The Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDSHUB) tweeted a picture of a B-2 bomber on the flight line with a formation of airmen in front of it along with the caption:
“The last thing #Millenials will see if they attempt the #area51raid today.”
The tweet no longer exists online, but Task & Purpose was able to get a screenshot of it before it was deleted.
DoD deletes tweet that joked about blowing up millennials trying to storm Area 51 https://t.co/r2pWsm9Eyl
— Task & Purpose (@TaskandPurpose) September 21, 2019
According to DVIDSHUB Officials said in a statement to Task & Purpose:
“Last night a DVIDSHUB employee posted a tweet that in NO WAY supports the stance of the Department of Defense,”
“It was inappropriate and we apologize for this mistake.”
This is far from the first time that the U.S. military has screwed up on Twitter.
On Dec. 31, U.S. Strategic Command deleted a New Year’s Eve tweet indicating it was about to ring in 2019 with a thermonuclear holocaust.
Shortly thereafter, the command issued an apology, saying the tweet was “in poor taste.”
The controversy of Area 51 Raid Started with when a Facebook event named Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us has become an internet sensation. More than 750,000 people joined the Facebook event.
In Response Feds Warn Alien Seekers UFO enthusiasts against storming Area 51. The Air Force gave a word of caution to the thousands of people planning to storm Area 51 in Nevada later this year, warning the UFO enthusiasts that the military “stands ready to protect America and its assets.”
Later Facebook Removed “Storm Area 51” Facebook Event Page for “Violating Community Standards”.