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Default Air Force Logo Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Offutt Air Force Base is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with events at various on-base facilities throughout May.“The purpose of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month is to step back and recognize the contributions their cultures have made in America,” said Master Sgt. Courtney Bailey, 55th Wing
0 5/11
2018
595th Command & Control Group Shield 595th C2G launches suggestion app
The 595th Command and Control Group at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, recently introduced a suggestion app, allowing members of the group to send suggestions and feedback directly to group leadership.The app allows Airmen and civilians at all levels of the group to submit comments anonymously, which the group hopes will encourage honest
0 4/13
2018
U.S. Air Force Col. Mike Manion, 55th Wing commander, speaks at a 55th Security Forces Squadron all call March 27, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Due to a recent uptick of security breaches at Air Force bases across the world, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein directed installation commanders to address potential vulnerabilities March 26. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Skovo) Offutt reaffirms dedication to security
Col. Mike Manion, 55th Wing commander, spoke to the importance of base security at a 55th Security Forces Squadron all call March 27, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.Due to a recent uptick of security breaches at Air Force bases across the world, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein directed installation commanders to
0 3/30
2018
The Omaha Rollergirls, a roller derby team, practice March 7, 2018, Omaha, Nebraska. Tech Sgt. Stephanie Hawthorne, 16th Weather Squadron NCO in charge of the Model Operations Flight and Senior Airman Corrina Mussehl, 595th Strategic Communications Squadron network technician, are members of the team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Shirk) Warriors on the Track
At first glance, one could describe roller derby as chaotic. Skaters clad in helmets and pads circle the track, colliding with one another while shouting commands to their teammates. Look closer and one could see blocking and plays similar to what you would expect at a football game. The women who put on skates and take to the track transform from
0 3/09
2018
Senior Airman Angel Sanchez, 55th Maintenance Squadron Consolidated Support Flight aircraft hydraulics journeyman speaks to students from Bellevue East High School Feb. 27, 2018 at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The tour highlighted the roles that both military and civilian Airmen hold here and what it takes to keep Offutt AFB’s aircraft mission ready. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Skovo) Bellevue East JROTC visits 55th MXS
The 55th Maintenance Squadron hosted a tour for a Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps class from Bellevue East High School to showcase the mission and capabilities of the squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, Feb. 27, 2017.The tour, which was the first of its kind, provided students a chance to see into the world of aircraft maintenance
0 3/02
2018
Digital patch of the 97th Intelligence Squadron. 97th IS gains embedded MFLC
A Military & Family Life Counselor was embedded within the 97th Intelligence Squadron to provide full time support for the unit at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, on Nov. 27, 2017.The counselor fills the gap left by the loss of the 97th IS in-house mental health provider whose schedule no longer permitted the part-time annexed care.The MFLCs
0 1/12
2018
Dave Nelson Jr., a retired U.S. Navy anti-submarine warfare operator and search and rescue swimmer, bowls during an event hosted by the Office of the Warrior Advocate at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, Dec. 21, 2017. The OWA reached out to many organizations in the Omaha and Offutt community to share what resources are available on base for Wounded Worriors, disabled veterans and their families through bowling. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Skovo) Roll for recovery: Office of the Warrior Advocate hosts outreach event
The Office of the Warrior Advocate gathered 25 Wounded Warriors and disabled veterans for a bowling event at Offutt Air Force Base Dec. 21, 2017The adaptive bowling event aimed to strengthen the community of injured active duty service members and veterans the office has been building since it was established in October 2016.The warriors, vets and
0 12/22
2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Alena Zidlicky, a vocalist and French Horn player with the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band, sings a solo at the 2015 “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert series held at Bellevue East High School on Dec. 12 in Bellevue, Neb.  The holiday concert series goes to several metro area schools over the two-week performance.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger) Heartland of America Band set to spread cheer for 31st straight year
The Offutt-based, 16-piece Heartland of America Band is scheduled to conduct 4 free holiday-themed performances in the local community starting Dec. 10 and ending Dec. 17, 2017.
0 12/01
2017
Multiple trees and power lines were downed during a major storm on June 16. Property damage occurred to various facilities, homes and some aircraft, but no base personnel were injured. (55th Wing Public Affairs Photo) Storm causes significant damage to base
A major storm caused significant damage to parts of the base on June 16. The fast moving storm with driving rain and high winds of upwards of 80 miles per hour arrived at approximately 8:15 p.m. and continued for roughly 30-45 minutes.
0 6/19
2017
The children of U.S. Air Force Col. Joseph J. Gyulavics pose with their father’s hall of fame plaque at the annual Tales of the 55th ceremony held at the Bennie Davis Maintenance Facility on May 15, 2015 at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Gyulavics was posthumously selected for inclusion into the 55th Wing Hall of Fame.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger/Released) 55th Wing Hall of Fame accepting nominations
The Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth has left an indelible mark on history since its inception in 1941. The wing has been involved in nearly every major conflict, beginning with World War II, and is considered one of the most heavily deployed units in the Air Force today. As the 55th Wing celebrates its 76th birthday this year, the 55th Wing Association is once again accepting nominations for the 55th Wing Hall of Fame.
0 6/16
2017
Senior Airman Kassandra Gomez, 55th Security Forces Squadron quality control evaluator and 55th SFA member, plants flowers outside the Kenney Gate at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, May 10, 2017 during a beautification project. Airmen took time to ensure that the first impression of Offutt AFB was a positive one for newcomers and visitors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada) Making Offutt look good starts at the gate
Members of the 55th Security Forces Association worked on the landscaping just outside the Kenney Gate May 10 as part of a base beautification project. “We do this annually because we care about making a good first impression,” said Senior Airman Kassandra Gomez, 55th Security Forces Squadron quality control evaluator and 55th SFA member.  “This is
0 5/19
2017
Col. David Berg, 55th Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Michael Morris, 55th Wing command chief, cut the ribbon on the 55th Wing Operations Center during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the 55th Intelligence Support Squadron May 1. The WOC is now the central hub for wing-level situational awareness on all of its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets, as well as its electronic warfare assets, supporting combatant commanders around the world on a daily basis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kendra Williams) Fifty-Fifth stands up wing operations center
After just 60 days and a mere $30,000 investment, the 55th Wing Operations Center officially opened its door for business during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the 55th Intelligence Support Squadron May 1.The WOC is now the central hub for wing-level situational awareness on all of its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets, as well as
0 5/12
2017
On Aug. 16, 1966, the 55th Wing completed a major move when it went from Forbes Air Force Base, Kansas to Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. August 2016 marked 50 years for the 55th Wing at Offutt Airce Base. Wing makes move to Nebraska
Editor’s note: This is the third article in a series that annotates the history of the 55th Wing from its early days as a World War II pursuit group to its current form as an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance unit.After nearly two years of planning, the 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing moved from Forbes Air Force Base, Kansas, to
0 4/26
2017
Offutt will begin migrating base email to a new cloud-based system on March 6 as part of the Collaboration Pathfinder project that will outsource collaborative services to the Microsoft Office 365 cloud-based platform. The new system will increase the mailbox size from 90 MB to 100 GB of storage capacity. Offutt next in line for cloud-based email
Is your email box almost full? Well rest easy. Starting March 6, Offutt will begin migrating base email to a new system as part of the Collaboration Pathfinder project that will outsource collaborative services to the Microsoft Office 365 cloud-based platform.
0 2/27
2017
Royal Air Force 51 Squadron maintenance personnel recover an RAF RC-135 Airseeker following its landing at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Feb. 11. The aircraft diverted from Nellis Air Force Base to Offutt where it received maintenance assistance from the 55th Maintenance Group to correct a landing gear problem that occurred while participating in a joint exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Delanie Stafford) Offutt teams with RAF 51 Squadron to fix Airseeker landing gear
The 55th Wing marked another historic milestone when a Royal Air Force RC-135 ‘Airseeker’ aircraft diverted to Offutt Air Force Base after experiencing landing gear problems during a joint exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
0 2/17
2017
Air Force Col. Joseph Santucci, 55th Operations Group commander (right) and Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Michael Rager, 55th Operations Group command chief (left), present Air Force Senior Airman Alex Fausnight, 338th Combat Training Squadron (center), with his Gold Level certificate for Leadership Pathways. Leadership Pathways is an Air Force program that Air Combat Command has adopted to help support the Comprehensive Airmen Fitness strategy. (Courtesy Photo) Experience is worth more than gold
The Leadership Pathway’s program here has awarded its first Gold certificate to a member of the Team Offutt community.Senior Airman Alex Fausnight, 338th Combat Training Squadron, took full advantage of the program and received his gold certificate for attending 23 courses in the Leadership Pathways Course Catalog.“I have to admit, all the classes
0 10/12
2016
In an effort to educate the Offutt community about fire prevention, the Offutt Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association for this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign held Oct. 9 - 15, 2016. (Courtesy Graphic) Fire Prevention Week encourages checking smoke alarm date
In an effort to educate the Offutt community about fire prevention, the Offutt Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association for this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign held Oct. 9 - 15. The Offutt Fire Department will be hosting educational events for Bellevue Elementary School classes, from kindergartens to 2nd
0 10/11
2016
Suitcase in hand, 2nd Lt. Harry Burdette was enroute to Miami for mandatory leave given to prisoners of war. His grandson Capt. Shawn Jensen, a RC-135 Rivet Joint pilot with the 763rd Reconnaissance Wing, refers to his grandfather's diary when he needs a reminder of the sacrifices his grandfather made in captivityas a prisoner of war for 18 months in Nazi Germany. (Courtesy photo/Richard Burdette/Released) Offutt Airman continues Grandfather’s World War II legacy
“You are standing on the shoulders of giants,” said Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Good, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing command chief, as he spoke with the newcomers of the 379th AEW during an early morning briefing.Good was referring to the history the 379th Bombardment Group made during World War II in the skies over Europe. The assertion by the command
0 9/21
2016
The Air Force Wounded Warrior program is hosting a Warrior CARE event at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, in September. AFW2 provides personalized service and support and advocacy for the needs of seriously wounded, ill and injured Air Force men and women. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) Warrior CARE event slated for Offutt Sept. 19 - 22
The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program, in coordination with the 55th Wing, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, will host a Warrior CARE event Sept. 19-22. The CARE event provides seriously wounded, ill and injured military members, veterans and their caregivers focused and personalized service through caregiver support training, adaptive and
0 9/08
2016
Retired Staff Sgt. Nicholas Dadgostar participates in the discus competition during a previous Warrior CARE event at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Team Offutt will host a Warrior CARE event, sponsored by the U.S. Air Force Wounded 
Warrior Program, for more than 120 seriously wounded, ill or injured Total Force service members, their caregivers and families Sept. 19-22, 2016.
Offutt to host Wounded Warrior CARE Event
Team Offutt will host a Warrior CARE event, sponsored by the U.S. Air Force Wounded Warrior Program, for more than 120 seriously wounded, ill or injured Total Force service members, their caregivers and familiesseriously or very seriously wounded, ill or injured Total Force service members, their caregivers and families, Sept. 19 - 22.CARE is an
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2016
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