posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 10:33 PM
Very interesting that a video of this incident surfaced. Well, I cannot reveal details of the incidence but can relay general info as to what
The two vehicles (Camera operator's and the infamous old ladies) were being monitored long before they approached the perimeter. Protocol requires
us to do this. Shortly after they breached, the lead unit was in disbelief that a vehicle blatantly entered the base. Unfortunately, protocol does
not allow us to approach the public until a breach has occurred. However at the same time, protocol requires that we remain steadfast and ready to
move if a breach is anticipated. Judging from the footage, our truck responded too slowly. The old ladies managed to breach nearly two miles before
I cannot reveal who they were. But I can say that they were detained and temporarily arrested. They were eventually released with a very stern
advisory and warning. Investigations later revealed that one of the passengers is related to a current contract employee who held a S clearance. This
contractor told them fables/stories about the area and they grew curious. Of course, they took it upon themselves to make a roadtrip and see for
themselves. Upon detention, they relayed to us that a relative works at the NTS and thats how they got information (ie directions, the history,
layout, conspiracies, etc). But sadly that relative now faces serious charges and will lose his job. Their backgrounds were clear and their
information was taken. Needless to say, these ladies now have a record at the NTS--but not one they should be proud of. FYI- most of the areas at
the NTS can be accessed by people holding S clearances. There are very few places that require TS, TS/SCI, or above to enter. The area that these
ladies breached, of course, requires higher than S clearance. But don't even try to approach the area unless you have the authority to do so.
Well thats all the info I can give you all. I was not on post during the incident. I was on detail at our Losee road facility. The next day I
worked my regular 4-10s shift at the site and heard this story from a coworker. Yes we do get a kick out of what people will do and what great lengths
they will go to satisfy their curiousity. And another thing FYI, we used to hate being called Cammo Dudes... but the term sorta grew on us.
Catch ya later!