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April 2017

52 Years Ago Today, The National Cryptologic School was Approved

Photo is from the NSA 60th anniversary timeline: NSA Director LTG Marshall S. Carter, USA, observes class in progress during a 1967 visit.
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53 Years Ago Today DEFSMAC was Established

On April 27, 1964 the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Special Missile and Aerospace Center (DEFSMAC) was established.
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Remembering STG Jay Kingery, USMC, KIA Vietnam

Born in Chardon, Ohio, SGT Jay Kingery was assigned to Sub-Unit #1, 1st Radio Battalion, III Marine Amphibious Force.  His MOS/Specialty was 2571 (Special Radio Operator).
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Part 5 of 5: Battle of Coral Sea – The Battle!

As May 6 wore on, the MO striking force ran into troubles on its own, stemming from a mixture of poor intelligence, weak reconnaissance, and terrible weather.
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Part 4 of 5: Battle of Coral Sea – Guess the Gaps

Organized against the Imperial Japanese Naval armada were Task Forces 17 and 11, assembled around the USS Yorktown (CV 5) and USS Lexington (CV 2) respectively, and a third task force of Australian and U.S. cruisers under British RADM John Crace.
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Part 3 of 5: Battle of Coral Sea – Japanese Planned Scheme of Maneuver

From Operation Order No. 1 and related messages that followed in quick succession, CDR Rochefort’s analysist pieced together the Fourth Fleet’s order of battle, the disposition of its forces and objectives.
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