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December 2016

U.S. Coast Guard Participation in COMINT – Part 2 of 3

One of many Coast Guard intercept stations was located at Fort Funston, San Francisco. Operators at this station included Jim Gast and Marvin E. Carr, both RM3/c that were previously taught Japanese Kata Kana by Jim Gast’s brother CRM Aaron Gast.
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U.S. Coast Guard Participation in COMINT – Part 1 of 3

The U.S. Coast Guard has a long history in participating in COMINT.  In the 1920’s and early 1930’s, during the liquor prohibition era, the Coast Guard had responsibility for interdicting the movement of illegal liquor into the United States.
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NSGA Pyong Taek, South Korea Disestablished, December 11, 1993

On December 11, 1993 NSGA Pyong Taek, South Korea Republic of Korea was officially disestablished.
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THE “KIMMEL LETTER”

In late November 1961, Admiral Husband Kimmel wrote to the silent screen actress, Corinne Griffith, to explain (in some detail) the background story regarding the attack on Pearl Harbor while he was Commander in Chief, U.S. Fleet and Pacific Fleet, with the temporary rank of Admiral.
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CAPT Patrick Count Assumes Command of NIOC Georgia

Today, Captain Mike Vernazza was relieved by Captain Patrick Count as Commanding Officer, Navy Information Operations Command Georgia.  Captain Count’s biography follows:

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DESOTO Patrols

DEHAVEN Special Operations off TsingtaO (DESOTO) patrols were patrols conducted by U.S. Navy destroyers equipped with a mobile “van” of signals intelligence (SIGINT) equipment used for intelligence collection in hostile waters. 
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