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2 BW wins Fairchild Trophy for Best Bomb Wing

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. --

The 2nd Bomb Wing of Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, won three awards of the Global Strike Challenge during a score posting here Nov. 15.

The Air Force’s largest wing won the Fairchild Trophy for Best Bomb Wing, and also won the categories of Best Bomber Nuclear Load Team, and Best Bomber Conventional Load Team.

“This is a huge accomplishment for our Wing and recognizes all the hard work, tenacity, professionalism, and pride that each one of our Airmen demonstrates every day,” said Col. Ty Neuman, 2nd BW commander. “Chief Clapper and I could not be more proud of this accomplishment, but more importantly we are proud of our Barksdale Airmen that make the mission happen and do it in world class fashion.”

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.

Content in this article is provided by Air Force Global Strike Command.