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USSTRATCOM deputy presents Omaha Trophy to USS Alaska
U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Charles Richard (second from right), deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM); retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Robert Hinson (third from left), Strategic Command Consultation (SCC) Committee representative; and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Patrick McMahon (left), USSTRATCOM senior enlisted leader, present the 2016 Omaha Trophy, ballistic missile submarine category, to leaders of USS Alaska (SSBN 732) during a ceremony at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., Aug. 3, 2017. Richard, Hinson and McMahon presented the award in recognition of USS Alaska’s contributions to strategic deterrence. The Omaha Trophy, which dates back to the U.S. Air Force's Strategic Air Command, was originally created by the SCC in 1971. At the time, a single trophy was presented the organization’s best wing. The tradition later evolved to five awards that recognize USSTRATCOM’s premier intercontinental ballistic missile wing, ballistic missile submarine, strategic bomber wing, global operations (space/cyberspace) unit and strategic aircraft wing.

Photo by: MC2 Bradley J. Gee, U.S. Navy |  VIRIN: 170803-N-IC565-034.JPG