News

News Comments Updated
1 ... 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 ... 98
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

0 2/28
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.
0 2/27
2017
Default Air Force Logo Offutt Firefighters Protect the Environment and Ensure Fire Protection
They are called Aqueous Film-Forming Foam agents and they are the most effective foams available to defeat flammable liquid fires.   This fact alone would explain why Air Force bases have been interested in them, not including how they provide rapid extinguishment, cooling, vapor sealing to inhibit re-ignition, and have a long storage life with no
0 2/23
2017
The Air Force Surgeon General has announced the recipients of the Air Force Medical Service 2016 individual and team Annual Awards. Offutt Airmen Among AFMS 2016 Award Winners
The Air Force Surgeon General has announced the recipients of the Air Force Medical Service 2016 individual and team Annual Awards.The nominations submitted reflect the extraordinary quality of the Airmen in the Air Force Medical Service. The accomplishments of those recognized demonstrate expertise, leadership and commitment across the full
0 2/23
2017
Photos depicting life during World War II adorn the walls of the Woodman Inn, located in Nuthampstead, England. Relationships between locals and American Airmen were often times forged in the Woodman Inn pub. (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger) From humble beginnings, wing’s enduring relationship with UK was forged
It wasn’t the chill of the evening but dissipating adrenaline that animated the fighter pilot’s hand in subtle rhythms – a gesture the pilot lessened by gripping a foam-topped pint glass.The 55th Fighter Group pilots were venturing further into enemy territory on their almost-daily flying missions over Nazi Germany. In just over a month’s time, the
0 2/21
2017
Master Sgt. Nicholas Whitney, 55th Security Forces Squadron, led a Fly Away Security Team (FAST) in Afghanistan from late 2015 to early 2016 that earned him the Air Force Outstanding Security Forces Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year Award. Whitney credits his team from Afghanistan and Offutt AFB along with his wife for working with him to make this a reality. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada) FAST Leadership Leads to Air Force Level Award
The dust boils in the slipstream of a C-130 Hercules at an undisclosed location as vital supplies are being delivered where the enemy shadows the innocent.   The war in Afghanistan may be over but Airmen are still there, sacrificing time with family and sometimes their very life to help protect the Afghan people.   In the process of service before
0 2/17
2017
Royal Air Force 51 Squadron maintenance personnel recover an RAF RC-135 Airseeker following its landing at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Feb. 11. The aircraft diverted from Nellis Air Force Base to Offutt where it received maintenance assistance from the 55th Maintenance Group to correct a landing gear problem that occurred while participating in a joint exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Delanie Stafford) Offutt teams with RAF 51 Squadron to fix Airseeker landing gear
The 55th Wing marked another historic milestone when a Royal Air Force RC-135 ‘Airseeker’ aircraft diverted to Offutt Air Force Base after experiencing landing gear problems during a joint exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
0 2/17
2017
Default Air Force Logo Benevolence sweeps Offutt
The temperature outside remains frigid but the days of mistletoe are nothing more than a memory. There is one thing that survived the long lines and family get-togethers of the season and that is the benevolence Team Offutt has shown in the Combined Federal Campaign. “This year Team Offutt took a step back and realized we needed an obtainable
0 2/13
2017
The new formed Office of the Warrior Advocate’s objective is to strengthen warrior care coordination across base agencies and to ensure leadership visibility of its Invisible Wounds of War and Wounded Warrior community. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Joshua Plueger) New office stands up to strengthen warrior care
When an RC-135V/W Rivet Joint has a tire issue, the 55th Wing relies on one of its maintainers to get the aircraft back to mission capable. But who looks after those maintainers if one of them has a potential issue?That’s the charge of the recently established Office of the Warrior Advocate, or OWA. Last summer, in coordination with the Air Force
0 2/10
2017
55th Wing Annual Awards 55th Wing hosts Annual Awards
Offutt Air Force Base is scheduled to host the 55th Wing Annual Awards Feb. 10 at the Patriot Club.“The theme this year is ‘An Evening with the Stars,’ set kind of in the 1920s Jazz supper club era,” said Senior Master Sgt. Gloria Weatherspoon, co-chair of the event. “We wanted to utilize the vintage décor that’s already in the Patriot Club as the
0 2/03
2017
Dustie Davis, 55th Medical Operations Squardron, looks over files in her office at the Ehrling Bergquist Clinic on Offutt AFB, Nebraska, Feb. 2.  Recently, Davis made it her duty to speak up when she identified a risk in a patient, a decision that potentially saved the patient’s life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Charles Haymond) Speak Up to Save a Life
Recently, a 55th Medical Support Operations Squadron administrative assistant, Dustie Davis, identified a potential risk in a patient and notified a nurse, who then contacted the patient about his symptoms.As a result of “Duty to Speak Up,” a 55th Medical Group Trusted Care focus area, Dustie was instrumental in identifying risk in a patient and
0 2/02
2017
Sports mermorbelia was on display below a banner of sponsors prior to the start of the Super Saturday event that was held at the Patriot Club on Jan. 21 on Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The event included live and silent auctions of sports mermorbelia and Bingo to determine who wins the grand prize of an all expenses paid trip for two to Super Bowl LI. (U.S. Air Force photo by D.P. Heard) FSS scores with Super Saturday
The Patriot Club was packed January 21, with football fans filled with dreams of taking home an autographed piece of sports history or perhaps even hope to win the grand prize of an all-expenses-paid trip to Super Bowl LI. The only name fitting for this event was simply, ‘Super Saturday.’ With the assistance of sponsors, the 55th Force Support
0 2/02
2017
A catfish is a person who pretends to be someone they're not, using social media to create a false identity with the intent of scamming someone, or worse. Catfishing: Don’t get lured in
Dating in today’s technologically savvy world seems to have become less personal. In many cases, finding someone to spend time with might be based on information obtained through dating websites, phone calls, texts, chats and instant messages. The big question amidst the barrage of electronic information - Is the person on the other end, someone you have never met, worthy of your time? Is the potential date being sincere and honest, or is disaster just one click away?
0 1/29
2017
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Fultz, with the 55th Medical Group, places tubes inside of Rotunta 460 bench top centrifuge machine inside the Ehrling Bergquist Clinic on Offutt AFB, Neb., Jan. 26. Members of the Air Force’s Biomedical Sciences Corps were recognized during an appreciation week held January 23-27. BSC celebrates mission, keeps Team Offutt fit to fight
Members of the Air Force’s Biomedical Sciences Corps were recognized during an appreciation week held January 23-27. The annual event recognizes the contributions of the BSC that includes 2,400 medical officers across the Air Force. At Offutt, nearly 30 officers work in the BSC under the command of the 55th Medical Group. They provide clinical
0 1/27
2017
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded an $18.8 million contract January 17 to build a brand-new, 120 person dormitory on base. The new LEED Silver dorm will include a full brick exterior from the ground to the roof, which reduces maintenance and has a longer life span than hardboard siding. (Courtesy graphic) New dormitory construction to start in June
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded an $18.8 million contract January 17 to build a brand-new, 120 person dormitory on base. Construction on the LEED Silver, three-story, 51,150 square foot building is scheduled to begin in June. “This is a huge win for Team Offutt,” said Col. Marty Reynolds, 55th Wing commander. “Airmen are the backbone of
0 1/26
2017
Staff Sgt. Kyle Poston, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, oversees engine maintenance on an EC-130 Compass Call Jan. 18, 2017 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. To date, 41st EECS crews have flown over 39,000 hours during 6,800 combat sorties in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and now the Resolute Support Mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa) Wing’s EC-130s mark 15 consecutive years in Afghanistan
All around the dimly-lit tent are enduring symbols of a constant presence. A name scrawled across a wooden wall, a lengthy list of deployment dates written underneath, updated year after year. A library stacked with books and games to pass the time. A built-in couch labeled “Snooze Town.” All the things people to do to make a place feel like home
0 1/23
2017
The 55th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Emergency Management Flight and Offutt Fire Department recently received 61 new portable radios. This upgrade allow them to not only communicate with base agencies, but also off-base emergency responders (courtesy photo). Upgrade improves Offutt’s emergency management team’s communication abilities
The 55th Wing emergency management team recently received an upgrade which will enable them to improve their communications abilities during any emergency response. Sixty-one new portable radios are now in service with the 55th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Emergency Management Flight and Offutt Fire Department. “The new radios are the equivalent of
0 1/23
2017
Default Air Force Logo Offutt Tax Center changes services for the 2017 tax season
As tax season approaches the Offutt Tax Center is preparing for a busy tax season and wants customers to be aware of changes in service offerings. The Offutt Tax Center is located in the basement of the 55th Wing Legal Office. The waiting area is in the hallway; with this in mind we are asking that no children be brought to the tax appointment. The
0 1/20
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF introduces new Energy Flight Plan
The Air Force introduced a new Energy Flight Plan, signed by Miranda Ballentine, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and energy, on Jan. 6.
0 1/19
2017
Default Air Force Logo Disability Evaluation System rolls out new email notification process
A new email notification system rolls out this month for the Air Force’s Disability Evaluation System that will enhance customer service and increase overall transparency in the Physical Evaluation Board process.
0 1/17
2017
1 ... 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 ... 98
RSS