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Default Air Force Logo Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth transitions from pursuit to recon
After making its mark during World War II, earning two distinguished unit citations and fostering 16 aces, the 55th Fighter Group flew its last mission on April 21, 1945, and was deactivated August 20, 1946.However, by 1947 The Soviet Union had emerged as a new threat and the United States found itself in the middle of a Cold War. To counter this,
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2017
Technicians from the Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pennsylvania secure a communications dish to an Air Force Wideband Enterprise Terminal located at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Feb. 14, 2017. Air Force Wideband Enterprise Terminals located at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. These terminals are among approximately 90 joint systems used worldwide to communicate and transfer information across the Global Information Grid. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada) Hard working teams making critical SATCOM upgrade reality
Tobyhanna continues to move the military’s worldwide communications closer to real time via installation of state-of-the-art satellite communications terminals.Technicians are installing AN/GSC-52B terminals, which are part of the Department of Defense’s Modernization of Enterprise Terminals acquisition program. These terminals allow U.S. forces
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Simone White, 55th Force Support Squadron testing technician, instructs Team Offutt members on their roles and responsibilities as unit Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS) monitors. These include publicizing availability of the WAPS Catalog; assisting unit Airmen in identifying reference requirements; and obtaining study reference materials. Annually, Offutt’s education center manages notifications, allocations and confirmations for more than 900 Team Offutt military members’ professional military education, upgrade training and retraining in addition to the more than 2,000 Weighted Airman Promotion System tests they administered in fiscal year 2016.   Education Office wants ‘informed and confident’ Team Offutt
The Offutt Education Center is a true one-stop shop to assist current service members, veterans and dependents meet their professional and personal educational goals.
0 3/29
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Default Air Force Logo The time to prepare for severe weather is now
March 20th marked the first day of spring, welcoming warmer weather, rain, flowers and the return of green grass. However, it also brings an increased risk of thunderstorms and tornadoes to the Midwest region. If you are new to the area, or even a lifelong resident, Offutt’s emergency management office says it is a good idea to take some time to prepare for these types of threats.
0 3/27
2017
Default Air Force Logo Units make DUIs personal
For most people, September 9, 2011, was just like any other day. The weather was warm and the sun was out as summer was winding down. However, for Todd and Jaimi Calfee, that is one day they and their family will never forget as a drunk driver took the life of their daughter, Alexis, and her boyfriend, Christopher Oberg. “We call it our own personal 9-11,” he said. “We have never been the same since that day.” The Calfee’s shared their personal, heart-wrenching story with members of the 55th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 97th Intelligence Squadron during four all-calls designed to make driving drunk personal to the units.
0 3/17
2017
Senior Airman Brittany Holmes, 55th Security Forces Squadron, checks the credentials of a person entering Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, using the new Defense Biometrics Identification System 5.0 (DBIDS) March 8, 2017. DBIDS is a card-scanning tool, installed at every Air Force installation stateside and overseas, to include Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard bases, that uses barcodes and biometrics to identify cardholders. The system verifies authorizations and assigns access privileges based on identity, affiliation and the current threat level. DBIDS upgrade delivers Team Offutt faster, secure base access
For the nearly 12,000 Team Offutt members and visitors who transit the base gates each day, they may notice traffic is flowing faster, but might not realize security is also stronger. Thanks to a Defense Biometrics Identification System 5.0 upgrade, ID card scanning speed has been reduced to a single second or less and the DBIDS equipment footprint is 40 percent smaller.
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2017
Master Sgt. Roger Scott, 55th Wing safety office superintendent, received the Air Force’s 2016 Safety Professional of the Year award for his contributions to safety programs in support of Offutt and multiple locations in the Middle East area of operation where he was deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.s. Air Force photo by Charles Haymond) Offutt NCO receives top level safety award
An Offutt senior NCO was recently recognized as the Air Force’s 2016 Safety Professional of the Year. Master Sgt. Roger Scott, who is the superintendent of the wing safety office, received the award for his contributions to safety programs in support of Offutt and multiple locations in the Middle East area of operation where he was deployed in
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Airman 1st Class Kameron Hamilton, 55th Maintenance Squadron hydraulics system journeyman, shows 55th MXS spouses how to work on an RC-135 break assembly part in the Bennie L. Davis Maintenance Facility at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Feb. 17, 2017. The tour began with a briefing followed by a tour of all the shops in the maintenance facility and ended with an aircraft tour. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada) 55th Maintenance Squadron hosts spouse’s tour
The 55th Maintenance Squadron hosted a tour for unit spouses at the Bennie Davis Maintenance Facility Feb. 17.The overall goal of the tour was to educate spouses on what the men and women of the 55th MXS do on a daily basis and to also see how their significant others contribute to the overall mission of the 55th Wing.“This tour started as a small
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2017
Members of the Ellsworth Honor Guard inspect each other’s uniforms before presenting the colors during a performance by the Offutt Brass at the Performing Arts Center Historic Theater in Rapid City, S.D., on Feb. 22, 2017. Offutt Brass is the brass ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band that performs around the U.S. to celebrate America and patriotism. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) Offutt Brass performs for Rapid City

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2017
Offutt will begin migrating base email to a new cloud-based system on March 6 as part of the Collaboration Pathfinder project that will outsource collaborative services to the Microsoft Office 365 cloud-based platform. The new system will increase the mailbox size from 90 MB to 100 GB of storage capacity. Offutt next in line for cloud-based email
Is your email box almost full? Well rest easy. Starting March 6, Offutt will begin migrating base email to a new system as part of the Collaboration Pathfinder project that will outsource collaborative services to the Microsoft Office 365 cloud-based platform.
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