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Results for Decoding the U.S. Secret Service Codes

Results for Decoding the U.S. Secret Service Codes

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As the "Agent in Charge" of Secret Service White House Detail, Agent AbleBaker wanted to conduct a meeting with his staff. The meeting would have to bescheduled for the next morning, and POTUS wanted to meet VPOTUS atCAROUSEL before leaving ACROBAT. In this message, what is CAROUSEL?
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 the Oval Office of the White House The correct answer was
the Vice President's airplane
."Carousel" is the secret service codename for the Vice Presidential aircraft, "Air ForceTwo". "Treasure Ship" is also a codename used for Air Force Two.Aircraft used to transport the President, the Vice President, as well as senior U.S. officialsare assigned to the 89th Airlift Wing at Andrew Air Force Base, which is 8 miles east of Washington, D.C., in Prince George's County, Maryland. Among the aircraft assigned tothe wing are the two identical, highly modified Boeing VC-25 jet aircraft, tail numbers28000 and 29000. The two planes are used interchangeably to transport the President andthe Vice President. Either plane (or for that matter, any Air Force plane) carries thedesignation "Air Force One" when the President is on board, and "Air Force Two" whenthe Vice President is the lead official on board.The complete message was:"POTUS (President of the United States) wants to meet with VPOTUS (Vice President of the United States at CAROUSEL (Vice President's airplane) before leavingACROBAT(Andrews Air Force Base)".*** Codenames and codes are used by the U.S. Secret Service when discussing activitiesof the President of the United States, the first family, various high profile figures, both in public and private industry, and various locations and objects.
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Instructions received by the White House Presidential Security Detail indicatedthat POTUS would depart ANDY and head RINGSIDE, and can later becontacted at ROADHOUSE. In this message, what is RINGSIDE?
Your Answer:
 The Pentagon The correct answer was
Madison Square Garden in New York 
.Located in 7th Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets, Madison Square Garden is acomplex of four arenas, best known as the venue for various sports events.Madison Square Garden has also been the venue of political events and celebrations
throughout the history of the complex.It was the site of the Democratic National Convention in 1924, 1976, 1980, and 1992.The Republican National Convention was held there in 2004. One legendary event heldthere was the celebration of the 45th birthday of President John F. Kennedy on November 19, 1962, when movie blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe rendered the "unique" versionof her song, "Happy Birthday, Mr. President". Some referred to it as a serenade.The complete message was:"POTUS (President of the United States) will be leaving ANDY (Andrews Air ForceBase), and go the RINGSIDE (Madison Square Garden in New York City), and can later  be contacted at ROADHOUSE (Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City)".*** When originally developed, codes and codename were used for primarily for security purposes. The origination of codenames and codes were the result of onetime concernswhen confidential electronic communications were not routinely encrypted.
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The agenda was clear. POTUS would leave COBWEB, meet FLOTUS andhead for BUCKEYE. In this message, what is BUCKEYE?
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 Camp David in Maryland Camp David is an isolated and secluded Naval Support Center, about 60 miles North of Washington D.C., and serves as the mountain retreat for the President of the Unitedstates. The retreat was established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during hisadministration, and was called "Shangri-La". After taking the office of President, DwightD. Eisenhower changed the name of the compound to Camp David, in honor of hisgrandson, Dwight David Eisenhower II.The complete message was:"POTUS (President of the United States) will leave COBWEB (Vice President's office,meet FLOTUS (First Lady of the United States), and then head for BUCKEYE (CampDavid, Maryland).*** Secret Service codes and codenames are currently used primarily for brevity inmessages and more easily understood communications between agents and other publicagencies..
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Departing BLOWTORCH, Agent Ernest Fox joined BAMBOO enroute toCOACH HOUSE. In this message, what (or who) is COACH HOUSE?
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 Blair House (guest house for the President) The correct answer was
Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C.
.Washington Dulles International Airport is the public airport that serves the greater Washington, D.C. area. It is located 25 miles West of Washington, D.C., in Dulles,Virginia. The airport was named for John Foster Dulles, who served as Secretary of Statein the administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.The complete message is:"Departing BLOWTORCH (Secret Service Executive Protection Command Post), AgentErnest Fox joined BAMBOO (Presidential Motorcade) en route to COACH HOUSE(Dulles Airport in Washington D.C.).*** Code names are usually selected at random, with emphasis being placed on the use of unambiguous words that are easy to pronounce and readily understood by concerned parties.*** Code names are assigned by The White House Communication Office.
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It was Agent Henry James who announced that NIGHTHAWK wouldrendezvous with HOLLY and FINLEY at the PLAYGROUND. In this message,who (or what) is FINLEY?
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 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court The correct answer was
Secretary of Defense
.The Secretary of Defense is the head of the United States Department of Defense, and isa member of the Presidential Cabinet, serving as the primary advisor to the President of the Unit States on matters concerning the armed services and military.By Federal statute, the Secretary of Defense must be a civilian who has bot been active or associated with the military services for at least 10 years. The Secretary of Defense is 6thin line for succession to the Presidency of the United States.The complete message is: NIGHTHAWK (The President's helicopter) will rendezvous with HOLLY (Armyhelicopter) and FINLEY (Secretary of Defense) at the PLAYGROUND (Helicopter landing pad at the Pentagon).*** Code names are used by the Secret Service during radio and telephonecommunications for purpose of brevity in long or possibly complicated messages, and as

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