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Minot Air Force Base bomb wing wins strategic bomber award

February 22, 2017 (Photo Credit: Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong/Air Force graphic)
MINOT, N.D. — The 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base has won the 2016 Omaha Trophy as the best strategic bombing wing in the U.S. Strategic Command.

The award was announced Tuesday. It was the fifth time the bomb wing has won an Omaha Trophy, and the second time in three years.

The trophy is awarded to the best performing wings in five categories. The 5th Bomb Wing won in the strategic bomber category.

The Omaha Trophy was created in 1971. The 5th Bomb Wing operates the B-52 bomber.

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