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Matthew Croteau, firefighter with the 55th Civil Engineering Squadron, clips wires during the Surviving the Fire Ground, Fire Fighter/Fire Officer and Command Preparedness exercise inside building 163 on Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 22. Mr. Crouteau was one of 48 firefighters who participated in this training exercise. 

U.S. Air Force Photo by Charles Haymond/Released Know the way out for Fire Prevention Week
Fire prevention week takes place here Oct. 8-14. This year’s theme for the annual campaign is, “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”  “Nearly half of all Americans have not developed a home fire escape plan,” said David Eblin, Offutt Fire chief. “Of those that have, one-quarter have never practiced it.” To educate the public about the importance
0 9/29
2017
The 55th Wing has earned Air Combat Commands 2017 Meritorious Unit Award, this is the 11th time the Fightin' Fifty-Fifth has won the award. Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth earns MUA
Air Combat Command recently announced the 55th Wing as one of its Meritorious Unit Award recipients for 2017.The 55th Wing was just one of six wings to earn the award from the command, which recognizes organizations for outstanding achievement or service in direct support of combat operations.“Every member of the Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth should wear
0 9/14
2017
Bellevue pitches in to prevent no-hitter for Offutt Bellevue pitches in to prevent no-hitter for Offutt
Offutt’s intramural softball season wrapped up August 10, but it wouldn’t have been possible without help from the City of Bellevue’s Parks and Recreation Department, who provided softball fields free of charge when Offutt’s softball complex was heavily damaged in the June 16 tornado.“We went out to the softball fields that night and three of the
0 9/01
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Review Boards Agency Announces Changes to Application Process
The Air Force Review Boards Agency is changing the process by which Airmen, their families and veterans submit some applications for formal board consideration.
0 8/24
2017
Default Air Force Logo REAL ID Act implementation on Offutt AFB
Visitors to Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska have until Oct. 10, 2017 to comply with the regulations in the REAL ID Act that was passed by Congress in 2005. The REAL ID Act set up guidelines for the issuance of identifications, such as driver's licenses.
0 7/14
2017
Fireworks fill the sky on July 8, 2017 at Offutt’s base lake during the annual fireworks display. Several family activities took place at the celebration including face painting, treasure hunt and a performance from the Heartland of America Band. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada) Celebrating Independence Day
Fireworks fill the sky on July 8, 2017 at Offutt’s base lake during the annual fireworks display. Several family activities took place at the celebration including face painting, treasure hunt and a performance from the Heartland of America Band. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada)
0 7/12
2017
Lt. Col. Jennifer Saraceno, 97th Intelligence Squadron commander, officially unveils Tennant Hall on the squadron headquarters building during a ceremony here June 30. The facility was dedicated in honor of retired Chief Master Sgt. Thomas H. Tennant who played a major role establishing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations in multiple units which later became the 97th IS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Charles Haymond) Building dedication honors unit legend
A dedication ceremony was held at the 97th Intelligence Squadron headquarters facility here June 30. The facility was dedicated Tennant Hall in honor of retired Chief Master Sgt. Thomas H. Tennant who played a major role establishing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations in multiple units which later became the 97th IS.
0 7/06
2017
British Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Ade Pickup, an exchange officer with the 338th Combat Training Squadron, flies the United Kingdom flag and poses with Hugh Trenchard, a special teddy bear, following a training flight on an RC-135 here June 29. Hugh is an honorary member of the RAF and has been flying on aircraft all across the U.S. this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force in 1918 and also the U.S. Air Force 70th anniversary this year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Charles Haymond) Local training flight includes special passenger
A standard RC-135 training mission was flown here June 29, much like any other day.However, this 338th Combat Training Squadron flight was unique as one of its crew members was none other than Hugh Trenchard, a very special teddy bear who is an honorary member of the British Royal Air Force.Named after Sir Hugh Trenchard, Marshal of the Royal Air
0 6/29
2017
Anyone who wishes to request permission to operate commercial sUAS on Offutt must meet certain requirements.  This includes certifying and registering the sUAS as well as following requirements set by the FAA. (Courtesy Graphic) Base policy set for Small Unmanned Aircraft System use
As the popularity of commercial, off-the-shelf remotely piloted aircraft, or drones, continue to increase, a policy has been established to ensure the safety and security of resources and personnel on base. These aircraft, which are designated as small unmanned aircraft systems, or sUAS by the Department of Defense and the Federal Aviation Administration, are unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds.
0 6/16
2017
Maj. Gen. Mary F. O’Brien, 25th Air Force commander, presents Col. Michael Manion with the 55th Wing guidon during a chang of command ceremony in Dock 1 of the Bennie Davis Maintenance Facility June 8. The Fightin' Fifty-Fifth said farewell to Col. Marty Reynolds and welcomed Col. Manion. Fightin' Fifty-Fifth welcomes new commander
The Fightin' Fifty-Fifth, Air Combat Command’s largest wing, welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony June 8.Col. Michael Manion assumed command of the 55th Wing from Col. Marty Reynolds during the time-honored military ceremony inside the Bennie Davis Maintenance Facility.Maj. Gen. Mary F. O’Brien, 25th Air Force commander,
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