The Central Security Service (CSS) provides timely and accurate cryptologic support, knowledge, and assistance to the military cryptologic community.Continue reading “Central Security Service (CSS) Established, 1972”
On February 25, 1863, the U.S. government took control of commercial telegraphs during Civil War.Continue reading “Telegraphs During the Civil War”
On February 23, 1942, Japanese submarine I-17 shelled an oil refinery near Santa Barbara, California. Sub commander Kozo Nishino’s motivation for the attack may have been revenge. While visiting the refinery as the captain of an oil tanker prior to the war, rig workers had laughed at his humiliation when he fell into a prickly-pear cactus and had to have the spines plucked from his rear.
February 22, 1909, the Great White Fleet returned from its cruise around the world. The fleet of 16 battleships and various escorts sailed 43,000 nautical miles and made 20 port calls on 6 continents. In addition to exhibiting goodwill, the mission helped accomplish Theodore Roosevelt’s goal of establishing the U.S. as a global naval power. Experience gained from the journey led to improved ship design and more effective fleet operations.
From CTO to Commander, here is the story of Robert “Bob” Nelson Edwards.Continue reading “Honoring CDR Robert “Bob” Nelson Edwards, USN￼”