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Immediate Release

Secretary Carter Travels to New England

 Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will travel to Connecticut and Rhode Island May 23-25 to commission cadets from Yale's first ROTC class since the Vietnam War era and visit Navy installations in New London and Newport.
At Yale, Carter will meet with school leadership to discuss topics including his Force of the Future initiative before delivering remarks at the first commissioning of Yale ROTC cadets since the early 1970s.
During his visit to the Electric Boat facility in Groton, Connecticut,  Carter will have the opportunity to meet and thank the men and women who build Navy submarines and see several subs in various stages of completion. At the Naval Submarine Base New London, Connecticut, he will tour an operational Virginia Class submarine and meet with the crew.
In Newport, Rhode Island, Secretary Carter will visit staff and students at the Naval War College. He will deliver remarks and take questions from the student body of mid- and senior-grade officers. He will then attend a demonstration of cutting-edge technologies being developed at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center before returning to Washington that afternoon.
Media interested in covering any of these events should contact the OSD Press Operations Office at 703-697-5131.