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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - Airman 1st Class Ricky Vickers, a fuels distribution operator with the 55th Maintenance Squadron's Fuels Management Flight, prepares to refuel a 55th Wing Constant Phoenix aircraft here using the underground fuel delivery system and an R-12 hydrant truck March 1. The R-12 is capable of pushing up to 1,000 gallons of jet fuel per minute. U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger
MXS flight provides lifeblood to aircraft
Although it takes many people and organizations to keep Offutt aircraft flying, there is only one small group of professionals who provide the needed lifeblood - JP-8 jet fuel.That's the responsibility of the 55th Maintenance Squadron's Fuels Management Flight, otherwise known as Petroleum, Oils and Lubricants, or POL.Senior Master Sgt. Patrick
0 3/05
2010
March is National Kidney Month and the professionals from the 55th Medical Group encourage everyone to take care of their kidneys. The kidneys perform numerous functions within the body including balancing bodily fluids, removing waste products  and controling blood pressure. U.S. Air Force graphic by Josh Plueger March is National Kidney Month
You might be wondering, "What do my kidneys do that's so important that there is a whole month to raise awareness about them?" They do much more than people may realize. Kidneys:· Remove waste products from the body · Balance the body's fluids · Control blood pressure · Regulate the body's mineral and acidity levels · Activate vitamin D to regulate
0 3/05
2010
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - March is National Nutrition Month and the professionals at the 55th Medical Group encourage everyone to eat nutritious meals that include fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free dairy products. U.S. Air Force graphic by Jeff Gates Nutrition made easy
Now that the weather is finally warming up, it's time to make it outside, become more active and work on that recurring New Year's resolution of getting in better shape. Being healthy isn't just about going to the gym and working out. It begins with eating right, and March just happens to be National Nutrition Month. Here are some easy-to-follow
0 3/04
2010
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - Staff Sgt. Savanna Layton, with the 55th Operations Support Squadron, checks the schedule for incoming aircraft at base operations Feb. 16. The Airfield Operations Flight airfield management team coordinates with various base agencies to provide a safe environment for aircraft operations. 

U.S. Air Force photo by Charles Haymond Airfield managers keep Offutt flying operations safe
Whether here in America's Heartland or in a barren desert in the middle of Southwest Asia, airfield managers like those assigned to Offutt's 55th Operations Support Squadron are instrumental in our Air Force's ability to "fly, fight and win." The airfield management team here is responsible for the overall management of the Offutt airfield and
0 2/18
2010
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Tom Kovy, logistics management specialist with the 55th Mission Support Group, weighs a piece of luggage at the passenger terminal here Feb. 11. Space-available flights for military members, family members, and military retirees to places such as Peterson AFB, Colo., Scott AFB, Ill., and Andrews AFB, Md., are available from Offutt. 

U.S. Air Force photo by Charles Haymond Space-A flights easy on the wallet
Many people have heard the phrase, "if it's free, then it's too good to be true." For many team Offutt members, however, that's not the case with space available travel. As a military member, family member or military retiree, Space-A may be a great travel option at little to no cost. With a little research you can get to where you want to go and
0 2/11
2010
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb.- Derek Larson, a firefighter and driver engineer for the 55th Civil Engineering Squadron Fire Department, checks the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, or SCBA, for operational readiness inside a fire truck as part of daily operational checks  Feb. 5. Firefighters with the fire department, perform a long list of equipment checks daily. U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger
Offutt fire professionals trained, ready
The professionals who make up the Offutt Fire Department are highly trained in a number of different specialties so they're ready to keep Team Offutt safe. Whether it's responding to an aircraft emergency or educating people on how to prevent household fires."When somebody calls 911, they want and expect to get somebody who is trained, professional
0 2/10
2010
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- February is Children's Dental Health Month and the 55th Dental Squadron encourages all children to brush their teeth twice a day, use dental floss and have a dental exam performed once a year. Members of Team Offutt can make a dental appointment for their children by calling the Ehrling Bergquist Clinic, at 232-CARE. U.S. Air Force graphic by Ronald St. Pierre Sipping, snacking, tooth decay
Many parents across the country issue a common refrain at dinner, "Eat that -- it's good for you." There's another old favorite in the parental arsenal of dietary warnings, "Don't eat that -- it'll rot your teeth." Now more than ever, children are faced with a bewildering array of food choices -- from fresh produce to sugar-laden processed
0 2/04
2010
(U.S. Air Force Illustration by Airman 1st Class Alexandre Montes) Tax center staff ready to provide free help with annual 'ritual'
It's the start of a new year. For many Americans that means putting away holiday decorations, making resolutions and returning to work. For most Americans, it also means it's time to gather necessary forms and receipts for the Internal Revenue Service.Thanks to the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, free assistance is available for most
0 1/15
2010
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Staff Sgt. John Grunik, a criminal investigator with the 55th Security Forces Squadron, dusts a keyboard for prints inside Bldg. 160 here during a simulated investigation. The 55th SFS criminal investigation section consists of a three man team that investigates a variety of crimes including theft, assault and drug related incidents.  U.S. Air Force photo by Charles Haymond
Investigations section helps keep Offutt safe
If your property is stolen or vandalized or someone you know has been assaulted there's a team within the 55th Security Forces Squadron with the expertise to help you. The 55th SFS Investigations Section investigates a wide variety of crimes including theft, assault and drug-related incidents.Corey D. Zimmer, chief of 55th SFS criminal
0 1/07
2010
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb., -- Charles Stoll, a client services representative with the 55th Communications Squadron, receives a call from a customer for a base number inside the telephone operations building here Dec. 4, 2009. The telephone operations client services department receives between 27,000 to 37,000 calls a month. U.S. Air Force photo by Charles Haymond
Offutt Operator, may I help you?
A last-minute tasker has been handed down and a contact number is needed in a hurry to complete it. What is that number? No directory is in sight and the computer system has been shut down for the night. Instinctively, the base operator number is dialed. The numbers are punched, a ring tone is heard and finally an answer: "Offutt Operator, may I
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