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Calls for UFO enthusiasts to “Storm Area 51” have apparently fizzled into a much-mailgned dance music festival, but the Air Force’s top leadership isn’t taking any chances.
When the social media-driven internet meme was brought up during a roundtable discussion with reporters Tuesday at the Air Force Association’s Air Space Cyber conference in National Harbor, Maryland, acting Air Force Secretary Matt Donovan and Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein chuckled at first. But Goldfein then said preventing a potential security breach at the Air Force’s highly classified test site in the Nevada desert is important.
“All joking aside, we’re taking it very seriously,” Goldfein said. “Our nation has secrets, and those secrets deserve to be protected.”
The brass has taken concrete steps to prepare for potential waves of ET hunters doing an ill-advised “Naruto run” onto government property there. Goldfein has recently talked with Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessey, head of U.S. Northern Command and NORAD, about the threat because NORTHCOM has a hand in the site.