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Default Air Force Logo Air Force Good Conduct Medal reinstated
Air Force officials announced Feb. 11 the reinstatement of the Air Force Good Conduct Medal for enlisted members, effective immediately and retroactive to Feb. 6, 2006, when the medal was discontinued. Airmen who are eligible should see an update automatically in their records on the virtual Military Personnel Flight Web site. Lt. Gen. Richard
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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- The 55th Wing would like to congratulate Class 09-C who graduated from the James M. McCoy Airman Leadership School in a ceremony Feb. 12. Airman Leadership School is designed to prepare Airman for the transition to the ranks of non-commissioned officer. Below are the names of award winners and graduates. 
Congratulations ALS Class 09-C
The 55th Wing would like to congratulate Class 09-C who graduated from the James M. McCoy Airman Leadership School in a ceremony Feb. 12. Airman Leadership School is designed to prepare Airman for the transition to the ranks of non-commissioned officer. Below are the names of award winners and graduates.
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Default Air Force Logo Coming Feb. 22, single 800 number for all Airmen
Members of the Total Force - regular Air Force, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, civilian and retired Airmen - are on line to have one central phone number for help with their personnel questions starting at 5 p.m. Central Standard Time Feb. 22. Members of the Air Force community should call the Total Force Service Center at 800-525-0102 to
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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb.-- 55th Wing Command Chief Master Sgt Lisa Sirois,  expresses the importance of rank and responsibility to Offutt's newest promotees. More than 100 Airman were promoted to their next grade during a ceremony at the Patriot Club Jan. 30. 

U.S. Air Force Photo by Jeff Gates Making rank

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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Maj. Jason Riera, Assistant Director of Operations, 55th Combat Training Squadron, plays a game of "Crud" during a tournament at the Patriot Club Feb.  6. The tournament winners were Col. Thomas Goffus, 55th Mission Support Group commander, Lt. Col. Mitchell Maddox, 55th Mission Support Group deputy commander, Lt. Col. John Jacobson, 55th Contracting Squadron commander and Capt. Stephen Kroft, 55th Mission Support Group executive officer.  

U.S. Air Force Photo by Dana P. Heard
Oh CRUD!

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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- John Hansen, president of the Offutt Advisory Council, presents a check for $8,000 to Chief Master Sgt. Lisa Sirois, 55th Wing command chief master sergeant.  Chief Sirois accepted the check on behalf of the Offutt Chief?s Group.   Each year, the OAC hosts a Harvest Ball fundraiser with proceeds donated to the chief?s group for the benefit of all base personnel.   The Offutt Advisory Council was established in 1992 to educate the community about the mission and needs of organizations at Offutt, especially the 55th WG; to promote the morale, welfare and education of Offutt personnel and their families; and to enhance and improve facilities and assets on Offutt.  The biggest event hosted by the OAC is the annual Offutt Appreciation Day picnic, set for June 5 this year.  The organization has about 200 members from the local community including bankers, real estate agents, doctors and small business owners.  

U.S. Air Force Photo By: Dana Heard A show of appreciation

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OFFUTT AFB, Neb. -- Staff Sgt. Mark Barnette, Heartland of America Bandplays a tuba during the Organ Vesper Series held at the Presbyterian Church of the Cross, Omaha, Feb. 8. This public concert was one of a concert series hosted by the church to celebrate their 20th season of concerts.

U.S. Air Force Photo by Josh Plueger Playing in the band

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An RC-135 Rivet Joint surveillance aircraft from the 763rd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, stands on the flightline after returning from a mission on Jan. 5th, 2009, in an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft provides near real time on-scene intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination capabilities in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom and Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Garcia/released) Rivet Joint reaches 7,000 combat missions in AOR
The 763rd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, stationed in Southwest Asia, reached a major milestone Friday when an RC-135 Rivet Joint flew the air frame's 7,000th combat mission in the U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility. "Seven thousand missions is a big deal for us, there's a lot of history in our home wing with this weapon system
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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb.-- James Rush, a firefighter with the 55th Civil Engineer Squadron, tries to identify why 2nd Lt's Ian Cadorna and Shain Bestick, members of the 338th Combat Training Squadron, departed an aircraft  with nausea symptoms during a Major Accident Response Exericse Feb. 2. Offutt personnel were participating in the M.A.R.E. to help enhance their skills and response time if a real accident were to occur. Photo By: Charles Haymond 

Preparing for disaster

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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Bryan Richardson, 55th Communications Group, flicks a header towards goal during the intramural soccer championship game held at the Offutt Field House, Feb. 2. The intramural soccer league ended with  U.S. Strategic Command defeating the 55th CG 4-1.

U.S. Air Force Photo by Josh Plueger
Crowning a champion

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