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History Quiz - week of July 10

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Last week's answer:
The mythical beast comprising the emblem of the 50th Space Wing is what kind of creature? BONUS: From where did the wing derive its emblem? The beast is an Opinicus, similar to the Gryphon or Griffin. The emblem was first used by the 50th Pursuit (now Operations) Group beginning in 1942.

This week's question:
In July 1953, the 50th Fighter-Bomber (now Space) Wing conducted operation FOX ABLE 27. What was the purpose of this operation?

Responses to the quiz questions can be emailed to 50 SW/HO at
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