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Desert Storm: 2nd Bomb Wing leads the air war

The 596th Bomb Squadron paved the way for American forces to defeat Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, whose troops had invaded neighboring Kuwait. Members of the 596th Bomb Squadron participated in Operation Senior Surprise, known as “Secret Squirrel” to the operators who would fly the mission. The bombers traveled more than 14,000 nautical miles nonstop and was the longest combat mission in history at the time. (Courtesy photo)

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