Established in February, 1960, NSGA Edzell commenced operations and was officially commissioned on July 6, 1960. NSGA Edzell maintained and operated a high frequency direction finding (HFDF) facility and provided communications support to the Navy and other Department of Defense and NATO elements.
Section one was on for the Midwatch and at the top of the log it read, “Friday, 24 September 1965.” Over 100 men were in the Ops Complex for that Midwatch. It was just another ordinary day.
On January 17, 2012, LT Thomas Coleman Fouke, Jr., 28 years old, died suddenly during a naval training exercise at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Va. LT Fouke was an Information Warfare Officer (1810) assigned to an East Coast SEAL unit. He earned his commission in May 2006 after graduating from the University of Florida.