• 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.
  • OWA offers resources for service members

    The Office of the Warrior Advocate is a program unique to Offutt Air Force Base, and currently the only one in the Air Force.
  • Winter is here, be prepared for its wrath

    Winter is here and often in Nebraska it can be unpredictable, with frigid weather conditions crippling an entire region. Nebraska storms vary greatly depending on wind, temperature and precipitation, and are capable of causing light to moderate snow, blizzard conditions, sleet and ice and dangerously cold temperatures.
  • Soar into health this New Year

    The Health Promotion office here is offering help in meeting New Year’s resolutions through a program that focuses on the main components of good health, physical activity, nutrition and sleep.
  • Offutt wreath ceremony: remembers, honors

    The annual Wreaths Across America ceremony was held Dec. 14, 2019, at the Offutt Air Force Base cemetery. Wreaths now lean on each headstone, with eight ceremonial wreaths on large easels prominently placed at the front of the cemetery, honoring the four armed services, the Coast Guard, the Merchant Marines, POW/MIA, and a newly integrated wreath that honors the 22 veterans and active duty service members who take their lives each day.
  • Air Force Surgeon General visits Offutt’s mighty medics

    The 55th Medical Group showcased their wide ranging capabilities and professional staff to the Air Force Surgeon General during her two-day visit here Dec. 9-10, 2019. Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, came to visit the Offutt medics and share her vision to the 55th MDG so she could aid them in their future success in the medical field.
  • Media Advisory: Upcoming Readiness Exercise

    Offutt Air Force Base is scheduled to conduct an emergency response training exercise here, between Wednesday Dec. 11 and Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.
  • Media Advisory: Suspicious package at USSTRATCOM Gate 1

    A suspicious package was detected in a vehicle approximately 8:45 a.m. today at the USSTRATCOM Gate 1. The 55th Security Forces Squadron is working with the Omaha Police Department to investigate the incident. Anyone entering or departing the base should use the Kenney Gate until further notice.
  • Community shows support through Operation Holiday Cheer

    Members of the Greater Bellevue Area Chamber of Commerce and more than 20 local businesses leaders came together to assemble gift bags as part of Operation Holiday Cheer at the Bellevue Volunteer Fire Department in Bellevue, Nebraska, Dec. 10, 2019.