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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kevin Webster, left, 95th Reconnaissance Squadron commander, makes a toast to honor David Thatcher, former Doolittle Raider, June 24, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Thatcher, one of the last two surviving Doolittle Raiders to survive, who passed away June 22, 2016. The Doolittle Raid was carried out in response to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Halan/Released) 95th Reconnaissance Squadron honors Doolittle Raider David Thatcher
Doolittle Raider David Thatcher passed away Wednesday June 22, in Missoula, Montana. 4,566 miles away the following Friday members of the 95th Reconnaissance Squadron at RAF Mildenhall, England honored him and his legacy. The Doolittle Raid was in response to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor caused minor damage to the Japanese home island, it was a huge morale boost to the American public after the surprise attack, Dec. 7, 1941.
0 7/06
2016
U.S. Air Force Col. Marty Reynolds, 55th Wing commander, participates in a fire rescue exercise at building 382 with firefighters assigned to the 55th Civil Engineer Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 21, 2016. The exercise provided firsthand experience what tools and techniques are needed to perform the duties of an Offutt firefighter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada) Offutt leadership learns firefighting skills
U.S. Air Force Col. Marty Reynolds, 55th Wing commander, participates in a fire rescue exercise at building 382 with firefighters assigned to the 55th Civil Engineer Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 21, 2016. The exercise provided firsthand experience what tools and techniques are needed to perform the duties of an Offutt firefighter.
0 6/23
2016
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Major saves local national
Recently a member of the 82nd Reconnaissance Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, was going about his normal day when the unexpected happened.U.S. Air Force Maj. Christopher Nastal, 82nd RS chief of training, which is a geographically separated unit of the 55th Wing, was driving down highway 329 with his wife, Sarah, when she spotted a man lying on
0 4/14
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
Fire Safety Series of recent fires is reminder to practice fire safety
After Offutt experienced four fires in less than a week, fire officials want to remind everyone to practice good fire safety habits. “It’s kind of rare to have this many fires,” said Deputy Fire Chief Bill Dudek. “We go through periods of years without any major fires; here we had four in a week. They’ve all been preventable.” According to Dudek,
0 3/17
2016
Default Air Force Logo Fightin' Fifty-Fifth experiences the value of Red Flag
Red Flag 16-1, came to an end on Feb. 12 with aircrews and support personnel from around the world participating in the best training that simulates a deployed environment.Red Flag, which was initiated in 1975, and is run by the 414th Combat Training Squadron's where the mission is to maximize the combat readiness, capability and survivability of
0 3/08
2016
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