Navy deployments changing as part of larger military strategy

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Dallas (SSN 700) returns to the U.S. Navy Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., on Nov. 25, 2013, following a six-month deployment. The Navy is changing the way its ships are deployed to be more responsive to events happening around the globe. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The new concept is called "dynamic force employment," and the idea is to keep adversaries guessing about how the American military operates and where.

Submarine Vermont to be christened Saturday at Electric Boat

The ship's sponsor, Gloria Valdez, a retired Navy official, will christen the submarine by breaking a bottle of sparkling wine from the state of Vermont across its bow.

Relatives of Wahoo skipper gather to remember anniversary of sinking

Command Master Chief Raj Sodhi, right, takes a photo with Edwina Morton Thirsher, daughter of Commander Dudley Morton, at the start of a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the sinking of Morton's submarine, the USS Wahoo (SS-238) Thursday, October 11, 2018 in Morton Hall on the submarine base in Groton. Thirsher, eulogized her father during the ceremony.  The Wahoo was sunk by Japanese forces in the Sea of Japan on October 11, 1943 while on Morton's seventh war patrol.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Mush Morton and the Wahoo were responsible for sinking 19 cargo and transport ships for a combined total of 55,000 tons, making it the “highest scoring" sub in World War II.

Fifth annual 'Meet Your Navy' event to happen Monday in Groton

Various exhibits will include Navy diver equipment, Subase Fire Department, Navy communications and cryptologic equipment, knot tying station and drill team presentations.

New Coast Guard Academy lab to train cybersecurity officers

Technicians set up the new cyber lab in McAllister Hall at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Starting this year, the academy is offering a major in cybersecurity.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

This year, the academy started offering a new major in cyber systems.

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Bibliophile heaven in Norwich

Melissa Jenkins, left, of Norwich and Charlotte Rogers of North Franklin select books from the shelves at the semiannual Friends of Otis Library Book Sale on its opening day Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Book fans search for bargains at the semiannual Friends of Otis Library Book Sale.

The first Mystic Film Festival showcases movies, discussions

Actor Thomas McCormick, center, of Easton, Mass., and his parents, John and Tracy McCormick of Tonopah, Nev., listen to instructions from Shona Nilsson, promotions director for 102.3 The Wolf, while having their picture taken Thursday, Oct.18, 2018, on the red carpet opening night of the Mystic Film Festival at the Mystic Luxury Cinemas located at Olde Mistick Village. Thomas McCormick is starring in the movie

The fest, which started Thursday and runs through Sunday, was created by Shareen Anderson, a filmmaker who is based in Manhattan and lives part-time in Mystic.

Candidates for East Lyme, Salem House seat differ on tolls and tax proposals

Democrat Hugh McKenney and incumbent Republican state Rep. Holly Cheeseman, seen in this composite image, are vying for the 37th District House seat.

Republican state Rep. Holly Cheeseman and her opponent for the House, Hugh McKenney, have distinct positions on tolls and other proposed taxes.

Ledyard charter revision on November ballot

Alongside selecting state representatives and senators, residents will be voting whether to approve a new set of charter revisions when they take to the polls Nov. 6.

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Five minutes or five hours, $12 to park in Mystic

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Democratic Sen. Warren, GOP challenger clash in debate

Massachusetts Senate candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren, left, and her opponent State Rep. Geoff Diehl shake hands before a debate in Boston, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her Republican challenger, state Rep. Geoff Diehl, have clashed in their first debate on everything from tax cuts to immigration to Warren's release of a DNA test

Police reforms have NYC officers handing out business cards

New York City Police Department officers confer in New York's Times Square, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. New reforms aimed at improving police interactions in New York City include requirements that officers hand out their business cards to people they stop and explain why law enforcement activity is taking place. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

New reforms aimed at improving police interactions in New York City include requirements that officers hand out their business cards to people they stop and explain why law enforcement activity is taking place