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Cryptonym: ISOTROPIC

Definition:
ISOLATION'S (Camp Peary) sister facility, known as "The Point", located in Hertford, North Carolina.
Status:
Speculative
Discussion:
According to Wikipedia, ISOLATION (Camp Peary) has a sister facility, which is known as "The Point", located in Hertford, North Carolina. Therefore, it is possible that ISOTROPIC was the cryptonym for "The Point." In addition, in Warren Hinckle and William Turner's Deadly Secrets (1992), there is a reference to Cuban frogmen being taught underwater demolition "at the CIA's secret Isolation Tropic base on the North Carolina coast." This would possibly be consistent with ISOTROPIC being located in North Carolina. The authors appear to have got the name slightly wrong, but understandable given the secrecy around it at that time. The authors also said that it was near Elizabeth City.
Sources:

104-10075-10437: JMWAVE CABLE RE ARMY AMDOT TEAM.

12/03/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: "1. Request permission FLUTTER Frederick E. Golding Jr., Mark E. Barker and OT military assignees now at WAVE. FYI Barker's wife British citizen. 2. Eitel, Sweeney, Wadsworth FLUTTERED at HQs on 19, 21, 21 Aug respectively. PLS advise whether these three will be permitted go ISOLATION or ISOTROPIC in near future. C/S Comment: *Army AMDOT Team cleared by Station for AMDOT Program at Eglin."

104-10076-10366: JMWAVE CABLE RE MILITARY PERSONNEL TDY EXTENSION.

12/11/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: "1. Re para 2 Ref B WAVE desires all AMDOT military personnel TDY be extended 6 months. Please coordinate with ODIBEX (U.S. Army). 2. WAVE plans to send Eitel, Sweeney, Wadsworth to ISOLATION ISOTROPIC in future. Forms DD398 will be forwarded so HQs can initiate investigation on these subjects only."

104-10234-10312: DISPATCH: OPERATION ZORRO

04/23/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Page 8: ..."B. DAMAGE REPORT: 1) S/H and training areas. S/H #123. 128, 58, 193, 177, 255, 86, 91, 199, 159, 116, 75; ISOLATION and ISOTROPIC: Fort Stewart as unknown location: Camp McCall as unknown location; RIPTIDE, REX, LEDA, NEPTUNE, MARLIN, ATLAS, TWILIGHT, BEE and their crews..."

104-10103-10110: ACTIVITIES OF JORGE VOLSKY

08/24/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: Page 25: ..."AMICE-27 has been trained in the JMWAVE area in tradecraft, secret writing, OWVL, weapons, maritime reception, map and compass, and survival. He has never been either to ISOLATION or ISOTROPIC..."

104-10234-10009: CABLE: FOLL SUMMARY ACTIONS TAKEN RE MARITIME FACILITIES

03/11/66, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline TYPIC AMOZON AMLASH: Page 3: ..."5. Re Ref A para 2 I. Evaluation remains that AMHAM-1 could not identify location of either ISOLATION or ISOTROPIC..."

104-10177-10147: DISPATCH: TYPIC/OPERATIONAL/AMLUNT-2 - TERMINATION OF SUBJECT OF 201-334081

02/06/67, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WH Division: Attachment #2: "Safehouse and Training Areas Exposed/Cover Companies Exposed:...Isolation, Isotropic..."

W. Hinckle and W. Turner (1992), Deadly Secrets: The CIA-Mafia War Against Castro and the Assassination of J.F.K., p. 14

..."The CIA's Cuban exile soldiers were equipped from the agency's own arms supply depots in Missouri and Virginia. They received their basic training in a half dozen states: Cuban pilots practised precision supply drops at the Marana air base in Arizona; officers were schooled at the Farm, a CIA training center located at Camp Peary near Williamsburg, Virginia, and at Fort Benning in Georgia; Cuban frogmen were taught the art of underwater demolition at the CIA's secret Isolation Tropic base on the North Carolina coast..." - - - Page 66: ..."Those selected for frogman and demolition duty were sent to a decommissioned navy flying boat base on the wide Pasquolank River near Elizabeth City, North Carolina, that was known as Isolation Tropic. There trainloads of old army jeeps and combat vehicles were brought in to be blown up. UDT (underwater demolition teams) instruction was held in the tepid waters of Vieques Island in Puerto Rico..." - - - Page 167: ..."On November 15, 1963, the first contingent of MRR commandos, trained on the Farm in Virginia and Isolation Tropic in North Carolina, sailed from Norfolk on board the Joanne..."

104-10332-10002: ARRB-CIA ISSUES: CRYPTONYMS

06/16/98, Memo from Frieda Omasta, Associate Information Review Officer, DDA to Historical Review Program (ATTN: JFK Project Officer). SUBJECT: ISOLATION, ISOMETRIC, ISOTROPIC, MKCOSMOS. "1. This is in response to your request that we review the attached material and provide you with a determination as to whether ISOLATION, ISOMETRIC or ISOTROPIC can be released. We also reviewed the material with respect to MKCOSMOS as well. 2. The Directorate of Adminsistration (DA) has completed its review and we have determined that ISOLATION and ISOMETRIC must continued to be withheld. We forwarded your request to the Directorate of Science and Technology (DS&T) and DS&T has determined that ISOTROPIC and MKCOSMOS must continue to be withheld as well. I have identified below the documents in which these terms are used. Document No. 104-10177-10248, 104-10177-10228 (ISOLATION and ISOTROPIC), 104-10177-10231 (ISOLATION and ISOMETRIC). 104-10177-10230 (ISOMETRIC and MKCOSMOS)..."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Peary

Camp Peary is an approximately 9,000 acre U.S. military reservation in York County near Williamsburg, Virginia. Officially referred to as an Armed Forces Experimental Training Activity (AFETA) under the authority of the Department of Defense, Camp Peary hosts a covert CIA training facility known as "The Farm", which is used to train officers of the CIA's Directorate of Operations, as well as those of the DIA's Defense Clandestine Service,[1] among other intelligence entities. Camp Peary has a sister facility, "The Point", located in Hertford, North Carolina.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Point_Defense_Testing_Activity

"The Harvey Point Defense Testing Activity facility, owned by the Department of Defense, is located on a peninsula in Perquimans County, North Carolina, along the Albemarle Sound, near the city of Hertford, NC. It was established in World War II as Naval Auxiliary Air Station Harvey Point, an operating base for sea planes conducting anti-submarine surveillance off the Atlantic coast. A close-by naval facility, Naval Air Station Weeksville, served as a blimp base from 1941 to 1957, while another former naval air facility remains active as Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City. To comply with various procurement regulations, the Department of the Navy holds the title to and budgetary responsibility for the facility. Agencies such as the ATF, CIA, and FBI have used the facility for complex training relating to overseas counterterrorism and asset-protection training.[1] It has a sister facility in Virginia called Camp Peary...."

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