A week in history August 20 -26

Operation Big Stick was significant in many ways. This operation began what would soon be a heavy bomber presence in this area. Notably, this was the first time that SAC, the nation's long-range striking force, rotated a B-36 wing to the Pacific Theater for an extended period of time for operational training. The timing of the exercise also helped to reinforce the Korean armistice of July by demonstrating the U.S. determination to try every means possible to keep peace in the Far East, a true demonstration of Global Reach and Global Power. (Courtesy Photo)

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