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Fairchild Air Force Base wins Omaha Trophy award

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This is the first time Fairchild AFB has won the award since 2001. This is the first time Fairchild AFB has won the award since 2001.
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -

The 92nd Air Refueling Wing was recently selected as the 2015 Omaha Trophy recipient in the Strategic Aircraft category.

The Omaha Trophy, which dates back to the United States Air Force’s Strategic Air Command, is presented annually as a token of appreciation to the command’s best wing.

"The selection of the 92nd ARW recognizes the Airmen's unwavering support of USSTRATCOM's global mission," said Col. Brian McDaniel, 92nd ARW commander. "The true professionalism and dedication to the mission over the past year was remarkable. Fairchild demonstrated that we are ready and we stand on a foundation of excellence."

The U.S. Strategic Command selects units in five categories that best support its strategic deterrence, space and cyberspace missions. The Strategic Aircraft category recognizes the best air-refueling wing, reconnaissance wing or airborne communications wing assigned to USSTRATCOM.

This is the first time Fairchild AFB has won the award since 2001.

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