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Declassified and Decoded: Secret Service Codenames

Declassified And Decoded OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN In Theaters March 22 Secret Service Codenames OLYMPUS White House "When Our Flag Falls Our Nation Will Rise" 1901 Barack The Secret Service first began RENEGADE protecting US Presidents in 1901 Obama 1945 First-ever Secret Service code name: Harry Truman, “The General" CLASSIFIE Michelle Malia RENAISSANCE RADIANCE Obama Obama ANGEL PUNCHBOWL BUCKEYE Air Force 1 The Capitol Camp David The codenames of Sasha the President or Vice ROSEBUD Some codenames are tied to President's family all starting with the same letter. Obama the title, not an individual 24 Joe Jill CELTIC CAPRI MATRIX FENCING MASTER Biden Biden Press Secretary Treasury Secretary Mitt JAVELIN FRACTION FIST FIGHT ASSITO Romney *because I Secretary of Health and Human Services hunts deer Secretary of Education Paul Janna The monikers BOWHUNTER* BUTTERCUP that are commonly Ryan Ryan referred to as Secret Service code names are actually radio call signals assigned by the White House Communications John Agency. They date back to the days before U.S. government radio signals were encrypted. PHOENIX McCain ** tallest mountain in her home state of Alaska Today, Secret Service code names are mostly used for clarity, brevity and tradition. Sarah Todd DENALI** DRILLER Palin Palin Mary Dick Lynne ALPINE ANGLER AUTHOR Now It's My Turn Cheney Cheney Cheney In her autobiography, “Now It's My Turn," Mary Cheney - daughter to Dick Cheney, codename Alpine - wrote that being assigned a White House call signal is one of the most coveted status symbols in Washington, DC. Dick Cheney chose the name Angler because he enjoys fishing; his wife Lynne chose Author, because she has written a number of books. Members of the President and Vice President's family are presented with a list, and they pick a name for themselves from that list. Karenna SMURFETTE Al Gore's daughter Karenna has failed to Gore escape the name she chose at age 16 - Smurfette. THE SOURCES: Wikipedia HUFFINGTON POST Secret_Service_codename

Declassified and Decoded: Secret Service Codenames

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From 1901, when the Secret Service first began protecting U.S. Presidents, to present day, we take you on a journey through Presidential codenames.


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