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March 2017

Remembering LTJG Norman Elbert Wilkerson, KIA, EC-121 (PR-21/BuNo 135749)

March 30, 1943 – April 15, 1969

Burial location:
Barrancas National Cemetery, NAS Pensacola
Escambia County, Florida
Plot: MB, 0, 29

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Justice for a Fallen Shipmate

Eight and a half years after CTM3 Matthew O’Bryant’s untimely death, the Department of Defense made the following announcement… Continue reading “Justice for a Fallen Shipmate”

NSGA Marietta WA Decommissioned 45 Years Ago This Month

On November 1, 1952, the Naval Radio Station at Marietta was commissioned.  On March 15, 1953, four months later, the facility at U.S. Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Bainbridge, Washington State closed and mission functions and responsibilities were transferred to NSG Det Marietta. This increased responsibility elevated Marietta operational status and was commissioned to a Naval Security Group Activity on that date.
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Remembering RADM John Walter McClaran, the 9th & 11th Commander to Lead the Naval Security Group (OP-20G)

John Walter McClaran was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. He entered the academy in 1908 and graduated with the class of 1911.

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Honoring Reserve FORCM Jon A. Henke, Retired

Jon A. Henke was born in Belleville, Illinois on March 19. Master Chief Henke joined the U.S. Navy upon graduation from high school in 1976. After attending Boot Camp and Class “A” School for the CTT rate, he reported to his first duty station at VQ-2 in Rota, Spain in 1978. He transferred to the European Defense Analysis Center (EUDAC) in Stuttgart, Germany in 1980. He transferred to the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, MD in 1982.

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NSGA Company “L” Decommission after 57 Years in Guantanamo Bay, March 16 2000

Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA), Guantanamo Bay and Company L, Marine Support Battalion held a joint decommissioning ceremony on top of John Paul Jones Hill March 16, 2000.
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