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Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of Navy Cryptology

The Widowmaker: SIGINT and Submarine K-19

The motion picture, K-19, The Widowmaker, makes some rather interesting claims about the importance of the early summer 1961 cruise by the eponymous Soviet Northern Fleet Hotel-class ballistic missile carrying submarine (SSBN).

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Remembering Captain Ranson Fullenwider, Pictured in his FRUPAC office 1945

On May 4, 1942, “Fullie” led the FRUPAC Radio Intelligence Unit (RIU) on the aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (CV 2), nicknamed “Lady Lex,” during the Battle of the Coral Sea.

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Battle of the Coral Sea and American Code Breakers Involvement

The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought in the waters southwest of the Solomon Islands and eastward from New Guinea, was the first of the Pacific War’s six fights between opposing aircraft carrier forces.

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Vietnam 1954

During April and May of 1954, the war in Indochina was entering its final phase. The French troops posted at Dien Bien Phu, had been fighting the longest battle the French Expeditionary Corps, Far East, had ever fought, 169 days of confrontation, with the last 57 days being absolute hell.

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National Cryptologic Schools

April 30, 1965, Secretary of Defense McNamara approved designation of the National Cryptologic School.

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Defense Special Missile and Aerospace Center Established

Although little known to the public at large, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Special Missile and Aerospace Center (DEFSMAC) serves in the forefront of U.S. missile and space intelligence.

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