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An Offutt-based RC-135 V/W Rivet Joint climbs into the air during Global Thunder 17, U.S. Strategic Command’s annual command post and field training exercise, Oct. 30, 2016, at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The exercise provided training opportunities for USSTRATCOM-tasked components, task forces, units and command posts to deter and, if necessary, defeat a military attack against the United States and to employ forces as directed by the President. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Josh Plueger) Team Offutt Provides Information Warfare Edge to Global Thunder 17
Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth warfighters participated in Global Thunder 17, U.S. Strategic Command’s annual command post and field training exercise, Oct. 24-31 to train and assess joint operational readiness.
0 11/02
2016
Default Air Force Logo FY 2017 NCO retraining program application window now open
The Air Force has released fiscal year 2017 retraining quotas for eligible NCOs via the NCO Retraining Program.The retraining program is a complimentary tool used to help balance and sustain the enlisted force as the Air Force continues to grow. While the Air Force is still undermanned across the force, certain skill and grade levels within some
0 11/02
2016
Tech Sgt. Adam Gall, a program manager with the 55th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., stands in front of a mural he painted in the Bennie Davis Maintenance Facility Oct. 12, 2016. Gall bookended a scene involving aircraft maintained by the 55th Wing with the text of the Airman’s Creed and the Maintenance Creed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Rachel Hammes) 55th AMXS honors heritage through murals
The hallways of the Bennie Davis Maintenance Facility here were brightened recently by the completion of a mural more than 500 hours in the making.Tech Sgt. Adam Gall, a program manager with the 55th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, began work on the mural in March, thinking it would be a project he could finish quickly before returning to his normal
0 11/02
2016
Default Air Force Logo AF changes officer developmental education selection declination policy
A change to Air Force policy means officers will have the opportunity to decline in-residence intermediate or senior developmental education without the implications of the seven-day option policy.
0 11/02
2016
Default Air Force Logo Defenders team with local agencies to keep schools safe
The 55th Security Forces Squadron is teaming with four Sarpy County law enforcement agencies to help keep local schools safe. A new initiative called TIPS, which stands for threat assessment, incident management and prevention services, was launched recently that will empower community members of all ages, particularly youth, to report concerning
0 11/01
2016
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE Neb.,-- An E-4B aircraft an emergency mobile command and control center, is towed out of it's hangar at the east end of Offutt's runway June 17. The E-4B serves as the National Airborne Operations Center for the president,  secretary of defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. If needed, the E-4B can provide a command, control and communications center to direct U.S. forces, execute emergency war orders and coordinate actions by civil authorities. U.S. Air Force Photo by Josh Plueger
595th CACG focuses on people post realignment
The 595th Command and Control Group was activated and aligned under Air Force Global Strike Command and the 8th Air Force in an Oct. 6 ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Since then, the group has been focusing on developing cohesion and a sense of belonging as a tenant unit of the 55th Wing.While the 1st Airborne Command Control Squadron,
0 10/28
2016
Steve Baumann and Marie Griffin, U.S. Department of Agriculture wildlife biologists, pose for a photo with two red-tailed hawks and a great horned owl Oct. 19, 2016 at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The raptors were captured on Offutt’s airfield as part of the Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard program that helps mitigate bird strikes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Delanie Stafford/Released) Fall migration has BASH program on heightened alert
With the beginning of fall migration, Offutt’s Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard program is working diligently to reduce the threat of bird strikes, responsible for millions of dollars in aircraft damage across the Air Force each year.“Depending on the bird, the size and the number of them, they can do a lot of damage and put an aircraft out of
0 10/28
2016
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ashanta Williams, 55th Force Support Squadron food service specialist, garnishes a medium-well steak with sautéed herbed brown sugar apples while competing in the Iron Chef Grill Masters competition at the Ronald L. King Dining Facility Oct 13, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.  This is the second Iron Chef competition in where force support Airmen had a chance to showcase their culinary talents.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger) Culinary contest takes cooks out of the kitchen
A cloud of dissipating smoke, emanating from behind the Ronald L. King Dining Facility, carried the unmistakable scent of grilled meat.  Clusters of Airmen worked around hot grills with an urgency denoting a finite amount of time.  On Oct. 13, three teams of 55th Force Support Squadron Airmen competed in the second Iron Chef Competition, moving its
0 10/21
2016
Federal employees need to be aware of legal restrictions on their political activity. DOD civilians, service members must remain non-partisan, apolitical
Surveys show Americans respect the U.S. military more than most institutions in the country, in part, because it is viewed as non-partisan.
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2016
A Team Offutt child seeks an autograph from members of the University of Nebraska Omaha Mavericks men’s and women’s basketball teams Oct. 15, 2016 at the Offutt Field House.  The UNO Mavericks’ men’s and women’s basketball teams provided a free basketball clinic to more than 100 military-affiliated children. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts spoke to the campers and passed along thanks from the citizens of Nebraska to the members of Team Offutt. UNO Mavericks Hold Basketball Clinic for Military Children
The University of Nebraska at Omaha men’s and women’s basketball teams provided a free basketball clinic to more than 100 military-affiliated children Oct. 15, 2016 at the Offutt Field House. Players and coaches led the participants in drills to improve their skills and reinforced the importance of good sportsmanship. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts also spoke to the campers and thanked them and their families for their contribution to our nation’s defense. -30-
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