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USNS COMFORT - Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Philip Deukette, a laboratory technician aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort, checks organism samples April 13 in the micro-biology section of the ship's medical laboratory. Lab techs provide vital info in patient care
(Editor's note: Airman First Class Grannan is assigned to the 55th Wing public affairs office and currently deployed with the USNS Comfort in support of Continuing Promise 2009) Hospital Ship USNS Comfort is deployed on a four month humanitarian mission that offers medical treatment to locals in all seven countries it visits as part of Continuing
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NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. -- A family hikes on the Exploratory Trail at
Arbor Day Farms in Nebraska City. With apple blossoms in full bloom,
officials at the farm said April 25 and 26 will be the perfect time for a
visit. Photo courtesy of Arbor Day Farms
Area attraction offers all-natural experience, appreciation
Shakespeare did it. Years later, so did Thomas Jefferson and John Lennon. All of these men and many others have noted the importance of trees in their writings. But would that have been the case if they hadn't had the opportunity to run around trees, climb on them, swing from their branches or even lie under them for a few minutes to ponder? While
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Default Air Force Logo Challenges, rewards with pet adoption
When James and Patty Kuttner went to the Hearts United animal shelter in Auburn, Neb., they were only looking for one dog. When they left, they took with them three severely abused American Eskimo dogs and a lot of responsibility. "My wife and I raised two American Eskimos from pups and had the misfortune of losing one of them to cancer last
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Default Air Force Logo DUI statistics are a deadly reality
One out of three - those are the odds you have of being involved in an alcohol related car crash at some point in your life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 36 people in the United States die, and approximately 700 more are injured every day in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. Last year
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Default Air Force Logo Preparing for winter emergencies: on and off the road
Cold weather conditions can quickly change a weekend at home, or a daily drive into a dangerous situation with little-to-no warning - know your foe and plan accordingly. Heavy snows, ice storms and slippery roads have led to accidents, power outages or other situations, leaving motorists stranded and families without heat for hours, or even longer.
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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Brig. Gen. James Jones, 55th Wing commander studies a map of the Martin Bomber Building during his tour Dec. 4. The building has undergone extensive cleanup efforts since March in order to improve the work environment for many military and civilian members of Team Offutt. Maps like this one are now located in many entrances to aide those trying to navigate this 1.5 million square foot building.   (U.S. Air Force Photo By Charles Hammond) Historic Martin Bomber Plant gets revitalized
The Martin Bomber Plant , best known as Building "D" the largest, historically significant structure on Offutt Air Force Base. It's a two story building that contains 1.5 million square feet or a little more than 34 acres and is where many aircraft that took flight during World War II were constructed. Although it isn't used to build aircraft
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Default Air Force Logo Gift giving on a budget a necessity for many this holiday season
While some may be starting to feel the merriment of the season, others may be uttering "Bah Humbug" as they consider the impact gift giving will have on their bank accounts.To help lessen the financial blow this holiday season, here are a few ideas:1.    Price match. Many stores, including the Army and Air Force Exchange Service's            Base
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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Dia Molnar, a Navajo woman, tells the history of the Navajo nation at a Native American story telling event Nov. 15 here. Molnar wore a traditional Navajo dress made by her aunt and traditional jewelry made by another Navajo member.   (U.S. Air Force Photo By Kendra Williams) Native Americans embody warrior spirit
Native Americans embody warrior spirit Native Americans have participated with distinction in United States military actions for more than 200 years. Since its inception, five Native American service members have earned our nation's highest award for heroism above and beyond the call of duty, the Medal of Honor. Following is the Medal of Honor
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Default Air Force Logo Relatable and Reliable: 55th Wing Chaplains
Tucked beside General's Row and the Parade Field and clouded by trees, the Strategic Air Command Memorial Chapel sits as a quiet sanctuary on a bustling military installation. That's not to say the chapel isn't busy, but there is a sense of calm in the building. Built in 1956, the chapel has always had a special significance to Offutt. Almost
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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Senior Airman  Marydale Oppert, a student at the Language Center,practices language skills with a Smartboard as other students observe. The Offutt Language Learning Center, a detatchment of the  Defense Language Institute is a state-of-the-art facility used to train linguists in a variety of languages.      (Photo By Brian Kim) Offutt gets a state-of-the-art Language Learning Center
"I've made it through the basic program, now how do I maintain and improve these skills?" wondered Airman First Class Stephen Jennings, who recently finished the basic Korean course with a Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) score of 2+/2+/2. This question is the most commonly heard refrain from Air Force language analysts who have graduated
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