23rd Bomb Squad Bomber Barons

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  • 15% Military & Veteran Discount
  • 60% ring-spun combed premium cotton / 40% poly
  • Fabric laundered / preshrunk
  • Super soft and comfy
  • Great fit
  • High quality screen printing
  • Double stitched

 Motto: "Kiai o ka lewa" Guardians of the Upper Realms

The 23rd Bomb Squadron is a United States Air Force unit, assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing. It is stationed at Minot Air Force Base North Dakota. The mission of the squadron is to fly the Boeing B-52H Stratofortress strategic bomber. The squadron stands ready to deploy and fly its B-52Hs to enforce national security policy by being ready to deliver overwhelming nuclear or conventional firepower to destroy targets, worldwide, at any time.

The squadron is one of the oldest in the United States Air Force, dating to 16 June 1917, when it was organized at Kelly Field, Texas. It deployed to England as part of the American Expeditionary Forces, being engaged as an aircraft repair squadron during World War I. The squadron saw combat during World War II, and became part of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) during the Cold War.