In this second article, Greg Feest details other elements of his career on the F-117A Nighthawk, including flying a combat mission to Panama and becoming a squadron commander.

Every F-117A pilot was given a Bandit number based on when they first flew the Nighthawk.
Rich Cooper/COAP

In last month’s article, I related the story of my first night’s mission during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. However, this was not the first time I had flown combat in the Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk. On December 19, 1989 I was the F-117 Mission Lead for Operation Just Cause, the first time the stealth fighter saw action.

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