2ND OPERATIONS GROUP

MISSION: “Develop and provide combat-ready B-52 aircrew in support of nuclear deterrence and global operations SAFE…SECURE…EFFECTIVE…to support the President of the United States and Combatant Commanders.”

VISION: “American Airmen with special trust and responsibility for the most powerful weapons in our Nation’s arsenal…an elite, highly disciplined team.”

Priorities: Mission, Airmen, Pride


ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Commander in Chief Installation Excellence Certificate of Recognition
  • Brigadier General Castle Award/Fairchild Trophy
  • AFGSC Aviation Resource Management (ARM) Award
  • AFGSC General Jumper Award for Excellence in Integration Warfighting
  • AFGSC Chief of Safety Aircrew Distinction Award
(Current as of September 2018)


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