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March 2018

NSGA Naples Decommissioned and Closed on March 31, 2005

The Naval Security Group first represented in Naples Italy 1952 as Communication Security Unit 601.
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Remembering RADM Melo F. Draemel, Second Commander to lead the Navy Cryptologic Community.

RADM Milo Draemel biography follows:

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CWO4 Jarvis J. Ware Selected as 2018 Rochefort Award Recipient!

Message follows:
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COMINT Operations in Shanghai China Moved to USS Monocacy

Early in 1924, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Admiral Edward W. Eberle, encouraged the Commander in Chief, Asiatic Fleet (CINCAF), Admiral Thomas Washington, to expand radio intelligence facilities in his area.
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First Air RDF Mission in Vietnam

March 22, 1962, the Army Security Agency (ASA) flew the first airborne radio direction finding mission in Vietnam.
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The Fate of RC-135 Cobra Ball II, #61-2664

NSA reports this aircraft went down on March 16, 1981. However, other sources report the aircraft went down on March 15. Two of the six killed were U.S. Air Force Cryptologists.

SSgt Steven C. Balcer, USAF
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March 15, 1946, CREAM replaced ULTRA

March 15, 1946, CREAM replaced ULTRA as the codeword for top secret cryptanalytic material.
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LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND

I read LCDR Haag’s post regarding consequences of large amalgamated commands and subsequent diminished command opportunities with both agreement and concern.  Agreement, because I remember not long ago that possible duty stations spanned the globe in more and smaller commands, presenting myriad possibilities for adventure and advancement.  I was fortunate enough to be stationed aboard one of these, NSGA Menwith Hill, before she decommissioned.  I remember also the stories my respected seniors would tell of days at Sabana Seca, Athens, or any of the other gone but not forgotten locations memorialized by Station HYPO.  I read with concern, however, because while I agree that our community can better advance professional development of our senior most junior Officers, large commands already offer tremendous opportunity to Department Heads to tackle the challenges noted by the LCDR.

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Honoring FORCM Robert H. Anderson, III

Chief Robert Anderson’ s biography follows:
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