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Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of Navy Cryptology


March 2020

NSGA Bainbridge Island, WA, Disestablished, March 15, 1953

In 1930, OP-20-G planners selected the 13th Naval District, which included Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, as well as Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, as a prospective location for two new intercept sites: Continue reading “NSGA Bainbridge Island, WA, Disestablished, March 15, 1953”

Navy Supplementary Radio Station, Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, circa 1944

The above photograph was taken in front of a captured Japanese Navy Communications facility.  The U.S. Marines, 3rd Radio Intelligence Platoon took over the station and used as communications interception facility. Pictured are Marines and Navy Radio Intelligence personnel.

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Honoring FORCM Robert H. Anderson

Chief Robert Anderson’ s biography follows:


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March 11, 1935, The Term “Group”

85 Years ago today the term “group” was first used to describe the navy security group organization.

The following is an email from VADM Jan Tighe (ret), as Fleet Cyber Command/Commander TENTH Fleet, (dated 2015)

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USS Gold Star (AK 12)

The world in 1948 was awash in a sea of scrap metal left over from World War II, and to ship breakers cutting up the old USS Gold Star she was just another piece of leaky iron monger which had outlived its usefulness.

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Iron Curtain!

“From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of central and Eastern Europe… all these famous cities lie in what I might call the Soviet sphere, and all are subject, in one form or another, not only to Soviet influence but to a very high and in some cases increasing measure of control from Moscow.”

Winston Churchill, March 6, 1946

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