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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Command kicks off fifth Global Strike Challenge

by Carla Pampe
Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs

7/17/2015 - BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- Teams from across Air Force Global Strike Command, as well as the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve Command, Air Force Materiel Command and Air Combat Command, begin competing in the fifth Global Strike Challenge this week.

Global Strike Challenge is the world's premier bomber, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile and security forces competition. Through competition and teamwork, the event looks to foster esprit de corps, recognize outstanding AFGSC personnel and teams and improve combat capabilities.

Operations, maintenance and security forces teams from bomber and missile wings will compete to be named best-of-the-best. All units supporting the AFGSC mission have been invited to compete through November, showcasing their expertise, skill and capabilities.

More than 450 Airmen will take part in Global Strike Challenge competitions at various locations throughout the country, culminating in a symposium and score posting event at Barksdale Oct. 20-21.

The following units will compete in Global Strike Challenge 2015; Barksdale AFB's 2nd and 307th (AFRC) Bomb Wings, 49th Test Squadron and 340th Weapons School; Minot AFB's 5th Bomb Wing, 91st Missile Wing and 219th Security Forces Squadron (ANG); Whiteman AFB's 509th and 131st (ANG) Bomb Wings; F.E. Warren AFB's 90th Missile Wing and 582nd Helicopter Group; Malmstrom AFB's 341st Missile Wing; Ellsworth's 28th Bomb Wing, Dyess AFB's 7th Bomb Wing, Kirtland AFB's 377th Security Forces Group.

Competition began this week, and continues through the summer and into fall.

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