MINOT AIR FORCE BASE - The 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base brought home the Blanchard, the trophy for the best intercontinental ballistic missile wing.
The trophy was awarded to the missile wing during the Global Strike Challenge score posting at Barksdale AFB, La., Wednesday. Air Force Global Strike Command headquarters are at Barksdale.
Lt. Jose Davis, acting chief of Public Affairs at Minot AFB, said it's been 10 years since the 91st Missile Wing has won the Blanchard and the first time since the inception of Air Force Global Strike Command. Global Strike Challenge competition began in 2010.
The 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base was awarded the Blanchard Tropy for Best Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Wing during the Global Strike Challenge score posting at Barksdale AFB, La., Wednesday, shown in this Air Force photo. Global Strike Challenge is an amalgam of the best of the historic bomb competition and the former missile competition held under previous commands that owned the missile and bomb missions at the time.
The complete list of Minot AFB winnings for both the 5th Bomb Wing and the missile wing are as follows:
5th Bomb Wing
Bartsch Trophy (best electronic countermeasures): 23rd Bomb Squadron.
Best Security Forces Tactics: 5th Security Forces Squadron.
Best Bomber Nuclear Load Team: 5th Bomb Wing.
Best Bomber Crew Chief Team: 5th Bomb Wing.
Best Bomber Nuclear Crew Chief Team: 5th Bomb Wing.
Best Bomber Nuclear Munitions Maintenance Team, 5th Bomb Wing.
91st Missile Wing
Blanchard Trophy for Best ICBM Wing: 91st Missile Wing.
Best Security Forces M9 Shooter: 91st Security Forces Group.
Best Security Forces Mental and Physical Challenge: 91st Security Forces Group.
Charlie Fire Team (Best Security Forces Group): 91st Security Forces Group.
Best Helicopter Tactical Crew: 54th Helicopter Squadron.
Bourland Trophy for Best Helicopter Squadron: 54th Helicopter Squadron.
Best ICBM Electro Mechanical Team: 91st Missile Wing.
Best ICBM Munitions Team: 91st Missile Wing.
Spirit Bell (team who best represents Air Force Global Strike Command teamwork and esprit de corps):91st Missile Wing.