So, You’re New to Submarine Life. Here Are 10 Things You Should Know

So, You’re New to Submarine Life. Here Are 10 Things You Should Know
USS Boise (SSN-764), US Navy/Mass Comm. Specialist 2nd Class Jeffrey M. Richardson

If you're new to submarine life, whether you're a parent of a newly-christened sailor or a significant other just learning the lingo, it can be incredibly overwhelming. Simply put, you don't know what you don't know. What type of submarine are they on? How often will they be at sea? What's the difference between an [...]

How to Support Your Spouse (And Yourself) Through Their XO Tour

How to Support Your Spouse (And Yourself) Through Their XO Tour
USS INDIANA, credit: US Navy

As a follow up from our department head post, we were asked to gather feedback on spouses who have experienced an XO tour! The "XO," or Executive Officer, is second in command and reports directly to the Commanding Officer (CO). An XO is responsible to the captain for all ship's work, drills, exercises, personnel organization, [...]

The Big List of Connecticut Festivals & Fairs

The Big List of Connecticut Festivals & Fairs

Did you recently PCS to Groton? Familarize yourself with the area and mark these special dates on your calendar: FEBRUARY Charity Chowder Cookoff and Cabin Fever Festival - Mystic, CT MARCH Sugar Maple Festival - Hebron, CT APRIL Connecticut Sheep & Wool Festival - North Haven, CT MAY Dogwood Festival - Fairfield, CT JUNE Lyman [...]