JANAP 146(b) Nonregistered Declassified per D A message 473987 dated 12 December 1953 Comm

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JANAP 146(b) Nonregistered Declassified per D A message 473987 dated 12 December 1953 Communication instructions for Reporting vital intelligence sightings from aircraft (CIRVIS) JANAP 146 (b) ------------- THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF JOINT COMMUNICATIONS-ELECTRONICS COMMITTEE Washington, D.C. September 2, 1951 6 September 1951 LETTER OF PROMULGATION ............ ................. ............... ............. 7. This document contains information affecting the National Defense of the United States, within the meaning of the espionage laws, title 18, U.S.C., sections 793 and 794. The transmission or the revelation of its contents in any manner to an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. Chapter 1 102. Scope. a. This publication islimited to the reporting of information of vital importance to the security of the United States of America, its territories and possessions, which, in the opinion of the observer, requires prompt defensive and/or investigative action by the U.S. Armed Forces. Chapter 2 CIRVIS REPORTS SECTION 1 ----- GENERAL 201. Information to be reported and when to report. (1) immediatley (except over foreign territory--see Art.215 ) (b) Unidentified flying objects. 205. Precedence (priority of transmission). Transmission of CIRVIS reports will be preceded by or include the international "URGENCY SIGNAL," military precedence of "EMERGENCY," or "EMERGENCY U.S. GOVERMENT, " as appropriate for the communications means, system of service employed. 206. ADDRESSING. a. All CIRVIS messages will be multiple addressed to: (1) CG, AIR DEFENSE COMMAND, ENT AFB, COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO. (commanding general, air defense command, ent air force base,Colorado Springs, Colorado.) (2) SEDEF WASHINGTON D C (SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, WASHINGTON, D.C.) who will transmit copies of the reports to the CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY and other approriate agencies. (3) Nearest U.S. Military Command with which communications may be effected. 208. Acceptance of Responsibility for CIRVIS Reports. (a) All military communications activities described in paragraph 206, when receiving or being asked to relay or deliver CIRVIS reports, shall accept, forward and/or deliver immediately without question, the contents of such reports EXACTLY AS RECEIVED by the most expeditious means available, in strict accordance with the instructions contained herein. All civilian communications activities will be urged to follow the same procedure.Insofar as is practicable, military facilities of the United States of America or those under United States control will be utilized. (e) Fixed and mobile military communications facilities, and military personnel having occasion to handle CIRVIS reports are responsible, and all civilian facilities and personnel are urged, to lend assistance in all cases required in expediting CIRVIS reports. Maximum care must be taken by all persons handling CIRVIS reports to insure positive immediate delivery. SECTION 3 ------ SECURITTY 209. MILITARY AND CIVILIAN. (a) All persons aware of the contents or existence of a CIRVIS report are governed by the Communications Act of 1934 and amendments thereto, and espionage laws. (2) CIRVIS reports contain information affecting the National Defense of the United States within the meaning of the espionage laws, 18 U.S. Code 793 and 794. The unauthorized transmission or revelation of the contents of CIRVIS reports in any manner is prohibited.. ........... ........... ............. ............ ..............

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