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In 1953, the 92nd Bombardment Wing's B-36 Peacemakers deployed overseas for Operation BIG STICK for the first of several deployments. Strategic Air Command initiated this operation to test its war plans and help influence Korean War peace negotiations. It was the first time B-36s flew non-stop from the United States to the Far East and the first time SAC rotated a B-36 wing to the Pacific. The 92nd BW earned its first of many Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards for this operation.

PHOTO BY: Airman 1st Class Jesenia Landaverde
VIRIN: 171117-F-PH996-103.JPG
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