There will be a wreath laying ceremony to honor Admiral Eugene B. Fluckey, USN, on June 28 at 10:00AM at the U.S. Naval Academy Columbarium. All are invited. Continue reading “Wreath Laying Ceremony in Honor of Admiral Eugene Fluckey, June 28”
General Alfred M.Gray, Jr. was born on June 22, 1928. He served as the 29th Commandant of the Corps and recognized member of the NSA Hall of Fame.
The Navy initially considered closing NSGA Hanza in the early 1980s.
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The original Operations Building was a single-story building. A two-story addition was built in 1972, when Hanza assumed several missions from other NSG sites. Another 5,000 square feet was added in June 1979.
In January 1970, Congress was informed that NSGA Hanza was assigned the mission for providing support to the U.S. Navy which consists of high frequency direction finding (HFDF), Communication Security (COMSEC) and other Naval Security Group functions. Congress was told that the activity receives assistance in services and facilities from nearby Torii Station. The site occupied 132 acres by the 1970s.
The NSG moved from Tengan to Futenma in July 1955. According to Captain George McGinnis, who was the commanding officer at Futenma from August 1957 to June 1959, ‘the US Army wanted the site at Tengan so some ignorant Navy type in Tokyo swapped the good site [at Tengan] for the very poor one at Futenma’.
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