Kunia Field Station
The Kunia Field Station is now known as KR-SOCK or Kunia Regional SIGINT Operations Center. Throughout World War II, Korean War, Cold War and Vietnam War, it served as an intelligence operation for the Navy and Army. Kunia was originally developed after the attack on Pearl Harbor and subsequently has changed hands multiple times. It is most famous for the documents released by Edward Snowden who worked at Kunia and revealed secrets about the PRISM surveillance program.
After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, a new installation was to be created and built that would be bomb-proof and develop underground. It would comprise 250,000 square feet for floor space to facilitate aircraft assembly in a nearby airfield called Wheeler. In the last year of World War II and in the years that followed, Kunia became a cryptologic and intelligence activity compound.
Operations included miliary units that would occupy the structure. These units came from the US Naval Security Group Activity Hawaii and the US Army Military Intelligence Corps 500th Military Intelligence Brigade.
In the 1950s, action increased for Kunia because of the Korean War. However, there was an article published in the Honolulu Star Bulletin in 1953, it would change over to the bunker into a secret facility. There was a local team of construction workers that would get the contract for $1.7 million to renovate the facilities.
The facility was transformed in the early 1960s once more under the Commander in Chief over the Pacific Forces used the facilities as a central command. In 1966, the facility was reinforced to prevent damage from chemical, radiological and biological attacks.
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