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Upcoming and recent events:

  •       Council supports Yale NROTC conference in April 2024:
    • our state's only college Navy ROTC unit, at Yale, hosted their annual leadership and strategy conference on April 5 to 6, 2024 in New Haven.  The theme this year was "strategic partnerships and cooperation". Our Council was a key conference sponsor. For further details, click here.
  •      Brian Bill Memorial Golf and Dinner June 3, 2024, Darien CT:
    • the annual golf and dinner event in honor of local SEAL Brian Bill, who was killed in action 12 years ago in Afghanistan, will be held at the Woodway Country Club in Darien on June 3rd.  Proceeds go to the Norwich University scholarship in Brian's name.  He was a graduate of the local RDAC SEAL Candidate mentoring program supported by our Council.  For details, please click here.
  •        Council Dinner was held July 26th, 2022 with VADM Buck:
    • very successful dinner with sell-out crowd.  Thanks to all who attended. See event flyer here for details.
  •        Council welcomes members from other parts of CT:
    • Navy League top management decided to merge the dormant Councils located in Hartford, CT and New London, CT into our Council in mid-2020.  Thus our name was changed from the "Western Connecticut Council" to the "Connecticut Council".  
  •       Latest Council newsletter:
    • see October 2023 newsletter here. 
  •        Updates on our Council's two adopted Navy ships:
    • In March 2021, USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) completed her most recent 7 month overseas deployment. In May, the ship was chosen to receive the USS Arizona Memorial Trophy as most combat ready crew in the surface fleet. Congratulations!  
    • In July 2022, the ship changed homeports from Norfolk to Mayport, FL, where she entered drydock for the start of a year-long major refurbishment.  
    • The ship has more recently been involved in ops in the nearby Atlantic.
    • In May 2021, USS Connecticut (SSN 22) departed Bremerton homepost for a deployment to the northern and western Pacific. In July, the submarine made a brief stop in Yokosuka, Japan.
    • in early October 2021, the submarine hit an underwater sea mount in the South China Sea, returning to Guam with 11 injured crew members (none serious). We are again reminded of the dangers inherent in operating at (and under) sea.  
    • In July 2022, the Navy announced that the sub will be repaired at a Washington state shipyard and returned to active service.
    • On March 22, 2024, CDR Jonathan Baugh was relieved as CO in a Change of Command ceremony at the Undersea Museum in Keyport, Washington, by CDR Andrew Ra.
    • see more details of recent adopted ship news in our Helm newsletters here.
    • as always, we wish our adopted ships and their dedicated officers and crews well!
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