• 2nd WS Airmen give a voice to weather

    Many people check the weather before they start their day; looking for guidance about how they should dress, how their commute may be affected and whether they can expect severe weather. For service members overseas, this can be difficult as their local weather may be presented in a foreign language, in an unfamiliar temperature scale or may not even exist. Four Airmen from the 2nd Weather Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, provide this service to men and women all over the world by producing weather forecasts for both the American Forces Network and Stars and Stripes. However, broadcasting is not in their blood.
  • Honoring our roots: Offutt family returns

    On Aug. 13, 2018, one hundred years to the day of his passing, generations of Lt. Jarvis Offutt's decedents gathered around his grave, white roses in hand. In their company were members of the 55th Wing, who call Offutt Air Force Base home, members of the Royal Air Force 56 Squadron, the unit in which Lt. Offutt perished serving, and many others
  • Offutt Airman recognized with Bronze Star

    A tactical radio supervisor, assigned to the 55th Strategic Communications Squadron was awarded the Bronze Star Medal Aug. 7, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.The medal was presented to Tech. Sgt. William Adams for his meritorious achievements during a yearlong deployment to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.The Bronze Star Medal, is a United
  • 55th MXG holds change of command ceremony

    The 55th Maintenance Group held a change of command ceremony Aug. 3, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.Officiated by Col. Mike Manion, 55th Wing commander, the ceremony saw Col. Todd Hammond assume command of the group as Col. Clayton Seale relinquished command. The Airmen of the group maintain all assigned and transient aircraft equipment,
  • Weekend-duty: Total Force Integration more than a buzz phrase at Offutt

    Innovation, which increases readiness, reduces costs, returns time back to Airmen and increases lethality, doesn’t have to involve software upgrades, new weapon systems or a rewrite of a regulation. Members of Team Offutt recently proved this when, for the first time, a RC-135V/W Rivet Joint flew a weekend training sortie with a flight and mission crew made up almost exclusively of Airmen from the reserve components Aug. 5, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.
  • 595th SCS Airmen create air show app

    Airmen with the 595th Strategic Communications Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, launched the 2018 Air and Space Show app for Android and iPhone Aug. 1, 2018.Coding apps is a challenging job for many programmers, and this was one of the first projects the Airmen workedair on after arriving at Offutt AFB after technical training.“I didn’t
  • Offutt family returns for 100th anniversary

    The great nephew of Lt. Jarvis Offutt, along with several members of his family, are set to attend the 2018 Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show Aug. 12, as well as a special memorial ceremony at Offutt’s grave in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Aug. 13, honoring the 100th anniversary of his passing. Dave Offutt, who now resides in Washington, moved
  • 595th Command and Control Group, NAOC Change Commands

    Both the 595th Command and Control Group and National Airborne Operations Center held their change of command ceremonies July 27, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska as a single commander assumed responsibility for both organizations.
  • 1st WXG holds change of command

    The 1st Weather Group welcomed a new commander during its change of command ceremony July 24, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Col. Travis Steen assumed command from outgoing commander Col. Thomas Blazek in a ceremony officiated by 557th Weather Wing Commander Col. Brian Pukall.
  • Airmen and medical researchers team up for inflight TIS training

    Airmen from the 628th Medical Group at Joint Base Charleston, the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron from Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and medical researchers from Indiana and Nebraska universities, conducted Transportation Isolation System training July 18, 2018, on a flight from Joint Base Charleston to Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.
  • Offutt-based Citizen Airmen practice water survival skills

    Thirty-five 170th Group Citizen Airmen, assigned to Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, participated in water survival and rescue training, administered by active-duty Survival Evasion Resistance Escape instructors, July 14, 2018, during monthly inactive duty training.
  • 55th Operations Group Change of Command

    The 55th Operations Group held its change of command ceremony July 13, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.Col. Eric Paulson assumed command from outgoing commander Col. Joseph Santucci in a ceremony officiated by Col. Michael Manion, 55th Wing commander.The 55th OG is the largest operations group in the Air Force with 11 squadrons and two
  • 2nd WXG holds change of command

    The 2nd Weather Group held its change of command ceremony July 11, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Col. Patrick Williams assumed command from outgoing commander Col. Jason Patla in a ceremony officiated by 557th Weather Wing Commander Col. Brian Pukall.
  • Offutt air show just around the corner

    The 2018 Offutt Defenders of Freedom Air & Space Show is less than 30 days away.Offutt will open its gates for this free event Aug. 11 – 12, 2018 and expects to welcome a crowd of nearly 150,000 over two days.“We are so excited to show the community just a little peek into what their military members are doing on a daily basis around the world,”
  • Offutt to host Wounded Warrior CARE event

    The 55th Wing is scheduled to host an Air Force Wounded Warrior caregiver support, adaptive and rehabilitative sports, recovering airman mentorship program and employment and career readiness event July 23 – 27, 2018 at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.These CARE events provide wounded, ill and injured recovering service members, veterans and their
  • Offutt observes National Police Week

    National Police Week gives special recognition to all law enforcement officers who have dedicated their lives to protecting communities through service.“It's important that we observe Police Week not only to remember those that have laid down their lives to protect their fellow citizens and uphold the laws of our great nation,” said Lt. Col.
  • Offutt Brass collaborates with Canadian Brass

    The Heartland of America Band’s Offutt Brass hosted the Canadian Brass June 8, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.Canadian Brass, formed in 1970, has won Juno, Grammy and Echo awards and are considered to be one of the most successful brass ensembles in the world with discography of more than 130 albums.After the musicians exchanged
  • 55th FSS MPF leading innovation with online services

    The 55th Force Support Squadron’s Military Personnel Flight recently revised their processes and procedures changing the way they do business.The changes include online applications for ID cards, updating family changes in DEERS online, checking the wait status online and the ability to sign in through an app. “It inspires me to see all the
  • A peek behind the curtain: Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD

    Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating, but there are therapies that can reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, and help Airmen return to duty. One of the most effective therapies, practiced by many Air Force mental health professionals, is prolonged exposure therapy.
  • Baltimore C-STARS partnership prepares Airmen for battlefield medicine

    Civilian partnerships are a vital readiness resource for the Air Force Medical Service, refreshing medics on trauma skills and taking lessons learned to deliver life-saving trauma care downrange. The Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills program in Baltimore, Maryland, prepares medical Airmen for deployment through immersive training at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.