Dyess airmen confident in Global Strike Challenge – Texas News

Dyess airmen confident in Global Strike Challenge – Texas News

The best of Dyess is going up against the best from other Air Force Global Strike Command bases. 

Airmen from Dyess Air Force Base competed in the 2017 Global Strike Challenge on Tuesday, going against the best being offered by from Ellsworth, Minot, Barksdale and Whiteman Air Force bases. In this portion of the challenge, airmen demonstrated bomb-building and bomb-loading skills.

In the last competition, two years ago, Dyess won the Ellis Giant Sword for the best bomber maintenance group and the Spirit Bell for professionalism, teamwork and esprit de corps.

Dyess commander Col. David Benson says there no pressure to win, “It’s like being the Super Bowl champs, they’re not cocky, but they’re confident.”

Benson said that what crews are doing in the Global Strike Challenge is what they do every day — they are showing off how good they are and are showing that there are a lot more airman working behind the scenes other than just flying planes. 

“They are ready to do this for combat right now,” Benson said. “There’s no pressure on them. 

Results will be announced Aug. 30.

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