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USS HORNE (CG-30) - SSES DIVISION SPOOKS LAIR - Indian Ocean/Persian Gulf 1987-88

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Still need an ID on this NORTH AFRICA communications patch. It may be the predecessor to Morocco, or even Asmara (Radio Marina).

It could also be Army or Air Force communications

 

UPDATE: Finally got a positive ID on this one from a USN Vet. It is NAVCOMMSTA SIDI YAHIA, MOROCCO, circa 1971

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I was stationed here 75-76 as a CTI2. Patch shows NAVDET but we were a NAVSECGRUDET trying to maintain a low profile within Thailand. We were a gang of about 20 CTs and a LTJG OIC awash in a sea of several hundred Army troopies at the 7th Radio Research Field Station, a few klicks ESE of Udorn. Good times.

 

 

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Site H-2 Langanes Iceland from 1961 until 1995 a navy radar and comm station My guess is this patch is from the 1960's lots going on, Radio Sparks ET atoms even Sea Bees.

 

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USS VALLEY FORGE (LPH-8) COMMUNICATIONS - Vietnam Era - Essex class carrier commissioned in 1946 converted to Amphibious Assault ship in 1961. Decommissioned in 1970

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NIPTRAFAC - NAVAL INTELLIGNCE PROCESSING SYSTEM TRAINING FACILITY The Naval Intelligence Processing System (NIPS) organization had its inception as a department within Reconnaissance Attack Squadron THREE (RVAH-3) in the mid-60's at NAS Sanford, Florida. As part of the original North American Rockwell developed Integrated Air Intelligence System (IAIS), the Surface Sub-System (SSS), later designated the Integrated Operational Intelligence Center (IOIC), was installed aboard several Attack Carriers to process and exploit the photographic and electronic "take" of the RA-5C Vigilante, then the Navy's new multi-sensor reconnaissance aircraft. Air Intelligence Officers, Photographic Interpreters and Photographers Mates, Data Processors, Aviation Electronic Technicians and Radarmen (later replaced with Cryptologic Technicians) were trained to provide intelligence analysis and support. By 1969, the training of officers and enlisted personnel for the IOIC, which had expanded under the impetus of intelligence developments in support of Vietnam operations, and new CVA/CVAN acquisitions, resulted in the commissioning of the Naval Intelligence Processing System Training Facility (NIPSTRAFAC), on 1 July 1969, as a separate command within the Reconnaissance Wing shortly after the Wing's move to NAS Albany, Georgia. NIPSTRAFAC is the sole training center for the NIPS. When NAS Albany, Georgia was closed, NIPSTRAFAC moved to NAS Key West, Florida, on 16 January NIPSTRAFAC's mission is three-fold. First, and the principal mission, is to train officers and enlisted personnel for duty in, or associated with, the Naval Intelligence Processing System; including CV, CVN, LCC, and LHA Intelligence Centers. The second mission has, until FY-80, involved providing operational and training support to Commander, Reconnaissance Attack Wing ONE, and the RA-5C Vigilante squadrons based at NAS Key West. The third mission is to conduct Test and Evaluation (T&E) of NIPS software/hardware programs and photographic related equipment as directed by the Chief of Naval Operations, the Chief of Naval Material or the Commander, Naval Electronic Systems Command. A closer look at these three missions are as follows: 1. In the training of critical rates charged with operating and maintaining the NIPS Intelligence Centers afloat, the NIPSTRAFAC curriculum is presently divided into seventeen separate courses of instruction, which are from 1-38 weeks in length. Periodically, special maintenance courses are offered to update fleet personnel, as new equipment is added to the NIPS system. In addition, during FY-80, NIPSTRAFAC plans to commence Modular Image Interpretation Station, Color Closed Circuit Television and KG-28 Chip Copy Camera operator and maintenance courses.
First version of NIPTRAFAC patch when they were established at NAS Albany, Georgia in 1969 prior to their 1975 move to Key West Florida

 

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Thanks guys. I thought the Augsburg Germany patch was kind of unusual.

Here is an Augsburg I just picked up same basic design as yours but has scrolls

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A nice patch NSGA Homestead Cryptologic Support Division CESM = Cryptologic Electronic Warfare Support Measures.

I believe this to be the DF system Outboard.

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Those are some great patches you've picked up Bearmon, nice adds to this topic

 

 

NAVCOMMSTA CUTLER MAINE (NAA) - US NAVAL RADIO STATION CUTLER (T) MAINE - Transmitter Site NAA

 

The Most Powerful in the World - Established in 1961 http://www.navy-radio.com/commsta/cutler.htm

 

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