OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - Gen. C. Robert Kehler, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, recently announced the 2011 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 Network Warfare Wing, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
- Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Trophy: 90th Missile Wing, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo.
- Submarine Ballistic Missile Trophy: USS ALASKA (SSBN 732), Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga.
- Strategic Aircraft Operations Trophy: 55th Wing, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.
Each year, Omaha’s Strategic Command Consultation Committee recognizes four outstanding units. The categories reflect the command's primary lines of operation, continued emphasis on strategic deterrence, and their evolving role in global operations. 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 missions and organizational structure changed.
USSTRATCOM is one of ten U.S. unified commands under the Department of Defense. The command, including components, employs more than 4,300 people representing all four services including DOD civilians and contractors who oversee the command's operationally-focused global strategic mission.
For further information, contact the USSTRATCOM Public Affairs office at (402) 294-4130 or at email@example.com.