by Senior Airman Jason Wiese
90th Missile Wing Public Affairs
9/19/2014 - F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. -- At
this year's Global Strike Challenge, defenders from the 90th Security
Forces Group are poised to take on their counterparts from across 20th
"Global Strike Challenge is all the bases under [Air Force] Global
Strike Command competing in their specific career field," said Senior
Airman Colton Schoenegge, 90th Security Forces Group Tactical Response
Force and 2014 90th SFG GSC team member. "So, [security forces are]
going to be competing in different categories that relate to our job."
The defenders will be evaluated in their use of weapons, manipulating
weapons, traversing an obstacle course, displaying tactics and
demonstrating land navigation skills.
"It's a test for yourself, a test for your team," said Senior Airman
Gerald Brown, 2014 90th SFG GSC team member from the 790th Missile
Security Forces Squadron. "It brings up team morale and the competitive
Preparing for the challenge puts the competitors in a different mindset
and keeps them from getting complacent, said Senior Airman Richard
Purrier, 90th Security Forces Group Tactical Response Force and 2014
90th SFG GSC team member.
"My favorite part of the competition -- easily -- is getting to go out
and do a lot more PT than usual, getting some more time to train with
tactics, more shooting time -- all the stuff you sign up to do in the
military, I'm getting to do that every day," Brown said.
With all eyes on them, the competitors realize the importance of the GSC.
"GSC is important because each base is able to broadcast their abilities
and how good they are at what they do every day," Schoenegge said.
The GSC shows everyone that Mighty Ninety Airmen are highly motivated to
do their jobs -- that they do their best to support nuclear deterrence,
A lot of time and effort goes into training for the challenge, Schoenegge said.
"We're very prepared," he said. "We've been doing [physical training]
twice a day, and we've also been doing some training in between.
"For the other teams, I just hope they're ready."
2nd Lt. Jeffery Davis, 90th MSFS
Staff Sgt. Lance Bollenberg, 90th MSFS
Senior Airman Gerald Brown, 790th MSFS
Senior Airman Richard Purrier, 90th SFG TRF
Senior Airman Colton Schoenegge, 90th SFG TRF
Airman Riley Borges, 790th MSFS