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  • This image taken Oct. 3 from video provided by National Transportation Safety Board shows damage from a World War II-era B-17 bomber plane that crashed Oct. 2 at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. (NTSB via AP)
    Fuel contaminants ruled out in fatal B-17 crash, NTSB report says

    The weather was calm and clear at the time of a deadly B-17 crash at a Connecticut airport, and tests on the airplane’s fuel did not turn up any sign of debris or contamination, federal investigators said Tuesday.

  • Cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., take part in the Academy Homecoming Weekend Corps of Cadets Regimental Review, Oct. 12, 2018. (3rd Class Cadet Jordan Park/Coast Guard)
    Racial bias probed at Coast Guard Academy

    The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general is investigating allegations of racial discrimination at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and inadequate follow-up by the school’s leadership, the agency said Thursday.

  • U.S. Coast Guard swabs hold cadet handbooks as they assemble before swearing-in ceremonies, Monday, June 27, 2016, at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, in New London, Conn. Forty years after military service academies opened their doors to women, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy is marking the milestone Monday at its annual reporting-in day, when it welcomes a class with a record 38 percent female cadets. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
    Coast Guard Academy sets record for female enrollment

    Forty years after military service academies opened their doors to women, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy marked the milestone at a ceremony Monday as it welcomes a class with a record 38 percent of female cadets.

  • In this Feb. 6, 2016 photo provided by Connecticut College, the men's hockey team lines for a game against Tufts, wearing a special patch to mark the fifth annual Green Dot hockey game, on the campus in New London, Conn. The U.S. Air Force visited the college in March to get an up-close look at a school that has been using the Green Dot program to stem sexual assault, a problem that has been the target of crackdowns in recent years in higher education and the armed forces. The Air Force is introducing the program at all installations across the service. (Bob MacDonnell/Connecticut College via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
    Military takes cues from colleges for sex assault prevention

    As the Air Force prepared to roll out a new sexual assault prevention strategy, it sent a delegation to Connecticut College, a small liberal arts school that introduced the same program several years earlier.

  • In this Jan. 9, 2008 photo released by the U.S. Navy, tThe Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming approaches Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga. Nuclear-armed U.S. submarines that went more than a decade without calling on foreign ports in part because of post-Sept. 11 security concerns are once again visiting other countries, a shift intended to underscore their global presence and lift sailor morale. A stop in September 2015 by USS Wyoming in the United Kingdom was the first of what are expected to be occasional visits to foreign ports. (Lt. Rebecca Rebarich/U.S. Navy via AP)
    Port visits resume for nuclear-armed Navy subs

    Nuclear-armed U.S. submarines that went more than a decade without calling on foreign ports in part because of post-Sept. 11 security concerns are once again visiting other countries, a shift intended to underscore their global presence and lift sailor morale.

  • Navy submarine force increases stress-management services

    The U.S. Navy's elite submarine force is stepping up stress-management services for its sailors, responding in part to elevated numbers of unexpected dropouts among younger service members.