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Airmen and family members from the 557th Weather Wing pose for a group photo in front of the Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home May 28, 2018, Bellevue, Nebraska. The group volunteered to assist the ENVH in hosting their Memorial Day ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Shirk) 2nd WS continues volunteering tradition at veterans’ home
Service members from the 557th Weather Wing’s 2nd Weather Squadron – as well as other wing units – volunteered to assist in hosting Memorial Day ceremonies May 28, 2018, at the Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home in Bellevue, Nebraska. The effort has become a squadron tradition which brings together multiple generations of veterans to remember those who gave their lives in service.
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2018
Teammates Airman 1st Class Aubry Burkhardt, Airman 1st Class Madison Farley and Airman Aminah Griffin, 55th Force Support Squadron Sustainment Flight food service apprentices, compete in a top chef competition May 31, 2018 at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Burkhardt, Farley and Griffin, won the competition and earned a traveling trophy and a day off from work. (U.S. Air Force photo by Charles J. Haymond) Dining halls face off in top chef competition
The 55th Force Support Squadron Sustainment Flight hosted a top chef competition May 31, 2018, at the King dining facility at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The contestants set aside the regular menu list and developed their own meal plans and plating methods for the judges. The competitors received three kinds of meats, four different
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Deployment Programs support Airmen and their families
Families of deployed military members have resources available to them they may not be aware of at the 55th Force Support Squadron’s Airmen and Family Readiness Center located in building 323C, room 206.The A&FRC provides resources to meet the needs of Airmen and their families throughout the deployment cycle.“Our aim is to take care of whatever
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2018
Members of U.S. Strategic Command and the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron stand on the flight line at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, in front of a U.S. Navy E-6B after having pulled a successful alert May 21, 2018. The entire crew worked together to ensure the U.S. was defended in the instance of a strategic attack against the nation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Hammes) 625th STOS Airman completes 400th alert
When Capt. Paul Bouvier arrived at the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, in October 2016, he was just in time to bear witness to a transition in the mindset of the missiles field throughout the Air Force. As an Airborne Launch Control System intelligence officer and strike planner at the 625th STOS, one of
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2018
Royal Air Force Master Aircrew Keith Wing, 56 Squadron Rivet Joint specialist, clears snow from the grave of  U.S. Army 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt February 2018, at Forrest Lawn Memorial Park, Nebraska. RAF Warrant Officer leads renovation of 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt’s grave
The recent restoration of 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt’s grave was sparked when a Royal Air Force Rivet Joint specialist, assigned to RAF Waddington’s 56 Squadron visited his grave to pay respects to the former squadron member in December 2017, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Nebraska. Offutt had been a part of 56 Squadron for approximately a day before he
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2018
Civic Leader Tour Omaha Metro civic leaders visit Davis-Monthan
The 55th Wing hosted seventeen civic leaders from Nebraska and Iowa on the Sun Never Sets Civic Leader Tour to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, May 8-9, 2018.The civic leader tour provided the 55th Wing an opportunity to further develop their community of supporters within the Omaha metropolitan area as well as reach out to others who have
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2018
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
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Nurses, Medical Technicians Week: Inspire, Innovate, and Influence
The nurses and medical technicians of the Fighting Fifty-Fifth’s, Ehrling Bergquist Clinic are celebrating Nurses and Medical Technician Week  May 7-11, 2018 at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.This year’s theme, as declared by the American Nurses’ Association, is Inspire, Innovate, and Influence. The annual observance dates back to 1954, when
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2018
Damaged trees litter the Offutt Air Force Base parade grounds after a tornado swept through Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, June 16, 2017. Learning how to prepare for and respond to severe weather may reduce stress and increase the odds of making it through a disaster unscathed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ryan Hansen) Spring and summer bring more than sunshine and flowers
As spring emerges from winter’s cold shadow, warmer temperatures melt away the snow and ice in the Offutt community. Unfortunately, spring and summer weather bring dangers of their own. Taking a few moments to learn how to prepare for and respond to severe weather may reduce stress and increase the odds of making it through a disaster unscathed.
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2018
Members of the Civil Air Patrol gather outside an E-4B for a group photo as part of their Aerospace Education Day hosted by units assigned to Offutt AFB and the Gen. Curtis E Lemay, Offutt Composite Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. March 24, 2018. Aerospace Education Day for the CAP
Members of the Civil Air Patrol had an Aerospace Education Day hosted by units assigned to Offutt AFB and the Gen. Curtis E Lemay, Offutt Composite Squadron on March 24.  In total more than 70 members from local Civil Air Patrol units, to include the Omaha Composite Squadron, 99th Pursuit Composite Squadron, Burke High School Cadet Squadron and
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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
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2018
Col. David Berg, 55th Wing vice commander and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Kruzelnick, 55th Wing command chief, fill out a form in support of the Air Force Assistance Fund at the 55th Wing headquarters on Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., March 30, 2018. Air Force Assistance Fund is dedicated to helping Airmen and their families
The annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign has begun for 2018 with the focus on Airmen helping each other through four affiliate charities.The charities included in the AFAF are the Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation, General and Mrs. Curtis LeMay Foundation and the Air Force Enlisted Village. “Each year there is a
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Offutt recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and the Offutt Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office is hosting a number of events here during the month of April to highlight efforts to care for victims and to focus on prevention practices.For the fourth consecutive year, the SAPR office will host a Relay Race on the
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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
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Default Air Force Logo War and Peace event highlights U.S, U.K. air forces anniversaries
War and Peace, an event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force and the 100th anniversary of the U.K. Royal Air Force, is scheduled from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum April 7.The U.S. Air Force and the RAF have a long history together and have shared local ties since 2011 when the Department of
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2018
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 95th Reconnaissance Squadron, RAF Mildenhall; 38th Reconnaissance Squadron, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; 97th Intelligence Squadron, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska and 488th Intelligence Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, came together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 95th Aero Squadron’s first flight at RAF Mildenhall, England, March 9, 2018. All four squadrons flew together in honor of that first flight. (Air Force courtesy photo by Senior Master Sgt. Randall Hailer) 95th RS honors fallen commanding officer, 100 years flying over Europe
The 95th Aero Squadron received its first group of Nieuport 28 aircraft March 6, 1918, and its mechanics immediately went to work prepping them for battle. However, the aircraft were delivered without their machine guns.
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Timothy Slobodnik (L), 55th Civil Engineer Squadron and AFGE Local Chapter 1486 president and Shay Caris (R), 55th FSS Civilian Personnel Flight Labor Relations officer watch Col. Michael Manion, 55th Wing commander, sign a new collective bargaining agreement on March 7 at 55th Wing headquarters on Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. 55th Wing commander signs new collective bargaining agreement
Col. Michael Manion, 55th Wing commander, met with representatives from the 55th Force Support Squadron’s civilian personnel section and the American Federation of Government Employees Local Chapter 1486 president, to sign a new collective bargaining agreement on March 7 at 55th Wing headquarters on Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The new
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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
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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
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Pinworms reported at Child Development Center 2
On Feb. 2, the Child Development Center 2 on base, reported to the 55th Medical Group they have had several children with pinworms. In response to the notification, the 55th MDG’s Pediatric and Public Health Clinic are working closely with the CDC 2 to ensure proper treatment of the children infected and are also providing educational material to
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2018
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