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2015 in Review: Team 5-0 continues winning streak

The 50th Space Wing earned the 2012 Omaha Trophy for Global Operations, shown, for the second time in three years. (Photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

In April 2015, Admiral Cecil D. Haney, U.S. Strategic Command commander, presented the 2014 Omaha Trophy to the 50th Space Wing for its distinct and outstanding contributions to global operations. This is the third time in five years the wing has earned the honor

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Last year showed Team Schriever remains the undisputed Masters of Space.
In April, Admiral Cecil D. Haney, U.S. Strategic Command commander, presented the 2014 Omaha Trophy to the 50th Space Wing for its distinct and outstanding contributions to global operations. This is the third time in five years the wing has earned the honor.

The trophy is awarded annually to military units that demonstrate the highest performance standards in USSTRATCOM's global strategic mission.

Haney said it best, "You should know and appreciate how important the [Schriever] missions are to the mission of USSTRATCOM and to the United States of America. We depend on space to such a big degree in our ability to operate all around the globe."

Team Schriever didn't stop there. The Command Cyber Readiness Inspection in February rated the base as excellent in its internal network, Information Assurance programs, traditional security, vulnerability management, Non-classified Internet Protocol Network, Secret Internet Protocol Network and Voice over Internet protocol.
The base was also among the recognized at the highest levels. Air Force Space Command's Space Training Evolution Plan also earned the Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award besting 26 other Air Force teams. Their development of the Standard Space Trainer revolutionized the way we train our space operators across the Air Force. Two Schriever space operator training units - 50th Operations Support Squadron and the Distributed Mission Operations Center for Space Facility - directly contributed to the team's success.

Excellence was recognized within the support and operations agencies as well. The 50th Force Support Squadron earned the AFSPC Hennessy Award as the best dining facility in the command, while the 50 SW earned the command's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program of the year. The award recognizes not just the full-time office employees, but the volunteer victim advocates as well. The office has two full-time employees and between 15 and 20 volunteer victim advocates.

In addition to these unit awards, team members also earned numerous individual awards at higher headquarters level. Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance Airmen with the 50th Operations Group earned recognition at the 14th Air Force level. Defenders with the 50th Security Forces Squadron recently earned major command level awards.  The 50th Space Wing Chaplain office won multiple major command level honors throughout the year.

In 2015, Team Schriever members proved that they are some of the best Airmen in the Air Force as well as the Masters of Space.
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