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January 2023

NSGA Sabana Seca Puerto Rico Closed, January 31, 2003

In January, 1952, the U.S. Naval Radio Station, Sabana Seca was officially designated, with LCDR W. L. Thomas, as the Officer-in-Charge. Also in January, 1952, a U.S. Naval Security Group Detachment was established, co-located with the Naval Radio Station (NAVRADSTA) at Sabana Seca. Later in 1952, the NAVRADSTA was recommissioned as Net Control Station (NCS) Puerto Rico, Sabana Seca, PR, and the NSG Det became the NSG Dept, NCS Puerto  Rico, Sabana Seca, Puerto Rico.

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Remembering CT3 Duane Marggraf, USN, KIA USS Liberty

CT3 Duane Marggraf
January 27, 1945 – June 8, 1967

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Remembering ARM3c Paul L. Newman, USN

Paul Leonard Newman
January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008

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Remembering the Crew of Ranger 12

Thirty six years ago today, on January 25, 1987 Ranger 12, an EA-3B “Whale” (BuNo 144850) belonging to VQ-2, was lost while attempting to land on the USS NIMITZ (CVN 68).  Ranger 12 was returning from an operational mission in the Eastern Mediterranean and crashed off the NIMITZ’s flight deck.  All seven aircrew were killed.

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Remembering Ernest Borgnine, USN

Ernest Borgnine
January 24, 1917 – July 8, 2012

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Remembering the of Crew of USS Pueblo (AGER 2), Captured by North Korea

The Pueblo Scapegoat

Although ‘Don’t Give Up the Ship’ has long been a defining U.S. Navy motto, when confronted with an impossible situation, what exactly is expected of a captain?

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