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Anyone who wishes to request permission to operate commercial sUAS on Offutt must meet certain requirements.  This includes certifying and registering the sUAS as well as following requirements set by the FAA. (Courtesy Graphic) Base policy set for Small Unmanned Aircraft System use
As the popularity of commercial, off-the-shelf remotely piloted aircraft, or drones, continue to increase, a policy has been established to ensure the safety and security of resources and personnel on base. These aircraft, which are designated as small unmanned aircraft systems, or sUAS by the Department of Defense and the Federal Aviation Administration, are unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds.
0 6/16
2017
The children of U.S. Air Force Col. Joseph J. Gyulavics pose with their father’s hall of fame plaque at the annual Tales of the 55th ceremony held at the Bennie Davis Maintenance Facility on May 15, 2015 at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Gyulavics was posthumously selected for inclusion into the 55th Wing Hall of Fame.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger/Released) 55th Wing Hall of Fame accepting nominations
The Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth has left an indelible mark on history since its inception in 1941. The wing has been involved in nearly every major conflict, beginning with World War II, and is considered one of the most heavily deployed units in the Air Force today. As the 55th Wing celebrates its 76th birthday this year, the 55th Wing Association is once again accepting nominations for the 55th Wing Hall of Fame.
0 6/16
2017
(L to R) Pictured are siblings Master Sgt. Natasha Johnson and Master Sgt. Terri Lemon and Terri’s husband Master Sgt. Mo’rel Lemon. They are all stationed at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, and their family is tied together in many unique ways including rank and career field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Charles Haymond) Family Ties
The average Air Force Airmen’s journey can lead them around the world and grant them countless opportunities to meet endless people. Along this path there are many stories of camaraderie and even family lineage, a special part of a proud heritage the Air Force has developed over time.Consequently, every Airman has a unique story worth hearing and
0 6/11
2017
Maj. Gen. Mary F. O’Brien, 25th Air Force commander, presents Col. Michael Manion with the 55th Wing guidon during a chang of command ceremony in Dock 1 of the Bennie Davis Maintenance Facility June 8. The Fightin' Fifty-Fifth said farewell to Col. Marty Reynolds and welcomed Col. Manion. Fightin' Fifty-Fifth welcomes new commander
The Fightin' Fifty-Fifth, Air Combat Command’s largest wing, welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony June 8.Col. Michael Manion assumed command of the 55th Wing from Col. Marty Reynolds during the time-honored military ceremony inside the Bennie Davis Maintenance Facility.Maj. Gen. Mary F. O’Brien, 25th Air Force commander,
0 6/08
2017
Retired Maj. Gen. Robert Parker, the first commander to lead the Airborne Launch Control System in 1967, ceremoniously cuts the anniversary cake with a saber alongside Capt. Paul Bouvier, a missileer assigned to the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron, at the 50th Anniversary celebration held June 2. the Patriot Club, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Over 80 Airmen both active duty and retired attended the event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Airborne Launch Control System. (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger) ALCS celebrates 50 years
As the Air Force celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, America’s airborne missileers are also celebrating their own milestone as 2017 marks the 50th anniversary for the Airborne Launch Control System.Since 1967, a relatively small cadre of elite airborne missileers have stood alert, providing the U.S. a survivable ICBM launch capability in the
0 6/07
2017
Capt. Stephen, 55th Operations Group commander's action group chief, was selected as the Air Force's Outstanding Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Officer Instructor of the Year for 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo) Offutt officer wins AF ISR award
Capt. Stephen, 55th Operations Group commander's action group chief, was recently selected as the Air Force’s Outstanding Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Officer Instructor of the Year for 2016.
0 6/02
2017
Joe Schwartz, a retired U.S. Army master sergeant and Offutt RAO deputy director, answers the phone at the Offutt Retiree Activities Office May 30, 2017 at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. RAOs are made-up of retired volunteers from all services, including surviving spouses, whose sole mission is to assist retirees and surviving spouses by serving as an information center for base services including TRICARE; offering referrals for financial assistance and pay matters; and providing guidance and advice on retirement issues. Offutt’s ROA currently consists of five volunteers who work one day per week from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Buidling 49 answering phones and questions. For more information or to volunteer, call (402) 294-4566. 
Offutt Retiree Activities Office continues to serve, seeks volunteers
Retiree Activity Offices are made-up of retired volunteers from all services, including surviving spouses, whose sole mission is to assist retirees and surviving spouses by serving as an information center for base services including TRICARE; offering referrals for financial assistance and pay matters; and providing guidance and advice on retirement issues.
0 6/01
2017
From left to right, U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Garbarini, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron superintendent (formerly 95th Reconnaissance Squadron quality assurance superintendent); U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Torkelson, 100th Air Refueling Wing commander; Jonna Doolittle Hoppes; Maj. Cary McCreary, 95th RS historian and assistant director of operations, and Lt. Col. Matt Cottrill, 95th RS director of operations, pose for a photo May 12, 2017, at the 95th RS Heritage Hub on RAF Mildenhall, England. Doolittle Hoppes is the granddaughter of Gen. James Harold “Jimmy” Doolittle, American aviation pioneer and retired lieutenant general in the U.S. Army Air Corps. On April 18, 1942, then-Lt. Col. Doolittle led the daylight air raid on Tokyo after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. His crew on that mission became known as the “Doolittle Raiders.” During World War II, six of the 16 Doolittle Raiders’ crew were from the 95th Bomb Squadron. The 95th BS was redesignated the 95th RS in 1982. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere) Doolittle’s granddaughter visits 95th RS
Just over 75 years ago, on April 18, 1942, then-Lt. Col. James Doolittle and his crew of “Doolittle Raiders led the daylight air raid on Tokyo after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, granddaughter of American aviation pioneer and retired U.S. Army Air Corps lieutenant general Doolittle, visited the 95th Reconnaissance
0 5/26
2017
2017 OAC Appreciation Picnic Offutt Appreciation Day Picnic set
As the temperature begins to rise with each passing day, Team Offutt is one step closer to packing up their lawn chairs and heading to the lake for food, fun, music and prizes.The Offutt Advisory Council’s annual Offutt Appreciation Day Picnic is scheduled for June 2 at the Base Lake from 11:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.The event is completely free and open
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2017
Senior Airman Kassandra Gomez, 55th Security Forces Squadron quality control evaluator and 55th SFA member, plants flowers outside the Kenney Gate at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, May 10, 2017 during a beautification project. Airmen took time to ensure that the first impression of Offutt AFB was a positive one for newcomers and visitors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada) Making Offutt look good starts at the gate
Members of the 55th Security Forces Association worked on the landscaping just outside the Kenney Gate May 10 as part of a base beautification project. “We do this annually because we care about making a good first impression,” said Senior Airman Kassandra Gomez, 55th Security Forces Squadron quality control evaluator and 55th SFA member.  “This is
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