Barksdale wins best bomb wing

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  • By 2nd Lt. Victoria Wright
  • Air Force Global Strike Command

Global Strike Challenge 2019 concluded with Air Force Global Strike Command announcing the winners at a scoreposting event here, Nov. 20.

Global Strike Challenge is the world's premier bomber, intercontinental ballistic missile, helicopter operations, maintenance and security forces competition.

The 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, won the Fairchild Trophy for the best bomb wing for the second time in a row, while the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom AFB, Montana, won the Blanchard Trophy for the best ICBM wing for the second time in a row.

This year’s GSC focused on great power competition and AFGSC Commander Gen. Tim Ray’s “fight the base” initiative from the command’s 2020 strategic plan. Fight the base focuses on reinvigorating and revising wing exercise programs to strengthen preparedness for potential attacks and threats.

Participants in the 2019 Global Strike Challenge included AFGSC’s nine wings plus units from Air Combat Command, Air Force Reserve Command and the Air National Guard.