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September 2019

Standards and Expectations from Commanding Officer USS Ticonderoga (CG 47)

Standards and expectations from Captain Glen Zeiders (ret), last Commanding Officer of USS Ticonderoga (CG 47).  Following his command at sea tour, Captain Zeiders served as Surface Operations CSG-SIX onboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67), Commanding Officer of Afloat Training Command Mayport followed by Commander, Destroyer Squadron FOURTEEN. Continue reading “Standards and Expectations from Commanding Officer USS Ticonderoga (CG 47)”

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Many Americans take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families.

Below are the “CT” POWs during World War Two:

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Remembering LT Thomas C. Fouke, USN

LT Thomas Coleman Fouke, USN
September 19, 1983 – January 17, 2012

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CDR Brad D. Melichar, USN, Assumes Command of NIWTG San Diego

Today, Commander Robert Cadena was relieved by Commander Brad D. Melichar as Commanding Officer, Information Warfare Training Group San Diego.  Commander Melichar’s biography follows: Continue reading “CDR Brad D. Melichar, USN, Assumes Command of NIWTG San Diego”

Honoring CAPT Robert Cadena, USN, Commanding Officer NIWTG San Diego

Tomorrow Captain Robert Cadena will be relieved by Commander Brad Melichar as the Commanding Officer, Naval Information Warfare Training Group San Diego.

Captain Cadena’s biography follows:

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Corregidor Series: Evacuation Second and Third Group From Corregidor (4 of 4)

On March 5 1942, COMINCH sent a priority message to COMSIXTEEN (052220Z) the following:

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Corregidor Series: COMINT Personnel Evacuated from Corregidor – First Group (3 of 4)

During the night of February 4, 1942, the submarine USS SEADRAGON (SS-194)  made its way into Manila Bay and to the dock at Corregidor, where the first team consisting of four officers, LCDRs S.A Carlson, G.M. Richardson, LT R.J. Fabian (1) and ENS R.W. Lewis and 13 men embarked.

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Corregidor Series: Corregidor Established (2 of 4)

The move of Station “C” to Corregidor represented the conclusion of several years of plans, negotiations, and construction.  The original idea of moving the Radio Intelligence Station, as it was then called, was apparently first conceived by CINCAF, Admiral Upham, and the Asiatic Communication Intelligence (COMINT) Officer, LT Wenger, in 1933.

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Corregidor Series: The Beginning – From Olongapo to Corregidor (1 of 4)

By the mid-1920s, several enterprising radiomen on Asiatic duty assignments on the USS ISABEL (PY-10), USS PITTSBURGH (CA-4), and the men in the 4th Marine Headquarters at Shanghai, China, had self-trained themselves to intercept radio traffic (kata kana) that was transmitted on Japanese Navy radio circuits.

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