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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Kay Barbara (right), a sign painter from the 55th Civil Engineer Squadron, assists John Abbod (middle) and Ron Mona (left), 55th CES maintenance workers, in installing the wings on a new, freshly painted Air Combat Command Shield on Bldg. 305 April 18. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Josh Plueger) A fresh coat of paint

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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- A crane lifts the cab off of the old air traffic control tower April 21. The remainder of the old tower was dismantled by early afternoon. A ribbon cutting for the new air traffic control tower is scheduled for 11 a.m. May 9. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Bruce McCauley) Offutt bids farewell to old air traffic conrol tower

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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Back row, left to right: Colin Sorenson, bronze medal winner; Kevin Watson, silver and gold medal winner; Brian Watson, silver and gold medal winner; Nicholas Szczepaniak, silver certificate winner; Jamie Fields, bronze certificate winner; and Col. Jim Jones, 55th Wing commander.
Front row, left to right: Dr. John Deegan, Bellevue Public Schools superintendent; Emily Edwards, bronze medal winner; Catherine Buennemeyer, bronze medal winner; Christine Baude, bronze medal winner; Laura Van Epps, silver certificate winner; Wayne Banks, silver certificate winner; and Congressman Lee Terry, Nebraska’s 2nd District. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Josh Plueger) Offutt, local youth earn congressional awards
Congressman Lee Terry made a special trip to Bellevue Monday to preside over a Congressional Award Program ceremony recognizing 10 teens from Offutt and the local area. Each of the teens answered the challenge to help others, better themselves, get in great physical shape and learn how to explore the world as part of the Congressional Award
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Editor's Note: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The annual observance gives people the opportunity to increase their knowledge and promote prevention of sexual assault through special events and public education.  Sexual assault continues to be one of the most underreported crimes in America today. Since this is the case across the nation,
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Angellina Ribordy accepts the Volunteer Excellence Award from Col. Jim Jones, 55th Wing Commander, for 18 years of service as a Girl Scout volunteer. Offutt's National Volunteer Week recognition ceremony was held April 19 at the Patriot Club. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Jeff Gates) Offutt says thank you to volunteers
Team Offutt celebrated the outstanding contributions by its volunteers and commemorated National Volunteer Week at its annual volunteer recognition event Thursday at the Patriot Club.During the ceremony, Mrs. Angellina Ribordy was named as this year's Volunteer Excellence Award winner. Mrs. Ribordy is the wife of Lt. Col. Lance Ribordy of US
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Team Offutt will celebrate National Bike Month in May with the kick-off of the second annual Offutt Bike 2 Work Commuter Challenge May 14. The Commuter Challenge is a program sponsored by Activate Omaha, a community-wide organization dedicated to encouraging everyone who resides in the Omaha metropolitan area to be active as a part of daily living. 
Bike 2 Work to challenge commuters
Team Offutt will celebrate National Bike Month in May with the kick-off of the second annual Offutt Bike 2 Work Commuter Challenge May 14. The Commuter Challenge is a program sponsored by Activate Omaha, a community-wide organization dedicated to encouraging everyone who resides in the Omaha metropolitan area to be active as a part of daily
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TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA-- The Viper East F-16 Demonstration jet completes a dedication pass March 11, 2005.   (U.S. Air Force Photo/Phyllis Lithenal) Blue Angels cancel appearance at May 5-6 air show
The show will go on, but officials here received word this morning that the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels aerial demonstration team must cancel their appearance at Offutt's 2007  "Defenders of Freedom" Open House and Air Show May 5 and 6. "We're very sorry we can't make it to Offutt this year," said Navy Lt. Dan McShane, Blue Angels event coordinator,
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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- The new 55th Wing Commander Colonel Jim Jones (right) accepts the wing’s guidon from Eighth Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. Robert Elder Jr. during a wing change of command ceremony Wednesday at the Bennie Davis Maintenance Facility. Colonel Jones is a command pilot with more than 2,700 flying hours. The colonel’s last assignment was commander of the 116th Air Control Wing at Robins AFB, Ga. As commander of the 116th ACW, Colonel Jones was responsible for the world-wide employment of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft. (Air Force Photo by Will Hoy)
Fightin' Fifty-Fifth welcomes new wing commander
Command of the Fightin' Fifty-Fifth changed hands for the fifty-sixth time Wednesday as Col. James Jones accepted the wing guidon from Lt. Gen. Robert Elder, 8th Air Force Commander, in a ceremony at the Bennie Davis Maintenance Facility here. With the words, "Sir, I assume command," Colonel Jones assumed the responsibility of leading Air Combat
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Default Air Force Logo Operation Voices and Love
If you're not sure how important it is for children to hear voices of loved ones during long deployment separations, a new local program can explain it very well. Operation Voices and Love, a program conceived by 11 year old Hunter and six year old Carter Fangmeyer, provides stuffed animals with special voice recorders to parents who want an extra
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Members of the 55th Wing arrive home to Offutt Dec. 20 in time for the holidays after being deployed to Southwest Asia in support of the war on terrorism. U.S. Air Force Photo by Josh Plueger Home for the holidays

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