Omaha Trophy presented to Mighty Ninety

Gen. Robert Kehler, U.S. Strategic Command commander, presents the Omaha Trophy to Col. Tracey Hayes, 90th Missile Wing commander, during an all-call at the F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., theater July 30, 2013. The Omaha Trophy is awarded to the best missile wing in USSTRATCOM. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Gen. Robert Kehler, U.S. Strategic Command commander, presents the Omaha Trophy to Col. Tracey Hayes, 90th Missile Wing commander, during an all-call at the F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., theater July 30, 2013. The Omaha Trophy is awarded to the best missile wing in USSTRATCOM. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Gen. Robert Kehler, U.S. Strategic Command commander, presents the Omaha Trophy to Col. Tracey Hayes, 90th Missile Wing commander, during an all-call at the F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., theater July 30, 2013. The Omaha Trophy is awarded to the best missile wing in USSTRATCOM. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Gen. Robert Kehler, U.S. Strategic Command commander, presents the Omaha Trophy to Col. Tracey Hayes, 90th Missile Wing commander, during an all-call at the F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., theater July 30, 2013. The Omaha Trophy is awarded to the best missile wing in USSTRATCOM. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Gen. C. Robert Kehler, U.S. Strategic Command commander, presents the Omaha Trophy to Col. Tracey Hayes, 90th Missile Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Mike Garrou, 90th MW command chief, during an all-call at the F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., theater July 30, 2013. The Omaha Trophy is award to the best missile wing in USSTRATCOM. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Gen. C. Robert Kehler, U.S. Strategic Command commander, presents the Omaha Trophy to Col. Tracey Hayes, 90th Missile Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Mike Garrou, 90th MW command chief, during an all-call at the F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., theater July 30, 2013. The Omaha Trophy is award to the best missile wing in USSTRATCOM. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Gen. C. Robert Kehler, U.S. Strategic Command commander, presents the Omaha Trophy to Col. Tracey Hayes, 90th Missile Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Mike Garrou, 90th MW command chief, during an all-call at the F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., theater July 30, 2013. The Omaha Trophy is award to the best missile wing in USSTRATCOM. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Gen. C. Robert Kehler, U.S. Strategic Command commander, presents the Omaha Trophy to Col. Tracey Hayes, 90th Missile Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Mike Garrou, 90th MW command chief, during an all-call at the F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., theater July 30, 2013. The Omaha Trophy is award to the best missile wing in USSTRATCOM. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Gen. C. Robert Kehler, U.S. Strategic Command commander, addresses Airmen of the 90th Missile Wing during an all call in the F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., theater July 30, 2013. Kehler spoke of the future of the land-based ICBM force and stressed to the members of the Mighty Ninety the importance of their jobs and the confidence the national command structure has in their abilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Gen. C. Robert Kehler, U.S. Strategic Command commander, addresses Airmen of the 90th Missile Wing during an all call in the F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., theater July 30, 2013. Kehler spoke of the future of the land-based ICBM force and stressed to the members of the Mighty Ninety the importance of their jobs and the confidence the national command structure has in their abilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Gen. C. Robert Kehler, U.S. Strategic Command commander, addresses Airmen of the 90th Missile Wing during an all call in the F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., theater July 30, 2013. Kehler spoke of the future of the land-based ICBM force and stressed to the members of the Mighty Ninety the importance of their jobs and the confidence the national command structure has in their abilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Gen. C. Robert Kehler, U.S. Strategic Command commander, addresses Airmen of the 90th Missile Wing during an all call in the F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., theater July 30, 2013. Kehler spoke of the future of the land-based ICBM force and stressed to the members of the Mighty Ninety the importance of their jobs and the confidence the national command structure has in their abilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Gen. C. Robert Kehler, U.S. Strategic Command commander, is escorted by Col. Donnie Holloway, 90th Operations Group commander, during a visit to the group on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., July 30, 2013. Kehler addressed missile crew members prior to their departure out to the field stressing the importance of their jobs and the confidence the national command structure has in their abilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Gen. C. Robert Kehler, U.S. Strategic Command commander, is escorted by Col. Donnie Holloway, 90th Operations Group commander, during a visit to the group on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., July 30, 2013. Kehler addressed missile crew members prior to their departure out to the field stressing the importance of their jobs and the confidence the national command structure has in their abilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Gen. C. Robert Kehler, U.S. Strategic Command commander, is escorted by Col. Donnie Holloway, 90th Operations Group commander, during a visit to the group on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., July 30, 2013. Kehler addressed missile crew members prior to their departure out to the field stressing the importance of their jobs and the confidence the national command structure has in their abilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Gen. C. Robert Kehler, U.S. Strategic Command commander, is escorted by Col. Donnie Holloway, 90th Operations Group commander, during a visit to the group on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., July 30, 2013. Kehler addressed missile crew members prior to their departure out to the field stressing the importance of their jobs and the confidence the national command structure has in their abilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. -- The Mighty Ninety was recently recognized by the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, and Tuesday, he presented the wing here with the Omaha Trophy.

The Omaha Trophy has been presented annually since 1971 and is awarded to the USSTRATCOM wing that best demonstrates the highest standards of performance based on meritorious achievements, safety, community involvement and humanitarian actions accomplished throughout the previous year.

Gen. C. Robert Kehler, USSTRATCOM commander, spent most of his two-day visit here talking with Warren's defenders, maintainers and operators about their specific pieces of the mission and their contributions to the wing earning the trophy.

"You have demonstrated, over the past year and many times before, an extraordinary commitment to excellence and professionalism," Kehler said. "It is with a great sense of pride and accomplishment that I am able to present this trophy to you."

Kehler presented Col. Tracey Hayes, 90th Missile Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Michael Garrou, 90th MW command chief, the trophy Tuesday during his All Call to the wing held in the F.E. Warren Base Theater.

The general then followed his Omaha Trophy presentation by talking about the long-term impact of sequestration as well as the continuation of the nuclear triad -- specifically the importance of deterrence and assurance. He then fielded questions ranging from Air Force prioritization, USSTRATCOM's role and key Department of Defense issues such as sexual assaults and harassment, and furloughs.