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Military Intelligence – this week in history September 27

Posted September 27, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

Purple is much more than color for signals intelligence Courtesy Photo The SIS used this analog of the Japanese Purple machine to decipher Japanese diplomatic messages in 1940. Sept. 25, 1940 By the spring of 1939, William Friedman’s teams of cryptologists had already achieved partial success with the Italian and German code-systems and the Japanese…

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Navy: Southeast Asia refugees tour Pearl Harbor

Posted September 27, 2013 by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Rose Forest

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Furey/Released Members of the World Federation of Chinese from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos take photos of the Ex-USS Tarawa (LHA 1) while on a boat tour of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. In 1979 Tarawa rescued 400 Vietnamese refugees adrift in the South China Sea. PEARL…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted September 20, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

Allied Translator and Interpreter Section activated Photo property of the U.S. Army Sidney Mashbir was the commander of Allied Translator and Interpreter Service, SWPA G2. Sept. 19, 1942 After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7 1941, President Roosevelt declared war on Japan the next day. Three days later, Hitler declared war on the…

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Navy: EFAC to support victims of WNY shootings

Posted September 20, 2013 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Pedro A. Rodriguez

U.S. Navy photo/Released An undated file photo of an aerial view of the Washington Navy Yard.   WASHINGTON — In the aftermath of the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, the Navy has established an Emergency Family Assistance Center on board Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Sept. 17. An EFAC is the central point for promoting short…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted June 28, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

The move of the U. S. Army Intelligence Center and School, or USAICS, from Fort Holabird, Md., to Fort Huachuca in 1971 was an important step in the professionalization of the Military Intelligence, or MI Branch, which was only nine years old by that time.

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted June 21, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

Thaddeus Lowe demonstrates hot air balloon Photo property of the U.S. Army Photo property of the U.S. Army Thaddeus Lowe, in balloon, observes the battlefield at the Battle of Fair Oaks. June 18, 1861 Dropping out of the sky in a hot air balloon into the mountains of Pea Ridge, S. C., in April 1861,…

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When writing to Congress, follow rules for effective communication

Posted June 14, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

As a member of the military community, everyone has the right to contact their elected officials. Congress wants to hear their constituents’ concerns and opinions – and they should. In order to communicate effectively and to increase the possibility of action, write a letter – but remember, follow specific guidelines. At the very top of…

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Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on civilian employee furlough notices

Posted March 22, 2013 by

The Department of Defense has decided to delay the issuance of civilian employee furlough notices for approximately two weeks. This delay will allow the department to carefully analyze the impact of pending continuing resolution legislation on the department’s resources. We have not made any decisions on whether or not the total number of planned furlough…

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Reflecting on the past, present, future of women’s history

Posted March 22, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Photos by Maranda Flynn Judith Gignac, independent consultant, spoke as the guest of honor at the Women’s History Month Observance, held at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre on Wednesday. Following the event’s theme of “Women inspiring Innovation through Imagination,” she focused her speech on the celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In…

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Orange — the Color of Hope

Posted March 15, 2013 by Tanja Linton

Nearly four years ago, I woke up one morning with the entire right side of my face numb. I didn’t know at the time that this triggered a series of events that included an MRI of my brain, a spinal tap and two hospital stays within six months receiving steroid treatments. I was eventually diagnosed…

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