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Wed. 02/22/17
21st Space Wing receives Omaha Trophy
Peterson Air Force Base - 02/22/17 12:33 PM
The 21st Space Wing was named the winner of the Omaha Trophy in recognition of outstanding support to U.S. Strategic Command's strategic deterrence, space and cyberspace missions.

The 21st SW received the Omaha Trophy for Global Operations, which recognizes USSTRATCOM's premier space or cyberspace unit.

"The Omaha Trophy captures the fulfilling of the combatant command's vision of fighting and delivering integrated multi-domain combat effects across the globe, wherever and whenever needed," said Col. Douglas Schiess, 21st SW commander. "The men and women of the 21st Space Wing continue to impress our leaders every day with your integrity, service before self and excellence in all you do. You truly executed global capabilities to defend the homeland and secure space for our nation and allies and it's now confirmed by our combatant commander."

Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, commander of USSTRATCOM, announced the winners of the 2016 Omaha Trophies at the command's headquarters at Offutt AFB, Nebraska, Feb. 16, 2017.

"These awards are a direct reflection of the hard work and tireless effort demonstrated by the men and women, in and out of uniform, who support the command," Hyten said. "USSTRATCOM is a powerful, dominant warfighting command whose ultimate strength is its people, joint and allied warfighters -- officers, enlisted and civilians."

Hyten added that the winning organizations "distinguished themselves as the top performers in a field of extraordinary competition."

The Omaha Trophy recognizes USSTRATCOM's premier intercontinental ballistic missile wing, ballistic missile submarine, strategic bomber wing and global operations (space/cyberspace) unit. Last year, a new category was added to include the combatant command's top strategic aircraft wing.

The 2016 Omaha Trophy recipient organizations are:
- ICBM: 90th Missile Wing, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming
- Ballistic Missile Submarine: USS Alaska (SSBN 732), Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia
- Strategic Bomber: 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota
- Strategic Aircraft: 92nd Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington
- Global Operations: 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado

The 21st Space Wing, headquartered at Peterson AFB, provides missile warning and space control to North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Strategic Command through a network of command and control units and ground based sensors operated by geographically separated units around the world. It has locations in seven countries, crossing 13 time zones, consisting of five groups, wing staff agencies, and 42 units at 23 locations, literally covering the globe with its operations.
Tue. 02/21/17
School District 11 Board of Education Meeting
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 02/21/17 10:31 AM
The Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education will hold a board meeting on Wednesday, February 22, 6:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:
Budget Transfers Appropriation s and FTE Approvals: Budget Modification and FTE Authorization Request
Request to Relinquish Exclusive Chartering Authority: Cornerstone Classical Academy and Monarch Classical School of the Arts
Restructured DAC Membership and Charge
Restructured DAC Budget Subcommittee Membership and Charge
Restructured DAC Accreditation Committee Membership and Charge
Resolution 2017-30: Read Across America
Resolution 2017-31: Women's History Month

To view the agenda, go to the Board of Education webpage, hover over meetings, and select BoardDocs Public Site. The February 22 agenda is featured.