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Airmen and family members from the 557th Weather Wing pose for a group photo in front of the Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home May 28, 2018, Bellevue, Nebraska. The group volunteered to assist the ENVH in hosting their Memorial Day ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Shirk) 2nd WS continues volunteering tradition at veterans’ home
Service members from the 557th Weather Wing’s 2nd Weather Squadron – as well as other wing units – volunteered to assist in hosting Memorial Day ceremonies May 28, 2018, at the Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home in Bellevue, Nebraska. The effort has become a squadron tradition which brings together multiple generations of veterans to remember those who gave their lives in service.
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2018
Teammates Airman 1st Class Aubry Burkhardt, Airman 1st Class Madison Farley and Airman Aminah Griffin, 55th Force Support Squadron Sustainment Flight food service apprentices, compete in a top chef competition May 31, 2018 at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Burkhardt, Farley and Griffin, won the competition and earned a traveling trophy and a day off from work. (U.S. Air Force photo by Charles J. Haymond) Dining halls face off in top chef competition
The 55th Force Support Squadron Sustainment Flight hosted a top chef competition May 31, 2018, at the King dining facility at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The contestants set aside the regular menu list and developed their own meal plans and plating methods for the judges. The competitors received three kinds of meats, four different
0 6/13
2018
Default Air Force Logo Nebraska adopts new military spouse attorney licensing rule
The state of Nebraska recently make it easier for military spouse attorneys to practice law in Nebraska. The Supreme Court of Nebraska amended its licensing rules to accommodate lawyers married to military members. Previously, military spouse attorneys had to take the Nebraska bar exam or request admission based on their recent experience as an
0 6/07
2018
Default Air Force Logo Offutt LGBT Pride Month events
 Team Offutt will join together to recognize the Department of Defense’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender members in June.  “At Offutt AFB, we treasure all Airmen regardless of race, creed or sexual orientation, and people who are LGBT are among those Airmen that we treasure,” said Almeda Giles, 55th Wing,  community support coordinator.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Deployment Programs support Airmen and their families
Families of deployed military members have resources available to them they may not be aware of at the 55th Force Support Squadron’s Airmen and Family Readiness Center located in building 323C, room 206.The A&FRC provides resources to meet the needs of Airmen and their families throughout the deployment cycle.“Our aim is to take care of whatever
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2018
Members of U.S. Strategic Command and the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron stand on the flight line at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, in front of a U.S. Navy E-6B after having pulled a successful alert May 21, 2018. The entire crew worked together to ensure the U.S. was defended in the instance of a strategic attack against the nation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Hammes) 625th STOS Airman completes 400th alert
When Capt. Paul Bouvier arrived at the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, in October 2016, he was just in time to bear witness to a transition in the mindset of the missiles field throughout the Air Force. As an Airborne Launch Control System intelligence officer and strike planner at the 625th STOS, one of
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2018
Royal Air Force Master Aircrew Keith Wing, 56 Squadron Rivet Joint specialist, clears snow from the grave of  U.S. Army 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt February 2018, at Forrest Lawn Memorial Park, Nebraska. RAF Warrant Officer leads renovation of 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt’s grave
The recent restoration of 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt’s grave was sparked when a Royal Air Force Rivet Joint specialist, assigned to RAF Waddington’s 56 Squadron visited his grave to pay respects to the former squadron member in December 2017, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Nebraska. Offutt had been a part of 56 Squadron for approximately a day before he
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2018
Poster for the 2018 Offutt appreciation day picnic. OAC Appreciation Day Picnic is here!
The Offutt Advisory Council is scheduled to host the annual Appreciation Day Picnic June 1, 2018, from 11:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. at the Base Lake.For more than 20 years now the OAC has coordinated the free event with support from the entire community.“I’m very excited to attend my first OAC Appreciation Day Picnic,” said Col. Michael Manion, 55th Wing
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2018
Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, photographed in his office at the Pentagon, July 8, 2016. Ediger retires from the Air Force, June 1, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.) Retiring Surgeon General saw revolution in expeditionary care
Air Force Medicine has changed significantly since 1986, when Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger left his family medicine practice in Missouri to join the Air Force. Ediger, the U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, retires June 1, after a 32-year career that took him around the world, through numerous postings and varied roles. Although Ediger rose to the highest position in Air Force Medicine, he says that was not his intended career path.
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2018
Civic Leader Tour Omaha Metro civic leaders visit Davis-Monthan
The 55th Wing hosted seventeen civic leaders from Nebraska and Iowa on the Sun Never Sets Civic Leader Tour to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, May 8-9, 2018.The civic leader tour provided the 55th Wing an opportunity to further develop their community of supporters within the Omaha metropolitan area as well as reach out to others who have
0 5/16
2018
Every year, 25th Air Force recognizes the best Airmen in a variety of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance career fields through the Larson Awards program. Larson Awards program brings brightest ISR Airmen together
Every year, 25th Air Force recognizes the best Airmen in a variety of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance career fields through the Larson Awards program.
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2018
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment program ensures Airmen are aware of the limitations and consequences of alcohol abuse and its impact on their Air Force career. At each installation, the ADAPT program offers awareness outreach, assessment, and counseling. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.) Alcohol’s insidious nature: Getting help empowers your career
Alcohol abuse has a deceptively gradual onset that can slowly affect family, friends and work. Knowing the signs and getting help early are key to beating alcohol abuse.
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2018
Capt. Daniel Gibson, 92nd Medical Operation Squadron psychologist, goes over the Nexxus Biotrace with Staff Sgt. Donald Durst, 92nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron aerospace medical technician, May 4, 2018 at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. The program allows patients to see how their body is responding to both physical and mental stress. The patient is able to visualize what his or her body is doing under stress and see how it differs when in a relaxed state. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samantha Krolikowski) A day in the life: Mental health supports Airmen, readiness
As with any Air Force healthcare provider, Capt. Daniel Gibson, a clinical psychologist with the 92nd medical group, Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, relies on a collaborative, patient-centered approach to care.The mental health clinic at Fairchild Air Force Base uses a collaborative approach to ensure the best patient care.
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2018
Ehrling Bergquist Clinic parking lot repairs scheduled to begin May 21 Ehrling Bergquist Clinic parking lot repairs scheduled to begin May 21
The Ehrling Bergquist Clinic parking lot is scheduled to undergo renovations beginning May 21.
0 5/15
2018
Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform
Air Force leaders announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Offutt Air Force Base is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with events at various on-base facilities throughout May.“The purpose of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month is to step back and recognize the contributions their cultures have made in America,” said Master Sgt. Courtney Bailey, 55th Wing
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Nurses, Medical Technicians Week: Inspire, Innovate, and Influence
The nurses and medical technicians of the Fighting Fifty-Fifth’s, Ehrling Bergquist Clinic are celebrating Nurses and Medical Technician Week  May 7-11, 2018 at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.This year’s theme, as declared by the American Nurses’ Association, is Inspire, Innovate, and Influence. The annual observance dates back to 1954, when
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2018
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor performs a dedication pass during Beale's Air & Space Expo Family Day at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., April 27, 2018. The F-22 was the premier fighter jet showcased during the weekend performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kaylee Dubois) Less than 100 days to 2018 Defenders of Freedom Air & Space Show
In less than 100 days, an estimated 200,000 spectators will fill Offutt’s ramp while some of the most advanced aircraft in the world maneuver in the skies above.
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2018
Damaged trees litter the Offutt Air Force Base parade grounds after a tornado swept through Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, June 16, 2017. Learning how to prepare for and respond to severe weather may reduce stress and increase the odds of making it through a disaster unscathed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ryan Hansen) Spring and summer bring more than sunshine and flowers
As spring emerges from winter’s cold shadow, warmer temperatures melt away the snow and ice in the Offutt community. Unfortunately, spring and summer weather bring dangers of their own. Taking a few moments to learn how to prepare for and respond to severe weather may reduce stress and increase the odds of making it through a disaster unscathed.
0 4/27
2018
AF announces changes to Courses 14 and 15 AF announces changes to Courses 14 and 15
Effective immediately, Air Force officials have removed the requirement to complete Courses 14 and 15 for all Airmen serving in the active component. Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen will have the option to complete their enlisted professional military education through distance learning or in-residence attendance.
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