25 Clever Codenames The Secret Service Use For Famous Places

Due to the nature of the Secret Service’s work, it is perhaps not surprising that they would use codenames for various people or places. Don’t worry though, the codenames in this list aren’t any big secret. Most of the time the Secret Service just uses them in order to ease communication. These are 25 clever codenames the secret service use for famous places!

25

Base

Temporary residence of the PresidentImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Diplomatic_security_(Blair_House,_25_July_2005).jpg

Temporary residence of the President

24

Cowpuncher

Air Force OneImage: https://www.goodfreephotos.com/united-states/alaska/anchorage/air-force-one-in-anchorage-airport.jpg.php

Air Force One

23

Buckeye

Camp DavidImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bush_greets_Thatcher_after_landing_in_helicopter_Camp_David.jpg

Camp David

22

Andy

Joint Base AndrewsImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alan_Gross_released_from_Cuban_prison,_arrives_at_Joint_Base_Andrews_141217-F-WU507-601.jpg

Joint Base Andrews

21

Volcano

Lyndon Baines Johnson’s ranchImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lbj_park_nima1.jpg

Lyndon Baines Johnson’s ranch

20

Cork

FBI Headquarters (J. Edgar Hoover Building)Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Washington_DC_FBI_J._Edgar_Hoover_Building_Brunswyk_(2012)._Edgar_Hoover_Building_Brunswyk_(2012)_retouched.jpg

FBI Headquarters (J. Edgar Hoover Building)

19

Carpet

White House garageImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:President_John_F._Kennedy_and_President_Dr._Sarvepalli_Radhakrishnan_of_India_in_Car_Before_Motorcade_(4).jpg

White House garage

18

Calico

PentagonImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Pentagon_January_2008.jpg

Pentagon

17

Charcoal

Temporary residence of the PresidentImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:President%27s_Guest_House.jpg

Temporary residence of the President

16

Curbside

Washington Dulles International AirportImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Washington_Dulles_International_Airport_at_Dusk.jpg

Washington Dulles International Airport

15

Central

Eisenhower Executive Office BuildingImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eisenhower_Executive_Office_Building-9.jpg

Eisenhower Executive Office Building

14

Cement Mixer

White House Situation RoomImage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Obama_and_Biden_await_updates_on_bin_Laden.jpg

White House Situation Room

13

Punch Bowl

The CapitolImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Capitol_at_Dusk_2.jpg

The Capitol

12

Crown

The Executive MansionImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2011-07-10_Virginia_Executive_Mansion.jpg

The Executive Mansion

11

Castle

White HouseImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:White_House_02.jpg

The White House

10

Halfback

Follow-up carImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Motorcade_leaves_the_White_House.jpg

Follow-up car

9

Stagecoach

US Presidential State CarImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GPA02-09_US_SecretService_press_release_2009_Limousine_Page_3_Image.jpg

US Presidential State Car

8

Angel

Air Force OneImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Air_Force_One_on_the_ground.jpg

Air Force One

7

Roadhouse

The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York CityImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Waldorf-park.jpg

The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City

6

Pacemaker

The Vice President’s staffImage: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/18711575641

The Vice President’s staff

5

Cobweb

Vice President’s OfficeImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Barack_Obama_and_Joe_Biden_in_the_Vice_President%27s_office.jpg

Vice President’s Office

4

Cactus

Camp DavidImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Camp_David_1959.jpg

Camp David

3

Birds-eye

Department of State Headquarters (Harry S Truman Building)Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:State_Department.jpg

Department of State Headquarters (Harry S Truman Building)

2

Bamboo

Presidential MotorcadeImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Presidential_motorcade.jpg

Presidential Motorcade

1

Acrobat

Joint Base AndrewsImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Air_Force_Two_on_Joint_Base_Andrews_Tarmac_(29471470973).jpg

Joint Base Andrews



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Source – Williams, Stephen P. (2004). How to be President. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. ISBN 0-8118-4316-5.

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