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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: robonscanner1 ()
Date: July 12, 2010 11:14PM

no shit. I see it in google earth every time I try to look at Kings Hway.
What the hell is that?

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: gagagagg ()
Date: July 12, 2010 11:35PM

I think it is a toilet for spunky's fat ass

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: The Googler ()
Date: July 12, 2010 11:35PM


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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: G ()
Date: July 13, 2010 12:06AM

you can get a better look at it on the birdseye view in Bing maps. note the double security fence line and cameras(?) at each point of the octagonal yard. can't quite make out what the objects inside the interior courtyards are

some interesting theories:
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread432501/pg1



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/13/2010 12:10AM by G.

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: July 13, 2010 03:17AM

It's designed like a fort, and there appears to be sensors or electrified fence posts at each corner. There are multiple checkpoints and sensors before that area, and combine that with the bay doors and a lack of windows, and I say it's a mostly underground facility (Meaning that's it's hardened). I would say that it's a garage, due to the trailers and bay doors, but you don't secure a simple garage like that all by itself.

Part of that USCG facility is NAVCEN, which focuses on GPS waterway navigation, and so forth. The pathway between the double fencing looks like groomed soil (Notice the blue tractor in the parking lot), which is often used for trespass identification, and can facilitate vehicle patrols (Even though it's not a very large perimeter). There is also a semi-mobile COMM center just outside the facility, and you can see the main base perimeter around that (Part of which borders Ft. Belvoir).

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: Snapple ()
Date: July 13, 2010 04:45AM

If that's a secret underground base, they sure made it conspicuous, a nice big bullseye for the Soviet bombers.

Amateur photographic interpretation is fun. And amateur espionage, the guy on that site posting rumors from the neighborhood folk. It's obvious what this is though. It's an octagon, people! Two men enter, one man leaves. It is a fighting ring where they test genetically-engineered super-soldiers.



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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: Snapple ()
Date: July 13, 2010 04:50AM


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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: July 13, 2010 06:31AM

It is a FAA facility I believe.

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: Clobbersaurus ()
Date: July 13, 2010 07:51AM

I heard it has something to do with witness protection or the like.

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: Go Kings ()
Date: July 13, 2010 09:31AM

Radiophile Wrote:
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> It is a FAA facility I believe.

Thus making you a moron. Move along, you have been deemed too stupid to participate in this thread.

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: facepalm ()
Date: July 13, 2010 09:35AM

Radiophile Wrote:
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> It is a FAA facility I believe.
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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Date: July 13, 2010 10:03AM

The Octagon is where Chuck Norris goes to kick the shit out of people...

Chuck+Norris+-+The+Octagon.jpg

I believe they also have a cafeteria there.

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: July 13, 2010 10:41AM

I agree with the detention center theory. It has a long road to it like Auschwitz, and has double-layer security fences with lots of room for snipers to take out escapees along the way. Walled-up courtyard to allow for limited outdoor time.

Then again it could be pretty much anything.

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Date: July 13, 2010 10:52AM

I can't fathom what the Coast Guard would be doing with a detention facility like that. Seems a bit extreme for a brig. And anyone they capture would be turned over to the Federal judicial system.

I would assume that it is a command and control center that was probably hardened after 9/11.

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: July 13, 2010 11:12AM

The building is part of TISCOM (Telecommunication and Information Systems Command.)

The communications facility has been there for decades, so it kinda sorta rules out the super top secret prison/post 9/11 detention center/concentration camp theory.

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: camp z ray ()
Date: July 13, 2010 11:23AM

If it is a detention center, it is one of the most poorly designed I have ever seen. How many prisons have you seen where there are cars parked INSIDE the fenceline?

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: July 13, 2010 12:07PM

I don't know, but then again I haven't been to as many prisons as you.

But in this example, cars are real close to the fence line, a short hop over.





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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: hahaa ()
Date: July 13, 2010 12:11PM

pgens Wrote:
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> I don't know, but then again I haven't been to as
> many prisons as you.

lol


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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: camp z ray ()
Date: July 13, 2010 01:07PM

pgens Wrote:
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> I don't know, but then again I haven't been to as
> many prisons as you.

Oh noes, a personal attack on the internet. What ever shall I do? How ever shall I cope?

> But in this example, cars are real close to the
> fence line, a short hop over.
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> http://www.h2engineering.com/images/Projects/Nassa
> u%20County%20Jail%20-%20Aerial.jpg


Yeah, but see they are OVER the fence not INSIDE the fence. See the difference? Nice try.

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: July 13, 2010 01:24PM

I did see the difference, it was noted. And I still haven't been to as many prisons as you so I defer to your expertise, I fully admit I haven't put that much thought into how to escape from one.

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: Take a Stand ()
Date: July 13, 2010 04:25PM

I think its a high security holding facility. Check out the pic I cropped off Bing.

The open courtyards that are sectioned in quaters by walls ..
It sure looks like a super max set up to me. Keeping inmates separated.


My eyes may be playing tricks on me, but I swear you can see people in a couple of them .
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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: Snapple ()
Date: July 13, 2010 09:50PM

Wow, Bing is so much more responsive than Google Maps.

Why are there tennis courts and ball fields? That would seem to indicate that people are living there. Or a school or day-care maybe?

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: G ()
Date: July 13, 2010 11:22PM

I've been there a couple times, there's picnic pavilions and recreation facilities there, an O-Club, stuff like that; used by other organizations and the public too not just the people on that little base. the octagon place though I wouldn't be surprised if it's run by a different agency, it's thru 3 more fence lines and a vehicle barrier. surprising number of cars parked there for such a small building

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: robonscanner1 ()
Date: July 14, 2010 09:16PM

what is it??

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: real deal ()
Date: July 16, 2010 08:15PM

Not part of the Coast Guard base. It is a witness protection facility. Go in one person, come out another.

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: LocalResident ()
Date: July 16, 2010 11:34PM

That USCG station has always had an atomic clock for radio navigation. It is probably now used for GPS.

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: congradulations ()
Date: July 17, 2010 12:05AM

LocalResident Wrote:
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> That USCG station has always had an atomic clock
> for radio navigation. It is probably now used for
> GPS.

This seems like the most plausible answer so far. The GPS infrastructure is probably heavily hardened since much of our military and civilian entities depend on GPS every day.

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: Thumper ()
Date: July 21, 2010 02:18AM

Is that a Zodiac parked in the bottom row of spaces, third from right? Maybe if they have to search that Huntley Meadows Park lake? It doesn't seem those waters are deep enough to warrant a Zodiac.

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: BBALL ()
Date: July 21, 2010 02:23AM

there seems to be a basketball area with one hoop across from the zodiac right next to the building.

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: Metro Rider ()
Date: July 21, 2010 10:04AM

Does anybody know what this big glass building is near the AMC Hoffman. I take the metro everyday and this place is always empty no matter what time of day it is.

http://www.bing.com/maps/?FORM=Z9LH7#JnE9Lm5vcnRoK2tpbmdzK2hpZ2h3YXkrKzIyMzA2JTdlc3N0LjAlN2VwZy4xJmJiPTM4Ljc5NDI3MDg0OTYzODMlN2UtNzcuMDgxNTMwNTI1MTUwNSU3ZTM4Ljc5MjEyNTcyMjYxODIlN2UtNzcuMDg0MDA2ODY0NzYwMQ==

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: July 21, 2010 10:06AM

Your link was more than unhelpful.

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: Metro Rider ()
Date: July 21, 2010 10:09AM

Shit it didn't show up on the link but it's the purplish colored building near the Eisenhower metro and AMC Hoffman

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: July 21, 2010 10:10AM

Oh, I can only guess where this will go now...

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: Metro Rider ()
Date: July 21, 2010 10:34AM


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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: July 21, 2010 10:38AM

Metro Rider Wrote:
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> I don't know how to copy the image but here's the
> AMC Hoffman address it's the trapezoid shaped
> building down and to the right.








Are you talking about Army Human Resources Command? They left Alexandria and moved to Fort Knox...

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: Metro Rider ()
Date: July 21, 2010 10:39AM

Never knew of anything being there just know it's empty as hell now

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: Kirk ()
Date: August 15, 2011 08:21PM

I was stationed at that base....Its a US Marshall Detention Facility for high value inmates. Manuel noriega was brought through there late one night while i was doing security rounds. We used to speak to one of Marshalls from time to time. Occasionally, one of the senior nco's from the maintenance dept would go back for a repair.

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: Jgone ()
Date: October 11, 2011 12:17AM

Kirk Wrote:
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> I was stationed at that base....Its a US Marshall
> Detention Facility for high value inmates. Manuel
> noriega was brought through there late one night
> while i was doing security rounds. We used to
> speak to one of Marshalls from time to time.
> Occasionally, one of the senior nco's from the
> maintenance dept would go back for a repair.

I spent plenty of time on that base. It's a Marshall's Service facility. I never asked what type, but I always assumed Witness Protection. HVT detention makes just as much sense. The road goes down quite a ways, but there is a scary sign near the end past the O club, stopping unauthorized traffic. We used to run PT from the HQS building down the road as far as the sign. That was our turn-around point. I've also traipsed around the woods back there plenty but never once saw any security, vehicles or any other activity. Incidentally, the base is sometimes used by community youth groups for Soccer or other sports matches. Nobody goes down past the sign. I really liked that base. Plenty of fond memories. The Vietnamese lady who cooked at the chow hall was a hoot. She used to call me "Commander" (with my one bar) Apparently every officer was "Commander" to her. I can still taste the Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches! The Coast Guard Honor Guard is headquartered there as well as the TISCOM. There was even a Navy Sea Cadet unit there for many years with high school students running all over the base like they owned it.

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Re: what's the weird octagon facility behind the Coast Guard base?
Posted by: kevbo ()
Date: November 19, 2011 06:37PM

The later Google maps image clearly shows deck umbrellas in some of the compartmented areas...pretty good digs to hang out if you're going to be held
by the marshals...

kevbo
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