U.S. Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association

Help The Command Display!

The Command Display staff is working on two new displays and expanding the patch display. We are adding another poster board — both sides — of the Submarine section of the patch display and we need some help.

Side one will feature the submarines USS PERMIT (SS-178) and the USS SEADRAGON (SS-194). Both were responsible for evacuating Station CAST personnel from Corregidor. The PERMIT made one trip and the SEADRAGON made two trips. We have enough material to complete the side with these two subs.

You Can Help!

We don’t have enough submarine patches to complete the second side. If you could donate any boat patches we would appreciate it. If you send in a patch that we already have we will return it if you wish or we will archive it. Please mail to:

U.S. NCVA
P.O. BOX 16009
Pensacola, FL 32507-6009

Cryptologic Command Display

The Cryptologic Command Display is a repository of historic naval cryptologic documents, equipment, artifacts and photographs.

Located in Building 503 aboard the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) Corry Station, the Display presents a history of U.S. Navy cryptologic operations. The Display is open weekdays from 0800 until 1530.

The front entrance of the Cryptologic Command Display is located on Corry Station at Roberts Avenue, between 2nd and 3rd Streets. Attached to the outside wall are plaques commemorating the On-The-Roof-Gang, Kamiseya fire, and 1st Radio Battalion, USMC.

Inside the Command Display are three areas devoted to the history of the Naval Cryptologic world.

  • The main display area depicts a portion of the displays available covering pre-World War II through the decommissioning of the Naval Security Group.
  • The second area contains reference material and donated library books  plus some site pictures and class caricatures.
  • Between these two areas is a passageway containing two display cases showing coffee mugs, cigarette lighters, and challenge coins from the various duty stations. This area is also the entrance to the U.S. NCVA Ship’s Store which sells shirts, hats, history books, and other souvenirs in the Cryptologic Command Display.

Station Access

As a result of enhanced security measures implanted for the Navy Complex in the Pensacola area, new procedures have been established to gain entry to CIWT Corry Station and the Cryptologic Command Display.

  • If you possess a valid Department of Defense ID card (active or retired) you will be granted access to any of the military bases in the area, including the Center for Information Warfare Training. You may also sponsor guests who do not possess the required ID. Your guests must enter the base in your vehicle and remain with you throughout the visit.
  • If you do not possess a valid government ID card, you must obtain a pass from the Visitor’s Center at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The Visitor’s Center is:
    • Located in Building 777, just inside the Naval Air Station main entrance on Navy Boulevard.
    • Open from 0730 until 1530 Monday through Friday.
    • Closed on weekends and holidays.

Documentation

In order to be vetted and receive a visitor’s pass, you will need to provide the following documents and information:

  • Valid state drivers license.
  • Proof of Insurance.
  • Vehicle Registration.
  • Complete legal name.
  • Social Security Number.
  • Date of Birth.

When you have been vetted and obtained your visitor’s pass, return to the Center for Information Warfare Training, Corry Station and enter the base through the main gate on Chief’s Way. Direct any questions concerning the vetting process to the Visitor’s Center. If the Security Officer at the main gate of Corry has any questions, have him contact the Visitor’s Center (phone: (850) 452-4153).

CIWT Corry Station Directions

The Cryptologic Command Display is located in Building 503 on Roberts Avenue.

  • Upon entering Corry, take the first right onto Mustang Road.
  • Continue to the “T”.
  • Turn left—Building 503 is on your right just past the Navy Exchange.
  • Entrance to the display is on the North end of the building.

Hours

The Cryptologic Command Display hours are from 0800 until 1530 Monday through Friday. It is closed weekends and holidays. Volunteers are normally at the display from 0800 until 1030. If you plan on being in the Pensacola area and would like to visit the Display on other than normal hours, please phone (850) 452-4153 and make arrangements for your visit.

The Cryptologic Command Display entrance with Bob Anderson,Steve Roberts, Jack
Atlantic station plaques: Andrew Isola, Jack Gustafson, Tena Opava, Steve Roberts and Bob Anderson
Classic Wizard display
Cryptologic Command Display recognition of the 45th anniversary of the capture of USS PUEBLO

If you would like to make a donation or volunteer your time, please contact us!

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