OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - Adm. Cecil D. Haney, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, recently announced the 2013 Omaha Trophy winners, an honor awarded annually to military units demonstrating the highest performance standards in USSTRATCOM's mission areas. Selections are based on formal evaluations, meritorious achievement, safety, and other factors such as community involvement and humanitarian actions. The winners are:
- Global Operations Trophy: 67th Cyberspace Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
- Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Trophy: 90th Missile Wing, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo.
- Submarine Ballistic Missile Trophy: USS Nebraska (SSBN 739), Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Wash.
- Strategic Aircraft Operations Trophy: 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.
Each year, Omaha's Strategic Command Consultation Committee sponsors the Omaha Trophy in recognizing four outstanding units. The categories reflect the command's mission areas, their role in global operations and the command's continued emphasis on strategic deterrence. The former Strategic Air Command Consultation Committee first presented the Omaha Trophy as a single trophy to the Strategic Air Command in 1971 on behalf of the citizens of Omaha. The number of awards increased over the years as the command's missions and organizational structure changed.