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Default Air Force Logo Retreat ceremony an ancient tradition
Staff Sgt. Hillary A. Stonemetz Military units patrol the territory surrounding the city looking for enemies as the drums rolled across the early evening air signaling retreat. The gates to the city were about to close. If the patrolling unit didn't return to the city soon, it would be locked out for the night. The retreat ceremony, a centuries old
0 6/16
2008
Ricky Todd, 6th degree black belt and head instructor for the U.S. TaeKwon-Do Federation's AXE TaeKwon-Do school in Bellevue, prepares to break through six cement tiles April 19 as part of the test for his 7th degree black belt master instructor status. (U.S. Air Force Photo By/ Dan Rohan) Boathouse opens for the summer

0 5/19
2008
Default Air Force Logo 1st ACCS members push minds, bodies to the limit during road race
Twenty members of the 1st Airborne Command and Control Squadron awoke from their beds early May 4 while it was still dark and cold. Like ancient warriors of a time long ago they went through a pre-combat ritual as they prepared to push their minds and bodies to the limit. In this case, the field of battle was the 31st Annual Lincoln National Guard
0 5/19
2008
Ricky Todd, 6th degree black belt and head instructor for the U.S. TaeKwon-Do Federation's AXE TaeKwon-Do school in Bellevue, prepares to break through six cement tiles April 19 as part of the test for his 7th degree black belt master instructor status. (U.S. Air Force Photo By/ Dan Rohan) TaeKwon-Do master earns 7th degree
The U. S. TaeKwon-Do Federation's AXE Taekwon-Do school in Bellevue hosted an event to remember April 19 where Ricky Todd, 6th degree black belt and head instructor, tested and was promoted to 7th degree black belt master instructor in the USTF. In order to qualify for this honor, Master Todd, a retired Air Force member, devoted more than 25 years
0 5/19
2008
Lieutenant Gen. Norman Seip, 12th Air Force commander, presents coins to Senior Airman Christine Mirgon and Tech. Sgt. Chad Stoulil May 8 at the Base Operations building. General Seip took time out of his schedule following the annual Air Combat Command commander's conference here to offer his thanks to the 55th Operations Support Squadron, Airlift Validation Flight for their outstanding support. "The members of this flight are my hidden heroes," said Lt. Col. Mohan Krishna, 55th Operations Support Squadron director of operations. "They get senior leaders where they need to be, long time and within the rules. We really appreciated Lieutenant General Seip taking time from his busy schedule to personally thank these hard working Airmen." (Courtesy Photo) Great Job!

0 5/19
2008
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Week in the Heartland set for August
A once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the immense resources of the U.S. Air Force up-close and personal is planned this summer, said Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman Monday. During a press conference here, Governor Heineman and Gen. John D.W. Corley, commander of Air Combat Command, formally identified Omaha as one of only three locations to host Air Force
0 5/07
2008
Offutt recently hosted Junior PDF 2008 where children of Team Offutt members had the opportunity to become “Offutt warriors” through mock deployment. Children learned what it was like for their parents to deploy and about the different aspects of deployed living conditions. (U.S. Air Force Photo By/Josh Plueger) Military dependents get a taste of deployment

0 5/07
2008
From left, Staff Sgt. David Loffeld and Senior Airmen Brian Schmidt, Anthony Liss and Kenneth Jarvis have earned their induction into the black letter flight club with the Cobra Ball 61-2663. A black letter flight is one with zero discrepancies on required forms before take-off. (U.S. Air Force Photo By/Tech Sgt. Jonathan Jenkins)                             Maintenance crew earns perfect black letter flight
Milestones are very important events for a project or in a person's life. The same can be said for aircraft. Very few have reached the 50,000 flying hour milestone. Even fewer have reached the black letter flight milestone. A black letter flight by definition is a flight with "zero discrepancies" on required forms processed before take-off. Prior
0 5/07
2008
Front Row (left to right) Laura Van Epps, Colin Sorensen, Wayne Banks, Tonni Blount and Matthew Armistead. Back Row (left to right) Matthew Bashus, Lisa Zilli, Tony Zilli, 55th Wing Commander Brig. Gen. James Jones, Congressman Lee Terry, Dr. John Deegan, Bellevue Superintendent of Schools Edward Hanline, Erica McCoy, LauRen Gaines and Joseph Wier. (Courtesy Photo)                               Area youth earn Congressional Award honors
It was standing room only at the Bellevue Public Schools welcome center April 29 as Congressman Lee Terry, BPS Superintendent Dr. John Deegan and 55th Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Jim Jones paid tribute to a handful of young people who are establishing themselves as leaders and making a difference in people's lives. Through the Congressional Award
0 5/07
2008
Default Air Force Logo Commander’s ACTION LINE
The 55th Wing Commander's Action Line is an avenue for action when traditional methods have failed to address your problems, concerns or suggestions. To reach the Action Line, call 294-5666 or send an email to actionlin@offutt.af.mil. Or write to: 55th WG/CC, 205 Looking Glass Ave., Ste. 121, Offutt AFB, NE 68113-3130 (ATTN: Action Line). Please
0 5/07
2008
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