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(L to R) Col. Steven Dickerson, 557th Weather Wing commander, Col. Michael Manion, 55th Wing commander and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Kruzelnick, 55th Wing command chief, Col. Robert Billings, 595th Command and Control Group commander and Chief Master Sgt. Margaret Haldie, 595th Command and Control Group command chief show signs displaying their choice of charitable organizations after signing up at the kick-off of the 2017 Combined Federal Campaign on Nov. 21, 2017 at the Patriot Club on Offutt AFB, Neb. Kick off the season of giving with CFC
It’s officially time to 'Show Some Love' for the 2017 Combined Federal Campaign. While surviving endless lines to get the Black Friday deal of a lifetime, just remember there is a gift this time of year that can make more of an impact on a bigger scale.This impact has the potential to affect generations beyond the wrapping paper of a single
0 11/22
2017
The 170th Group is under new leadership following a change of command ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Nov. 4. Lt. Col. David Preisman took the group guidon from Col. Mark Hopson during the tradition rich ceremony held at the 557th Weather Wing auditorium. Nebraska ANG group holds change of command
The 170th Group is under new leadership following a change of command ceremony here Nov. 4.Lt. Col. David Preisman took the group guidon from Col. Mark Hopson during the tradition rich ceremony held at the 557th Weather Wing auditorium.The 170th Group is a Nebraska Air National Guard unit consisting of 80 authorized personnel, including 35
0 11/08
2017
National Radiologic Technology week takes place each year during the week of Nov. 8 to commemorate the discovery of the x-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895, and calls attention to the important role that medical imaging and radiation therapy plays in patient care and health safety. Recognizing the importance of radiologic technology
Medical professionals across the U.S. will recognize the contribution of radiation technologists during the National Radiologic Technology week Nov. 5 – 11. This celebration takes place each year during the week of Nov. 8 to commemorate the discovery of the x-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895, and calls attention to the important role that medical imaging and radiation therapy plays in patient care and health safety.
0 11/03
2017
Default Air Force Logo Defenders capabilities grow to counter increased Small Unmanned Aircraft System use
In an effort to counter the increased use of the Small Unmanned Aircraft System, or sUAS, the 55th Security Forces Squadron has grown their capabilities to help ensure the safety and security of base personnel and resources.The 55th SFS now has the ability to stop any unauthorized sUAS that cross Offutt's airspace or boundaries through a number of
0 10/26
2017
Traffic is expected to increase along SAC Boulevard beginning Nov. 6. Offutt will see increase in traffic following gate closure
On-base traffic is expected to increase following the scheduled November 4 closure of the Meyer Gate currently used by approximately 600 construction workers to access the U.S. STRATCOM Building 1000 construction project.Construction workers will begin accessing the base from the main gates beginning Monday, November 6 and will enter the STRATCOM
0 10/20
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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Maj. Gen. Mary F. O’Brien, 25th Air Force commander, presents Col. Michael Manion with the 55th Wing guidon during a chang of command ceremony in Dock 1 of the Bennie Davis Maintenance Facility June 8. The Fightin' Fifty-Fifth said farewell to Col. Marty Reynolds and welcomed Col. Manion. Fightin' Fifty-Fifth welcomes new commander
The Fightin' Fifty-Fifth, Air Combat Command’s largest wing, welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony June 8.Col. Michael Manion assumed command of the 55th Wing from Col. Marty Reynolds during the time-honored military ceremony inside the Bennie Davis Maintenance Facility.Maj. Gen. Mary F. O’Brien, 25th Air Force commander,
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2017
From left to right, U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Garbarini, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron superintendent (formerly 95th Reconnaissance Squadron quality assurance superintendent); U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Torkelson, 100th Air Refueling Wing commander; Jonna Doolittle Hoppes; Maj. Cary McCreary, 95th RS historian and assistant director of operations, and Lt. Col. Matt Cottrill, 95th RS director of operations, pose for a photo May 12, 2017, at the 95th RS Heritage Hub on RAF Mildenhall, England. Doolittle Hoppes is the granddaughter of Gen. James Harold “Jimmy” Doolittle, American aviation pioneer and retired lieutenant general in the U.S. Army Air Corps. On April 18, 1942, then-Lt. Col. Doolittle led the daylight air raid on Tokyo after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. His crew on that mission became known as the “Doolittle Raiders.” During World War II, six of the 16 Doolittle Raiders’ crew were from the 95th Bomb Squadron. The 95th BS was redesignated the 95th RS in 1982. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere) Doolittle’s granddaughter visits 95th RS
Just over 75 years ago, on April 18, 1942, then-Lt. Col. James Doolittle and his crew of “Doolittle Raiders led the daylight air raid on Tokyo after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, granddaughter of American aviation pioneer and retired U.S. Army Air Corps lieutenant general Doolittle, visited the 95th Reconnaissance
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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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Ken Bauer, 55th Wing Plans, Program and Requirements office international program officer and senior technical advisor poses with his girlfriend Judy Barton during one of his chemotherapy visits to Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.  Bauer and Barton used the idea of wearing costumes to chemotherapy to keep fellow patients and staff laughing and smiling. (Courtesy Photo) Offutt civilian refuses to let cancer stop his fun
Bunny ears, everywhere you looked, cancer patients, caregivers and staff were wearing bunny ears. Not a typical sight for 10 a.m. on a Thursday inside the Peggy D. Cowdery Patient Care Center at Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center.“I never thought I’d put the words ‘fun’ and ‘chemo’ together in the same sentence,” laughs 53-year-old Ken
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