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Default Air Force Logo Open house honorary pilot honors us
There was activity everywhere at Offutt AFB May 4, the day before the annual two-day "Defenders of Freedom" Open House and Air Show kicked off. Planes of every shape, size and age flew in and were moved to their parking places; vendors were setting up tents; water stations, check points and road signs popped up all over. Amid the bustle and
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Default Air Force Logo Wing to hold 'Sports Day' June 8
The Offutt Field House is hosting the annual 55th Wing Sports Day from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 8 at the Parade Grounds. Team Offutt members can participate in the softball throw, mini obstacle course, shot put, 5K fun run, three legged race, volleyball, football toss, 110-yard dash, corn hole toss and 10-person team tug of war. The cumulative
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Default Air Force Logo Thunderbirds 'soar,' top 150 teams
The Bellevue West High School men's and women's drill teams might have been at their first U.S. National High School Drill Team Championship, but they made quite a mark. The Bellevue teams returned home from Daytona Beach, Fla., with a first- and two second-place finishes after going head-to-head with 150 of the country's elite Junior ROTC drill
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Default Air Force Logo Building on a legacy
Several high profile construction projects, including a new shopping center, child development center and Air Force Weather Agency headquarters building, are altering the landscape at Offutt. The growing demand for and subsequent growth of the 55th Wing's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets, as well as the addition of two new AFWA
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Default Air Force Logo Ticket Hut offers cool summer travel savings
While the price of gas continues to go up, most people are looking for ways to keep other costs down during the summer months. Offutt families can keep a little extra cash in their wallets by purchasing discount tickets to attractions and events at the 55th Services Squadron Ticket Hut. "Our customers can save lots of money through our ticket
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Default Air Force Logo Honor guard displays motto of honoring with dignity
Offutt's honor guard showed it is ready, willing and able to live up to its motto - "To Honor With Dignity" - during an annual open house May 9 at the Frady Fitness Center. During three separate sessions throughout the day, honor guard members performed the precise, solemn movements of a full honors funeral followed by a breathtaking exhibition
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Default Air Force Logo COMACC outlines top priorities
General Ronald Keys, Air Combat Command commander, is meeting with more than 150 of ACC's senior leader this week at Offutt. Among the general's priorities to be discussed at this year's ACC Commanders' Conference are taking care of people, focusing on expeditionary operations, recapitalization, organization and transformation. Taking care of
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2007
During an interview May 14 at Offutt, Gen. Ronald Keys, Air Combat Command commander, outlines the strain put on equipment and Airmen by increased operations tempo. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. A.J. Bosker)                      COMACC: AF must balance resources, look ahead
The Air Force's increased operations tempo is putting a strain on aircraft and Airmen, said Gen. Ronald Keys, Air Combat Command commander. But as a direct result of great Airmen - military and civilian - the 55th Wing recently surpassed an impressive milestone: being continuously deployed to the Southwest Asian theater for more than 6,000 days, he
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Default Air Force Logo Offutt open house, air show FAA exclusion zone, restrictions
This year's open house and air show activities are schedule for May 4 through 6. The Federal Aviation Administration regulation requires a sanitized area during aerobatic demonstrations. This zone will be active each day from Friday, May 4, through Sunday, May 6, as follows:- May 4: noon to 5:30 p.m.- May 5: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.- May 6: 11 a.m. to 5
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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Norman, a 55th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, waits to be unleashed and go after his target during training April 17.  The Offutt K-9 unit performs regular training to maximize the dogs' effectiveness on the field of duty. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Josh Plueger) Taking a 'bite' out of crime

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