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"war wagon" at OKC Memorial Site

Uploaded: July 15, 2002
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  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    10 years 4 months ago
    let it be known that the secret service does have marked cars just not all of them
  • Greg (Private)
    10 years 9 months ago
    Translation?

    Anyone?


    And why is an unmarked van posted on the site? I thought this place was for marked police vehicle photos only.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    10 years 9 months ago
    Pavement Pounder WW's still plugged into ICOM rover waves during mobile detail? Not so much...
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    10 years 9 months ago
    The van is a I-Com (Information Communcation) van. Its purpose is to down/ upload information. ie video, teletype, photograghs et cetera. In the 90s they had to be stationary however now they can be mobile. FYI we rarely drive big black 15 passager vans anymore.
  • Clint Lorance (Private)
    10 years 10 months ago
    Im sure the personnel manning it are manning a command center for the agents while mobile. Or, they could simply be a backup, maybe equipped with satellite communications just in case the worse happens. We'll only get to speculate, any of us who has worked with the Secret Service knows they aren't exactly the talkative type. Not to mention, informative. I suppose thats a good thing, being as how they are the "Secret" service...
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years 3 months ago
    That's a great Link Jason, thanks! I first saw that van when Pres. Reagan drove by my house. Now I finally know what it is, however I'm curious how it servers the President specifically?
  • PTR-Jason United States (Private)
    11 years 6 months ago
    I think intrepidagent is right, it looks like a mobile comm unit. Motorcades already have a fully dedicated Advanced Life Support ambulance in the rear of the motorcade, they do not use armoured ambulances.

    In the photo you can see that it appeared that the rear window can pop up to allow access to radios or other equipment on the outside without having to be inside the van. You can also see all the attennas on the roof as well as the bubble.

    Here is a photo of a similar van, if not similar:
    6th photo down on the left side

  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years 6 months ago
    An unmarked ambulance. Maybe they can sneak up on all those injured people that want to go to the hospital.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years 6 months ago
    Could it not be an unmarked armoured ambulance used by the Secret Service in Presidential motorcades to provide both medical treatment and armoured transport for the VIPs should they require it?
  • intrepidagent (Private)
    12 years 1 month ago
    When you see this vehicle riding around on the back end of a motorcade it's not trying to be low key......
    This may not be secret servive but the White House Communications Agency (WHCA)judging from the bubble (antenna / repeater) on the roof.
  • chunk 69 (Private)
    12 years 1 month ago
    The secret service might as well drive marked cars now since the sight of a man in a dark suit driving around in a dark van with government plates on it kind of makes it obvious.