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The entrance of the Willow Lakes Golf Course, along with several other features of the golf shop, have been renovated to make the facility more user friendly and inviting to customers at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Willow Lakes Pro Shop revitalized for 2016 golf season
Golfers playing a round at the Willow Lakes Golf Course may notice many new upgrades to the pro shop this season.The entrance, along with several other features of the golf shop, have been renovated to make the facility more user friendly and inviting to customers.“They’d come in and say how nice the golf course looked and then they’d come into the
0 4/15
2016
Default Air Force Logo AF releases criteria for basing new RPA units
The Air Force released basing criteria April 12 that will be used to select candidate bases for a potential new MQ-9 Reaper wing with units at up to two locations.
0 4/14
2016
Default Air Force Logo Online registration for 2016 DOD Warrior Games now open
Online registration is now open to participate in the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games at cvent.com. Volunteers, media and distinguished visitors -- as well as selected athletes, family members, non-medical attendants, staff and coaches -- must register online to participate.
0 4/14
2016
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Major saves local national
Recently a member of the 82nd Reconnaissance Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, was going about his normal day when the unexpected happened.U.S. Air Force Maj. Christopher Nastal, 82nd RS chief of training, which is a geographically separated unit of the 55th Wing, was driving down highway 329 with his wife, Sarah, when she spotted a man lying on
0 4/14
2016
Default Air Force Logo MHS GENESIS rolls out as name for new electronic health record
The new system to transform military health records has an official name.  Military Health System (MHS) officials say the new electronic health record (EHR) will be called MHS GENESIS and will launch at the end of calendar year 2016.  To keep pace with medical advances and innovations in technology, the DOD has purchased a new state of the art EHR
0 4/14
2016
The Purple Up! campaign honors military children. Get your purple on to recognize military children
WASHINGTON — Time to get your purple on, America. Friday is Purple Up! day, a time for Americans to show their support for military families. Department of Defense Education Activity schools will celebrate the event on April 20 because of spring recess. "It's to build awareness for the needs of military families," said Barbara A. Thompson, the
0 4/14
2016
Master Sgt. Joseph Molzen, an Airman assigned to the 107th Security Forces Squadron, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. gets to see his newborn daughter for the first time. Molzen was one of more than 30 Airmen from the 107th SFS to return from a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia, Feb. 4-5, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Campbell/Released). AF New Parent Support Program helps families care for infants and toddlers
Vital to children’s health is development which occurs in the early years –from birth to age 3. As newborns grow into infants and infants become toddlers, they go through a series of developmental milestones such as first words, first steps and skills to wave “hello” or “goodbye.” The needs of children –physical, social, emotional and educational
0 4/11
2016
Dark clouds roll across the landscape, the wind start to blow from all directions, lightning begins to flash, thunder roars all around and it start to rain. That is when you hear them, the warning sirens from Offutt delivering a dreadful message…tornado. Don't wait - be prepared.
Be warned, a siren in Nebraska isn’t Greek mythology
Dark clouds roll across the landscape, the wind start to blow from all directions, lightning begins to flash, thunder roars all around and it start to rain.That is when you hear them, the warning sirens from Offutt delivering a dreadful message…tornado.“In an emergency, seconds count,” said Horace Spiller, installation emergency manager for the
0 4/08
2016
Dave Webber, 55th Wing Birthday Ball master of ceremonies, speaks next to the events ice sculpture inside the Embassy Suites ballroom in La Vista, Nebraska for the 2015 Birthday Ball, May 16. The Birthday Ball is a formal celebration recognizing the wing’s proud heritage as well as its current mission and role in the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jeff W. Gates/Released) Wing to celebrate its heritage
The 55th Wing will pause to reflect on its illustrious 75 year legacy during Heritage Week May 16 - 21, 2016.The wing traces its lineage to the 55th Pursuit Group constituted Nov. 20, 1940, and activated Jan. 15, 1941, at Hamilton Field, California.Heritage Week includes the 55th Wing Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Tales of the 55th, and
0 4/07
2016
The Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and the Director of Defense Intelligence (Warfighter Support) recently visited with members of the Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth during a visit to Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Honorable Marcel Lettre and U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. John N.T. Shanahan stopped and met with members of the 82d Reconnaissance Squadron and 390th Intelligence Squadron during a multiday visit to the Pacific. Intel leaders visit wing members in Japan
The Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and the Director of Defense Intelligence (Warfighter Support) recently visited with members of the Fightin’ Fifty Fifth during a visit to Kadena Air Base, Japan.The Honorable Marcel Lettre and U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. John N.T. Shanahan stopped and met with members of the 82d Reconnaissance Squadron
0 4/07
2016
This is the official patch for the 55th Aerospace Medicine Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. National Public Health Week is April 4 - 10
The first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association brings communities together to recognize the contributions of public health workers and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. The theme for this year is “Healthiest Nation 2030.” The Offutt AFB Public Health Flight has joined the nation in this
0 4/01
2016
New signs have been posted on base to reserve parking spots for Combat Wounded Veterans and Gold Star Families. The reserved-parking signs were put up at the Commissary, Exchange, Offutt Field House and the Patriot Club. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada) New initiative honors Gold Star families, Purple Heart recipients
Thanks to a new initiative, Team Offutt will subtly honor a special group of people who have given so much to our nation.The 55th Civil Engineering Squadron recently added designated parking spots for Gold Star families and Purple Heart recipients around the installation.“I can’t think of a more deserving group of people who have without question
0 3/30
2016
Children from Team Offutt jump through a ceremonial ribbon marking the
re-opening of the Capehart Pool June 15. Initially closed in light of
budgetary constraints due to the ongoing sequestration, the pool was given
new life thanks to a donation to the base's Morale, Welfare and Recreation
Fund by the Nebraska Military Support Coalition and the Strategic Command
Consultation Committee a few weeks ago. (Air Force photo by Jeff Gates/Released)
Capehart Pool to permanently close
After much research, coordination and evaluation, Offutt Air Force Base officials have decided to permanently close the Capehart Pool.The pool, originally built in 1972, is in need of excessive repairs and is unsafe to use.“Closing the Capehart Pool was a tough decision,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Marty Reynolds, 55th Wing commander. “We certainly
0 3/29
2016
160325-F-HK400-001 – Members of the 55th Contracting Squadron discuss the negotiation objective for the base intrusion detection system March 25 in the 55th CONS conference room on Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The squadron handles the contracting for the largest base, personnel wise, in Air Combat Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zach Hada) Contracting wins Air Force award
The Air Force recently announced the 55th Contracting Squadron as the Outstanding Large Contracting Unit of the Year. The award, that can only be applied for every five years, was won by the squadron previously in 2010. In the last year, they have also earned one Department of Defense, one Air Force, two Air Combat Command, eight 55th Wing, and 18
0 3/25
2016
Default Air Force Logo Oral piercings
Body piercing is a popular form of self-expression.  Oral piercings, a subset of body piercing, are any piercings of the tongue, lips or cheek.  Similarly, tongue splitting (or tongue bifurcation or forking), is a type of body modification in which the tongue is cut centrally from its tip to as far back as the underside base, forking the end.  Oral
0 3/24
2016
During a remembrance ceremony to honor six Airmen who made the ultimate sacrifice 35 years ago, U.S. Air Force Airman Corale Cobb, 45th Reconnaissance Squadron, and U.S. Air Force Col. Brian Thomas, 45th RS commander, place a wreath next to a monument outside the squadron that memorializes them March 15, 2016, at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The Airmen lost their lives when an RC-135S Cobra Ball 664 crashed upon landing at Shemya Air Force Base, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kendra Williams)
Remembering flight 664

0 3/21
2016
Fire Safety Series of recent fires is reminder to practice fire safety
After Offutt experienced four fires in less than a week, fire officials want to remind everyone to practice good fire safety habits. “It’s kind of rare to have this many fires,” said Deputy Fire Chief Bill Dudek. “We go through periods of years without any major fires; here we had four in a week. They’ve all been preventable.” According to Dudek,
0 3/17
2016
The new website, www.militarychildcare.com, was launched March 16 that will make finding childcare much easier and convenient than in the past. Offutt facilities include the Child Development Center 2 (above), the Child Development Center 1, Youth Programs and Family Child Care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua Plueger) Offutt childcare is just a click away
A new website was launched March 16 that will make finding childcare much easier and convenient than in the past.  The website, www.MilitaryChildCare.com, will allow parents to gather information, find facilities and even put your child on the waiting list at the base before your Permanent Change of Station. It will also make it easier for parents
0 3/16
2016
Leadership Pathways Leadership Pathways clears the way for learning
The 55th Wing here introduced a Leadership Pathways program in an effort to encourage participation in leadership education March 15.Service members, civilians and families can earn recognition at the flight, squadron, group and wing level by completing courses, achieving levels of Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum recognition."Leadership Pathways
0 3/16
2016
Staff Sgt. Trevor Reiss, a weather forecaster assigned to the 21st Operational Weather Squadron, gets familiar with the technology and computer models used by Weather Channel meteorologists, Feb. 25, at the Weather Channel studio in Atlanta, Ga. Reiss was one of two Airmen from the 557th Weather Wing who was invited to guest star on their show “Weather Geeks,” which will air this Sunday, March 13 at noon, EDT. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Carrie Volpe/Released) Airmen Make it Rain on ‘Weather Geeks’
For some Airmen, being called a weather geek is a term of endearment. Two Airmen from the 557th Weather Wing recently embraced their inner geek and will share their passion and expertise on an upcoming episode of “Weather Geeks” on the Weather Channel. Lt. Col. James Weaver, deputy commander of the 2nd Weather Group, and Staff Sgt. Trevor Reiss, a
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