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Default Air Force Logo Become part of the MOB
If you are new to Offutt and the Greater Omaha Metropolitan area and find yourself looking for other Guardians to help with a raid in Destiny on your preferred gaming console; want to advance your skills in public speaking; or just want to enjoy some tennis and need a partner then Make Offutt Better (MOB) is just for you.MOB is the hub for
0 5/08
2017
Default Air Force Logo 55th Wing recognizes National Nurses Week
The nurses and medical technicians of the Fighting Fifty-Fifth, Ehrling Bergquist Clinic encourage you to learn a bit more about the advancement of their craft during the annual observance of National Nurses Week, May 6 - 12.According to American Nurses Association, this year’s observance theme is “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit.” 
0 5/08
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
U.S. Air Force Col. Marco Galvez, left, chief endodontist of the 55th Dental Squadron, and U.S. Army Capt. Brian Adams, right, branch chief of Offutt's veterinarian services, perform a root canal on Dasty, a military working dog from the 55th Security Forces Squadron March 7, 2017 at  the Offutt Air Force Base Veterinary Treatment Facility. (Courtesy photo) Offutt dentist helps furry patient get back to work
Dasty, an Offutt military working dog, was brought in to the base Veterinary Treatment Facility by his handler last month for a routine dental cleaning when a fractured tooth was discovered. Through a pre-established agreement, a dentist from the 55th Dental Squadron and his assistant were called to assist with a root canal procedure.
0 4/14
2017
The non-commission officer team won the third annual Offutt Top Chef Grill Masters competition at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., April 6, 2017 held on the parade field. Four teams competed against one another by creating three dishes to be judged on taste, presentation and creativity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada) NCOs win Offutt's Top Chef Competition
The non-commission officer team won the third annual Offutt Top Chef Grill Masters competition at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., April 6, 2017 held on the parade field. Four teams competed against one another by creating three dishes to be judged on taste, presentation and creativity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada)
0 4/13
2017
Senior Airman Zachary Kachel, 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Southwest Asia, was coined by the 18th Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright for outstanding performance. Kachel is an electronic warfare systems journeyman assigned to the 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, a geographically separated unit of the 55th Wing. (Courtesy Photo) CMSAF coins deployed 55th Wing Airman
Senior Airman Zachary Kachel, 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Southwest Asia, was coined by the 18th Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright for outstanding performance. Kachel is an electronic warfare systems journeyman assigned to the 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, a geographically
0 4/11
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
Default Air Force Logo Units make DUIs personal
For most people, September 9, 2011, was just like any other day. The weather was warm and the sun was out as summer was winding down. However, for Todd and Jaimi Calfee, that is one day they and their family will never forget as a drunk driver took the life of their daughter, Alexis, and her boyfriend, Christopher Oberg. “We call it our own personal 9-11,” he said. “We have never been the same since that day.” The Calfee’s shared their personal, heart-wrenching story with members of the 55th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 97th Intelligence Squadron during four all-calls designed to make driving drunk personal to the units.
0 3/17
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
Default Air Force Logo Offutt Firefighters Protect the Environment and Ensure Fire Protection
They are called Aqueous Film-Forming Foam agents and they are the most effective foams available to defeat flammable liquid fires.   This fact alone would explain why Air Force bases have been interested in them, not including how they provide rapid extinguishment, cooling, vapor sealing to inhibit re-ignition, and have a long storage life with no
0 2/23
2017
Master Sgt. Nicholas Whitney, 55th Security Forces Squadron, led a Fly Away Security Team (FAST) in Afghanistan from late 2015 to early 2016 that earned him the Air Force Outstanding Security Forces Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year Award. Whitney credits his team from Afghanistan and Offutt AFB along with his wife for working with him to make this a reality. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada) FAST Leadership Leads to Air Force Level Award
The dust boils in the slipstream of a C-130 Hercules at an undisclosed location as vital supplies are being delivered where the enemy shadows the innocent.   The war in Afghanistan may be over but Airmen are still there, sacrificing time with family and sometimes their very life to help protect the Afghan people.   In the process of service before
0 2/17
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
The 55th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Emergency Management Flight and Offutt Fire Department recently received 61 new portable radios. This upgrade allow them to not only communicate with base agencies, but also off-base emergency responders (courtesy photo). Upgrade improves Offutt’s emergency management team’s communication abilities
The 55th Wing emergency management team recently received an upgrade which will enable them to improve their communications abilities during any emergency response. Sixty-one new portable radios are now in service with the 55th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Emergency Management Flight and Offutt Fire Department. “The new radios are the equivalent of
0 1/23
2017
Pamela Clark, 55th Wing Judge Advocate tax representative, looks through her files July 31 at the tax center housed out of Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, legal office. Clark has been helping Team Offutt members with their taxes for more than a decade. (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger) Offutt legal center offers FREE tax assistance
While you were out this holiday season searching for the perfect holiday gift, it’s possible you may have forgotten about something you’ll need after the holidays – your important tax documents.That’s right, tax season is rapidly approaching and since the holiday season is now behind us, why not search for those documents required to file your
0 1/06
2017
Members of the 55th Security Forces Squadron, draw cards to determine how many push-ups or air squats the whole office does together at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Dec. 23, 2016. This strategy is used to promote a culture of fitness in Airmen’s daily lives through participation in brief exercises throughout the duty day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada) Promoting fitness - one plank at a time
Death, deployment, facing the consequences of a failed Physical Fitness Assessment, all can be stressful factors for military members and they can compound without a strategy to address them. Besides taking full advantage of the various helping agencies on base, an important factor to remember is that Brief, consistent exercises throughout the day
0 1/06
2017
Omaha’s Memorial Park was lit up with a symbolic ceremony to honor area veterans past and present at the inaugural ‘Veterans Shine On’ ceremony at Memorial Park in Omaha, Nebraska on Dec. 2. Col. Marty Reynolds, 55th Wing commander, was one of the speakers for this inaugural event. (U.S. Air Force photo by D.P. Heard) Team Offutt represented at inaugural Omaha event
Omaha’s Memorial Park was lit up with a symbolic ceremony to honor area veterans past and present at the inaugural ‘Veterans Shine On’ ceremony at Memorial Park in Omaha, Nebraska on Dec. 2. Col. Marty Reynolds, 55th Wing commander, was one of the speakers for this inaugural event. (U.S. Air Force photo by D.P. Heard)
0 12/05
2016
Emergency Medical Technicians from Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., treat a car accident trauma patient during the 2016 EMT Rodeo Aug. 25, 2016, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Cannon’s EMT Rodeo tests the skills of medical professionals from across the Air Force through a series of innovative high-pressure scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams/Released) Offutt Medics put their skills to the test
Medics from the 55th Medical Group got to put their skills to the test during an Air Force Medical Service Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 24 – 27.   This was the first year the Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth participated in the EMT Rodeo but they still managed to bring home second place.   The four-man team
0 10/03
2016
Team Offutt welcomes patrons at the opening ceremony for the Offutt Wounded Warriors Care Event. Wounded warriors members from across the country participated in a special camp focused on recovery. More than 120 participated in hopes to aid with their healing process with events like archery, swimming, basketball and more at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, Sept. 17 - 23. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jeff W. Gates) Offutt Hosts Wounded Warrior CARE Event
  Offutt’s Air Force Wounded Warrior CARE event wrapped-up with a closing ceremony Sept. 22 after more than 120 Wounded Warriors, their caregivers and families seriously or very seriously wounded, ill or injured Total Force recovering service members and their caregivers and families seriously or very seriously wounded, ill or injured Total Force
0 9/26
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
U.S. Airmen from the 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron work together to remove the panel on the right horizontal stabilizer of an EC-130H Compass Call at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 30, 2016. The 755th AMXS plans and executes all equipment maintenance actions for 14 Compass Call aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier) 755th AMXS: Keeping Compass Call ready for electronic attack

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