Milford sailor becomes commanding officer of USS Hartford

New commanding officer, Cmdr. Matthew Fanning, of Milford, salutes as he is rung ashore following a change of command ceremony aboard USS Hartford, in its homeport at Naval Submarine Base New London.

During the change of command ceremony, Fanning relieved former Hartford commanding officer, Cmdr. Thomas Aydt.Cmdr. Fanning graduated from the Naval Academy in 1999 and has served in the Navy for 17 years. He will be the commanding officer of the U.S. Navy attack submarine USS Hartford.