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Fireworks fill the sky on July 8, 2017 at Offutt’s base lake during the annual fireworks display. Several family activities took place at the celebration including face painting, treasure hunt and a performance from the Heartland of America Band. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada) Celebrating Independence Day
Fireworks fill the sky on July 8, 2017 at Offutt’s base lake during the annual fireworks display. Several family activities took place at the celebration including face painting, treasure hunt and a performance from the Heartland of America Band. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada)
0 7/12
2017
Firefighters from both Offutt Air Force Base and 139th Airlift Wing Fire and Emergency Services from St. Joseph, Missouri participate in a training exercise of a simulated aircraft fire on Offutt AFB, Nebraska, June 6. These types of exercises allows the firefighters to sharpen and enhance their skills they may use on a daily basis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Charles Haymond) Offutt firefighters train Missouri firefighters
The 139th Airlift Wing Fire and Emergency Services from St. Joseph, Missouri recently visited firefighters from Offutt Air Force Base for some important training. The 139th Fire and Emergency Services Team made the trip to Offutt AFB because their normal training site at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri was out of service.
0 7/11
2017
The Air Force Medical Service is launching a mobile app that will let users access the news and information available on the AFMS website right from their smartphones. New Air Force health mobile app available for patients
The Air Force Medical Service has launched a new mobile app to connect Airmen and patients to news and information about the AFMS. The new app is a mobile version of the AFMS website, and lets users customize their experience based on the Air Force military treatment facility (MTF) they use. This way, patients can get information about clinic
0 7/10
2017
Lt. Col. Jennifer Saraceno, 97th Intelligence Squadron commander, officially unveils Tennant Hall on the squadron headquarters building during a ceremony here June 30. The facility was dedicated in honor of retired Chief Master Sgt. Thomas H. Tennant who played a major role establishing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations in multiple units which later became the 97th IS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Charles Haymond) Building dedication honors unit legend
A dedication ceremony was held at the 97th Intelligence Squadron headquarters facility here June 30. The facility was dedicated Tennant Hall in honor of retired Chief Master Sgt. Thomas H. Tennant who played a major role establishing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations in multiple units which later became the 97th IS.
0 7/06
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Tech. Sgt. Brian Hussey (right), 55th Wing Command Post non-commissioned officer in charge of command and control systems, and Staff Sgt. Mark Kimball, 55th Wing Command Post senior emergency actions controller, test communications equipment required for mobile nuclear command and control capabilities at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. June 27. (U.S. Air Force photo by Delanie Stafford) Command post serves as nerve center of Offutt
Tucked away behind secure doors inside the 55th Wing headquarters building is an office with the sole responsibility of keeping leadership and personnel apprised of important information. From there, communications are received and disseminated 24 hours a day to radios, loud speakers, cell phones, computers and satellites. They involve everything from weather notifications and threat condition updates to situational reports and matters of national security. Every base has one and it is called the Command Post.
0 6/30
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British Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Ade Pickup, an exchange officer with the 338th Combat Training Squadron, flies the United Kingdom flag and poses with Hugh Trenchard, a special teddy bear, following a training flight on an RC-135 here June 29. Hugh is an honorary member of the RAF and has been flying on aircraft all across the U.S. this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force in 1918 and also the U.S. Air Force 70th anniversary this year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Charles Haymond) Local training flight includes special passenger
A standard RC-135 training mission was flown here June 29, much like any other day.However, this 338th Combat Training Squadron flight was unique as one of its crew members was none other than Hugh Trenchard, a very special teddy bear who is an honorary member of the British Royal Air Force.Named after Sir Hugh Trenchard, Marshal of the Royal Air
0 6/29
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Kevin Schwandt, 55th Wing Public Affairs videographer, records a commander's call as part of the PA Command Information team. PA Command Information has many responsibilites that involve informing the base population, their families and the general public. (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger) How can Public Affairs help you?
There may come a time in a service member’s career where they will need to access services offered by the 55th Wing Public Affairs command information section and they may not even know it.From having a photo taken whether it is for a promotion package, passport or award package to sharing their story and having it featured on the base website,
0 6/27
2017
Matthew Morgan, a grounds maintenance crewman, removes a tree from a garage behind General Rows on Offutt AFB, Neb., June 20. A fast moving storm with driving rain, high winds and two confirmed tornadoes caused significant damage to the base on June 16. Property damage occurred to various facilities, homes and some aircraft, but no base personnel were injured. The storm also damaged many trees and caused wide-spread power outages. Base officials estimate it could take months before the entire base is fully repaired. (U.S. Air Force photo by Charles Haymond) Team Offutt cleans up after powerful storm hits base
Offutt made significant progress in cleanup efforts following a powerful storm that moved through the base June 16 inflicting damage to buildings, trees and aircraft.
0 6/26
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Col. Michael Manion, 55th Wing commander, presents Dudley Allen, 55th Force Support Squadron management analyst, with the 2016 Air Force Volunteer Excellence Award during the 55th Wing staff meeting June 12 at the base conference center. Veteran turned Offutt civilian earns AF Volunteer Excellence Award
Raised on a small cattle farm in the southern part of Arkansas, a sense of community was instilled in him from a young age, inevitably earning him the Air Force’s 2016 Volunteer Excellence Award.“I grew up in the country where if somebody needed help, you got in the truck and you went and helped them,” said Dudley Allen, 55th Force Support Squadron
0 6/23
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Hayley James (right) assumes command of the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron (STOS) from U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Billings (left), commander of the 595th Command and Control Group, during a change of command ceremony at U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) headquarters on Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 16, 2017. As commander of the 625th STOS, James leads an organization that executes and supports USSTRATCOM and Air Force Global Strike Command missions with continuous, rapid, accurate and survivable nuclear operations. Airmen from the 625th STOS serve on the U.S. Navy’s E-6B Mercury aircraft to provide a survivable means to launch the nation’s intercontinental ballistic missile force. James previously served as the 625th STOS director of operations before succeeding U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Deane Konowicz as squadron commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lovelady) 625th Strategic Operations Squadron changes command
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Hayley James (right) assumes command of the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron (STOS) from U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Billings (left), commander of the 595th Command and Control Group, during a change of command ceremony at U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) headquarters on Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 16, 2017. As
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