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Omaha’s Memorial Park was lit up with a symbolic ceremony to honor area veterans past and present at the inaugural ‘Veterans Shine On’ ceremony at Memorial Park in Omaha, Nebraska on Dec. 2. Col. Marty Reynolds, 55th Wing commander, was one of the speakers for this inaugural event. (U.S. Air Force photo by D.P. Heard) Team Offutt represented at inaugural Omaha event
Omaha’s Memorial Park was lit up with a symbolic ceremony to honor area veterans past and present at the inaugural ‘Veterans Shine On’ ceremony at Memorial Park in Omaha, Nebraska on Dec. 2. Col. Marty Reynolds, 55th Wing commander, was one of the speakers for this inaugural event. (U.S. Air Force photo by D.P. Heard)
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A bird’s eye view of the static display at the 479th Flying Training Group’s Undergraduate Combat Systems Officer Training Career Day here Nov. 18. More than 20 members of the 55th Wing supported the event. (Photo courtesy of the 479th FTG.) Wing members support CSO career day
More than 20 members of the 55th Wing supported the 479th Flying Training Group’s Undergraduate Combat Systems Officer Training Career Day here Nov. 18.   The 479th FTG organizes a career day every six months to help current CSO students make more informed decisions on what aircraft they would prefer to serve on after graduation from UCT.   A
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Chief Master Sgt. Michael A. Morris, 55th Wing command chief, cuts a roast at the Ronald L. King Dining Facility on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.  It’s an annual tradition for wing leadership to serve Airmen Thanksgiving dinner at the dining facility.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger) Offutt leadership serves Thanksgiving Day meals
Chief Master Sgt. Michael A. Morris, 55th Wing command chief, cuts a roast at the Ronald L. King Dining Facility on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. It’s an annual tradition for wing leadership to serve Airmen Thanksgiving dinner at the dining facility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger)
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Default Air Force Logo Base tax center offers free tax services
April 18 may seem distant now; but the clock is ticking toward the 2017 tax deadline.  You have three extra days this year to file your 2016 taxes because April 15, 2017 falls on a Saturday and Emancipation Day is observed in Washington DC on Monday, April 17, 2017.   The base tax center will offer free tax services to E-6 and below, O2 and below,
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Dustin Lovejoy, Culture Club Sponsor for the Omaha Nation Public Schools, and his son perform traditional National American Indian dances during the Offutt Diversity Team’s National American Indian Heritage Month event Nov. 15 at the Patriot Club. This year’s theme, selected by Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, was “Serving our Nations,” a tribute to the 567 federally recognized tribes across the U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo/Josh Plueger) Omaha Tribe shares rich culture with Team Offutt
The Offutt Diversity Team hosted a National American Indian Heritage Month lunch event at the Patriot Club Nov. 15, featuring more than two dozen Omaha Tribe dancers along with a local art and artifact display.This year’s theme, selected by Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, was “Serving our Nations,” a tribute to the 567 federally
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A member of Defense Courier Station Offutt transports boxes containing sensitive equipment on the flight line at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Nov. 16, 2016. Defense couriers move sensitive and top secret material globally for the Department of Defense and other government agencies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Rachel Hammes) Defense Courier Station moves secrets securely
A man in a dark suit walks briskly across the flight line, the sun reflecting in his mirrored sunglasses. He approached a small aircraft and nods his head at a man standing by, dressed in an equally dark suit, with an equally impenetrable expression. As if the nod was some kind of pre-conceived code, the second man steps forward, a nondescript
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U.S. Air Force Col. Marty Reynolds (middle), 55th Wing commander, U.S. Air Force Col. David Berg (left), 55th Wing vice commander, and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Michael Morris, 55th Wing command chief, sign Combined Federal Campaign letters in the wing headquarters building at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Oct. 7, 2016. The CFC is an annual fundraising drive that provides an opportunity for federal civilian, postal and military employees to donate to local, national and international non-profit organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada) It’s time to #ShowSomeLove for CFC
It’s the time of year where giving thanks gives way to the insanity that has come to be known as Black Friday.   While surviving midnight madness to give gifts to those you love is somewhat satisfying, there is a gift this time of year that can make more of an impact locally, nationally and internationally.   In case you were wondering how you
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Heartland of America Band members Tech. Sgt. Marshall Gentry and Senior Airman Sierra Bailey rehearse Nov. 15, 2016 at Offutt Air Force Base in preparation for the band's upcoming holiday concert series. The 16-piece band is scheduled to conduct four free holiday-themed performances in the local community starting Dec. 10 and ending Dec. 18, 2016.The series will kick-off with a performance Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Glenwood Community High School Performing Arts Center in Glenwood, Iowa and is presented in partnership with the Glenwood-Opinion Tribune and the Glenwood Community School District. The band will perform again Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. at Bellevue East High School in Bellevue, Nebraska in the school’s auditorium and is presented in partnership with Suburban Newspapers. Information on how to get tickets for these free concerts will be posted soon on the band's website (www.heartlandofamericaband.af.mil) and Facebook page (search for USAF Heartland of America Band) as well as in ads in the Omaha World-Herald, Bellevue Leader and Glenwood Opinion-Tribune newspapers. 2016 Holiday Concert Series Marks Trigentennial Anniversary
Sledding at Memorial Park; ice skating in the Old Market; and prognosticating about which bowl game the Huskers play in are all longtime holiday traditions in Nebraska. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of another seasonal staple: the Offutt-based Heartland of America Band’s holiday concert series.
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Former U.S. Army Air Corps Cpl Robert Holts, the sole surviving original Tuskegee Airman from Nebraska, poses with students of the James M. McCoy Airman Leadership School here Nov. 25.  Also in attendance were some members of the Alfonza W. Davis Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, who came together with the ALS to honor Holts on his 92nd birthday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jeff Gates) Offutt celebrates Tuskegee Airman's Birthday
Former U.S. Army Air Corps Cpl Robert Holts, the sole surviving original Tuskegee Airman from Nebraska, poses with students of the James M. McCoy Airman Leadership School here Nov. 25. Also in attendance were some members of the Alfonza W. Davis Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, who came together with the ALS to honor Holts on his 92nd birthday. (U.S.
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Gen. John E. Hyten (right), accepts the command guidon from Secretary of Defense Ash Carter as he assumes command of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) during a change of command ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Nov. 3, 2016. Carter presided over the change of command and provided remarks during which he congratulated Hyten on his appointment as the new USSTRATCOM commander. He also thanked Adm. Cecil D. Haney, outgoing USSTRATCOM commander, for his service. Additionally, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford provided remarks during the ceremony and presented the Joint Meritorious Unit Award to USSTRATCOM. Hyten previously served as commander of Air Force Space Command, and Haney will retire from active military duty during a separate ceremony in January. One of nine DoD unified combatant commands, USSTRATCOM has global strategic missions assigned through the Unified Command Plan that include strategic deterrence; space operations; cyberspace operations; joint electronic warfare; global strike; missile defense; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; combating weapons of mass destruction; and analysis and targeting. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lovelady) STRATCOM welcomes Hyten as new commander
Gen. John E. Hyten took command of U.S. Strategic Command from Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney during a change of command ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, Nov. 3.
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