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Global Strike Challenge ends with score-posting

BARKSDALE AFB, La. - The 90th Missile Wing from F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo., was awarded the Blanchard Trophy for Best Intrercontinental Bollistic Missile Wing during the second night of the Global Strike Challenge score posting at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 9. Global Strike Challenge is an amalgam of the best of the historic bomb competition and the former missile competition held under previous major commands that owned the missile and bomber missions at the time. Global Strike Challenge is unique when compared to those competitions because it includes operations, maintenance and security force participants from both the missile and bomber communities under the 2-year-old Air Force Global Strike Command. It also welcomes teams and weapon systems from other major commands. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Corey Clements)

BARKSDALE AFB, La. - The 90th Missile Wing from F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo., was awarded the Blanchard Trophy for Best Intrercontinental Bollistic Missile Wing during the second night of the Global Strike Challenge score posting at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 9. Global Strike Challenge is an amalgam of the best of the historic bomb competition and the former missile competition held under previous major commands that owned the missile and bomber missions at the time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Corey Clements)

BARKSDALE AFB, La. - The 28th Bomb Wing from Ellsworth AFB, S.D., was awarded the Fairchild Trophy for Best Bomb Wing during the second night of the Global Strike Challenge score posting at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 9. Global Strike Challenge is an amalgam of the best of the historic bomb competition and the former missile competition held under previous major commands that owned the missile and bomber missions at the time. Global Strike Challenge is unique when compared to those competitions because it includes operations, maintenance and security force participants from both the missile and bomber communities under the 2-year-old Air Force Global Strike Command. It also welcomes teams and weapon systems from other major commands. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Micaiah Anthony)

BARKSDALE AFB, La. - The 28th Bomb Wing from Ellsworth AFB, S.D., was awarded the Fairchild Trophy for Best Bomb Wing during the second night of the Global Strike Challenge score posting at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 9. Global Strike Challenge is an amalgam of the best of the historic bomb competition and the former missile competition held under previous major commands that owned the missile and bomber missions at the time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Micaiah Anthony)

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La -- Air Force Global Strike Command's Global Strike Challenge competition culminated with traditional score posting and trophy presentations over two nights at Hoban Hall here, Nov. 8 and 9.

Spotlights, thumping music, mascots and giant video screens greeted winning teams who cheered and rushed to the stage to pose for celebratory photos while claiming their prizes as the champions of Global Strike Challenge. The competition connects the command to its heritage while developing expertise and recognizing the "best of the best" in the bomber, missile and security forces areas.

More than 400 Airmen from Air Force Global Strike Command, Air Combat Command and Air Force Reserve Command competed for the right to take home the trophies until the next competition. For the second year in a row, the 90th Missile Wing from F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo., was named the "Best ICBM Wing," while the 28th Bomb Wing from Ellsworth AFB, S.D., was named "Best Bomb Wing."

Bomber, missile and security forces were recognized for their superior technical and weapons system expertise in the following award categories:


Global Strike Challenge

Catagory Winner
Fairchild Trophy for Best Bomb Wing 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
Blanchard Trophy for Best ICBM Wing 90th Missile Wing, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
Spirit Bell (awarded to the team who best represents Global Strike Challenge teamwork and esprit de corps) 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, La.
Best Security Forces Tactics 91st Security Forces Group, Minot AFB, N.D.
Best Security Forces Mental and Physical Challenge 91st Security Forces Group, Minot AFB, N.D.
Charlie Fire Team (Best Security Forces Group) 91st Security Forces Group, Minot AFB, N.D.
Linebacker Trophy (Best B-52 Squadron) 96th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
LeMay Trophy (Best Bomb Squadron) 93rd Bomb Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
Best Bomber Conventional Load Team 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, La.
Best Bomber Munitions Maintenance Team 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, La.
Ellis Giant Sword (Best Bomber Maintenance Group) 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, La.
Linhard Trophy (Best ICBM Ops Crew) 319th Missile Squadron, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
Bourland Trophy (Best Helicopter Squadron) 54th Helicopter Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.
Best Helicopter Tactical Crew 54th Helicopter Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.
Blackburn Trophy (Best ICBM Missile Maintenance Team) 90th Missile Wing, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
Best Missile Maintenance Team 90th Missile Wing, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
Best ICBM Electronic Lab Team 90th Missile Wing, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.

To see all of the winners photos, click here.