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

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  • By Capt. Sarah Schwennesen
  • 12 AF/PA
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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