Military unit apologizes for tweet suggesting stealth bomber would be sent against Area 51 crowd

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A U.S. military unit apologized on Saturday for a tweet sent from its official account that appeared to threaten civilians who planned to raid Area 51.

“Last night a DVIDSHUB employee posted a Tweet that in NO WAY supports the stance of the Department of Defense,” the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS) tweeted. 

“It was inappropriate and we apologize for this mistake,” the unit continued.

According to Reuters, the DVIDS tweet referred to another post on Friday that targeted people who planned to break into the Nevada Air Force facility after a joke campaign, titled “Storm Area 51,” went viral earlier this year.

{mosads}In the since-deleted tweet, DVIDS reportedly shared a photo of military members standing in front of a B-2 stealth bomber.

“The last thing #Millennials will see if they attempt the #area51raid today,” the tweet reportedly read. 

Though hundreds of thousands of people signed up for the planned “raid” of the Air Force base earlier this year via a Facebook event that was intended to be a joke, fewer than 200 people showed up at the gate of Area 51 last week.


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