Mighty Deuce named best strategic bomber wing

U.S. Air Force Col. Kristin Goodwin, 2nd Bomb Wing commander (left), and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Tommy Mazzone, 2nd Bomb Wing command chief master sergeant (center), hold up the Omaha Trophy during an award ceremony honoring the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 21, 2016. During the ceremony, U.S. Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) commander (right), and Mr. W. Gary Gates (not pictured), Strategic Command Consultation (SCC) Committee member, presented the 2015 Omaha Trophy, strategic bomber category, to Goodwin and Mazzone in recognition of the wing's contributions to USSTRATCOM's global strategic missions. 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.)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Joseph A. Pagán Jr.
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