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1946: Vint Hill Farms School Renamed

Friday, October 15, 2021

15 October 1946: The School at Vint Hill Farms was renamed ASA School.

But first, let's step back ..... The year is 1942 and the Army has just purchased a farm in Warrenton, Virginia, not far from the Army Signals Intelligence Service headquarters, Arlington Hall. The farm, known as Vint Hill since 1803, had exchanged hands a few times over the years but was set to be the home of the Army’s Signal Security Agency Cryptographic Division School which was making the four-hour journey south from Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey.

Here, thousands of men and women, including Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES), were trained throughout WWII and beyond until the site closed in June 1997. The school at Vint Hill Farms presented a formidable curriculum for cryptanalysts, traffic analysts, and related technicians.

You can learn more about Vint Hill Farms via the link to an NSA pdf located below.

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The NCF's Vision is to Influence the cryptologic future by sharing our educational resources, stimulating new knowledge, and commemorating our heritage.

The Foundation provides exceptional cryptologic programs throughout the year, encourages young minds to explore cryptology and cyber education and careers,  hosts educational, cryptology-related exhibits at various community events, and honors the people— past, present, and future—whose contributions to our national security protect and make possible our way of life.

The NCF also provides needed support to the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM), the first public museum in the U.S. Intelligence Community. Located adjacent to the National Security Agency (NSA) in Maryland, the NCM houses a unique and priceless collection of artifacts that represent our Nation's history in code making and code breaking, as well as a world class library of cryptologic media. The NCF acquires the best artifacts for the Museum and supports new educational and interactive exhibits.

As part of the Foundation's partnership with NSA to build the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation - Home of the National Cryptologic Museum (CCEI-NCM), the NCF also serves as a leader in the field of cybersecurity - striving to provide the best in educational resources and programs.

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