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You're right, they weren't here when we discovered Nellis! We found the guns at a huge weapon depot called Area 2, many miles from here!Pete

Hawthorne Army Depot, also called Area 2 is a military base in southwest Nevada, mentioned by the Boomers and Rose of Sharon Cassidy.

BackgroundEdit

Located 250 miles northwest of Las Vegas along Highway 95, the depot was established in 1930 as Naval Ammunition Depot Hawthorne (Hawthorne NAD). Some time between then and the Great War, command of this facility was transferred to the Department of the Army.[1]

According to Pete at Nellis Air Force Base, Area 2 was a huge military depot in Nevada, located many miles away from the Nellis AFB. The Boomers obtained their howitzers and ammunition for them from it, dragging them across the wasteland to Nellis AFB over several weeks.[2] Cass identifies the weapons as originating from the Hawthorne Army Depot, a military base with a lot of history.[3]

AppearancesEdit

Area 2 is mentioned only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenesEdit

Area 2 is similarly located to real world location Area 2 Nevada National Security Site, a division of the Nevada Test Site in the Mojave Desert.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hawthorne Army Depot on Wikipedia
  2. The Courier: "What are howitzers doing at an Air Force Base?"
    Pete: "You're right, they weren't here when we discovered Nellis! We found the guns at a huge weapon depot called Area 2, many miles from here! It took many weeks to drag the guns and their ammunition back to Nellis - and it was the last time any of us set foot beyond our homeland!"
    (Pete's dialogue (Fallout: New Vegas))
  3. Rose of Sharon Cassidy: "Some of these weapons look like they came from Hawthorne Army Depot, place has a lot of history."
    (Rose of Sharon Cassidy's dialogue) Note: VCassLocationNellis
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