2ND MAINTENANCE GROUP


MISSION: Provide Safe, Efficient and Compliant Maintenance – Always!

VISION: Develop Competent, Confident and Committed Maintenance Airmen to accomplish our mission. 

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ACHIEVEMENTS 

  • General Frederick W. Castle Memorial Award for best bomber wing in Air Force Global Strike Command ‘17
  • Global Strike Challenge Winners - 2nd Bomb Wing awarded Fairchild Trophy for Best Bomb Wing ‘17

 

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