These missiles were flown as part of the strike package for Operation Senior Surprise “Secret Squirrel” on Jan 16, 1991. This was the first use of conventional cruise missiles in war time, and the event remained classified until Jan 16, 1992.
Whether the airmen and canine’s from the 2nd Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog unit on Barksdale are safeguarding the installation or deploying downrange, they work side-by-side to defend and protect.
“We really only have one planet to call home," said Kate Hasapes, Barksdale’s Environmental Program Manager. "It's important for us to make sure we are doing a good job of keeping everyone in the community safe , keeping the base in their regulatory requirements, and making sure our environment is happy and healthy.”
Compared to the U.S. population, both deployed and non-deployed Veterans had a higher risk of suicide. The Armed Services Arts Partnership, or ASAP, is a non-profit organization working to bring that number down through comedy and other artistic endeavors that build confidence and a sense of community.
"“One of the most important things I learned was to rely on other people,” Clark said. “I know it’s hard for some people to rely on others. I also learned you have to be able to rely on yourself and your training."