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  • Team Offutt announces Maintenance Professionals of the Year

    The 55th Maintenance Group and the 595th Command and Control Group held their 2019 Maintenance Professionals of the Year ceremonies Nov. 9. The events recognize the achievements of top performers from the maintenance career field who support and enable the mission.
  • Honoring our nations: Native American history

    Over 108,000 Native Americans have served our country in the Armed Forces, from the Civil War through the Vietnam War, and still today. In history, they could often be found serving as scouts, interpreters and guides, because their unique skills and languages greatly impacted military operations and communications. From Choctaw code talkers in World War I, to the Comanche, Hopi, Kiowa, Seminole, Creek, Cherokee and Navajo code talkers during World War II.
  • TRICARE beneficiaries to see price increase in 2020

    Changes are coming to the TRICARE system. In accordance with section 702 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, TRICARE pharmacy co-payments increase every two years. The increase in prices will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. The modification with TRICARE pharmacy copay is in effort to produce money for the Department of Defense to fund upgrades in military readiness and make current TRICARE health benefit. Congress used a portion of the savings for a plan remedying families of service members killed in action.
  • Ribbon cutting ceremony held for new dormitory

    A ribbon cutting ceremony for Cobb Hall, one of installation’s four newly constructed dormitories, took place here Nov. 7, 2019. The new $18.8 million dormitory is named in honor of retired Chief Master Sgt. Lawrence A. Cobb.
  • Vaping, e-cigs: The danger is real

    As of Oct. 29, 2019, over 1,800 lung injury cases and 37 deaths have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the only commonality among all cases is the patient’s use of e-cigarette or vaping products.
  • 557th WW realigns under new information warfare NAF

    The 557th Weather Wing has been reassigned to the Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber). The reassignment ceremony, held at the 557th WW’s headquarters here Oct. 29, was attended by commanders from Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) and Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern), its former Numbered Air Force. The 557th WW joins the 55th Wing and other units whose missions fall under the new Information Warfare NAF. “The 557th operates a truly global and data-driven enterprise,” said Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh, Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) commander. “On a daily basis, your Airmen exploit a worldwide network of sensors, processing mass quantities of data, connected to a communications network capable of disseminating weather intelligence at the speed of decision to create outcomes for joint commanders.”
  • 16th Air Force to streamline cyber weapon systems

    Launched on July 1, 12N12 aims to replace, reduce and consolidate the tools, systems and applications operators and analysts employ within the cyberspace security and defense mission area by July 1, 2020.
  • Air Force announces NCO Career Status Program for Airmen with 12 years of service

    The change will eliminate the need for Airmen who have 12 or more years of service to continue to reenlist by aligning their separation dates with their high year of tenure dates.
  • Barrett publicly sworn in as secretary of the Air Force

    David Norquist, deputy secretary of defense, conducted the public swearing-in, which preceded Barrett’s first formal remarks since becoming the secretary. Barrett said her highest priority is protecting – and prolonging – the Air Force’s unrivaled excellence.
  • New NAF commander visits Team Offutt

    The commander of the recently established Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) visited here Oct. 28-30. The visit marked Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh’s first as commander of the new information warfare Numbered Air Force, which was re-activated Oct. 11.
  • Completing the mission

    A former military combat photographer has created a goal to photograph as many veterans across the nation as she can. So far, she has visited 49 states, photographing and documenting many veterans and their unique stories, leaving only one state to go -- Nebraska.
  • C2G hosts RTP event for tweens, teens

    The 595th Command and Control Group recently started hosting resilience tactical pause events for tweens and teens, ages 10 - 18, held at the Offutt Air Force Base Youth Center.
  • Cyber: readiness, awareness

    "The threat to Offutt is ever evolving, so our cyber posture needs to evolve at the same rate and counter the threats that come in to attack our systems.”
  • Offutt Airman run 24 hours to honor POW/MIA

    Imagine running for 24 hours straight. Stopping only every 2 to 4 miles, then resuming for a special purpose.
  • Offutt Fire Station updates, renovates

    Offutt Air Force Base Fire Station 2, originally built in May 1972 and located off-base near Rising View, is currently undergoing a $1.3 million renovation that began earlier this year.
  • POW/MIA: You are not forgotten

    The smell of aircraft fuel consumed the air and dark clouds filled the sky as he drove onto Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. During his routine morning route, he noticed something out of the ordinary. He thought he glanced the site of a flag, moving as if it were running the path around the parade field.
  • The ice brings brotherhood to disabled veterans

    On Oct. 3 – 6, 2019, the Nebraska Warriors hockey team travelled to Las Vegas, Nevada, to participate in the fourth annual United States of America Hockey Warrior Classic.
  • Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth earns Doolittle Award

    The 55th Wing was recently named the Air Force Historical Foundation’s Doolittle Award recipient for 2019. The award was established by the AFHF as a way to recognize a unit that has displayed bravery, determination, discipline, esprit de corps and superior management of joint operations while accomplishing its mission under extremely difficult and hazardous conditions in multiple conflicts.
  • Air Force integrates missions, strengthens information warfare capabilities

    Sixteenth Air Force activated at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Oct. 11, integrating Twenty-Fourth Air Force, to include Air Forces Cyber, and Twenty-Fifth Air Force into a single headquarters that will provide global intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, cyber, electronic warfare and information operations.
  • October is Air Force Energy Action Month

    The Air Force has designated October as “Energy Action Month” to highlight the critical role energy plays in Air Force operations and to encourage smart energy use and management. The theme this year is “Energy Able – Mission Capable” to showcase how efficient energy use increases mission capability and readiness for the Air Force’s global mission.
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