Operation Secret Squirrel

The “Secret Squirrel Seven’s” Senior Surprise: The B-52 Stratofortress Top Secret mission that launched the first strike of Operation Desert Storm

The “Secret Squirrel Seven’s” Senior Surprise: The B-52 Stratofortress Top Secret mission that launched the first strike of Operation Desert Storm

Operation Secret Squirrel On Jan.16, 1991, at 0636 local time, mission commander Lt Col John “Jay” Beard, aircraft commander Capt… Read More

1 month ago

The story of Operation Secret Squirrel, the top-secret ultra-long range B-52 Stratofortress mission that opened strikes of Operation Desert Storm

Secret Squirrel remained classified until Jan. 16, 1992, when the aircrew members and maintainers who made the mission possible were… Read More

1 year ago

B-52 Crew Members who Took Part in Operation Secret Squirrel Meet at Barksdale to Celebrate 29th Anniversary of the Event

Operation Secret Squirrel was the B-52’s first participation in a major campaign since the Vietnam War. The objective was to… Read More

4 years ago

Barksdale Panel to reveal details on Operation Secret Squirrel, the BUFF Top Secret mission that launched the first strike of Operation Desert Storm

Code named Operation Senior Surprise, aka Secret Squirrel, this 35 hour mission was the first combat use of the Conventional… Read More

5 years ago

LOCKHEED MARTIN, RAYTHEON SELECTED TO DEVELOP AGM-86B REPLACEMENT

The AGM-86B had become operational in December 1982, with the 416th Bombardment Wing, Griffiss Air Force Base, N.Y. The Pentagon… Read More

6 years ago