ODB 590 Activated in support of Operation Desert Strike.
Words from Charlie
Deployed as part of Iris Gold, typically a CAS-x and FID training by the SF teams. 2 weeks in we are activated as operational. My pin on date for TSgt was a few days later so ODB590 commander and CSM pinned me on. Sadam stated that he was no longer honoring the no-fly area. Moved in some air defense assets and other ground units. Mission had two parts with our (SF) portion declassifying in about 5 more years so stay tuned. Operation Spud Hunt. Catchy name.
Otherwise US Govt launched a pile of TLAMS into iraq for failing to comply with UN Directives. We move the no fly further north by 1 more minute to make a point.