This page contains pretty much a mish-mash of documents relating to USAFSS or the 6988th (directly or indirectly), plus a few interesting [recently declassified] historical documents, mostly from the NSA, a couple of essays, and a miscellany of other publications that you just might find interesting and informative.
A new Glossary page is available to decode jargon, abbreviations and acronyms, should someone be unfamiliar with a specific term ... or, like in my case, to jog one's withering memory.
A section that will include copies of orders from some of our colleagues, vouchers, etc., is being built. In addition to their historical (and, to some, nostalgic) value, some may actually help some of our fellow USAFSS/6988th vets who are working with the VA.
All documents accessed through this page are in standard "PDF" format and do not require Adobe Acrobat Reader, per se. There are many programs (also free) that can read PDF format.
Finally, for your convenience, all documents (and glossary selections) will open in a new window.
NOTE: It's been suggested that a section for bio's of our former colleagues be added. This could happen down the road (easy to add) should there be sufficient interest. If you have any thoughts on the matter, either way, you can send the
a quick email.
NOTE: Per its Declassification Program, the NSA has been [partially] declassifying and releasing literally millions of documents, many more of which may be related to USAFSS' role (particularly aerial reconnaissance) in Vietnam, the Far East ... anywhere where the 6988th would have played a part. The documents listed above, while certainly not exclusive, are the ones that were initially found to be most interesting and informative — all of which, to some extent, were used as research documents for the 6988th's "History" writeup. Hopefully, many more documents about USAFSS' aerial reconnaissance programs (ACRP) will be released that will add much to that story.