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The 2015 Combined Federal Campaign is underway. 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. The campaign was established by Presidential Executive Order in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy and is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign. The campaign for good is scheduled to end in December. (Courtesy Photo) CFC ends on a high note
During the 2015 holiday season, Team Offutt came together in support of charitable organizations through the 2015 Combined Federal Campaign.In the end, Team Offutt raised more than $196,000 in support of 2,300 international, national and regional charities."In the 55th Wing, the top performer was the 97th Intelligence Squadron," said U.S. Air Force
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Black History Month 2016 Offutt honors black history
The Offutt Diversity Team is scheduled to host a Black History Month Luncheon Feb, 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Patriot Club's Nebraska Room.The event is free and open to all Team Offutt members to include service members, civilians, contractors, retirees and dependents. The first 30 minutes are reserved for attendees to browse displays
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Shauna Crim, 55th Medical Operations Squadron mental health flight commander, speaks to a crowd filled with local pastors and other representatives from various state departments during a Suicide Awareness and Intervention Training event at the SAC chapel on Offutt AFB, Neb., Nov. 10, 2015. According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, 22 veterans commit suicide every day. Suicide Prevention for Veterans
According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, 22 veterans commit suicide every day.As a means to address this issue, the 55th Wing Chaplain Corps at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., opened its doors to pastors from the local Bellevue community in order to prepare them with strategies to help the veterans in their congregations.During this
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The Federal Aviation Administration announced that as of Dec. 21, 2015, anyone who owns a small unmanned aircraft system of less than 55 pounds must register it with the FAA before flying it outdoors. Owners who have already flown their UAS must register theirs by Feb. 19. For UAS weighing more than 55 pounds, they must register their system using the aircraft registry process.
Personal drones under new regulations
With personal drone usage continuing to increase across the nation, the Federal Aviation Administration recently announced some new regulations.As of Dec. 21, 2015, anyone who owns a small unmanned aircraft system of less than 55 pounds must register it with the FAA before flying it outdoors. Owners who have already flown their UAS must register
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David Garretson, a second year student at Iowa Western Community College, performs a general lubrication of the zerks on the nose strut of the nose wheel in the Bennie Davis Maintenance Facility at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Jan. 25, 2016. Garretson is one of three students from IWCC who have been chosen to intern with the 55th Maintenance Squadron, providing valuable experience and a gateway to Department of Defense jobs upon graduation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Rachel Hammes) Offutt gives students a chance at mechanics
Students studying Airframe and Power Plant disciplines at Iowa Western Community College have a unique opportunity to intern with the 55th Maintenance Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb."Basically, about nine months ago we were having trouble hiring civilians to fill slots that were coming open," said Wayne Welter, the Aircraft Maintenance
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Default Air Force Logo Biomedical Sciences Corps Appreciation Week
The Air Force recognizes the achievements of the men and women who comprise the Biomedical Sciences Corps by designating Jan. 25-29 as BSC Appreciation Week. This year is the 51st Anniversary of the Biomedical Sciences Corps.The BSC's roots date back to 1917, when the Sanitary Corps was established to combat infectious diseases. The Army Medical
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jordan Thompson, 55th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels preventative maintenance technician, attaches a fuel hose while conducting inspections on an R-12 Hydrant Servicing Vehicle at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. January 14, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Delanie Stafford/Released) Fuels management issue corrected at Offutt, implemented throughout Air Force
Offutt fuels specialists from the 55th Logistics Readiness Squadron recently identified a mechanical deficiency on Offutt's fleet of R-12 Hydrant Servicing Vehicles that has led to inspections of R-12 units throughout the Air Force.The problem stems from a hose nozzle that can leak fuel if its valve does not close correctly."Spilling fuel is one of
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Armed services Voters' Week is June 28-July 7, when military voters will be educated on upcoming elections, absentee voting procedures and voter resources, with a goal of making 100 percent contact with Bolling's military voters in order to maximize absentee voter registration this year. Voting season is near
Service members and families who have recently arrived at Offutt Air Force Base are reminded that mail-in Nebraska voter registration must be completed by the third Friday before an election, while the deadline for registering at the local County Clerk/Election Commissioner's office is 6 p.m. on the second Friday preceding an election.The nearest
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Santa stands with a Team Offutt family in front of their home on Christmas Eve 2015. He delivered bikes to children with deployed caregivers in conjunction with the Christmas Promise program. (Courtesy photo) Santa brings bikes to children with deployed caregivers
Rising View and the Papillion Sanitation Department teamed-up in December to help Santa deliver bikes to Offutt children with a deployed caregiver.This was their second year partaking in the "Christmas Promise" program, but their relationship dates back nearly a decade."Our partnership with Papillion Sanitation is going on ten years," said Dora
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Maj. Shauna Crim, the mental health flight commander with the 55th Medical Operations Group, left, and her therapy dog, Lily, Lt. Col. Jennifer Saraceno, commander of the 97th Intelligence Squadron and Capt. Michael Farar, a chaplain with the 55th Wing Chaplain Corps attend the open house for the new mental health and chaplains' office within the secure area of the 97th IS at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Jan. 8, 2016. Crim and Farar will be manning the office, which was created to give Airmen a secure location in which to share potentially classified concerns with chaplains and mental health services. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Rachel Hammes) 97th IS welcomes chaplains and mental health techs
The 55th Medical Operations Squadron and the 55th Wing Chaplain Corps hosted an open house at the 97th Intelligence Squadron Jan. 8 in honor of the new mental health and chaplain office within the secret compartmentalized information facility.The move, which was organized only a month before the opening, was conducted in order to give 97th IS
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A hiring event in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency takes place at the Offutt Airman & Family Readiness Center from 9 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 4. The primary focus of the event is for FEMA to recruit and hire Contingency On-call Response Employee positions. Offutt to host FEMA hiring event
A hiring event in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency takes place at the Offutt Airman & Family Readiness Center from 9 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 4.The primary focus of the event is for FEMA to recruit and hire for what they call their reservist or CORE positions."CORE are Contingency On-call Response Employees and they are considered
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President Barack Obama steps out of Air Force One, along with Nebraska Congressman Brad Ashford, after landing at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Jan. 13. President Obama was welcomed by the leaders of U.S. Strategic Command, the 55th Wing, state and local officials.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger/Released) Commander-in-Chief visits Offutt

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Default Air Force Logo AF officials announce civilian reduction in force
In a continuing effort to meet Defense Department funding targets and rebalance the civilian workforce, some Air Force installations will implement civilian reduction in force authorities effective through April 4.Following a major command needs assessment in early August, more than 1,000 civilian overages were identified across 48 Air Force
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Default Air Force Logo TRICARE pharmacy copays change Feb. 1
Military pharmacies and TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery will remain the lowest cost pharmacy option for TRICARE beneficiaries when some TRICARE pharmacy copays change Feb. 1. Most copays for prescription drugs in the home delivery program and retail network pharmacies will increase slightly.The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act requires
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Retired Nebraska Cornhuskers coach, Tom Osborne, speaks to Team Offutt about integrity in the Bennie Davis Maintenance Facility, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Jan. 5. Osborne not only spent 25 years coaching, he also served in the Army Reserves. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Hammes) Nebraska icon talks integrity at Offutt
For many Nebraskans, retired Cornhuskers coach and former Nebraska representative Tom Osborne is both a man and a legend. From his 255 wins and three national championship to being inducted in to the College Football Hall of Fame three years prior to being eligible, Osborne has become a household name.Osborne explained what guided him to success to
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U.S. Air Force Col. Marty Reynolds, 55th Wing commander, his wife, Deanna, and U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Joganich, 55th Mission Support Group commander, fill gift bags that will be donated to Airmen living in the Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., dormitories this holiday season at the Bellevue Fire House on Dec. 17, Bellevue, Neb.  Local area businesses show their support by donating to the gift bags as well as volunteering to fill and distribute them.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger) Operation Holiday Cheer

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The halls and doors of the Offutt Child Development Center II stand decorated for the holiday season Dec. 18 on Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Twenty-two classrooms and more than 65 staff participated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kendra Williams) Deck the halls

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Jennifer Sanchez, an aircraft mechanic and electrician with L-3 Communications, boards Offutt Flight Trainer #3 Dec. 11 at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Sanchez and a team of engineers, mechanics and electricians from L-3 Communications are installing upgrades to the flight simulator that mirrors the RC-135 aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Delanie Stafford/Released) Offutt flight simulators to receive major upgrades
Pilots who fly the RC-135 aircraft assigned to the 55th Wing here will soon be able to train more effectively thanks to major upgrades being made to Offutt's flight training simulators.The upgrades will improve the simulator's communication equipment along with the system's computer generated sounds that pilots hear while flying the simulator. All
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Gen. Herbert Hawk Carlisle, commander, Air Combat Command and Chief Master Sgt. Steve McDonald, Air Combat Command, command chief, send a holiday message to ACC Airmen and their families.  Video frame grab by A1C Samara Rosales Commander Air Combat Command Holiday Greeting to Airmen
Gen. Herbert Hawk Carlisle, commander, Air Combat Command and Chief Master Sgt. Steve McDonald, ACC command chief, send a holiday message to ACC Airmen and their families."As we get into the holiday season, we'd just like to take a moment to thank all of you and your families for all you do in defense of our nation and all you do in defense of our
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Santa Claus prepares to hand out a present at a party sponsored by the Reconnaissance Crews Booster Club at the Pointe at Rising View, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Dec. 12, 2015. The event combined a holiday party with a shopping trip in which underprivileged children received money to spend on winter clothing and shoes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Rachel Hammes) Offutt event brings Christmas to local children
Three boys fought with foam swords in front of a giant Christmas tree, pausing occasionally to fall dramatically to the ground in a parody of injury. Presents were stacked under the tree, spreading outwards from the lit branches in tantalizingly bright holiday wrapping paper. A line of children stretched around a table, waiting while a young girl
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