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SAC Federal Credit Union logo SAC Federal Credit Union earns Air Force level award
SAC Federal Credit Union was recently named the 2016 Air Force Credit Union of the Year. SAC FCU was nominated for the award by the 55th Wing because their employees take an active, engaged role in programs that benefit the base.. This marks the first time SAC FCU has won this award. “It is truly an honor to receive this award since it represents
0 8/18
2017
Offutt construction projects in full swing Offutt construction projects in full swing
If you’ve driven through the Kenney Gate recently, you may have noticed construction equipment working on the hillside below the Tuskegee Hall dormitory. This is all part of an $18.8 million project that will add a new dormitory for Offutt Airmen.“The new dorm will incorporate all of the latest features and will support our Airmen for decades to
0 8/18
2017
Default Air Force Logo Annual Consent for Automatic Prescription Refills Begins Sept. 1
Beginning Sept. 1, 2017, Express Scripts will need annual consent from patients who want to receive automatic refills of their maintenance medications enrolled in TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery. This means that just before one of your prescriptions runs out of refills, Express Scripts will reach out to you to know if you would like your doctor to be contacted to renew the prescription and if you’d like to continue in the Automatic Refill program. If not, Express Scripts will not refill your prescription.
0 8/17
2017
AFW2 Set-up Together greatness is achieved
What began in mid-May and culminated at the beginning of August, took more than 100 Team Offutt volunteers and hundreds of hours of man-power. Offutt hosted their second annual North Central Air Force Wounded Warrior CARE Event earlier this month which featured four days of adaptive sports, ambassador training and caregiver classes to name a few.
0 8/17
2017
The 30th Medical Group provided some background information and safety tips for Team V members. Here are five things for Airmen and families to know for a safe viewing experience: Solar Eclipse Safety Tips
A total solar eclipse that will be visible across North America from coast to coast for the first time in 38 years is slated to occur, Aug. 21. The rare phenomenon when the sun, moon and Earth perfectly align is predicted to be the most viewed eclipse ever. As of this writing, the best viewing spots for base residents may be south toward Santa
0 8/15
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF is currently recruiting prior Reserve, Guard, active-duty members
Are you a prior service member who’d like a second chance at serving your country full time? If so, the time has never been better. Recruiters are currently looking to fill many of the Air Force’s undermanned career field’s through the Prior Service program.“We haven’t done prior service very heavily for a long time,” said Senior Master Sgt.
0 8/11
2017
Air Pulse Banner Base newspaper returning to roots
After 11 years in print as The Base: 68113, the base newspaper is returning to its roots Aug. 24, and will once again be known as the Air Pulse. The name change is just one part of the makeover for the base paper as Suburban Newspapers has invested significant time and money into an overall upgrade.“There will be more local news, not only from
0 8/10
2017
AFMS MTFs Pilot Medical Readiness Air Force Military Treatment Facilities pilot medical readiness
Air Force Medicine has a non-stop global readiness mission. Medical Airmen must be prepared to deploy on short notice to provide life-saving and performance-enhancing healthcare in diverse, austere, and isolated locations, and all Airmen must be medically ready to deploy. To achieve this readiness mission, the Air Force Medical Service operates 76
0 8/10
2017
Courtesy Photo Offutt bicyclists conquer ride across Iowa
A group of bicycling enthusiasts from Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska recently completed a seven day, 411-mile bicycle ride that took place July 23-29 and spanned across the state of Iowa. The annual ride, titled the Des Moines Register’s Great Bike Ride Across Iowa or “RAGBRAI,” is a challenging ride that is well-known among bicycle
0 8/04
2017
Athletes representing the U.S. Air Force pose for a team photo after the conclusion of the Allied Air Command Inter-Nation Athletics Championship on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, June 21, 2017. Both the men’s and women’s teams for the U.S. won over six other countries’ representatives to take first place in the competition. (Photo courtesy of Staff Sgt. Emesh Fernando) Offutt Airman competes in NATO athletic championships
An Offutt Airman competed in the NATO Allied Air command Inter-Nation Athletics Championship on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 21-21.Airman Karla Soto-Tena, an Airman with the King Dining Facility, ran the 400 meter dash and participated in the Swedish relay. She placed 4th in the 400 meter run, and 2nd in the Swedish relay.Offutt AFB is
0 8/04
2017
Air Force Ceremonial Guardsmen escort the remains of retired Col. Bruce Olmstead during his funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., July 27, 2017. Olmstead served from 1957 to 1983, receiving multiple decorations including Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart for his actions as a prisoner of war. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released) Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth hero put to rest
His final journey began with the beat of a drum.  The sky was clear.  A light breeze was blowing as the hero’s family, friends and well-wishers followed the flag-draped coffin carried by the caisson pulled by six black horses.  On July 27, retired Col. Freeman “Bruce” Olmstead was laid to rest with full military honors in our nation’s most hallowed
0 7/31
2017
Col. Michael Manion, 55th Wing commander, presents the 55th Medical Group guidon to Col. Judy Stoltmann, incoming 55th MDG commander, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, July 28, 2017. The 55th MDG is the third medical group Stoltmann has commanded. 55th MDG changes command
The 55th Medical Group held an assumption of command at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, July 28. Col. Michael Manion, 55th Wing commander, presided over the event where Col. Judy Stoltmann assumed command of the group. “I would like to officially welcome our tremendous leader, Col. Judy Stoltmann,” Manion said. “Without a doubt you are the right
0 7/28
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF announces Enlisted Professional Military Education redesign
Air Force officials announced major changes to the enlisted professional military education program today via an initiative called Enlisted Professional Military Education for the 21st Century, or “EPME 21.”
0 7/28
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Wounded Warrior CARE Event returns to Offutt
More than 90 wounded, ill or injured service men and women and their caregivers are scheduled to attend the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program’s Warrior CARE Event and Warrior Games team training camp here Aug. 1-4.CARE is an acronym derived from the various components of the event that will provide a holistic approach to healing including:
0 7/25
2017
Col. Michael Manion (left), 55th Wing commander, passes the 55th Electronic Combat Group guidon to Col. Phil Acquaro who assumed command of the unit July 10, 2017 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo) 55th ECG welcomes new commander
The 55th Electronic Combat Group, a geographically separated unit assigned to the 55th Wing that operates out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, welcomed its newest commander July 10.In a time-honored change of command ceremony, Col. Ryan Rogers relinquished command of the 55th ECG to the 55th Wing commander, Col. Michael Manion. Col.
0 7/21
2017
(Left) Col. Michael Manion, 55th Wing commander, hands off the guidon for the 55th Communications Group to (right) Col. Corey Ramsby during a change of command ceremony July 14, 2017 in the Bennie L. Davis Maintenance Facility on Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The 55th CG’s mission is to provide command, control, communications, computers and knowledge management services for the 55th Wing, U.S. Strategic Command, the 557th Weather Wing and more than 50 partner units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada) Communication group under new leadership
The 55th Communication Group is under new leadership following a change of command ceremony here July 14. Col. Corey Ramsby officially took the reins from Col. Sean Murphy during the tradition rich ceremony at the Bennie L. Davis Maintenance Facility.
0 7/19
2017
55th Wing Commander Col. Michael Manion, left, presents the 55th Mission Support Group guidon to Col. David Norton, center, as he accepts command of the 55th MSG at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, July 14, 2017. Outgoing 55th MSG Commander Col. Matthew Joganich, right, surrendered command of the 55th MSG, which is responsible for five squadrons encompassing 1,600 individuals who support Air Combat Command’s largest wing and over 50 tenant units. 55th MSG changes command
The 55th Mission Support Group held a change of command at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, July 14.Col. Michael Manion, 55th Wing commander, presided over the event where Col. Matthew Joganich relinquished command of the group to Col. David Norton.The 55th MSG is responsible for five squadrons encompassing 1,600 individuals who support Air Combat
0 7/19
2017
New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement began July 31, 2017. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Steve Thompson) New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces
0 7/19
2017
Master Sgt. Joshua Malyemezian, former 55th Contracting Squadron unit deployment manager, points to the training and readiness board Feb. 22 at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Malyemezian recently moved to the 6th Contracting Squadron, MacDill AFB, Florida, where he is the Section Chief of the Performance Management Flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zach Hada) Former 55th CONS member named Airman of the Year
Growing up in Spring, Texas, with very little military affiliation in his family and barely getting through the first year of Sam Houston State University’s general education courses, he decided to make a bold move and join the United States Air Force.Twelve years later to the month, the Air Force announced Master Sgt. Joshua Malyemezian as one of
0 7/14
2017
Default Air Force Logo REAL ID Act implementation on Offutt AFB
Visitors to Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska have until Oct. 10, 2017 to comply with the regulations in the REAL ID Act that was passed by Congress in 2005. The REAL ID Act set up guidelines for the issuance of identifications, such as driver's licenses.
0 7/14
2017
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