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US Coast Guard Research and Development
1 Chelsea St, New London, CT 06320
Opening its campus in New London in 2009, the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center studies ways to improveMore the technologies that help the Coast Guard in its mission of security and saving lives. The center is working on approximately 80 projects at any given time. In addition, the center is home to the Coast Guard's Marine Safety Laboratory, which conducts forensic oil analysis to assist in the enforcement of pollution laws, and the International Ice Patrol, which monitors Atlantic icebergs to promote safe navigation.
U.S. Coast Guard Clinic
31 Mohegan Ave, New London, CT 06320
The U.S. Coast Guard Clinic is a collection of doctors, dentists and physical therapists available to assist both cadetsMore and active duty members of the Coast Guard. Services include full dental cleanings and repair, a family physician available for on-duty cadets and their families, an optometrist to handle all eye-related matters and physical therapy for recovering Coast Guard members. Prescriptions can be written and refilled for anything that is needed, and fittings are available for glasses, contact lenses and sunglasses. A full medical laboratory is also available.
U.S Coast Guard Academy
33 Mohegan Ave, New London, CT 06320
Founded in 1876, the U.S Coast Guard Academy is the training facility which provides maritime education and training toMore individuals seeking to become a commissioned officer in the United States Coast Guard. The Academy requires no tuition or congressional nomination for its cadets, and its educational program includes academics, physical fitness, character and leadership training. 80% of graduates from the Academy go on to attend graduate school, and 85% serve beyond their initial five-year commitment.
US Coast Guard Station
100 Bowditch Street, New London, CT 06320
Located adjacent to historic Fort Trumbull, New London's U.S. Coast Guard Station provides security for the coast,More ports, and waterways of the region. In addition, the Coast Guard units conduct search and rescue missions for boaters and others in need. A total of seven boats are stationed here: four 25-foot small response boats, two 41-foot utility boats, and one 45-foot medium response boat. A handful of other vessels, including the tall ship Eagle, use the station's docks but operate as separate units.