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Warren Ward

Warren Ward, second to left, served as a B-52G co-pilot on a top secret mission nicknamed "Secret Squirrel," the first bombing mission of Operation Desert Storm. The operation marked the first use of conventional air-launched cruise missiles in combat. The crew returned to Barksdale in a single sortie and with a few day's rest, Ward was called back to duty and continued flying the B-52 throughout Operation Desert Storm. Today, Air Force Global Strike Command air crews remain ready to execute the mission on a moment's notice just as they were ready 25 years before. The B-52, along with the B-2 and ICBM forces, remains an important part of the nuclear triad. (Courtesy photo)

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