Author TD Barnes Joins CIA A-12 Pilot in Recounting Area 51 Legacy

On March 22, 2017, TD Barnes, Area 51 veteran, and author joined CIA pilot Frank Murray, CIA codename Dutch 20, in a presenting the CIA’s Project OXCART legacy at Area 51 and its Operation BLACK SHIELD flying reconnaissance over North Vietnam and North Korea. In 2012, Barnes inshrined Frank Murray into the Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame of which Barnes is the executive director. Barnes is also the president of Roadrunners Internationale, an association of the CIA, Air Force, and contractors participating the CIA U-2 and A-12 Blackbird programs at Area 51. Barnes, the author of numerous books is noted for his three-book novel series on EMP, a nonfiction book titled “MiGs Over Nevada, and his biography, “My Odyssey to Area 51.” Barnes’s historical book, “The Secret Genesis of Area 51” published by Arcadia/History Press is due for release on September 4, 2017. Another three-book illustrated series being released soon is the nonfiction “Area 51 Chronicles,” an account of the CIA era at Area 51.

A video of Murray’s presentation taken by Minden, Nevada Airport supervisor Chris Johnson can be seen here.


TD Barnes, Frank Murray, Roger Andersen

CIA pilot Frank Murray

Chris Johnson, Minden Airport Manager Bobbi Thompson, TD Barnes

TD Barnes Retakes the Reins of NVAHOF


16 May 2017
Henderson, Nevada
TD Barnes, founder and the first executive director of the Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame resumes that role from Director Dr. Dan Bubb. It is anticipated that many of the original staff of officers will return following their dismissal by former Director Robert Friedrichs who replaced Barnes when he stepped down in 2013. Barnes intends to resume the aggressive recognition of the contributions and achievements that made Nevada a giant in US Aerospace and Aviation .

Barnes, an Army, NASA, and Area 51 veteran is also the president of Roadrunners Internationale, an association of the participants in the CIA’s U-2, A-12, and the CIA/USAF YF-12. Barnes is the CEO of Startel, Inc. a Nevada business and is the author of numerous books, both fiction and nonfiction.

Author TD Barnes Lecture at ATM on Evolution of CIA’s Area 51


On 27 January 2017, Author TD Barnes lecture on the CIA’s Area 51 drew a record crowd. For more about the lecture see Professor James Lint’s article at article TD Barnes Lecture on the Evolution of the CIA’s Area 51 TD Barnes is the author of “The MiGs over Nevada,” “My Odyssey to Area 51,” and a number of fiction novels.


Books by TD Barnes

The POW, Book 2 of the Jihad America Series by TD Barnes in Paperback on Amazon

In Book 1, First Strike Jihad America, Islamic jihadists target wildcatter Hoot Hanson for its first strike. In this Book 2, threats to his family and his company intensify, leading to a radicalized Islamic jihadist cell abducting Hanson’s twin daughter to sell to the jihad. Hanson declares his personal war against the jihadists, gaining FBI and military support to seek and rescue their daughter. Hoot isolates his family for their protection while he forms a private army.

The POW – Jihad America

First Strike of Jihad America Series by TD Barnes Now Available Paperback on Amazon

Hoot Hanson, a struggling oil wildcatter in Oklahoma hits a gusher, drawing notoriety that attracts the attention of an unscrupulous Muslim attorney acting as a liaison for the Department of Homeland Security. The attorney is secretly funding Islamic ISIS fighters in the Middle East. A massacre occurs when the Islamic Jihad targets Hanson Oil for its first jihadist strike against America. Hoot fights the feds for his company and retaliates for the attack on his people.

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EMP – Nuclear Summer of the EMP Series Available in Paperback on Amazon

Book Three. After four years, the EMP and nuclear winter survivors leave their underground refuge in Yucca Mountain to resettle at Nellis AFB outside Las Vegas. They battle Islamic jihadists arriving from Central America seeking to control Hoover Dam for an Islamic State in Arizona. Global weather changes and radioactive dust from an El Nino storm forces the survivors to seek cover. Martial law is reestablished when some oppose the newly established civilian society.

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EMP – Nuclear Spring of the EMP Series Now Available in Paperback on Amazon

Book 2 of the EMP series realistically depicts life two years post World War III. The survivors of a global EMP and nuclear exchange briefly venture out of their underground refuge in Yucca Mountain only to face battle with hostile foreign survivors. An embedded terrorist causes considerable death and ignites military action where Colonel Bradley’s daughter tests a secret weapon. The survivors prepare for the next radiation storm and take refuge back in the mountain.

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EMP – Nuclear Winter of the EMP Series by TD Barnes Available Paperback on Amazon

Book 1. A regional war in the Middle East becomes WW III. An atmospheric EMP attack reduces almost all world technology back to the 7th Century. Colonel Bradley takes charge of a chosen group sheltered inside the Yucca Mountain underground complex in Nevada. For two years, this mismatch of personalities struggle to survive living confined inside a mountain under siege by lethal radiation levels outside and a rogue army desperately seeking their food, weapons, and women.

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MiGs Over Nevada by TD Barnes Now Available in Paperback on Amazon

MiGs Over Nevada is an insider’s declassified participation in a small group of CIA personnel and contract specialists providing their technological tradecraft to support Area 51 customers such as the US Air Force, the US Navy, intelligence and corporate entities. What happened in this book inspired the founding of the Navy’s TOP GUN Fighter Weapons School, the USAF Weapons School, and the USAF’s RED FLAG training exercises that continue today.

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My Odyssey to Area 51 by TD Barnes Now Available in Paperback on Amazon

His family and friends never knew he worked on special projects for the CIA. Fifty years later, the CIA admits the existence of the top-secret facility known as Area 51. Barnes, an Area 51 and Cold War veteran tells what brought him from a desolate childhood on a remote ranch in the West Texas Panhandle, and through an Army career in radar and missiles to Area 51 to serve the CIA as an electronic specialist engaged in stealth and clandestine exploitation of enemy aircraft.

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