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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brandon Worra, 763rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit communications navigations specialist, directs a RC-135 Rivet Joint for taxiing for takeoff at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 11, 2014. The RC-135 Rivet Joint is a reconnaissance aircraft, and supports theater and national level consumers with near real-time on-scene intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination capabilities. Worra is deployed from Offut Air Force Base, Nebraska and hails from Muskegon, Michigan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ciara Wymbs) Maintaining the hunt
This week marks the monumental quarter of a century anniversary for the 55th Wing's RC-135V/W Rivet Joint presence in the U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility. The 1960s aircraft provides invaluable intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to the Armed Forces, in turn helping to ensure the troops make it home safely.None of this would
0 8/10
2015
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Burke’s, 55th Wing Honor Guard NCO in charge, organizes a clothing rack full of Honor Guard uniforms Aug. 7 at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Burke invested approximately $500 in organizing the uniform supply closet and has saved the Air Force more than $15,000. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dana P. Heard) Honor Guard NCO makes uniform changes
After investing approximately $500, Offutt's Honor Guard NCO in charge, has saved the Air Force more than $15,000 through his innovative uniform program.U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Burke's, 55th Wing Honor Guard NCOIC, vision came from the three years he spent at his last assignment prior to Offutt."When I first took over ... I quickly
0 8/10
2015
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brandon Worra, 763rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit communications navigations specialist, directs a RC-135 Rivet Joint for taxiing for takeoff at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 11, 2014. The RC-135 Rivet Joint is a reconnaissance aircraft, and supports theater and national level consumers with near real-time on-scene intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination capabilities. Worra is deployed from Offut Air Force Base, Nebraska and hails from Muskegon, Michigan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ciara Wymbs) Maintaining the hunt
This week marks the monumental quarter of a century anniversary for the 55th Wing's RC-135V/W Rivet Joint presence in the U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility. The 1960s aircraft provides invaluable intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to the Armed Forces, in turn helping to ensure the troops make it home safely.None of this would
0 8/10
2015
Pamela Clark, 55th Wing Judge Advocate tax representative, looks through her files July 31 at the tax center housed out of Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, legal office. Clark has been helping Team Offutt members with their taxes for more than a decade. (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger) Get your money back Offutt
For more than a decade, one of Team Offutt's finest has been saving tax payers hundreds of thousands of dollars.Pamela Clark, 55th Wing Judge Advocate tax representative, and her posse of volunteers bring a unique complimentary service to the base year in and year out with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, program. Last year they
0 8/03
2015
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Tomás Morales, 557th Weather Wing weather training developer, plays percussion with his band, Esencia Latina Band. They are the only Latin band in the Omaha area. (Courtesy photo)

Weather Airman heats up the stage as Latin percussionist
Known for its ability to make listeners want to get up and move, Latin music is globally recognized for its upbeat tempo and captivating sounds."There is something about it that is electrifying," said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Tomás Morales, 557th Weather Wing weather training developer. "The rhythms of the percussion section, sounds of the brass,
0 3/27
2015
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jacob Bryson and another airman push a heater cart out of the path of an RC-135 Rivet Joint while preparing the aircraft for launch Feb. 3 at Offutt Air Force Base Neb. Additional maintenance time is typically needed during winter operations to heat aircraft and to remove snow and ice from the aircraft prior to take-off.   Bryson is a crew chief assigned to the 83rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 55 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Delanie Stafford/Released) Out of the snow, into the sky
It's around 7:30 a.m. on a frigid February morning in eastern Nebraska. The sun is just starting to peek over the Loess Hills, situated across the border in western Iowa. Thousands of people slowly make their way to jobs where they'll spend the workday in the comfortable confines of an office building. It's no different for the majority of
0 2/09
2015
The 338th Combat Training Squadron’s heritage room boasts an impressive hand crafted bar with sheets of metal resembling airframe rivets, Jan. 20, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.  The room is now shared with Royals Air Force crew members since they’ve been training side-by-side with Airmen from Team Offutt. (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger/Released) A Salute to Heritage
There's a place in each of Offutt's flying squadrons where Airmen convene.  A place that adorns squadron history on its perimeter walls, which helps bond that unit's heritage from its past to its present. Photographed wingmen, forever exempt from time, are always in attendance from display cases. A place where squadron lineage is not
0 1/23
2015
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Galicia Castillo, 55th Wing command post, opened up during the inaugural Story Tellers event called ‘The Long and Short of it’ held on Dec. 16 at the Patriot Club on Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Castillo spoke about her struggles with depression and the help she sought and how it affected her career.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger/Released) Mentorship, a story like no other
The lights were dim and the atmosphere was relaxed at the Patriot Club on Dec. 16 as four Airmen shared their personal story in the inaugural story telling mentoring event called 'The Long and Short of it.'This was Offutt's first story tellers event and the subjects included seeking mental health assistance and the effects it has on the Air Force
0 1/23
2015
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan Clay, a Defense Courier Station Offutt courier, hands classified packages to fellow courier, U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. John King, on the flightline at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Nov. 18, 2014. The Defense Courier Station Offutt is tasked with servicing nine states and 130 customers, comprising the second largest geographical area of responsibility for all of the 18 worldwide defense courier units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger/Released) Defense couriers continually deliver for 'no-fail' mission
The warm colors of sunrise mock the transient crew members waiting on the eastern side of a hangar, the temperature stuck in the single digits.  The silence that accompanies such a deep freeze gives way to a faint chirp of rubber meeting cement as a C-12 aircraft arrives at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.  Transient crew members assume their positions
0 12/11
2014
Vocalists with the United States Air Force’s Heartland of America Band perform at Blair High School on Nov. 8, 2014.  The HOAB located at Offutt Air Force Base, toured to numerous locations throughout Nebraska putting on free concerts in honor of Veteran’s Day.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger/Released) More than just musicians: Heartland of America Band on Tour
Heartland of America Band members do more than just perform, these Airmen are stage crew workers, operations team members, and public affairs specialists who plan, publicize and perform the shows they produce.The band recently finished up its Salute to Veterans Tour Nov. 9 after spending five days on the road. The tour consisted of five stops in
0 11/18
2014
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