28th SFS gears up for Global Strike Challenge 2021
By Airman 1st Class Jonah Fronk, 28 Bomb Wing Public Affairs
/ Published September 08, 2021
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.