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96TH BOMB SQUADRON

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      MISSION: "Provide worldwide combat capability with a force of B-52 aircraft, aircrews, and operations personnel supporting JCS nuclear and                        conventional taskings, capable of projecting B-52 global firepower at a moment’s notice, anytime, anywhere. First to Bomb!"

                                    VISION: "The Red Devils – A team of preeminent war fighters, first in defense for America."

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