U.S. Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) commander (left), provides remarks during an award ceremony honoring the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 21, 2016. During the ceremony, Haney and Mr. W. Gary Gates (seated left), Strategic Command Consultation (SCC) Committee member, presented the 2015 Omaha Trophy, strategic bomber category, to U.S. Air Force Col. Kristin Goodwin, 2nd Bomb Wing commander (second from right), and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Tommy Mazzone, 2nd Bomb Wing command chief master sergeant (right), in recognition of the wing's contributions to USSTRATCOM's global strategic missions. Also pictured, third from right, is U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard M. Clark, USSTRATCOM's Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike commander. The Omaha Trophy, which dates back to the U.S. Air Force's Strategic Air Command, was originally created by the SCC in 1971. At the time, a single trophy was presented annually as a token of appreciation to USSTRATCOM's best wing. Since then, the tradition has evolved to unit-level awards that recognize the command's premier intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) wing, ballistic missile submarine, strategic bomber wing and global operations (space/cyberspace) unit. This year, a new category was added to include the combatant command's top strategic aircraft wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph A. Pagan Jr.)
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