Milt Zaslow Award Recipients, Summer Program, & More
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May 2013: Issue #18

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Welcome to the latest issue of the
NCMF Web Link, an E-newsletter connecting you to news and items of interest on the NCMF Web site. Please share your feedback or suggestions with us via email at OR connect with us via our social networking sites. Also don't forget that if your membership is due for renewal, you can now conveniently renew online. As always, thank you for your continued interest and invaluable support!

THANKS to everyone who came out for the
Armed Forces Day Open House at the NCM! It was a great event, despite the weather! See pictures from the event on the NCM Facebook Page.

Memorial Day
The NCMF would like to wish everyone a very safe and special 
Memorial Day weekend!


Milt Zaslow Junior Winners 2013

Junior Division 2013 Milt Zaslow Recipients with their teacher

Milt Zaslow Senior Winners 2013

Senior Division 2013 Milt Zaslow Award Recipients

The NCMF would like to CONGRATULATE all of the recipients of the 2013 Milt Zaslow Award in Cryptology who were recently honored as part of the 2013 Maryland History Day state contest. Congratulations also go out to their teachers! The awards in both the Junior and Senior Division featured projects about the Navajo Code Talkers.

Catie Gast and Kerry Van Rees from Matapeake Middle School in Stevensville, won the 2013 Milt Zaslow Award in the Junior Division and their teacher is Jill Ferris. You can view their process paper, titled The Navajo Code Talkers: Turning the Tide of World War II in the Pacific on the NCMF Web site. 
Their exhibit will be on display at the NCM on Sat. June 1 and June 15, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Senior Division recipients of the 2013 Milt Zaslow Award, honored as part of the 2013 Maryland History Day state contest are Dara Wais, Luke Sullivan, Gabriel Grell, and Noah Gamper. The students attend Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and their teacher is Eric Green. Their project was titled, The Effect of the Navajo Code Talkers on U.S.-Native American Relations after World War II and their process paper can also be viewed on the NCMF site. Their exhibit will also be displayed at the NCM on Sat. June 1 and June 15.
Tuesday, May 28, Gen. Keith B. Alexander, Director of NSA and Chief of the Central Security Service, will pay tribute to two cryptologists who gave their lives this past year "serving in silence" while performing their cryptologic duties. Their names will be inscribed on the Cryptologic Memorial Wall so they will never be forgotten.

Let us remember this weekend all those who have given their lives for the United States of America. Stay tuned to the NCMF & NCM Facebook pages for more information about this year's additions to the Memorial Wall.
Cryptologic Memorial Wall
The Cryptologic Memorial Wall

Teufelsberg when it was operational.


Devil's Mountain, abandoned and "decorated" with graffiti. Photo by Matt Biddulph


Devil's Mountain, or Teufelsberg in German, is the site where NSA built one of the most massive, secret listening stations in the world.

The photos here show Teufelsberg when it was operational and also now as it is abandoned and littered with graffiti.

The station continued to operate until the fall of East Germany and the Berlin Wall.

For a full photo essay of the station now in its abandoned state, click HERE.

We recently posted this item on the NCMF Facebook page. If you would like to share your memories of this station, feel free to leave a comment there. 



NCMF Summer Program
Guest Speaker Dr. Melvin Goodman 

Dr. Melvin Goodman 3
The NCMF has announced the 2013 Summer Program, to take place on 10 July, featuring guest speaker, Dr. Melvin Goodman, a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy and an adjunct professor of government studies at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Goodman who is also an author and former government cryptographer will discuss the topic of National Insecurity, including a review of non-military instruments for dealing with Iran, North Korea, and Syria. Remember to Save the Date - 10 July 2013!


More Upcoming Events

  • Spy Cruise on the Queen Mary II with Intelligence Expert & AFIO Board Member Nigel West: 31 May to 12 June. More info HERE.
  • Eagle Alliance Golf Tournament: 7 June
    golf-cart 2*** We Still Need Your Help! Time is running short before the Eagle Alliance Golf Tournament annual fundraiser (June 7). Help us to reduce expenses by making a one-time donation in support of the event. If you Donate Online, please click on Eagle Alliance Golf Fundraiser in the Donation Type section. THANK YOU!

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