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Default Air Force Logo Wing earns second MUA
Air Combat Command honored the members of the 55th Wing Oct. 10 for their exceptional contributions to the ongoing Global War on Terror by awarding the Air Force Meritorious Unit Award. It was the second time the wing had won the award in two years. The two-year eligibility periods for the awards were consecutive, meaning the wing has won the award
0 12/05
2006
Default Air Force Logo Tennessee ANG unit stands up new facility
On Nov. 22 U.S. Strategic Command officials announced the first distributive command and control facility completed its transformation and is successfully operating under the leadership of the Tennessee Air National Guard near Knoxville. This facility is the first in a planned series of distributive communications sites designed to enhance the
0 12/04
2006
One of Offutt’s E-4B National Airborne Operations Center aircraft sits on the tarmac in Vietnam. The 55th Wing aircraft was called on to lend a helping hand to the presidential transport aircraft, Air Force One, after it encountered some maintenance issues. The E-4B is a modified Boeing 747 whose mission is to provide support to the national leadership of the United States. Photo by Mark Silva/Chicago Tribune Team Offutt comes through
During the president's recent diplomatic mission to East Asia, the presidential aircraft encountered the failure of several aircraft tires while landing in Vietnam. At no time was the president or his primary mode of foreign travel at risk during the unusual, but not unheard of, maintenance challenge. It was then, with the leader of the free world
0 12/04
2006
Default Air Force Logo Giving together: Offutt sets bar high
"We have three 'kick-off' events lined up for the base," said Maj. Eric Barton, Offutt's CFC coordinator. "The first one actually didn't even take place on base. It was down at Lincoln, for our folks working there while Offutt's runway is being repaired. The second one is Friday [today], for the medical group." The big event, however, will be on
0 9/29
2006
"The Call of Freedom," A Military Tattoo,  will offer spectators a unique blend of music, theater and the military experience featuring the United States Air Force's Heartland of America Band. Gates open at 3 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Offutt Parade Ground. The event is free and open to the public. Guests should enter the base through the SAC Gate (off Capehart Rd.) They will be directed to free parking. Shuttle busses will transport guests to the event. Guests should plan for security similiar to that of an airport. All vehicles and belongings will be subject to search. Guests can bring lawn chairs and blankets but should not to bring coolers, backpacks, weapons or pets. The rain date (if needed) is Oct. 9  (Graphic by Josh Plueger)




'The Call of Freedom' - A Musical Journey
Free and open to the public, "The Call of Freedom," will offer spectators a unique blend of music, theater and the military experience featuring the United States Air Force's Heartland of America Band. "'The Call of Freedom' will take the audience on a dramatic journey through military history using singing, dancing, dramatic lighting and laser
0 9/29
2006
Default Air Force Logo Offut's impact on the local economy
Community leaders have long known that military installations have a significant impact on the towns and cities around them. But how much of an impact? That is the question the men and women of the 55th Comptroller Squadron attempt to answer each October as they prepare the annual Offutt Economic Impact Analysis. Some impacts are easier to measure
0 7/24
2006
Default Air Force Logo Offutt honors exceptional workers at picnic
Although relatively small in scale, an event held Wednesday at the base lake was grand in purpose. The Javits-Wagner-O'Day Appreciation picnic showed Team Offutt's support for the disabled employees who provide important services to the base. Several hundred people attended the event to recognize more than 200 individuals. The honorees - about 80
0 7/24
2006
Default Air Force Logo 25th IOS joins 55th Wing
The 55th Operations Group assumed command of its newest squadron Wednesday, as the 25th Information Operation Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla., was organizationally re-subordinated under the 55th Wing here at Offutt. The organizational shift will consolidate almost all of the Air Force's airborne cryptologic linguists under a single group. The
0 7/24
2006
Default Air Force Logo Concrete results
Since May, Offutt has been a little quieter due to the ongoing $19.8 million runway project which will repair normal wear and tear done by years of constant airfield operations. The construction efforts of over 100 contractors are underway around the clock in an effort to complete the project and return normal air operations to the base by early
0 7/24
2006
Default Air Force Logo AMUs combine resources to accomplish mission
With the deployment of 55th Wing aircraft and Airmen to Lincoln Air Park for the duration of Offutt's runway project, two units have joined together to better accomplish the wing's mission. The 38th and 45th Aircraft Maintenance Units, both of which maintain various models of the C-135, have consolidated their maintenance efforts. One example is
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2006
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