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Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of Navy Cryptology


September 2016

NSGA Edzell, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom closed September 30, 1997

09-30-1997-edzell-scotland5Established 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.

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hqdefaultOn a Monday morning in early September, 1988, I began the check-in process at NSGD Monterey.

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Celebrating Our Anniversary

01f6b-imagesWe are excited to be celebrating our one year anniversary here at Station HYPO.  If you are new to the site, here is what you missed.

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Problem Solved


Two recent Cryptologic Warfare Officer Basic Course graduates solved the problem on the “Cryptology Information Warfare” logo.  If you are up for this small challenge let us know the solution the to problem. Continue reading “Problem Solved”

Remembering the Kamiseya Fire (Guest Post)


Command logo first used on November 25, 1966 in the issue of the station newspaper, the Kamiseyan

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.

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Remembering LT Thomas C. Fouke, USN

LT Thomas Coleman Fouke
September 19, 1983 – January 17, 2012

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.

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Honoring RADM Grace Hopper


The United States Naval Academy will name its new cyber building after RADM Grace Hopper.

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15 Years On…


A few days after the attacks on September 11th, I dug this photo out of storage…

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9/11 Perspective – The Candy Jar


(Author’s note: Each one of us has stories about how 9/11 affected them. This is one of mine. This post was originally published on on June 30, 2015. – Jason)

Sometimes inspiration comes when various experiences blend into one to create a new concept we had never thought of before. This is the story of why I consider candy jars the true test of leadership.

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