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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Jim Battig, an aircraft sheet metal mechanic with the 55th Maintenance Squadron, drills out rivets on a horizontal stabilizer from a B17 Bomber static display Nov. 5.  The staff members from the 55th Maintenance Squadron's body shop are doing a complete frame-off restoration of this historic airframe.  

U.S. Air Force Photo by Josh Plueger “Homesick Angel” receives tender loving care
A piece of American history, Offutt's static display B-17 "Homesick Angel," is undergoing structural repair and repainting through June 2009. "We inspect the airplane every year, but this time around we found some major repair work needed to be done," said Walt Chapman, 55th Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural repair craftsman. "When we opened
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Default Air Force Logo 2008 Veteran's Day Message
Veterans Day This holiday is a special day; one set aside to remind us of the sacrifices and service of our veterans. These men and women were and are valiantly and selflessly devoted to a cause greater than them. Indeed, this day helps us focus our attention on the purpose of Veterans Day: a celebration to honor America's veterans for their
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(U.S. Air Force Graphic By Tech. Sgt. Rhonda Moraski) King James was right ... tobacco habit is harmful, dangerous
It was described in the 17th century by England's King James the First as "... for eyes disgusting habit, offensive for nose, harmful for brains and dangerous for lungs," yet it didn't stop the past time of smoking tobacco from spreading across Europe and the Americas. Today, many medical professionals are probably thinking, "why didn't we listen
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Monica Todd, her husband 1st Lt. Matthew Todd and daughter Lorilei, a special needs child, meet John Weinburgh, a disabled Army veteran, during a special ceremony recently. Both the Todd family and Mr. Weinburgh received donation from the Bellevue Chapter of the American Veterans Motorcycle Club. The AVMC raises money each year through a poker run to donate to military members and their families facing hardships. (U.S. Air Force Photo By Kendra Williams) Local chapter of veteran's motorcycle club goes all in to help military families
A veteran finds out he has cancer and his family wonders how to pay for treatment and bills. A mother cares for her special needs child, trying to find the best doctor to help her daughter have a better life. A soldier gets injured in a training exercise in preparation for deployment, ending his military career. These heartbreaking stories are all
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Col. Stephen Padgett, a British army officer assigned to U.S. Strategic Command's Plans and Policy directorate, explains lessons learned with Russell Middle School students at the end of a Global Positioning System exercise May 21 in Millard. The colonel, along with Wing Commander Wal Mazzoni from the Royal Australian air force, taught a global perspective lesson covering foreign life and views of world history to 95 sixth graders during the half-day program. (Courtesy Photo) USSTRATCOM officer reaches out, gives back to local middle school students
For Navy Capt. Paula Hinger, giving back to the local community has a different meaning - one that is close to her heart. She recently transformed her personal and professional passions for education and service into something memorable for about 100 students and staff May 21 at Russell Middle School in Millard, Neb. Hinger put together a team of
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SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Senior Airman David Beasley, a bass guitar player with the U.S. Air Force Central Command Band called Falcon throws down a jam leaving the audience applauding for more during a May 15, 2008 performance at an air base in the Persian Gulf Region.  The Falcon Band recently kicked off a 60-day tour throughout Southwest Asia and the Horn of Africa to positively promote troop morale, diplomacy and outreach to host nation communities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Michael Miller) AFCENT Command Band 'Falcon' kicks off theater-wide tour
The U.S. Air Force Central Command Band called Falcon recently kicked off a 60-day musical tour of duty to perform for U.S. and coalition forces and local citizens in each of the countries they'll be visiting. Based in Southwest Asia, the Falcon Band is comprised of Airmen musicians from Offutt's U.S. Heartland of America Band. These dynamic
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BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - Master Sgt. Albert Greig (front), Craig Joint Theater Hospital medical logistics superintendent, and Master Sgt. Cruz Torres Jr., NCO-in-charge Emergency Room, perform some final touch ups on a mural they and other artists painted in the hospital conference room here April 24. The mural features local culture and a panoramic view of the mountains from Bagram. Sergeant Greig is deployed from the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla., and Sergeant Torres is deployed from the 710th Medical Squadron, Offut Air Force Base, Neb. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Demetrius Lester) Offutt member helps beautify AOR
When the Taliban took power in 1996, they imposed a new way of life and removed basic freedoms from the people of Afghanistan. Among the many rules imposed was the banishment of art. For more than a decade, art has been missing from this historic society. A group of 39 artists from Task Force MED wanted to change that. Master Sgt. Al Greig was
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BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- Oseas Mata, 332nd Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron airfield manager, cleans foreign object debris from his vehicle before entering the flightline here, March 22. Mr. Mata is deployed from Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Julianne Showalter) Combat civilians: Managing the airfield
It's commonplace for military members to deploy to fight wars in foreign countries during their careers. For most, it's not a matter of 'if,' it's a matter of 'when.' Deployment is an integral part of supporting and defending "the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic." Nowadays, however, it's not only
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The flag has gone through 26 changes since the new union of 13 states first adopted it. The 48-star version holds the record for the longest time the flag has gone unchanged at 47 years. The current 50-star version will tie the record if it is still in use on July 4, 2007. (File Photo)
Sergeant Stripes says ... 'Know your flag!'
As a resolution for 2007, a noncommissioned officer is taking it upon himself to broaden the horizons of Team Offutt when it comes to Air Force customs and courtesies. The first offering from Sergeant Stripes, our resident expert on everything Air Force, or at least where to find the info, deals with our nation's flag, how and why we fly her, and
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Default Air Force Logo Evasive action
Not all training for Offutt aircrew members takes place on an aircraft. Or, for that matter, anywhere near one. For 14 Offutt flyers last week, training didn't take place in a simulator or classroom either. Instead, they packed their bags with energy bars and insect repellant, and left with Capt. Rhett Murphy, 55th Operations Squadron aircrew
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