Warrenton Training Center

Central Intelligence Agency, Department of State, National Security Agency, United States Army

7471 Bear Wallow Rd, Warrenton, VA 20186

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ABOUT

Warrenton Training Center is a classified United States government communication complex located in the state of Virginia. Established in 1951, it comprises four discrete stations located in Fauquier and Culpeper counties. Station A, Station B and Station C are located in Fauquier County, while Station D is located in Culpeper County.
Station A, near Warrenton, is an administrative, training and residential compound. Numerous structures on site include both residential and office buildings. Station A is used as a training facility by multiple agencies, including the Department of State and the CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence and Directorate of Support.
Station B, also near Warrenton, houses the headquarters of WTC and, at 346 acres, is the largest of the four facilities. It consists of several multi-story buildings concealed atop the heavily forested View Tree Mountain, as well as underground bunkers that house communications infrastructure. Operations at Station B include a communications laboratory, communications training, electronics testing, and equipment maintenance. Station B also houses the Brushwood conference facility, constructed in the 1990s.
Station C was at one time a CIA numbers station, which transmitted coded signals to U.S. embassies overseas and intelligence agents in the field. Transmissions carried a female voice, dubbed “Cynthia” by radio hobbyists, that would recite groups of numbers in English. The transmissions were last heard in 2003.
Station D, also known as Brandy Station due to its proximity to the community of the same name, is the primary high frequency receiver facility for the CIA Office of Communications, and also hosts a variety of satellite communications ground station facilities. Station D is also a core regional relay facility for the Department of State’s Diplomatic Telecommunications Service, a system of secure integrated networks that supports U.S. government departments and agencies operating from diplomatic missions and consulate facilities outside the United States There are Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, military families, DoD personnel, civilians, and retirees assigned to Warrenton Training Center.
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ARRIVAL

The closest airport is Dulles International Airport located, 35 miles from base.

 

Directions from Richmond International Airport:

  • Head west on Saarinen Cir toward Copilot Way
  • Slight right onto Copilot Way then turn left to stay on Copilot Way
  • Turn right onto Cargo Dr and continue onto Aviation Dr
  • Use the left 2 lanes to take the ramp to State Hwy 28/I-66
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Sully Rd and merge onto State Hwy 28 S/VA-28 S/Sully Rd
  • Merge onto State Hwy 28 S/VA-28 S/Sully Rd
  • Slight right onto the Interstate 66 W ramp to Front Royal then merge onto I-66 W
  • Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 43A for 29 toward Gainesville/Warrenton
  • Keep left, follow signs for US-29 S and merge onto US-29 S
  • Use the right 2 lanes to turn slightly right onto US-15 BUS S/US-29 BUS S
  • Turn right onto Roebling St
  • Turn left onto Bear Wallow Rd
  • Slight left onto Old Reservoir Rd
  • Destination on the left

Resources

TRICARE Information and News

 

For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

 

Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.

 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.

To be enrolled in a Virginia school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 30th. Check with the school for other requirements. Fauquier County Public Schools If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful. FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER Current servicemembers can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars. ​ ​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too. Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!

When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

Child Care Aware:
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.

There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

Virginia Department of Social Services (804) 726-7000
People helping people triumph over poverty, abuse and neglect to shape strong futures for themselves, their families and communities.

Virginia Department of Health (804) 633-5465
The Mission of the Virginia Department of Health is to protect the health and promote the well-being of all people in Virginia. The agency’s vision statement is “Become the healthiest state in the nation.”

Fauquier SPCA (540) 788-9000

Virginia State Police (804) 674-2000

Base Operator (540) 347-8000

 

Housing

On-base housing at Warrenton Training Center is not available.

Off Base Neighborhoods

Warrenton
0.5 miles from Base
Warrenton is a small-medium sized town in Virginia with many housing options.

The Plains
13 miles from Base

The Plains is a small, friendly town in Virginia with many housing options.

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Community

In Warrenton, the summers are warm and muggy, the winters are very cold, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 25°F to 87°F and is rarely below 11°F or above 95°F.

The hot season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 28 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is July 20, with an average high of 87°F and low of 67°F. The cold season lasts for 3.1 months, from November 30 to March 3, with an average daily high temperature below 52°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 25°F and high of 44°F.

The wetter season lasts 4.4 months, from April 12 to August 26, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 39% on July 13. The drier season lasts 7.6 months, from August 26 to April 12. The smallest chance of a wet day is 19% on October 20.

Virginia

The overall cost of living in Warrenton, VA is 9% lower than the Virginia average and 17% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Warrenton, Virginia, the city’s goods and services are 6% higher than the Virginia average and 5% higher than the U.S. average.

Warrenton is a beautiful town in Fauquier County, Virginia with a rich history dating back to the French and Indian War. It is in the Piedmont region of Virginia, east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Washington D.C. is approximately 45 miles north east of Warrenton. The area is known as Horse and Wine country and offers several popular breweries and wineries, such as Mediterranean Cellars, Old Bust Head Brewing Company, Molon Lave Vineyard, and Granite Heights Winery. It hosts some of the largest equestrian events in the country, including the nation’s longest running horse show, Olympic trials, and the Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase races. Warrenton has several parks to enjoy, as well. They include Rady Park, Eva Walker Park, Academy Hill Park, Sam Tarr Park, and Warrenton Sports Complex. The Town of Warrenton opened the Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation Facility (WARF) featuring an indoor competition pool, a therapeutic spa, a leisure pool with a water slide, lazy river, vortex and a zero depth entry for easy entrance by toddlers, seniors and those in wheel chairs. The WARF also has a fitness center and holds a variety of classes available to all ages.

Some points of interest include Shenandoah National Park, Sky Meadows State Park, Old Jail Museum, Warrenton Farmer’s Market, Virginia Civil War Trails, Fauquier Wine Trail, and Old Town Warrenton.

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