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Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of Navy Cryptology

Special Electronic Search Project (forerunner of VQ-1) Established October 15, 1951

The lineage of VQ-1’s “World Watchers” can be traced back to two PBY-5A Catalina “Black Cats” modified for electronic reconnaissance during World War II.

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Remembering the Attack on the USS Cole (DDG 67)

On October 12, 2000, suicide terrorists exploded a small boat alongside the USS Cole (DDG 67) as it was refueling in the Yemeni port of Aden. The blast ripped a 40-foot-wide hole near the waterline of the Cole, killing 17 American sailors and injuring many more.

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NIOC Misawa Disestablished, October 1, 2014

On October 1, 2014, after 52 years of distinguished service to the Navy, the nation, and its Japanese allies, U.S. Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Misawa was disestablished.  Continue reading “NIOC Misawa Disestablished, October 1, 2014”

CDR Scott L. Cone Assumes Command of NIOC Whidbey Island

Today, Commander Brian Harding will be relieved by Commander Scott L. Cone as Commanding Officer, Navy Information Operations Command Whidbey Island.  Commander Cone’s biography follows:

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Honoring CDR Brian Harding, CO NIOC Whidbey Island

Tomorrow Commander Brian Harding will be relieved by Commander Scott L. Cone as Commanding Officer, Navy Information Operations Command Whidbey Island.

Commander Harding’s biography follows:  Continue reading “Honoring CDR Brian Harding, CO NIOC Whidbey Island”

NSGA Potomac, Washington Unit, Established, October 1952

The Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Potomac, Washington Unit, was originally established at the Anacostia Naval Annex, Washington DC, in October, 1952 and then re-established as an NSG Communications Detachment, at the Anacostia Continue reading “NSGA Potomac, Washington Unit, Established, October 1952”

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