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Thank you Minot AFB for the important work you do

A big congratulations to the men and women of the 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base for their recent accomplishments in receiving Omaha Trophies for their outstanding support to U.S. Strategic Command’s strategic deterrence mission.

Navy Adm. Charles Richard, commander of U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt AFB, Nebraska, announced the recipients of the 2019 trophies last week.

For a military unit to receive an Omaha Trophy is a very prestigious and coveted honor.

The Minot AFB bomb wing is being honored in the Strategic Bomber category and the Minot AFB missile wing is being honored with in the intercontinental ballistic missile category.

Along with the two Minot AFB units, a Navy unit and two other Air Force units were also recognized for outstanding work in 2019.

“The dedicated professionals working for and with USSTRATCOM (U.S. Strategic Command) allow the Command to execute its operations and provide the nation with its strategic deterrent against threats in all domains,” said Richard when announcing the awards last week. “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 awards are a testament to the incredible efforts of the airmen and women at Minot Air Force Base, both in the 5th Bomb Wing and the 91st Missile Wing,” noted Sen. John Hoeven, in extending congratulations to the Minot AFB award recipients. “Minot Air Force Base plays an integral role in the nation’s defense, and we continue working to modernize and upgrade our nuclear forces to ensure their future success in defending our nation and deterring the aggressions of our adversaries.”

Minot AFB is commended for winning two of the five Omaha Trophy award categories.

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