Cheyenne Trophy Award Winners
Posted On May 6, 2017
Annually, the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce and the Military Affairs Committee (MAC) present award trophies to the nominated outstanding Air Force, Air National Guard, Army National Guard and Naval Reserve unit of the year.
BACKGROUND. The Military Affairs Committee Cheyenne Trophy is presented annually to men and women of the United States Armed Forces whose mission accomplishment, patriotism, off-duty volunteerism and community involvement have made a significant contribution resulting in a positive impact to the city of Cheyenne and its residents.
This year’s Trophies were awarded to:
90th OPERATIONS SUPPORT SQUADRON
The operators, facility managers, and support personnel of the 90th Operations Support Squadron, Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, distinguished themselves as the 2016 Cheyenne Trophy winners. Their commitment to excellence, selflessness, and mission accomplishment resulted in the 90th Missile Wing earning the 2016 Omaha Trophy and Williams Award for “best intercontinental ballistic missile wing”. The squadron, family, and friends selflessly contributed nearly 8,000 hours supporting the local community, fortifying our bonds and joint heritage.
G Company 2-211th GSAB
G Company 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion’s dedication and outstanding service exemplifies the highest values embraced by the Wyoming Military Department. G Company has loyally served the citizens of Wyoming and the United States as the most deployed unit in the Wyoming National Guard. While one Platoon is deployed, the Unit continues to prepare itself for future federal and state missions. G Company’s exemplary service reflects great credit upon the Wyoming National Guard and the state of Wyoming. Cowboy Dustoff!
153d Security Forces Squadron
WyomingAirNationalGuard,distinguisheditselfbyexceptionallymeritoriousservicefrom1 January 2016 to31 December 2016.Duringthisperiod, while deployed in support of Operation FREEDOM’S SENTINEL and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s RESOLUTE SUPPORT mission and subject to indirect fire attacks, the 153d Security Forces Squadron was instrumental in securing over 27,000 coalition personnel and combat assets worth more than 12.3 billion dollars. They synergized defense forces from the 22nd Georgian Light Infantry Battalion and the 10th Mountain Division, safeguarding 192 combat and support aircraft from 27 joint, coalition, and civilian units; enabling the generation of 2,839 combat sorties; guiding the security of the DoD’s busiest combat airfield and Afghanistan’s only Aerial Point of Debarkation.
The unit also managed a vehicle fleet program consisting of four non-tactical, one tactical and two all-terrain vehicles valued at over 173,000 dollars. Additionally, a consolidated systems was created, categorizing three-million dollars in deployable equipment and increased accuracy by forty percent. Furthermore, the squadron oversaw the protection, care and control of 1,000 assigned weapons worth 950,000 dollars with 100 percent accountability. Moreover, 938 credentials were meticulously accounted for to key facilities while reducing system overage by 20 percent enhancing force protection.
Finally, the 153d Security Forces Squadron surpassed Governor Mead’s domestic operations vision while honing confrontation management for 36 personnel in lethal/less-lethal riot control techniques.
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In addition Mrs. Irene Johnigan was presented with the F.E.Warren -Chief’s and Sergeant Major’s Group Community Service Award.