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Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. -- Gretchen Bergquist, Miss Nebraska 2008, thanks Senior Airman Jessica Hay, a cryptological student with the 338th Combat Training Squadron, for her military service and for donating blood at the Patriot Day blood drive at the Community Center here Sept. 11. Miss Nebraska stopped by the blood drive hosted by the American Red Cross to show her support. The Patriot Day observance was established in December 2001 to remember and honor the victims of Sept. 11. On Sept. 11 alone, Team Offutt members donated over 100 units of blood. (U.S. Air Force Photo By/Kendra Williams) Offutt hosts blood drive in honor of Patriot Day

0 9/12
2008
Default Air Force Logo New DoD travel cards issued but not yet authorized for use
Military and civilian employees within the Department of Defense have begun receiving new Citibank government travel cards but aren't authorized to use them until later this fall. The new official travel cards can't be used until accounts transfer Nov. 30 from the current travel card company, Bank of America, to Citibank. Although the new Citibank
0 9/11
2008
Staff Sgt. Joshua Orr, an imagery analyst with the 30th Intelligence Squadron at Langley Air Force Base, Va., reviews previous damage assessments from Hurricane Katrina between contingency taskings from Central Command. Officials at the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale AFB, Calif., are shifting their CENTCOM taskings to the 30th IS so they can assist with Hurricane Gustav. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Steve Goetsch) Intelligence wing supports Gustav efforts
Even though Hurricane Gustav made landfall hundreds of miles away, Airmen from the 480th Intelligence Wing here are playing a critical support role. The same intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets that are used to support contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, also play a valuable role during natural disasters like Gustav. At
0 9/04
2008
Giselle Lawson and Morgan Braune help cut an official ribbon Sept. 2 at the new child development center opening ceremony at Offutt. (U.S. Air Force Photo By/Jeff Gates) New Child Development Center open for business
Brightly painted walls and child-friendly furniture greet visitors as they enter Offutt AFB's new child development center which opened its doors Sept. 2. Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson and representatives for Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel and Nebraska Congressman Lee Terry were on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony. "It's a pleasure for me to be
0 9/03
2008
Default Air Force Logo Leadership, performing in joint world critical for today’s officers
Three Offutt general officers took time to shed some light on their keys to success when they addressed members of Offutt's Company Grade Officer Council Aug. 25. Army Maj. Gen. Carroll F. Pollett, chief of staff, U.S. Strategic Command; Rear Adm. James F. Caldwell , deputy commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike and
0 9/03
2008
Default Air Force Logo Senior leaders meet to discuss, decide way ahead for force
Senior Air Force leaders gathered for a strategic summit Aug. 27 at Bolling Air Force Base to discuss the way ahead for the Air Force as a part of the August emphasis on strategic planning. "The summit allows us to identify issues that need senior leader review and decide on matters affecting the entire Air Force," Acting Secretary of the Air Force
0 9/03
2008
Maj. Gen. K. C. McClain (left) speaks with Lt. Gen. Gary North (right) and Col. John Dolan about their tour of the 332nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron's Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants Management Flight at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, Aug. 27. General McClain accompanied General North on a tour of the U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility. This is General McClain's first visit to the Middle East since assuming command of the Air Force Personnel Center in January. General North is the commander of U.S. Air Forces Central and the Combined Forces Air Component commander. Colonel Dolan is the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing vice commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Richard Lisum) AFPC commander discusses support for deployed Airmen
The commander of the Air Force Personnel Center discussed how her agency continues to improve its support of deployed Airmen during a visit here Aug. 27. AFPC is streamlining how it tracks deployments and re-examining how it balances deployments with assignments and training, said Maj. Gen. K. C. McClain, who toured Camp Bucca, Iraq, and two other
0 9/03
2008
US Air Force Master Sgt. Amy Amua-Sekyi, deployed from Offutt AFB, Neb., blows bubbles with an Afghan boy during a trip to a village near Kabul, Afghanistan, recently. Sergeant Amua-Sekyi is part of the Volunteer Community Relations program at Camp Eggers, in which she visits local villages to deliver food, school supplies and clothing to local citizens. (courtesy photo) Offutt Airman shares Afghanistan experience
I stepped off the plane in Afghanistan May 2008 with a heavy heart and mixed emotions, for it was members of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban from this country that took the life of one of my family members on Sept. 11, 2001. The attacks that day were acts of war against the United States which neither I, my family or any other American will ever forget.
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Senior leaders meet to discuss, decide way ahead for force
Senior Air Force leaders gathered for a strategic summit Aug. 27 at Bolling Air Force Base to discuss the way ahead for the Air Force as a part of the August emphasis on strategic planning. "The summit allows us to identify issues that need senior leader review and decide on matters affecting the entire Air Force," Acting Secretary of the Air Force
0 8/28
2008
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- U.S. Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska addresses attendees and members of the Air Force Weather Agency as they officially dedicated their new $30-million headquarters building during a ribbon cutting ceremony here Aug. 22. The new building was dedicated to Lt. Gen. Thomas S. Moorman and is Air Combat Command’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green rated facility. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Kevin Schwandt) AFWA dedicates new headquarters facility
With clear blue skies overhead and the sun reflecting beautifully off its windows, members of the Air Force Weather Agency officially dedicated their new $30-million headquarters building during a ribbon cutting ceremony here Aug. 22. The new building was dedicated to Lt. Gen. Thomas S. Moorman and is Air Combat Command's first Leadership in Energy
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