• African American History event features Omaha influencers

    The Offutt Diversity Team hosted an African American History Event Feb. 12 at the Warhawk Community Center in correlation with Black History Month. The event, designed to celebrate accomplishments, pride and diversity, featured guest speakers Dr. Cheryl Logan, Omaha Public School District superintendent, and Daisy Sudderth, 2019 Miss Omaha
  • How many presidents have been to Offutt?

    Presidents Day, celebrated the third Monday of February, was originally established in 1885 in recognition of our first  president, George Washington, born Feb. 22, 1732. Eventually it was moved as part of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act in 1971, which made it a combined a celebration of all presidents. However, the only presidents born in the month
  • Trusted Care - clinic, satellite pharmacy see improvements

    With the Air Force’s greatest asset being its Airmen, Team Offutt relies heavily on the professional care and support of the 55th Medical Group pharmacy team to accurately and safely dispense medication to Airmen, keeping them healthy and fit to fight. In an effort to continue meeting this goal, the Ehrling Burgquist clinic has recently implemented some changes.
  • Thirty-year tennis instructor: A love-love relationship

    Fitness comes in many forms. For some, it is a solo endeavor like weightlifting, or a team activity like football, but for others the passion comes from the one-on-one excitement associated with a sport such as tennis. Larry Copeland, U.S. Strategic Command contractor, fits the latter bill.
  • 557th WW joins 55th WG for Winter Havoc

    The 557th Weather Wing joined the 55th Wing, Offutt Air Force Base’s host wing, for the Operational Readiness Exercise Winter Havoc. Twenty-one Airmen from the 2nd Systems Operations Squadron, 2nd Weather Squadron and 16th Weather Squadron joined approximately 600 other Offutt AFB Airmen for the late January exercise, marking the first time the wing has partnered with the 55th WG for a mass readiness exercise since the 557th WW’s creation in 2015. “The 557 WW demonstrated its capability to deliver ready weather and cyber forces in support of multi-domain operations against any adversary across the entire spectrum of conflict,” said Lt Col. Kenneth Roberts, 2nd Weather Support Squadron commander and 557th WW Crisis Action Team representative for the exercise. This first phase of the exercise focused on pre-deployment preparations, getting Airmen ready to deploy and moving cargo. Phase two will continue in the spring.
  • Legal mitigates environmental impact

    The 55th Wing Judge Advocate office recently recognized advancements in technology meant this wouldn’t always be the norm. They decided to bring the future faster by purchasing tablets for use in courtroom procedures, making the legal process faster and more efficient.
  • Cold War-era wall mural comes down

    The piece is comprised of 13 panels of plywood adorned with oil paint and mediums such as foam, paper and cardboard to create a 3-D effect in selective areas. “We were invited to come and recover and conserve the piece,” Strehle said. “The mural has seen some damage of the last 60 years from people touching it due to the 3-D effect. We thought there would be more of that in the future.” Strehle, along with eight volunteers, made a several reconnaissance trips to the base in order to plan the removal. In January the official move was made.
  • Combat Arms range dangerous when red flag is raised

    The Offutt AFB small arms firing range is located in building 563 on Butler Blvd. For your safety, if the red streamer is displayed or a rotating red beacon is flashing, do not enter the facility or fenced in area unless escorted by Combat Arms personnel. Also, the fence line around the firing range has been posted with warning signs. As a reminder, trespassing is not only illegal but also dangerous because of gunfire.
  • Sub-zero temps won't stop the warfighter

    Offutt Airmen battled through some of the coldest weather to hit Nebraska in decades as they participated in the first 2019 Operational Readiness Exercise held here January 28 – 30. The exercise, appropriately named Winter Havoc, tested Offutt’s ability to process a large amount of troops and cargo.
  • Defenders caught on camera: Innovation funds the culprit

    Improving readiness just got a whole lot easier for the 55th Security Forces Squadron who used innovation funds to purchase several action cameras.They recently put the cameras to the test for the first time during an active shooter exercise at the 55th Wing Legal Offices. “The cameras allow for multiple angles and remove officer and bystander
  • Tax center open for business

    The 2019 tax season is here and the Offutt Tax Center is ready for a busy tax season and wants its customers to be aware of the service offerings.
  • Patriot Club now Warhawk Community Center: 6 things to know

    The New Year brought big changes to what was once the Patriot Club – at first glance, the closure of the dining room kitchen may be the only give away, but there are six main details that make it inherently different.
  • 17th OWS wins weather squadron of the year

    The 17th Operational Weather Squadron has been selected as the Air Force Weather Squadron of the Year for 2018. Located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, the 17th OWS provides weather operations support throughout the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. One of the squadron’s accomplishments was producing over 9,000 detailed position and intensity analyses in response to tropical cyclones that were active in the region. The 1,200 warnings that were issued gave 17 bases and 53 ships almost two days of advance notice to take protective measures. “We’re extremely excited and humbled to receive this recognition,” said, Lt. Col. Charles Cunningham, 17th OWS commander. “We have an amazing team of Airmen at the 17th OWS, who are laser-focused on conducting world-class weather operations in support of USINDOPACOM.”
  • CPOs honor Cavite bombing survivor, hero

    Pearl Harbor wasn’t the only location to feel the wrath of Japanese aircraft in early December of 1941 – Cavite Navy Yard, Philippines, was all but destroyed. Many died and many more were injured. One survivor, Navy veteran Chief Petty Officer Leonard Kulceski, watched the ship next to his own go down while he and the other members of his ship worked together to pull other Sailors out of the water.
  • Offutt hub for new Air-Force comptroller software

    The 55th Comptroller Squadron Financial Management Flight began testing a new scanning software, EPHESOFT, in December. The software is used to send documentation to the Air Force Financial Services Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, responsible for the processing and payment of temporary duty and permanent change of station travel entitlements for travel performed outside of the Defense Travel System.
  • Gen. LeMay's lead operational bombing planner dies at 101, family makes unique donation

    When the family of a man who lived to see 101 and served his country for 30 years in the Army, Army Air Corps and Air Force through World War II, asks to donate something, the answer is easy.
  • Growing Air Force’s space medicine culture

    As space continues to play an increasingly critical role in our nation’s defense, the need for the space medicine specialty grows. Medical Airmen within U.S. Air Force Space Command are making sure space operators are ready for future readiness requirements. “Space is no longer a neutral, docile domain,” said Col. Walter “Sparky” Matthews, AFSPC Command Surgeon. “It has become a contested environment where many state and non-state actors actively seek to disrupt U.S. space capability.”
  • Embracing change: 55th CG builds Developmental Program, Warhawk Thinking Facility

    Through the collective efforts of its group and squadrons’ leadership, the 55th Communications Group stood-up a new Development Program in order to ease the career-field’s pivot from traditional information technology to cyber defense operations. With the mindset of bringing the future faster, the group’s first move was to build partnerships with outside entities to advance their goals.
  • Ditching the Dorms: A&FRC's newest workshop

    As a service member, leadership is found from the bottom to the top ranks and inside and outside the unit. For enlisted residing in the dormitories, it is especially needed when moving-out. The experience can be exciting and scary because it means independence, but more responsibility. With the increase in demand for Airman to move out of the dorms ahead of their three-year service mark, the Airman and Family Readiness Center has stood-up a new monthly workshop called “Ditching the Dorms.”
  • Air Force base of preference initiative evolves to permanent program

    This is the latest evolution of the Base of Preference program run by the Air Force’s Personnel Center and now includes eligible Career Airmen in ALL Air Force Specialty Codes assigned to CONUS locations.