Airmen celebrate winning top honors from Air Force Global Strike Command's biannual competition, whose award ceremony took place at Barksdale AFB, La. USAF photo via AFGSC.
The 2nd Bomb Wing, is the No. 1 bomb wing, according to Global Strike Command.
AFGSC announced winners of its sixth Global Strike Challenge, a biannual competition in which participants from the command's nine wings and from Air Combat Command, Air Force Reserve Command, and Air National Guard vie for recognition in technical and weapon system expertise. Awards are given at the bomber, missile, helicopter, and security forces levels. The late Wednesday announcement marked the end of the competition.
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Other top honors included the Blanchard Trophy for Best ICBM Wing, which went to the 341st Missile Wing, based at Malmstrom AFB, Mo. The LeMay Trophy for the best bomb squadron went to North Dakota-based Minot AFB's 69th Bomb Squadron. (Below is the full list of winners).
"I think the 2nd Bomb Wing's motto of 'second to none' applies to the entire command," said Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin, the Air Force Academy'a Commandant of Cadets, Tuesday at the symposium "Everyone is helping accomplish the mission that is critical to our nation, not just today, but more than ever in our future."
Watch and listen to her speak below:
During the Wednesday night award posting, which AFGSC describes as an Oscar-style ceremony. Winners received honors on stage with a scoreboard showcasing details behind them.
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