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Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of Navy Cryptology



Honoring CTOCM Penny M Tardona, CNSG 8th Force Master Chief


Master Chief Tardona (Retired) enlisted in the Navy on 16 January 1976 as a CTO Seaman Recruit. She attended Recruit Training in Orlando and CTO “A” school in Pensacola. In the Mid 70’s and well into the 80’s Sea Duty was not an option for females, so Master Chief Tardona experienced her first duty at the Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Sabana Seca, Puerto Rico.  She followed that tour with a return to Pensacola for HFDF Technical Control “C” School.

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Honoring CTI1 (IW/NAC) Lauren Bryanne Barr, USN

A child of a military family, Petty Officer L. B. Barr was born in El Paso, TX and graduated from Patch American High school in Stuttgart, Germany. She enlisted in the United States Navy on June 11, 2013 and attended Basic and Seamen Apprentice Training in Great Lakes, IL. She then attended the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, where she successfully completed the Basic Mandarin course.

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Honoring LT Amanda Lee, USN

LT Amanda Lee will be the first female demonstration pilot for the Blue Angels, the Navy announced Monday.

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Honoring CTICM(IW/NAC/AW) Gloriana Jensen, USN

For my background, I enlisted in the Navy on September 17, 2001 out of Miami, Florida. My mother, from Puerto Rico, moved to the states in her 20s and my father, from Honduras moved around the same time. Miami is a melting pot of culture and diversity and it gave me a unique upbringing. Growing up in a community enriched with people that are constantly trying to develop themselves and see what opportunities are out there, it really contributed to my spirit of hope and community integration.

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Honoring and Remembering LT Susan Ahn Cuddy, USN, Asian-American, Trailblazer,

What would make Susan Ahn, a young college graduate, join the military following the Pearl Harbor attack? A daughter’s wish to honor her father.

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Honoring CTAC Jodi Hanlon, USN, (Ret.)

Chief Hanlon enlisted in the Navy in March 1986.  Following completion of Recruit Training and Aviation Apprentiship Training at Recruit Training Command Orlando, Florida, she reported to Naval Air Station Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida with a follow-on tour Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Two (HC2) in Norfolk, VA. In March 1989 she reported to Cryptologic Technician (Administrative) “A” school at Naval Technical Training Center Corry at Corry Station, Pensacola. Florida.

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