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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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