Welcome to the Lint Center Virtual Archive for National Security (LC-VANS)!

Preserve National Security History

YOUR Submissions Are Welcomed

If you are a veteran, contractor, or civilian worker with involvement in US National Security-we need you! The Lint Center for National Security Studies is committed to the preservation of histories of people involved in the shaping and development of US. National Security history as we know it today. The experiences of veterans, contractors, and civil service members involved in US N.S. are needed to not only to help us better understand our own history but to carry that knowledge forward for future generations.

If you would like to add your experiences to the archive, please Submit Your Story!

We particularly appreciate articles related to your own experience in the National Security world from Korean War forward.  The following guidelines should be observed when submitting your writing:

–          We do not pay for articles submitted for posting on our Website,

–          Articles may be submitted via our contact form.

–          Writer must include full name, mailing address and telephone number in case we need to contact,

–          Contributing articles may be edited,

–          Articles not posted will not be returned unless requested,

–          We are a 501(c)3 Nonproft and can not allow political slanted articles.

–          We reserve the right to refuse posting any article. 

  *If you are interested in conducting an Oral History interview, or have any questions about the program, please contact our historian at LC-VANS-Hist1@lintcenter.org.

Press Release on LC-VANS

Events

Vietnam

Main War Years

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Post-War Years

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Cold War

Cold War – Worldwide

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Intelligence Community

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Cold War Tours in Germany

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Cold War in United States

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Cyber Intelligence War 2000 to Present

Starting from Titan Rain to present with Nation State Actors conducting Cyber Espionage

Wires and Cyber  Cyber Defenders

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Panama, Operation Just Cause, 1989

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Grenada, Operation Urgent Fury 1983

Operation Urgent Fury, it was triggered by the house arrest on 12 October 1983 and murder of the leader (19 October 1983) of the coup which had brought a revolutionary government to power for the preceding four years.
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Desert Storm/Desert Shield 1990-91

Operation Desert Shield (2 August 1990 – 17 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991) in its combat phase, was a war in the Persian Gulf region waged by United States-led coalition forces from 34 nations against Iraq in response to Iraq’s invasion and annexation of Kuwait.
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Somalia and the Battle of Mogadishu

Task Force Ranger was created in August 1993, and deployed to Somalia in September. Task Force Ranger consisted of various elite special forces units from Army, Air Force and Navy special services: U.S. Army Rangers from Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment; C Squadron, 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D), better known as “Delta Force”; helicopters flown by 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment; Air Force Combat Controllers; Air Force Pararescuemen; and Navy SEALs. As a multi-disciplinary joint special forces operation, Task Force Ranger reported to Joint Special Operations Command, led by Major General William F. Garrison.
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Afghanistan

Operation Enduring Freedom
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Iraq

Operation Iraqi Liberation
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Organizations

Department of Defense

The Department of Defense is America’s oldest and largest government agency. With our military tracing its roots back to pre-Revolutionary times, the Department of Defense has grown and evolved with our nation.  (CLICK on branch of service links.)

Army Page

Navy

Marine Corps

Air Force

Coast Guard

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Department of Energy

 

Dept of Energy Forestall Building sign in Wash DC Forestall Building

Department of Homeland SecurityDepartment of Homeland Security Seal

The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector.
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Department of Justice

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Department of State

US State Dept HQ, Wash DC US State Dept HQ, Wash DC    Please send your information, story or pictures for this time in history. http://lc-vans.lintcenter.org/submit-your-story/