HARTFORD —Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released the following statement celebrating the centennial anniversary of the Naval Submarine Base New London.

“This is truly a momentous milestone, marking 100 years as the submarine capital of the world -- right here in Connecticut. The Naval Submarine Base New London is indispensable to our nation’s defense, bolstering our security here and abroad. We are incredibly proud that Connecticut is home to the Navy’s first and finest submarine base, and look forward to another 100 years.”