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July 2019

WAVES Established, July 30, 1942

On July 30 1942, the WAVES were established.
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Naval Security Group WAVES During WWII (Part 3 of 3)

In 1943, a large contingent of WAVES was sent to Dayton, Ohio where they attended Sugar Camp.  Some went directly there from Boot Camp, others were sent there from Naval Communications Annex (OP-20-G), on Nebraska Avenue in Washington D.C.  Sugar Camp was named for a grove of maple trees tapped for maple sugar sap.

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Naval Security Group WAVES During WWII (Part 2 of 3)

In 1943, thirty WAVES from Naval Communications Annex (OP-20-G), on Nebraska Avenue in Washington D.C. were sent to the field station at Imperial Beach, California (designated Station “I”) to augment the communications center.

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Naval Security Group WAVES During WWII (Part 1 of 3)

Manpower shortages, which resulted from fighting the World War II on two fronts, forced U.S. Navy officials to enlist women in the war.

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Chief Radioman Harry Kidder, USN, inducted into the Cryptologic Hall of Honor!

Today, National Security Agency’s Center for Cryptologic History announced the induction of Chief Radioman Harry Kidder into the Cryptologic Hall of Honor.

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Remembering the First Lady of Naval Cryptology

Mrs. Agnes Driscoll has been called the “First Lady of Naval Cryptology.”  In a truly remarkable career she served the U.S. Government from June 1918 through July, 1959.

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SIGINT Against the Chinese Intervention in the Korean War

When the North Korean People’s Army (NKPA) invaded South Korea in June 1950, the U.S. reaction was swift– air, ground, and naval forces were deployed to help repel the invaders.

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Remembering the Honorable John Paul Stevens, Justice, U.S. Supreme Court and WWII Navy Cryptologist.

April 20, 1920 – July 16, 2019

Yesterday, the Honorable John Paul Stevens, Justice, U.S. Supreme Court and WWII Navy Cryptologist died.  The following is his reflections and memories of the communications intelligence work he did during WWII.

COMINT Memories of A U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
By Honorable John Paul Stevens, Justice, U.S. Supreme Court

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First VQ-1 Aircraft Arrived in Da Nang, July 17, 1964

The first VQ-1 plane arrived in Da Nang, Vietnam on July 17, 1964 after a 9.1 hour mission en route from Don Muang, Thailand. Continue reading “First VQ-1 Aircraft Arrived in Da Nang, July 17, 1964”

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