AFGSC announces Global Strike Challenge scores

The 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, took home the Blanchard Trophy for Best ICBM Wing in Global Strike Command during the 2017 Global Strike Challenge. Trophies were awarded during a scoreposting event Nov. 15 at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana.

The 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, took home the Blanchard Trophy for Best ICBM Wing in Global Strike Command during the 2017 Global Strike Challenge. Trophies were awarded during a scoreposting event Nov. 15 at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana.

The 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, took home the FairchildTrophy for Best Bomb Wing in Global Strike Command during the 2017 Global Strike Challenge. Trophies were awarded during a scoreposting event Nov. 15 at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana.

The 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, took home the FairchildTrophy for Best Bomb Wing in Global Strike Command during the 2017 Global Strike Challenge. Trophies were awarded during a scoreposting event Nov. 15 at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana.

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. --

Air Force Global Strike Command announced the winners of the sixth Global Strike Challenge during a score posting event here Nov. 15.

The 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, won the Fairchild Trophy for the Best Bomb Wing, while the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom AFB, Montana, won the Blanchard Trophy for the best ICBM Wing. 

Other top honors included the Bourland Trophy for the Best Helicopter Squadron, awarded to the 40th Helicopter Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, the Charlie Fire Team trophy for Best Security Forces, 341st Security Forces Group, Malmstrom AFB, and the Ellis Giant Sword trophy for the Best Bomber Maintenance, 509th and 131st Bomb Wings, Whiteman AFB, Missouri. Malmstrom AFB won the Spirit Bell Trophy for the best team spirit.

For the first time this year, the Barksdale Trophy was given by the community of Shreveport and Bossier City to the community with the best support to an Air Force Global Strike Command Wing. The winner of the Barksdale Trophy was the City of Abilene, Texas, which surrounds Dyess AFB.

The score posting event connects the command's heritage and mission, while at the same time recognizing and celebrating the "best of the best" in technical and weapons system expertise in the bomber, missile, helicopter and security forces areas.

Participants in the 2017 Global Strike Challenge included Air Force Global Strike Command's nine wings plus units from Air Combat Command, Air Force Reserve Command and the Air National Guard.

Global Strike Challenge

Category Winner
Fairchild Trophy for Best Bomb Wing 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana
Blanchard Trophy for Best ICBM Wing 341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom AFB, Montana
LeMay Trophy (Best Bomb Squadron) 69th Bomb Squadron, Minot AFB, North Dakota (5th Bomb Wing)
Mitchell Trophy (Best Bomb) 343rd Bomb Squadron, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana (307th and 2nd Bomb Wings)
Linebacker Trophy (Best B-52 Squadron) 69th Bomb Squadron, Minot AFB, North Dakota
Bartsch Trophy (Best Electronic Countermeasures) 20th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La. (2nd Bomb Wing)
Eaker Trophy (Best B-1 Squadron) 28th Bomb Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas (7th Bomb Wing)
Tibbets Trophy (Best B-2 Squadron) 394th Combat Training Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Missouri (509th Bomb Wing)
Best Security Forces M4 Shooter 377th Security Forces Group, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico (377th Air Base Wing)
Best Security Forces M9 Shooter 341st Security Forces Group, Malmstrom AFB, Montana (341st Missile Wing)
Best Security Forces M249 Shooter 341st Security Forces Group, Malmstrom AFB, Montana (341st Missile Wing)
Best Security Forces M24 Crew 91st Security Forces Group, Minot AFB, North Dakota (91st Missile Wing)
Best Joint Fires Observer 741 MSFS/TRF, Malmstrom AFB, Montana (341st Missile Wing)
Best Security Forces Firing Team 341st Security Forces Group, Malmstrom AFB, Montana (341st Missile Wing)
Best Security Forces Tactics 341st Security Forces Group, Malmstrom AFB, Montana (341st Missile Wing)
Best Security Forces Mental and Physical Challenge 91st Security Forces Group, Minot AFB, North Dakota (91st Missile Wing)
Charlie Fire Team (Best Security Forces) 341st Security Forces Group, Malmstrom AFB, Montana (341st Missile Wing)
Best Bomber Nuclear Load Team 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana 
Best Bomber Conventional Load Team 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana 
Best Bomber Conventional Aircraft Crew Chief Team 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman AFB, Missouri
Best Bomber Nuclear Aircraft Crew Chief Team 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman AFB, Missouri
Best Bomber Conventional Munitions Maintenance Team 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess AFB, Texas
Best Bomber Nuclear Munitions Maintenance Team 5th Bomb Wing, Minot AFB, North Dakota
Ellis Giant Sword (Best Bomber Maintenance) 509th Bomb Wing and 131st Bomb Wing, Whiteman AFB, Missouri
Best Helicopter Security Response Team 37th Helicopter Squadron, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming (582nd Helicopter Group)
Best Helicopter Aerial Fires/Joint Fires Observer Team 40th Helicopter Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, Montana (582nd Helicopter Group)
Best Helicopter Tactical Team 37th Helicopter Squadron, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming (582nd Helicopter Group)
Bourland Trophy (Best Helicopter Squadron) 40th Helicopter Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, Montana (582nd Helicopter Group)
Best ICBM Missile Maintenance Team 90th Missile Wing, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming
Best ICBM Electronic Laboratory (E-Lab) Team 91st Missile Wing, Minot AFB, North Dakota
Best ICBM Mechanical and Pneudraulics (MAPS) Team 90th Missile Wing, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming
Best ICBM Power, Refrigeration and Electrical (PREL) Team 341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom AFB, Montana
Best ICBM Munitions Team 341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom AFB, Montana
Blackburn Trophy (Best ICBM Maintenance) 90th Missile Wing, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming
Klotz Trophy (Best ICBM and Helicopter Operations) 341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom AFB, Montana
Linhard Trophy (Best ICBM Ops Crew) 12th Missile Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, Montana (341st Missile Wing)
McMahon Trophy (Best Weapons System Crew) 742nd Missile Squadron, Minot AFB, North Dakota (91st Missile Wing)
Neary Trophy (Best EWO Crew) 12th Missile Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, Montana (341st Missile Wing)
Innovation Trophy 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman AFB, Missouri
Barksdale Trophy (awarded to the best community support for an AFGSC base) City of Abilene, Dyess AFB, Texas
Spirit Bell (awarded to the team who best represents Global Strike Challenge teamwork and esprit de corps)  341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom AFB, Montana