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  • Defenders to host volunteer fair

    More than a dozen Airmen assigned to the 55th Security Forces Squadron’s National Airborne Operation Command Security section are scheduled to host a volunteer fair Feb. 28, 2020, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Base Exchange here. The fair will host more than 10 agencies to assist Airmen in finding volunteer opportunities that match their interests.
  • Black History Month program scheduled

    The 55th Wing commander will host a Black History Month Program at the Warhawk Community Center at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 25, 2020.
  • New citation program implemented at Offutt

    Beginning March 1, 2020, the 55th Security Forces Squadron will incorporate the U.S. District Court Violation Notice citation program alongside the traditional points-based Armed Forces traffic ticket, also known as the DD Form 1408. All drivers, to include both military and non-military personnel, are subject to the DD 1408 and USDCVN citations.
  • Air Force announces Air Force Art Contest winners

    The Air Force recently announced its 2019 Air Force Art Contest winners. The contest features five categories from Adult Accomplished to Youth Ages 6-8.
  • Compass Call: The first's final flight

    On March 19, 1982, the first specially modified EC-130H “Compass Call” aircraft, tail number 1587, arrived at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. On Jan. 15, 2020, the aircraft made its final flight over the skies of Arizona.
  • 300 rated officers to join a Total Force Aviation Recruiting Team

    The Air Force Base 30 minutes from his hometown was thought of as a place his family could watch high-flying entertainment during an airshow, never as a place someone like him could pilot one of the fighter jets soaring overhead.“I never saw anyone that looked like me piloting an aircraft before I joined the Air Force,” said Capt. Jarod Washington,
  • 557th WW integrating with 16th AF missions

    The 557th Weather Wing is working to integrate its strengths into the recently formed 16th Air Force, which brought intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, cyber, electronic warfare, information operations and weather all under one roof. Integration is a key theme for the Air Force’s first information warfare numbered air force. The 557th’s efforts both reinforce the value of the wing’s existing missions, such as providing weather for aviation, but also offer new opportunities for the wing to increase lethality in the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions of other 16th AF wings. “The realignment of the 557th WW into the information warfare numbered air force will have a profound effect on the future of weather and environmental intelligence operations, and we intend to bring that future fast,” said Jeffrey Fries, 1st Weather Group chief of operations standards and tactics.
  • Offutt hosts USACE STEM workshop

    Students from Bellevue University and Omaha North High School participated in the 2020 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers STEM Outreach workshop at Offutt Air Force Base on Jan. 29, 2020.
  • Rescue dogs help heal wounded warriors

    Muffled gunfire reverberates from an unknown location within the building; Peter’s unwavering gaze is focused on his partner’s ‘six’ - three weeks of training is about to be put to the test.The Omaha Gun Club is host to certified training sessions between military service dogs and their handlers and is where Russ Dillon of Dillon’s Dogs likes to
  • Strength of a link, a defender’s way

    A defender, who’s 16-year career began fixated on checklists, compliance and career progression eventually discovered he was missing something. With the pressures building up at home and on the job he sought help from his command. He was introduced to the philosophy of the link and has since become a connection focused husband and noncommissioned officer.
  • Airman’s story, legend, legacy ‘need no embellishment’

    February is Black History Month, which provides everyone an opportunity to look back at African Americans who have made an impact on our nation’s history. Within the 55th Wing, there are multiple heroes, icons and pioneers scattered throughout the unit’s nearly 80-years of service, but there has been only one Lt. Col. Harrison Tull.
  • Offutt Airmen tryout for the Defender Challenge

    Four members of the 55th Security Forces Squadron tried out for the Defender Challenge Jan. 27, 2020 at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The tryout was held to assess the defenders' physical fitness, endurance and tactical shooting in preparation for the 2020 Air Force Defender Challenge scheduled for May at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
  • Partner Unit Feature: Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

    One of Team Offutt’s newest partner units, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, was established here in 2013. Originally known as the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command CONUS Annex, the $5 million laboratory occupies more than 23,000 square feet of space inside Building D.
  • Offutt Law Center offers FREE tax assistance

    The 2020 tax filing season begins Jan.27, so now is the time to gather all of the required documents. Once you’ve found them, the Offutt Tax Center is available to help you properly prepare and file your 2019 income tax return.The service is free for all enlisted ranks, officers O-3 and below, retired members age 65 and older, disabled members with
  • DoD innovation units join forces to engage small business

    Over the past few months, AFWERX, Army Futures Command, NavalX, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the National Security Innovation Network/Defense Innovation Unit have joined forces to make this experimental concept an interagency initiative to bridge the gap between startups, small businesses and government.
  • Super Saturday

    Karen and Brian Newton, Super Saturday attendees, stand with a giant ticket after winning the grand prize of two tickets to Super Bowl LIV in Miami during the Super Saturday sports memorabilia event held in Dock 2 of the Bennie Davies Maintenance Facility, January 18, 2020, on Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The grand prize was won by playing bingo and
  • Commercial provider set to take over Offutt help desk services

    Beginning January 17, commercial contractor Unisys will take over help desk services for all non-classified IT related issues for Offutt AFB.The change is part of an “Enterprise IT network-as-a-service” program that was implemented in 2018 to improve Air Force IT by outsourcing common services.The biggest change for Offutt users is that they will
  • The Dream, still inspiring

    “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal…….I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
  • Weather Airmen share mission at Rose Bowl event

    As people prepared to celebrate the New Year’s holiday, five Airmen from units across the 557th Weather Wing journeyed to Pasadena, California. Their mission was to tell the Air Force Weather story at Live on Green!, a free entertainment and education event that precedes the annual Rose Parade and Rose Bowl football game. “This event enabled our diverse team of Airmen to educate the public about roles and capabilities within Air Force Weather,” said Capt. Jeremy Mayo-Johnson, 14th Weather Squadron climate development analyst and team lead at the event. “We were able to show people of all ages that meteorologists can be more than just weathermen on TV and that the Air Force has a wide variety of career opportunities.”Live on Green!, now in its fifth year, offers entertainment and education to the 700,000 people who visit Pasadena for the annual parade and football game. Activities offered include musical performances, culinary demos, games and more.
  • 55th CES gets the OK for Travis Drive Repairs

    Offutt Air Force Base, Neb--- The 55th Civil Engineer Squadron has allocated funds to make repairs on Travis Drive, which closed due to a 42 inch cavernous hole that was discovered under the road in July 2019.
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