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Warrenton Station B

Warrenton Station B, the headquarters of the four-site Warrenton complex, is the largest of the four facilities. The bright orange warning sign at the main entrance indicates that the facility is a node on the ubiquitous Lightwave Spectrum (LSI) fiber-optic cable that runs from Stations C and D, and which connects the Warrenton complex with other intelligence community facilities in the Washington area, such as Site E in Tysons Corner.

The Warrenton Training Center [WTC] is a communications training and support facility of the National Communications System [NCS]. The US Army serves as executive agent for the administration and management of the facilities on behalf of the NCS. Center employees include civilian personnel assigned from various NCS signatory agencies, including the Department of Defense and the Department of State.

The Warrenton Training Center was first esablished on 01 June 1951 as a Department of Defense Communication Training Activity with the US Army Element designated as the executive agent for administration and management of the center. On 10 June 1973 the center was transferred to the Department of the Army and redesignated as the US Army Training Group, Warrenton Training Center, under the staff cognizance of the US Army Security Agency, the Army cryptologic service element of the Central Security Service. In consonance with mission realignments, on 01 September 1982 the center reverted to Defense Department control as the Warrenton Training Center with facility management by the Army as executive agent on behalf of the National Communications System.

Located atop a table-mountain northwest of town, the facility consists of a large number of multi-story buildings, including a number of buildings constructed in the late 1980s. Almost without exception these buildings atop the heavily forested mountain are not visible from publicly accessible land.

Additional facilities at Station B include a microwave tower, a large water tank, and a hill-top pond.

Station B also hosts the recently constructed "Brushwood" conference facility.

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Updated Monday, April 06, 1998 10:08:17 AM