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Congratulations to the 7th and 28th Bomb Wings on Global Strike Challenge awards

ELLSWORTH AFB, S.D. – Tech. Sgt. Joseph Wengler, 28th Security Forces Squadron flight chief, fires an M-4 rifle at a target, Nov. 9. Sergeant Wengler prepares for the Global Strike Challenge where he and his teammates will be tested on tactical movements, firing skills and security knowledge. The challenge pits missile and bomb crews, security forces, and maintainers from five Air Force Bases in head-to-head competitions as each seek to be recognized as the “best of the best.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kasey Close)

ELLSWORTH AFB, S.D. – Tech. Sgt. Joseph Wengler, 28th Security Forces Squadron flight chief, fires an M-4 rifle at a target, Nov. 9. Sergeant Wengler prepares for the Global Strike Challenge where he and his teammates will be tested on tactical movements, firing skills and security knowledge. The challenge pits missile and bomb crews, security forces, and maintainers from five Air Force Bases in head-to-head competitions as each seek to be recognized as the “best of the best.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kasey Close)

ELLSWORTH AFB, S.D. – The 28th Security Forces Squadron team stand ready to compete in this year’s Global Strike Challenge at Barksdale Air Force Base, LA. The challenge pits missile and bomb crews, security forces, and maintainers from five Air Force Bases in head-to-head competitions as each seek to be recognized as the “best of the best.” (From left to right) Tech. Sgt. Joseph Wengler, Staff Sgt. Jacob Lacefield, Airman 1st Class Brian Turney, Senior Airman Johnathan Byron, Airman 1st Class Aaron Simpson, Staff Sgt. Tyson Steiger and Senior Airman Michael Thompson (not pictured) will be tested on tactical movements, firing skills and security knowledge during the challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kasey Close)

ELLSWORTH AFB, S.D. – The 28th Security Forces Squadron team stand ready to compete in this year’s Global Strike Challenge at Barksdale Air Force Base, LA. The challenge pits missile and bomb crews, security forces, and maintainers from five Air Force Bases in head-to-head competitions as each seek to be recognized as the “best of the best.” (From left to right) Tech. Sgt. Joseph Wengler, Staff Sgt. Jacob Lacefield, Airman 1st Class Brian Turney, Senior Airman Johnathan Byron, Airman 1st Class Aaron Simpson, Staff Sgt. Tyson Steiger and Senior Airman Michael Thompson (not pictured) will be tested on tactical movements, firing skills and security knowledge during the challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kasey Close)

2010 Global Strike Challenge Logo

2010 Global Strike Challenge Logo

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Global Strike Challenge inspectors Master Sgt. Roger Garrett (left) and Senior Master Sgt. Jules Reimonenq (right) from Barksdale, La., inspect a composite tool kit May 12 here. The 7th Bomb Wing is one of seven bomb wings to participate in Air Force Global Strike Command’s first load competition. The competition consists of a uniform inspection, general knowledge test, tool inspection, munitions build, weapons load and B-1 Bomber pre-flight inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Chelsea Browning)

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Global Strike Challenge inspectors Master Sgt. Roger Garrett (left) and Senior Master Sgt. Jules Reimonenq (right) from Barksdale, La., inspect a composite tool kit May 12 here. The 7th Bomb Wing is one of seven bomb wings to participate in Air Force Global Strike Command’s first load competition. The competition consists of a uniform inspection, general knowledge test, tool inspection, munitions build, weapons load and B-1 Bomber pre-flight inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Chelsea Browning)

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas - 7th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airmen check clearances May 12 here they load missiles while Global Strike Challenge inspectors observe. The 7th Bomb Wing is one of seven bomb wings to participate in Air Force Global Strike Command’s first load competition. The competition consists of a uniform inspection, general knowledge test, tool inspection, munitions build, weapons load and B-1 Bomber pre-flight inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Chelsea Browning)

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas - 7th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airmen check clearances May 12 here they load missiles while Global Strike Challenge inspectors observe. The 7th Bomb Wing is one of seven bomb wings to participate in Air Force Global Strike Command’s first load competition. The competition consists of a uniform inspection, general knowledge test, tool inspection, munitions build, weapons load and B-1 Bomber pre-flight inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Chelsea Browning)

Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz, -- The first Global Strike Challenge winners were announced Nov. 17, following a months-long competition between bomber, missile and security forces.

The Under Secretary of the Air Force, Ms. Erin Conaton was present with Global Strike Commander Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz, Air Combat Command Commander Gen. William M. Fraser III, 8th Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Floyd Carpenter, 20th Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. C. Donald Alston, command chiefs, industry leaders, community leaders and past winners for the trophy presentations.  

The 7th Bomb Wing out of Dyess AFB, Texas, and the 28th Bomb Wing out of Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, were recognized for their performance in superior technical and weapons system expertise in the following award categories:

Eaker Trophy for Best B-1 Squadron 7th Operations Support Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas

Lemay Trophy for Best Overall Bomb Squadron 7th Operations Support Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas

Mitchell Trophy for Best Bomb 7th Operations Support Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas

Ellis Giant Sword Trophy for Best Bomber Maintenance 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess AFB, Texas

Best Bomber Munitions Maintenance Trophy 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess AFB, Texas

Best M9/M4 Shooters 1st place - Senior Airman Johnathan Byron, 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.

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