F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. --
The 90th Missile Wing has won the 2016 Omaha Trophy as the best ICBM wing in U.S. Strategic Command for the ninth time.
“I would like to congratulate each of you on your contributions to this prestigious honor,” said Col. Stephen Kravtisky, 90th Missile Wing commander. “I encourage you to reflect on your outstanding performance, dedication to duty, daily excellence and commitment to the mission.”
The Omaha Trophy was created in 1971 and is awarded to USSTRATCOM’s top performing units in five categories. From 1971 to 1991, the award was awarded to the most distinguished command in SAC, eventually expanding to recognize more commands per year based on their specific mission.
Selections for the Omaha Trophy are based on formal evaluations, meritorious achievement, safety and factors such as community involvement and humanitarian actions. The 90th MW previously won the award in 1983, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Some of Wyoming’s elected officials took note of the base’s achievements. Senator John Barrasso took time to congratulate the members of the 90th MW for their accomplishments.
“Congratulations to the Mighty Ninety on winning the 2016 Omaha Trophy. It’s a great addition to your trophy case that is already filled with the distinguished Blanchard and Best ICBM Operations trophies,” said Senator Barrasso. “From our missileers to maintainers and security forces, the 90th Missile Wing has consistently provided our country with the most effective nuclear deterrent. Your outstanding accomplishments continue to make the entire ‘Cowboy State’ proud.”
Senator Mike Enzi also sent his regards, saying, “Congratulations to the 90th Missile Wing personnel on being awarded this prestigious honor. It goes without saying that the Mighty Ninety is the best ICBM wing in the Air Force. It’s great to see these men and women recognized for their hard work and dedication to our country."
The 90th MW operates 150 Minuteman III ICBMs deployed at launch facilities across Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska on full alert, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.