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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Airman Devin Williams, an aircrew flight equipment technician with the 55th Operations Support Squadron, tests an HGU-55P (flyer's helmet) for a proper fit here April 29. The helmet is tested for normal and high altitudes before aircrews here deploy. U.S. Air Force Photo by Kendra Williams Aircrew flight equipment checked, rechecked
Have you ever wondered, while sitting through a pre-flight safety briefing on a commercial aircraft, what would happen if that little oxygen mask actually fell in front of your face? Would it work? When was the last time anyone actually looked at those things? The aircrew flight equipment office here, formerly known as life support, has the
0 5/06
2010
Airman and Family Readiness Center Separation roadmap will keep you on track
In the poem "The Road Not Taken," Robert Frost mourns the fact that he could only take one of the two paths in front of him. However, he does acknowledge that the lesser travelled path that he takes has made all the difference.When trying to fulfill all of one's milestones in life, having a roadmap available might make sure every path taken after
0 4/16
2010
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Many servicemembers, family members, civilians and retired servicemembers volunteer in their local communities. Capt. Felisa S. Wilson, 55th Medical Operations Squadron, Tech. Sgt. Gary D. Wertz, 55th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Airman 1st Class Jennifer M. Jalbert, 97th Intellligence Squadron, are three Offutt warriors who volunteer on a regular basis. This is their story. Retirees, civilians serve Offutt, local community
One teaches youth about the history of Omaha, another answers phones at the Red Cross call center and delivers meals to hungry families, and yet another lends her voice to sing the national anthem.These are just a few examples of the ways that military retirees and civilians serve Team Offutt and the local community.Retired Capt. Jim E. Mays left
0 4/08
2010
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Master Sgt. Paula Malott, an Arabic Linguist and chief of Standardization and Evaluations with the 97th Intelligence Squadron, reads a book written in Arabic at the Language Learning Center here March 31. Linguists like Sergeant Malott utilize the LLC and its many resources to maintain language proficiency. Sergeant Malott has spent her 20-plus year career with the Air Force as a linguist and has deployed more than 20 times in support of contingency operations. U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger Linguists are major part of 97th mission
Whether they're flying thousands of feet above Earth or with their feet firmly on the ground, the linguists of the 97th Intelligence Squadron are focused on protecting their fellow warriors.A linguist is defined as someone who is skilled in several languages and the linguists of the 97th IS speak multiple languages including Chinese, Russian,
0 4/05
2010
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Many servicemembers, family members, civilians and retired servicemembers volunteer in their local communities. Capt. Felisa S. Wilson, 55th Medical Operations Squadron, Tech. Sgt. Gary D. Wertz, 55th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Airman 1st Class Jennifer M. Jalbert, 97th Intellligence Squadron, are three Offutt warriors who volunteer on a regular basis. This is their story. Family members serve Team Offutt, community
Military family members sacrifice much. Their spouses, mothers and fathers leave to fight wars while they take care of the home and the children. Despite this, many still find time to serve their local community.In 2009, Offutt's Red Cross volunteers, many of them military family members, contributed 3,641 hours serving Team Offutt and the local
0 3/31
2010
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Many servicemembers, family members, civilians and retired servicemembers volunteer in their local communities. Capt. Felisa S. Wilson, 55th Medical Operations Squadron, Tech. Sgt. Gary D. Wertz, 55th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Airman 1st Class Jennifer M. Jalbert, 97th Intellligence Squadron, are three Offutt warriors who volunteer on a regular basis. This is their story. Military members serve their country, community
Military members volunteer to defend their country, many times in harm's way. Many of those same servicemembers also give their time freely to serve their local community, helping wherever they can.Members of Team Offutt support the base and local community in many ways. Whether it's working to make Offutt a better place for all servicemembers, or
0 3/26
2010
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - (From left) Dispatcher Betty McCubbin gives keys to base shuttle driver Sheila Wilen-Paulus before shift change inside the vehicle operations office March 19. Both Ms. McCubbin and Ms. Wilen-Paulus are part of the 55th Mission Support Group's Logistics Support Division. The division's vehicle operations section takes care of Offutt's transportation needs using a fleet of more than 60 vehicles.  

U.S. Air Force photo by Charles Haymond Vehicle ops' balancing act keeps mission moving
Picture performers spinning ceramic plates on thin poles, constantly watching, moving and adjusting to make sure the fragile disks stay balanced and rotating. One wrong move or lack of attention could easily cause the plates to tumble before shattering into pieces on the ground.The same concept of spinning plates is applied by a small group of
0 3/24
2010
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Capt. Sonja Hosler, the mobility flight chief for the 45th Reconnaissance Squadron, holds her six-month-old son, Clark Alexander, while she carefully removes his cranial helmet. Clark required the helmet to correct a severe flat spot on his head, officially known as plagiocephaly Captain Hosler and her husband Adam were able to purchase the helmet after receiving a $2,500 grant from the Air Force Aid Society. U.S. Air Force Courtesy Photo Air Force Assistance Fund takes care of their people
By now most people here are well aware that the 2010 Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign is underway.More than likely someone from your office has contacted you and explained how this annual campaign, in its 37th year of existence, continues to provide for the Air Force family through four different organizations.In the case of Capt. Sonja Hosler,
0 3/23
2010
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -  Staff Sgt. Jessica Chang, with the 55th Dental Squadron,adjusts the chin piece on an I-cat imaging machine for fellow squadron member Senior Airman Kalen Sanchez inside the dental facility at the Ehrling Bergquist Clinic March 11. The 55th DS's orthodontics section provides support to an average of 150-200 patients each month for dental services and treatment.

U.S. Air Force photo by Charles Haymond Orthodontists at Offutt provide relief, expert care
At any given time, there may only be approximately 36 orthodontists in the entire U.S. Air Force, stationed at a limited number of bases. Team Offutt is fortunate that several members of that small career field are stationed here and can help provide relief from a number of conditions and support for other dental services and treatments. The 55th
0 3/16
2010
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - Technical Sgt. Michael Munyon, with the 55th Security Forces Squadron, meditates before teaching a hapkido class at an Omaha dojang March 12. Sergeant Munyon currently holds a 5th degree black belt in Taekwondo and a 2nd degree black belt in Hapkido, another form of Korean martial arts. He was recently inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame.

U.S. Air Force photo by Charles Haymond
Mind, spirit, body connection key to martial arts, life successes
The relationship between the mind, body and spirit to overall health and happiness is well documented -- just stop by any library or bookstore self-help section and you'll see volumes on the subject. For one Offutt warrior, the understanding of that connection started early and not by simply cracking a book.Tech. Sgt. Michael Munyon is a 55th
0 3/16
2010
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