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October 2018

Remembering IT2 Timothy Eckels, USN, Killed onboard USS JOHN S. McCAIN

On August 21, 2017, Petty Officer II, Timothy Thomas Eckels Jr., USN, died suddenly en route to Changi, Singapore while serving his country aboard the USS John S. McCain.
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Remembering EW3 Ronald Scott Ownes, USN, KIA USS COLE

He married his childhood sweetheart, Jaime Scott and they moved to Virginia Beach to start a family. Continue reading “Remembering EW3 Ronald Scott Ownes, USN, KIA USS COLE”

Remembering CT1 James Mahlon Lupton, USN, KIA USS LIBERTY

“Little did she know she kissed a hero.”

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NCVA National Reunion, 4-9 June, 2019 – Portland, Maine

June 4 through 9, 2019, NCVA National will hold their annual reunion in Portland Maine.

Check out the NCVA website for the latest updates and changes to all reunion information and activities: Reunion Information

Details and events follows:

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I was There When USS LIBERTY was Attacked (Guest Post) Part 4 of 4

The aftermath of the attack, the Naval Board of Inquiry resulting in a decision that this attack was accidental, my own government ignoring what we had to say, has been devastating for me.

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I was There When USS LIBERTY was Attacked (Guest Post) Part 3 of 4

So moving forward to the trip to Malta, and on that trip, so many things went on.   We had to turn the rudder manually as we had lost our after steering.

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I was There When USS LIBERTY was Attacked (Guest Post) Part 2 of 4

As I stood there waiting, a voice seemed to come out of nowhere, and it said simply, “Get down, and get down now”!!

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I was There When USS LIBERTY was Attacked (Guest Post) Part 1 of 4

I am forever indebted to the US Navy for the training I received at Imperial Beach California in the 50’s, and at Goodfellow AFB during the early 60’s.

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A LIBERTY Survivor In His Own Words (Guest Post)

Most of us in the Information Warfare/Cryptologic Warfare community are well aware of the attack on the USS LIBERTY.  Last year, June 8 was 50 years since the attack and most commands paused to remember.

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