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United States military installation located in southern Nevada

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Area 51: United States military installation located in southern Nevada
Area 51 is the common name of a highly classified United States Air Force (USAF) facility located within the Nevada Test and Training Range. The facility is officially called Homey Airport (KXTA) or Groom Lake, named after the salt flat situated next to its airfield. Details of the facility's operations are not publicly known, but the USAF says that it is an open training range, and it most likely supports the development and testing of experimental aircraft and weapons systems. The USAF acquired the site in 1955, primarily for flight testing the Lockheed U-2 aircraft.


Her father's dying wish came true at Area 51

What a fellow military spouse did for her and her late father at Area 51 left her speechless.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Did Storming Area 51 Teach Us Anything?

No good meme goes unpunished.
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Stealth bomber for Area 51 crowd? U.S. military unit apologizes for tweet

A U.S. military unit apologized on Saturday and deleted a tweet that used the specter of a stealth bomber being deployed against any young people who tried to break into the Area 51 base in Nevada.
Reuters - Published

“Storm Area 51” event draws small crowds, spawns festivals

The original "Storm Area 51" Facebook event jokingly encouraged participants to rush the secretive Area 51 military base to 'see them aliens'.
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At Area 51, Plenty of Invaders, No Aliens

Nobody actually stormed the top-secret military base. “We just wanted to see people like us,” one visitor said.
NYTimes.com - Published

Thousands attend mostly peaceful Area 51 events in Nevada

Thousands celebrated their love of UFOs at a number of festivals in the Nevada desert
CBS News - Published

Area 51 raid lures festive UFO hunters to Nevada desert; five arrested

UFO enthusiasts drawn by alien-themed festivities poured into rural Nevada on Friday near the Area 51 U.S. military base, but fears of a mass raid on the remote site or a public safety crisis proved..
Reuters - Published

Peaceful party for revelers near Area 51 in Nevada

Nevada authorities say events have been peaceful at internet-inspired gatherings around Area 51, the military installation about a two-hour drive from Las Vegas. (Sept. 20)
USATODAY.com - Published

'Storm Area 51' event draws only 100 people, one arrested for public urination

Only one person was arrested for public urination of the 100 visiting the entrance gate to Area 51 after the viral Facebook event.  
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"Storm Area 51" draws hundreds near secretive U.S. base

Call to "storm" the secretive U.S. military base in the Nevada desert known as Area 51 attracted several dozen revelers to entrance
CBS News - Published

Alien enthusiasts descend on Nevada desert near secretive U.S. base

UFO enthusiasts began descending on rural Nevada on Thursday near the secret U.S. military installation known as Area 51, long rumored to house government secrets about alien life, with local..
Reuters - Published

Two Dutch nationals in search of Area 51 sentenced to jail for trespassing

The Dutch nationals in search of Area 51 pleaded guilty to trespassing on the nearby national security site. They are expected to leave jail this week.
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Dutch nationals seeking Area 51 charged with trespassing at national security site

Deputies responded to report about foreign nationals trespassing on the Nevada National Security Site, a government testing range north of Las Vegas.  
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'Storm Area 51' organizer bails on Alienstock, will throw party in Las Vegas instead

Matty Roberts, the 21-year-old Bakersfield gamer behind the globe-grabbing "Storm Area 51" Facebook spectacle, is throwing an Area 51 party instead.
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Tiny Nevada town near secretive Area 51 braces for alien hunters

Connie West, co-owner of an alien-themed motel in the tiny U.S. desert outpost of Rachel, Nevada, believes they are coming no matter what. Not aliens, but alien hunters.
Reuters - Published

Arby's heading to 'Storm Area 51' event to feed believers (and some aliens, too?)

As 'Storm Area 51' event gains more traction, now Arby’s says it's taking its food truck on a 2000 mile journey to Area 51, too!  
USATODAY.com - Published

Solar Standing Rock, space chile, wakesurfing: News from around our 50 states

Area 51 event could mean no room at the A’le’Inn in Nevada, boiling water prank hospitalizes Kentucky boy, and more
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Rural Nevada is not prepared for a potentially huge 'storm Area 51' turnout

Little A’le’Inn, a 10-room motel, is one of the few businesses near Area 51. Over 1 million have responded to the 'storm Area 51' Facebook event.
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Oklahoma animal shelter encourages Area 51 fans to "storm our shelter"

"While more than 1.8 million people have signed up on Facebook to storm Area 51, one animal shelter in Oklahoma has another suggestion: ""Storm our Shelter."" Their event has received overwhelming..
CBS News - Published

Forget storming Area 51, thousands have signed up for ‘Storm Loch Ness’

‘Storm Loch Ness’ is scheduled for Sept. 21.
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Forget Area 51. There’s Now an Invitation to Storm Loch Ness.

A Facebook event, apparently inspired by a call to storm Area 51 in Nevada, attracted more than 22,000 pledges to seek out the fabled monster, raising a warning from Scottish lifeguards.
NYTimes.com - Published

Thousands plan to 'Storm Loch Ness' to find Nessie day after they 'see them aliens' at Area 51

A Facebook event has been created encouraging users to 'Storm Loch Ness' the day after the joke event 'Storm Area 51' is set to take place.  
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'Storm our shelter': Oklahoma animal shelter uses Area 51 craze to its advantage

The Oklahoma City Animal Shelter is encouraging people who are planning to storm Area 51 to adopt a pet first.
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Raiding Area 51? You'll find a sci-fi brothel, a gift shop and a bunch of desert

A sci-fi brothel, an extraterrestrial souvenir shop and a fireworks dealer: This is the epicenter of the Area 51 raid to 'see them aliens.'
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Can you really raid Area 51? And are there aliens? 7 questions answered

Two Area 51 experts explain all you need to know about the Nevada Air Force base after a joke Facebook event promises to "storm" and raid Area 51.
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Lil Nas X raids Area 51 in new "Old Town Road" music video

The U.S. Air Force, which conducts tests and trains combat aircraft there, said the event could be "dangerous"
CBS News - Published

'Highly discouraged': Air Force responds to plans to 'storm Area 51' and 'see them aliens'

As more than a million people on Facebook say they're "going" to a joke event to "storm Area 51," the U.S. military has responded to the plans.
USATODAY.com - Published

Alien seekers join forces to 'storm Area 51' together

Area 51 is a highly classified Air Force Facility rumored to be the government's hiding place for secrets about aliens and UFOs.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Are we alone? Nearly 400K people have signed up for Facebook event to 'storm' Area 51 and 'see them aliens'

Over 370,000 people signed on to a Facebook event to raid Area 51 in search of aliens. The facility's purpose has long been a subject of speculation.
USATODAY.com - Published

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