This document deals with “how to report intelligence sightings from
aircrafts” (CIRVIS). This document has been declassified and clearly
mentions Unidentified Flying Objects as CIRVIS.
JANAP 146(b) Nonregistered
Declassified per D A message 473987 dated 12 December 1953
Communication instructions for Reporting vital intelligence sightings from
JANAP 146 (b)
THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF JOINT COMMUNICATIONS-ELECTRONICS COMMITTEE
September 2, 1951
6 September 1951
LETTER OF PROMULGATION
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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.
a. This publication is limited 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.
SECTION 1 —– GENERAL
201. Information to be reported and when to report.
(1) immediately (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. GOVERNMENT, ” as appropriate
for the communications means, system of service employed.
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 appropriate 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. In sofar 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 —— SECURITY
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
(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