After months of delays, the Pentagon on Tuesday unveiled a new secure form that service members and government employees can use to report sightings of unidentified aerial phenomena to a government office.
The online form will allow current and former service members, employees and contractors to share nonsensitive and unclassified information about past and current sightings with the Pentagon’s All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office, or AARO. It will also complement reporting procedures that were announced in May to the services and combatant commands.
Sean Kirkpatrick, the head of AARO, maintained that information provided via the form would be protected, as would any information given in follow-up interviews with AARO officials. He urged possible witnesses to use the form and share what they know with his office.