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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
0 5/12
2017
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
0 5/12
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
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
Default Air Force Logo Defenders team with local agencies to keep schools safe
The 55th Security Forces Squadron is teaming with four Sarpy County law enforcement agencies to help keep local schools safe. A new initiative called TIPS, which stands for threat assessment, incident management and prevention services, was launched recently that will empower community members of all ages, particularly youth, to report concerning
0 11/01
2016
Senior Airman Mike Storey, a U.S. Strategic Command intelligence analyst at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska congratulates his All-Air Force teammates during the Armed Forces Men's Softball Tournament held Sept. 18-23 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Storey was one of 24 Airmen out of 51 applicants selected to attend the All-Air Force softball camp at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, and one of only 15 to make the team (courtesy photo).
Offutt Airman earns spot on All-Air Force Softball squad
A U.S. Strategic Command intelligence analyst here recently tried out and earned a spot on the All-Air Force Men’s Slow Pitch Softball team.Senior Airman Mike Storey was one of 24 Airmen out of 51 applicants selected to attend the All-Air Force softball camp at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, and one of only 15 to make the team.“It was a
0 10/04
2016
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Elbert Foreman Jr., a military working dog handler, meets with staff members of the Omaha Storm Chasers baseball team during a military appreciation game held at Werner Park, Papillion, Neb. on Aug. 7.  Foreman and his dog Rocky ceremoniously place the game ball on the mound for the evening’s game.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger) Storm Chasers show Military Appreciation
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Elbert Foreman Jr., a military working dog handler, meets with staff members of the Omaha Storm Chasers baseball team during a military appreciation game held at Werner Park, Papillion, Neb. on Aug. 7. Foreman and his dog Rocky ceremoniously place the game ball on the mound for the evening’s game. (U.S. Air Force photo
0 8/08
2016
During a remembrance ceremony to honor six Airmen who made the ultimate sacrifice 35 years ago, U.S. Air Force Airman Corale Cobb, 45th Reconnaissance Squadron, and U.S. Air Force Col. Brian Thomas, 45th RS commander, place a wreath next to a monument outside the squadron that memorializes them March 15, 2016, at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The Airmen lost their lives when an RC-135S Cobra Ball 664 crashed upon landing at Shemya Air Force Base, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kendra Williams)
Remembering flight 664

0 3/21
2016
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