Friday, June 21, 2024

BEST OF THE BEST

by BIZ Magazine

Barksdale AFB’s 2nd Bomb Wing Receives Prestigious Omaha Trophy for 2023

BARKSDALE AFB, LA — The 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base has been honored with the 2023 Omaha Trophy, distinguishing it as the best strategic bomber unit within the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). The award was presented by General Anthony Cotton, USSTRATCOM commander, along with Sgt. Maj. Howard Kreamer and Nebraska State Senator Rita Sanders during their visit to Barksdale AFB.

The Omaha Trophy, a symbol of excellence in strategic deterrence, recognizes outstanding performance across four categories: intercontinental ballistic missiles, ballistic missile submarines, strategic bombers, and global operations. The 2nd Bomb Wing’s exceptional performance in strategic bombing secured this prestigious accolade.

Local business organizations, including the Bossier Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, extended their congratulations to Barksdale AFB. The Bossier Chamber highlighted the 2nd Bomb Wing’s critical role in supporting USSTRATCOM’s strategic deterrence mission, emphasizing the unit’s excellence in operational performance.

“Congratulations to the 2nd Bomb Wing on winning the Omaha Trophy,” the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce remarked. “This recognition as the best strategic bomb wing in the Air Force showcases the dedication and skill of the personnel at Barksdale AFB.”

The Omaha Trophy is an annual award that honors the top military units contributing to USSTRATCOM’s mission. This year’s recognition of the 2nd Bomb Wing underscores the unit’s significant contribution to national security and strategic deterrence.

The award ceremony at Barksdale AFB was a testament to the hard work and commitment of the men and women of the 2nd Bomb Wing. Their achievements continue to uphold the high standards of excellence and readiness required for strategic bombing operations.

For more information about the 2nd Bomb Wing and its achievements, follow updates from Barksdale AFB and local business chambers on social media.

— BIZ Magazine

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