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Members of Team Offutt will pause to celebrate the Air Force’s 70th anniversary, 100 years of aviation and Nebraska’s 150th anniversary with a special birthday ball on Sept. 9, 2017. The 55th Wing, who is the host unit at Offutt, typically hosts a birthday ball every year to celebrate its heritage, but this year they’ve expanded their scope to highlight all three of these momentous occasions. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Josh Plueger) Birthday Ball set to celebrate three anniversaries
Members of Team Offutt will pause to celebrate the Air Force’s 70th anniversary, 100 years of aviation and Nebraska’s 150th anniversary with a special birthday ball on Sept. 9.The 55th Wing, who is the host unit at Offutt, typically hosts a birthday ball every year to celebrate its heritage, but this year they’ve expanded their scope to highlight
0 7/14
2017
Col. David Berg, 55th Wing vice commander, presents a U.S. flag to a group of locals to be placed at the former runway at
U.S. Army Air Forces station 131 in Nuthampstead, England. The abandoned airfield was home to the 55th Pursuit Group during World War II. (Courtesyphoto)
Wing leadership delivers flag to original home
Back in 1943, the newly-formed 55th Fighter Group called Nuthampstead, United States Army Air Forces station 131, home during World War II.Today, Nuthampstead is a quiet village and civil parish where an abandoned airstrip remains, harking back to its glory days.In the early 1980s, the 398th Bombardment Group, another unit who called this patch of
0 4/10
2017
Tech Sgt. Adam Gall, a program manager with the 55th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., stands in front of a mural he painted in the Bennie Davis Maintenance Facility Oct. 12, 2016. Gall bookended a scene involving aircraft maintained by the 55th Wing with the text of the Airman’s Creed and the Maintenance Creed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Rachel Hammes) 55th AMXS honors heritage through murals
The hallways of the Bennie Davis Maintenance Facility here were brightened recently by the completion of a mural more than 500 hours in the making.Tech Sgt. Adam Gall, a program manager with the 55th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, began work on the mural in March, thinking it would be a project he could finish quickly before returning to his normal
0 11/02
2016
A four-ship formation performs a flyover during the Air Force Memorial's 10th anniversary ceremony in Arlington, Va., Oct. 14, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Past, present, future: AF Memorial 10th anniversary
For the last decade, the Air Force Memorial stood boldly in the skyline of the nation’s capital, inciting pride and honor, and recognizing the dedication and sacrifices of Airmen who have served. Members of industry, Airmen and media attended a ceremony in celebration of the monument’s 10th anniversary under its spires in Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 14.
0 10/18
2016
Dave Webber, 55th Wing Birthday Ball master of ceremonies, speaks next to the events ice sculpture inside the Embassy Suites ballroom in La Vista, Nebraska for the 2015 Birthday Ball, May 16. The Birthday Ball is a formal celebration recognizing the wing’s proud heritage as well as its current mission and role in the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jeff W. Gates/Released) Wing to celebrate its heritage
The 55th Wing will pause to reflect on its illustrious 75 year legacy during Heritage Week May 16 - 21, 2016.The wing traces its lineage to the 55th Pursuit Group constituted Nov. 20, 1940, and activated Jan. 15, 1941, at Hamilton Field, California.Heritage Week includes the 55th Wing Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Tales of the 55th, and
0 4/07
2016
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