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Area 51 (Nev.)

LC control 97005343
Geographic headingArea 51 (Nev.)
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Geographic subdivision usageNevada--Area 51
Variant(s)CIA Station D (Nev.)
Dreamland (Nev.)
Groom Lake Facility (Nev.)
National Classified Test Facility (Nev.)
Nellis Test Range (Nev.)
Nellis Test Range (Nev.)
Nevada Test and Training Range at Groom Lake (Nev.)
Nevada Test Site (Nev. : Area 51)
Paradise Ranch (Nev.)
Pig Farm (Nev. : Area 51)
Station D at Area 51 (Nev.)
Station D-Area 51 (Nev.)
Watertown (Nev. : Area 51)
See alsoProving grounds--Nevada
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Found inWork cat.: 97-23507: Area 51, 1997.
Dict. of the modern United States military, 1996 (Area 51, a restricted weapons test zone near Nellis AFB in Nevada at Groom Lake)
CIA Station D--Area 51, 2022: CIP summary (the most secretive and a power projection venue for testing secret, high-flying spy planes, developing stealth technology, conducting aerial reconnaissance, and exploiting acquired US adversaries' military assets) galley (Central Intelligence Agency. Development Projects Division. Station D, Groom Lake facility, called Watertown during the U-2 AQUATONE projects and Paradise Ranch during the A-12 OXCART projects at Groom Lake, known as Area 51; Station D at Area 51; Lockheed's Kelly Johnson changed the facility's name to "Paradise Ranch;" The CIA later approved his proposal to unofficially identify the facility as "the Paradise Ranch" for the A-12 replacement for the U-2; internally, the CIA's DPD continued to identify the facility as Station D; Following the CIA's arrival in 1955, this nonexistent flight test center acquired several identities over time: Groom Lake, Dreamland, Nevada Test Site, Nellis Test Range, Paradise Ranch, Area 51, Watertown Strip, and the Pig Farm; Since the mid-1990s (and possibly as far back as the 1980s), the Air Force referred to the Groom Lake facility as the National Classified Test Facility)
CIA web site, viewed October 19, 2021 stories/story/area-51-and-the-accidental-test-flight/ (U2 testing took place at the facility at Groom Lake, a dry lakebed near Las Vegas, Nevada, in an isolated area that came to be known as Area 51 and Watertown; Although the commonly preferred official name for the facility today is the Nevada Test and Training Range at Groom Lake, both the names Watertown and Area 51 were used as official names for the facility)
Not found inGNIS, Dec. 9, 2021 (Area 51 and its variant names not listed, except Watertown, a historical ppl)