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Ellsworth team wins munitions build competition for AFGSC

Airmen from the 28th Munitions Squadron lower a completed bomb at Ellsworth Air Force Base S.D., Feb. 5, 2019, during a qualifying round for the second annual Air Force Combat Operations Competition at the major command level. The competition is Air Force-wide and is used to determine the best of the best in munitions operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

Airmen from the 28th Munitions Squadron lower a completed bomb at Ellsworth Air Force Base S.D., Feb. 5, 2019, during a qualifying round for the second annual Air Force Combat Operations Competition at the major command level. The competition is Air Force-wide and is used to determine the best of the best in munitions operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

The patch of the 28th Munitions Squadron is proudly worn by a Raider Airman during a qualifying round for the second annual Air Force Combat Operations Competition on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Feb. 5, 2019. The competition is Air Force-wide and is used to determine the best of the best in munitions operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

The patch of the 28th Munitions Squadron is proudly worn by a Raider Airman during a qualifying round for the second annual Air Force Combat Operations Competition on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Feb. 5, 2019. The competition is Air Force-wide and is used to determine the best of the best in munitions operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

A team of Airmen work together to bring three small-diameter bombs onto a conveyer during the qualifying round of the second annual Air Force Combat Operations Competition on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Feb. 5, 2019. The competition is Air Force-wide and is used to determine the best of the best in munitions operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

A team of Airmen work together to bring three small-diameter bombs onto a conveyer during the qualifying round of the second annual Air Force Combat Operations Competition on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Feb. 5, 2019. The competition is Air Force-wide and is used to determine the best of the best in munitions operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

Airman 1st Class William Newell, a 28th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance technician, attaches a tail assembly to a small-diameter bomb during the qualifying round of the second annual Air Force Combat Operations Competition on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Feb. 5, 2019. The competition is Air Force-wide and is used to determine the best of the best in munitions operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

Airman 1st Class William Newell, a 28th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance technician, attaches a tail assembly to a small-diameter bomb during the qualifying round of the second annual Air Force Combat Operations Competition on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Feb. 5, 2019. The competition is Air Force-wide and is used to determine the best of the best in munitions operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

Master Sgt. James Gressick, a U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command Conventional Munitions Division command munitions manager, inspects the completed bombs during the qualifying round of the second annual Air Force Combat Operations Competition on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Feb. 5, 2019. The competition is Air Force-wide and is used to determine the best of the best in munitions operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Amn John Ennis)

Master Sgt. James Gressick, a U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command Conventional Munitions Division command munitions manager, inspects the completed bombs during the qualifying round of the second annual Air Force Combat Operations Competition on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Feb. 5, 2019. The competition is Air Force-wide and is used to determine the best of the best in munitions operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Amn John Ennis)

The commander of the 28th Munitions Squadron, Maj. Adam Pierce, addresses the team after they completed the qualifying round of the second Air Force Combat Operations Competition on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Feb. 5, 2019. The competition is Air Force-wide and is used to determine the best of the best in munitions operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

The commander of the 28th Munitions Squadron, Maj. Adam Pierce, addresses the team after they completed the qualifying round of the second Air Force Combat Operations Competition on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Feb. 5, 2019. The competition is Air Force-wide and is used to determine the best of the best in munitions operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

A 28th Munitions Squadron team won the Air Force Combat Operations Competition for U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command on Feb. 19, 2019. The team, assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., will move on compete at the Air force-level in May. The competition is used to determine the best of the best in munitions operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

A 28th Munitions Squadron team won the Air Force Combat Operations Competition for U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command on Feb. 19, 2019. The team, assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., will move on compete at the Air force-level in May. The competition is used to determine the best of the best in munitions operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. -- The 28th Munitions Squadron was announced as the winner in the Air Force Combat Operations Competition (AFCOCOMP) for U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command on Feb. 19. They will move on to compete at the Air Force level during finals at Beale Air Force Base, California, in May.

The team assembled for the bomb building competition at Ellsworth Air Force Base was still hot off of a recent deployment and was made up of the base’s finest munitions troops. Even with their well of experience, the Raider Airmen faced tough competition from the 5th and 509th Munitions Squadrons.

“Everyone performed in an outstanding manner and demonstrated excellent esprit-de-corps and subject matter expertise,” lauded Brig. Gen. Eric H. Froehlich, the director of logistics, engineering and force protection for Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. “Best of luck to the 28th MUNS …”

Now preparing for the final competition, the 28th MUNS will be facing-off against representatives from each major command to see which team is the best load crew in the Air Force.

“The competition is broken down into seven categories, ranging from storage breakout of munitions, munitions assembly conveyer assembly, and of course bomb building, just to name a few,” said Capt. Eien Williams, the 28th MUNS production flight commander. “I am extremely proud of my guys. They have proven that they are the best ammo troops in AFGSC and they will show that they are the best in the Air Force when they compete at Beale AFB.”

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