OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. —
In recognition of outstanding support to U.S. Strategic Command’s (USSTRATCOM) strategic deterrence mission, U.S. Navy Adm. Charles Richard, commander of USSTRATCOM, announced the winners of the 2019 Omaha Trophies September 21, 2020.
“The Omaha Trophy is awarded to the best of the best in executing strategic deterrence,” said Richard. “This year’s winners distinguished themselves through hard work, selfless dedication and innovative thinking.”
The 2019 Omaha Trophy recipient organizations are:
- Intercontinental Ballistic Missile: 91st Missile Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota
- Ballistic Missile Submarine: USS Alaska, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia
- Strategic Bomber: 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota
- Strategic Aircraft: Wing One Task Group 114.2, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma
- Global Operations: 100th Missile Defense Brigade, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado
“The dedicated professionals working for and with USSTRATCOM allow the Command to execute its operations and provide the nation with its strategic deterrent against threats in all domains,” said Richard. “Without the men and women of USSTRATCOM, actively performing the deterrence mission every day, we could not deter potential adversaries and guarantee the freedoms our nation holds dear. Thank you for the important work you do each and every day. It’s an honor to recognize each one of you for your accomplishments.”
The Omaha Trophy, which dates back to the U.S. Air Force’s Strategic Air Command, was originally created by the Strategic Air Command Consultation Committee in 1971. At the time, a single trophy was presented annually as a token of appreciation to the command’s best wing. The SCC – an advisory group comprised of business leaders in the Omaha area – became the Strategic Command Consultation Committee (SCC) after the activation of USSTRATCOM in 1992.
Since then, the tradition has evolved to five awards to recognize USSTRATCOM’s premier intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) wing, ballistic missile submarine, strategic bomber wing, global operations (space/cyberspace) unit and strategic aircraft wing.
“The Strategic Command Consultation Committee is grateful for the opportunity to help recognize the excellence demonstrated by USSTRATCOM’s finest strategic units,” said Tim Burke, chairman of the SCC. “On behalf of the committee, and the greater Omaha community, congratulations and thank you to you and your families for all that you do to protect our great nation. God bless you, your families and the United States of America.”
For more information, contact the USSTRATCOM Public Affairs Office at 402-912-0020 or USSTRATCOMPA@mail.mil or visit www.stratcom.mil.