’t maintain its edge, American troops could face advanced weapons and technologies on the battlefield that will put their lives at risk.

09/03/2014

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RI Lawmaker Opposes Expanding US Bombings In Iraq

Rhode Island U.S. Rep. David Cicilline says he is opposed to the United States expanding involvement in the conflict in Iraq

08/09/2014

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New Military Reserve Center To Open In Danbury

A new $35 million Armed Forces Reserve Center is opening in Danbury.

05/24/2014

Newly commissioned officers remove their epulettes during a graduation ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. (Getty Images)

Coast Guard Cadet Accused Of Improperly Touching Classmate

Cadet broke into classmates room and touched her leg, says government attorney.

04/02/2014

Senator Chris Murphy (Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images)

Murphy Calls For Economic Sanctions Against Russia

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is calling for economic sanctions against Russia in response to its military presence in Crimea.

03/02/2014

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Hagel’s Plan To Trim Military Will Include More Base Closings

Nearly ten years after Connecticut coordinated support to fight proposed closure of the New London submarine base, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is proposing another round of base closings.

02/24/2014

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