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MUNS ramps up for Global Strike Challenge

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  • By Glenn S. Robertson
  • 90th Missile Wing Public Affairs

The 90th Munitions Squadron practiced one of the Global Strike Challenge events August 19, 2021, at the Weapons Storage Area on F.E. Warren Air Force Base. The event, the vehicle handling rodeo, tested the crew’s proficiency in the execution of a weapon transfer operation. 

Munitions crews are required to accomplish three tasks to prove proficiency, including a reentry vehicle installation, the installation of an aft shroud and the reentry system/reentry vehicle handling rodeo.

To those who participate and those who cheer their Airmen on, the Global Strike Challenge is an important event to ensure lethality within Air Force Global Strike Command.

“Global Strike Challenge is important is because it breeds a healthy competiveness throughout the northern tier missile wings,” said Master Sgt. Anthony Mitchamore, Weapons Maintenance NCOIC. “Events like this promote readiness and most importantly lethality because it shows that although we are the tip of the spear, we can take time to have fun, build our morale and still get the mission done.”

Since the first Global Strike Challenge in 2010, the exercise has pushed for enhanced readiness, teamwork, esprit de corps, mission pride and a competitive spirit. 

“Being selected for the team is a huge honor and I am excited for the challenge after our outstanding performance in the NSI,” said Staff Sgt. Christopher Pilla, Global Strike Challenge MUNS Team Chief. “My teammates are awesome and they’ll make my job really easy during the challenge.”

The competition for 90 MUNS will take place Aug. 30-31.

Those who work with the MUNS team are optimistic about their chances against Malmstrom and Minot Air Force Bases.

“Our 90 MUNS Global Strike Team we picked this year brings their own set strengths to the Challenge,” said Mitchamore. “With some of the youngest and oldest 2W2’s here, this team will be hard to beat.”

The Global Strike Challenge pushes Airmen physically and mentally by testing military readiness and expertise. These Airmen from across the country are preparing for the competition highlighting the qualities that contribute to the Air Force’s global strike mission.

The Global Strike Challenge is the world’s premier bomber, ICBM, helicopter operations, and security forces competition featuring units from Air Force Global Strike Command, Air Combat Command, Air Force Reserve Command, and the Air National Guard. 


90th Missile Wing Munitions Squadron Global Strike Challenge Team
Trainer/ Bay Chief: Tech. Sgt. Brandon Lines
Team Chief:  Staff Sgt. Chris Pilla
Team Member: SSgt Cameron Perkins
Team Member: Senior Airman Hunter Corcoran
Team Member: Airman 1st Class Dominique Borts
Team Member: Airman 1st Class Zachary Tackett