Skip to comments."Best of the Best" bomber and missile wings earn top honors in competition
Posted on 11/19/2010 7:42:10 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Bomber, missile and security forces were recognized for superior technical and weapons system expertise in the following award categories:
Fairchild Trophy for Best Bomb Wing: 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
Blanchard Trophy for Best ICBM Wing: 90th Missile Wing, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
Ellis Giant Sword Trophy for Best Bomber Maintenance: 7th BW, Dyess AFB, Texas
Charlie Fire Team Trophy for Best Security Forces: 509th BW
Best ICBM Operations Trophy: 90th MW
Blackburn Trophy for Best ICBM Maintenance: 90th MW
Best Bomber Nuclear Load Team Trophy: 5th BW, Minot AFB, N.D.
Best Bomber Munitions Maintenance Trophy: 7th BW
Best Bomber Crew Chief Trophy: 509th BW
Best Bomber Conventional Load Team Trophy: 509th BW
Best ICBM Satellite Communications Trophy: 91st MW, Minot AFB
Best ICBM Electro-Mechanical Team Trophy: 90th MW
Best ICBM Missile Handling Team Trophy: 341st MW, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
Best ICBM Field Maintenance Squadron Trophy: 341st MW
Best Security Forces Tactics Trophy: 5th BW
Best Security Forces Firing Trophy: 509th BW
Best Security Forces Endurance Trophy: 341st MW
I saw a TV show a few years ago about a competition called “William Tell” which was or maybe still is conducted at Tyndall AFB.
Just about every year, the squadron at Eglin won it tho that particular year, Holliman edged them out when a missle malfunctioned but seemed OK when they tested it later.
It is still held at Tyndall AFB every even numbered year.
Not meaning to hijack the thread, but... Used to be an Air Show here in Central IL annually and military aviation was always well-represented. They tried to rotate through the Thunderbirds, the Blue Angels, and the Golden Knights. Watching our military pilots fly those planes just made my heart swell with pride and made me wonder why anyone in their right mind would want those men and women as enemies. Saw two Marine Harriers approach each other head on in slow motion down the runway, come almost nose-to-nose and then BACK UP the length of the runway. God, those pilots are great!!