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Default Air Force Logo AF narrows locations considered for basing new RPA units
The Air Force has selected candidate bases for a potential new MQ-9 Reaper wing with units at up to two locations.
0 9/08
2016
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Elbert Foreman Jr., a military working dog handler, meets with staff members of the Omaha Storm Chasers baseball team during a military appreciation game held at Werner Park, Papillion, Neb. on Aug. 7.  Foreman and his dog Rocky ceremoniously place the game ball on the mound for the evening’s game.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger) Storm Chasers show Military Appreciation
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Elbert Foreman Jr., a military working dog handler, meets with staff members of the Omaha Storm Chasers baseball team during a military appreciation game held at Werner Park, Papillion, Neb. on Aug. 7. Foreman and his dog Rocky ceremoniously place the game ball on the mound for the evening’s game. (U.S. Air Force photo
0 8/08
2016
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Mark C. Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, hands the 557th Weather Wing guidon to U.S. Air Force Col. Steven Dickerson, during a change of command ceremony at the 557th WW Auditorium June 24 on Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Dickerson took command from U.S. Air Force Col. William Carle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada) Weather wing under new leadership
The 557th Weather Wing held a change of command ceremony in their auditorium June 24.U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Mark C. Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, presided over the event as U.S. Air Force Col. Steven Dickerson took command of the 557th WW from U.S. Air Force Col. William Carle.When searching through possible wing
0 6/29
2016
Select personnel from 15 Air National Guard Engineering and Installation organizations are installing more than 600 miles of cabling in support of the US Strategic Command, Command and Control facility construction project. Civilian contractors would have required costly security escorts at all times causing costs to soar even higher than the $1.2 billion projection. Members from Mississippi, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Utah and Minnesota are already proving their value to the project. (U.S. Air Force photo by Steve Cunningham) Air National Guard E&I Team - saving U.S. Strategic Command millions
Select personnel from 15 Air National Guard Engineering and Installation organizations are either in place or will soon arrive at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.  Before the next three years have passed, they will have installed more than 600 miles of cabling in support of the U.S. Strategic Command Command and Control facility construction
0 4/29
2016
Samantha Strong-Henninger, meteorologist for the 557th weather wing, compares images for a dust study on Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., April 28, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jeff W. Gates) 557th meteorologist earns Weather Civilian of the Year
Air Force officials recently announced a member of the 557th Weather Wing as the Weather Civilian of the Year.Samantha Strong-Henninger, 16th Weather Squadron meteorologist, has been working for the 557th WW for three years."I began my career as an intern with the 557th WW, what was then the Air Force Weather Agency, on the Air Force Weather Web
0 4/29
2016
Pictured is a plaque of fallen weather warrior U.S. Air Force Capt. Nathan Nylander. They 557th Weather Wing hosted a remembrance ceremony for him April 27, 2016 in their auditorium. (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger) Fallen weather Airman honored
Members of the 557th Weather Wing gathered for a remembrance ceremony in honor of Capt. Nathan Nylander, a fallen weather Airman, April 27.Nylander was a weather officer with the 25th Operational Weather Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., who was killed in Afghanistan along with eight others during a shooting at Kabul International
0 4/29
2016
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - An F/A 18 Super Hornet does a low fly-by along the runway as part of the 2010 Defenders of Freedom Open House and Air Show Aug. 28.  The Hornet was one of several aerial demonstrations, including the F-22 Raptor and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger
Two highly sought-after acts added to air show
While the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are set as the headliner of the 2016 Offutt Defenders of Freedom Open House and Air Show July 30-31, other performers are starting to fill up the schedule. One of the most anticipated and highly sought after performers who have recently joined the mix is the U.S. Navy’s VFA-122 Super Hornet Demonstration
0 4/25
2016
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Gerard Birkenmeier, a guitarist from the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band, rehearses prior to the concert at Aurora Public Schools on April 13, 2016, in Aurora, Neb. These Airman musicians represent more than 325,000 Air Force professionals around the world who protect and defend America’s freedoms. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada) Offutt’s Raptor Band reaches out to local students
The U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band’s Raptor ensemble took to the stage on April 13 at Aurora Public Schools to perform a concert for middle and high schoolers in Aurora, Neb. Raptor,  a rock band that consists of two vocalists, keyboard, guitar, drums and bass. Each of the musicians is a full-time, active-duty member of the Air Force with
0 4/19
2016
The Orange My Military Communities 2, or MyMC2 app, is an Air Force-wide app that has information on events happening at Air Force Bases across the U.S. The app was developed by the 375th Communication Support Squadron’s web application development team at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. (U.S. Air Force photo by Charles Haymond) MyMC2 App -- is where it’s at
It is called My Military Communities 2, or MyMC2, and when it comes finding information on Offutt-related events, this free app is where it’s at.Multiple organizations across Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., have come together to combine their events into one simple-to-use smart phone app.MyMC2 has features other apps simply don’t have. The first is
0 4/15
2016
Dark clouds roll across the landscape, the wind start to blow from all directions, lightning begins to flash, thunder roars all around and it start to rain. That is when you hear them, the warning sirens from Offutt delivering a dreadful message…tornado. Don't wait - be prepared.
Be warned, a siren in Nebraska isn’t Greek mythology
Dark clouds roll across the landscape, the wind start to blow from all directions, lightning begins to flash, thunder roars all around and it start to rain.That is when you hear them, the warning sirens from Offutt delivering a dreadful message…tornado.“In an emergency, seconds count,” said Horace Spiller, installation emergency manager for the
0 4/08
2016
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