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28th SFS gears up for Global Strike Challenge 2021

A group of 28th Security Forces Squadron Airmen participate in close quarters training in preparation for the Global Strike Challenge 2021 on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 27, 2021.

A group of 28th Security Forces Squadron Airmen participate in close quarters training in preparation for the Global Strike Challenge 2021 on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 27, 2021. Global Strike Challenge helps communicate the readiness, teamwork and professionalism of Air Force Global Strike Command’s Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonah Fronk)

Tech Sgt. Lance Bollenberg, 28th Security Forces  non commissioned officer in charge of physical security, participates in a close quarters exercise on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug . 27, 2021.

Tech Sgt. Lance Bollenberg, 28th Security Forces non commissioned officer in charge of physical security, participates in a close quarters exercise on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug . 27, 2021. The 28th SFS conducts rigorous training in hopes of winning Global Strike Challenge 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonah Fronk)

The Global Strike Competition is designed to promote lethality, teamwork, and mission pride among Air Force Global Strike Command, Air Combat Command, Air Force Reserve Command, and the Air National Guard.

Tech Sgt. Lance Bollenberg, 28th Security Forces Squadron noncommissioned officer in-charge of physical security, shoots an M320 grenade launcher during a course in preparation for the 2021 Global Strike Challenge Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D, Aug. 23, 2021.The competition is designed to promote lethality, teamwork, and mission pride among Air Force Global Strike Command, Air Combat Command, Air Force Reserve Command, and the Air National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

The Global Strike Competition is designed to promote lethality, teamwork, and mission pride among Air Force Global Strike Command, Air Combat Command, Air Force Reserve Command, and the Air National Guard.

Tech Sgt. Lance Bollenberg, 28th Security Forces Squadron noncommissioned officer in-charge of physical security, fires an M320 grenade launcher during a course in preparation for the 2021 Global Strike Challenge at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 23, 2021. During the competition, Airmen must compete in seven categories to include munitions, bomber maintenance and intercontinental ballistic missile operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

The Global Strike Competition is designed to promote lethality, teamwork, and mission pride among Air Force Global Strike Command, Air Combat Command, Air Force Reserve Command, and the Air National Guard.

Staff Sgt. John Hoiten, 28th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, right, teaches Staff Sgt. Jesse Hansen, 28th SFS flight chief, left, during a M320 grenade launcher course at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 23, 2021. The class consisted of six Airmen from the 28th SFS Global Strike Challenge team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

The Global Strike Competition is designed to promote lethality, teamwork, and mission pride among Air Force Global Strike Command, Air Combat Command, Air Force Reserve Command, and the Air National Guard.

Staff Sgt. Jesse Hansen, 28th Security Forces Squadron flight chief, prepares to use a M320 grenade launcher as part of the 2021 Global Strike Challenge at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 23, 2021. Global Strike Challenge is a competition between the world’s premier bomber, the intercontinental ballistic missile, helicopter operations and security forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. -- The 28th Security Forces Squadron conducted training exercises as part of the 2021 Global Strike Challenge at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, August 23 and 27.

Global Strike Challenge is the world’s premiere bomber, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, helicopter operations, and security forces competition with units from Air Force Global Strike Command, Air Combat Command, Air Force Reserve Command, and the Air National Guard.

“It’s about showing what potential you have and what all you can be in the Air Force and security forces,” said Airman 1st Class Carter Naile, 28th Security Forces response force leader. “It really shows what kind of character you have.”

The 28th SFS spent time preparing for the competition through training consisting of ruck marches, live fire exercises, close quarter simulations, and many more physical, mental, and tactical trainings.

The 28th SFS Global Strike Challenge team has the chance to win the Charlie Fire Team Trophy recognizing the best security force team in AFGSC.

“I think it would be a huge booster for [the] squadron just knowing that we’re one of the smaller bases competing in Global Strike, and knowing that we can step up to any challenge like that,” said Tech. Sgt. Lance Bollenberg, 28th SFS noncommissioned officer in charge of physical security.

The 28th SFS provides integrated defense and combat capability to Ellsworth Air Force Base and the Air Force worldwide.

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