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  • Offutt Pharmacy fills need for exceptional patient

    Born 1-pound, 4-ounces, Emma Waechter’s delicate frame stays warm within the confines of a neonatal intensive care unit’s isolette bed - its protective enclosure would be her world for the next four-months.
  • VA Outreach partners with 55th MDG clinic to serve veterans

    A Veterans Administration outreach coordinator with the Nebraska Western Iowa VA visited the 55th MDG clinic on Sept. 17 and Oct. 1, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. to provide information and answer questions regarding VA benefits.
  • Partnership improves customer relations

    The Patient and Family Partnership Council formerly known as the Patient and Family Advisory Council received a new Defense Health Agency interim procedures memorandum in April. The name change provided more specific guidelines on the structure and procedures for the council.
  • Offutt Airman involved in incident

    An active duty member from Offutt Air Force Base and their spouse are dead following an incident Sept. 28 at a home in Rising View, Offutt’s privatized housing area in Bellevue.Law enforcement officials from Offutt and Sarpy County responded to a call at the home around 8:15 p.m.The two individuals were confirmed dead shortly after the officials
  • Offutt’s Maintenance Training System returns to full mission capable status

    After being offline and unavailable as a result of the March flood, Offutt’s Maintenance Training System has recently been returned to full mission capable status.
  • Fire Prevention Week stirs up heroes

    In an effort to encourage Offutt community awareness of fire prevention, the Offutt Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign held Oct. 6-12, 2019.
  • Changes are coming to the Transition Assistance Program

    Changes to the Transition Assistance Program process are scheduled to begin Oct. 1 that will replace the Veteran’s Opportunity to Work Act requirements with new TAP requirements.
  • DHA ushers in new era for the Ehrling Bergquist Medical Clinic

    The Defense Health Agency will officially assume responsibility for administration and management of the Ehrling Bergquist Medical Clinic on Oct. 1, 2019. The transition is part of the Military Health System’s ongoing transformation efforts called for by Congress in the National Defense Authorization Acts of Fiscal Years 2017 and 2019 to improve the readiness of the U.S. military and improve the care provided to patients.
  • Offutt implements Operation HeRO

    Operation Health and Readiness Optimization, or Operation HeRO, is a new Air Force Health Promotion initiative that is being implemented this fall by the 55th Medical Group’s Health Promotion Office at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.
  • Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth members provide recovery support

    Members of the 55th Wing recently supported U.S. Northern Command response efforts to Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm which devastated the Bahamas in early September.
  • CMSAF to engage with ACC Airmen about resilliency through video games

    The chief master sergeant of the Air Force is scheduled to play video games with three Airmen from within Air Combat Command from 2 to 4 p.m. EDT Oct. 25, 2019, on the ACC Public Affairs YouTube channel — ACCNewsTV. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airmen JaNae Capuno)
  • Commentary: Steps toward revitalization ongoing

    It’s been 182 days since the March 16th flood devastated 1/3 of Offutt Air Force Base.  Since my arrival, I have been continually amazed by the resilience and can-do attitude of the Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth Airmen and our community partners.  We lost no personnel and no aircraft, and the atmosphere immediately following this disastrous event showed everyone how well our team can pull together to continue the mission in the face of extreme adversity.  In response to the flood, you focused on the goal of stabilizing our many critical operations.  In fact, thanks to your perseverance, our runway was re-opened to limited flying operations within 10 days of the flood and more than 50% of the Bennie Davis aircraft maintenance complex was cleaned, sanitized, and back in use by maintainers within 30 days of the flood. But now I want to update you on our current status.
  • Remembering 9/11

    The Offutt Fire Department hosted a 9/11 commemorative ceremony inside the main fire station Sept. 11, 2019, here.
  • 557th WW trains its own to deploy anytime, everywhere

    Instructors from the 2nd Combat Weather Systems Squadron took on an unusual set of students, a class composed entirely of Airmen from a single unit. Airmen from the 25th Operational Weather Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, attended the Deployed Weather Systems Training class at Hurlburt Field, Florida, as part of pre-deployment training Aug. 19-22, 2019. It is unusual to have a DWST class made up entirely of personnel from one unit. Classes are normally made up of students from several different weather squadrons but as the 557th WW is tasked to execute a greater number of deployment requirements, future DWST classes made up of one squadron may become more common. The 2nd CWSS is a combat-ready test and training squadron that combines maintenance, cyber and weather specialties, within the 557th Weather Wing, that cultivates advanced maintenance skills and operational expertise among its members for use on fielded tactical weather systems employed at downrange locations.
  • Offutt ALS: best in the force

    The James M. McCoy Airman Leadership School at Offutt Air Force Base was recently named the 2018 ALS of the Year award winner by the Air Education and Training Command.
  • 557th WW holds first wing operational readiness exercise

    The 557th Weather Wing completed its first operational readiness exercise since standing up as an Air Combat Command wing. Held Aug. 19-23, Operational Readiness Exercise - Steel Colander tested the wing’s ability to deliver weather intelligence in a contested, degraded and operationally-limited environment. “We exercised not only wing capabilities located on Offutt Air Force Base, but also those of our geographically-separated units worldwide, to include all our operational weather squadrons,” said Ted Vroman, a 557th WW Plans and Programs exercise planner.
  • Offutt Airman earns Hero Award for CFC involvement

    An aircraft maintenance officer assigned to the 83rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit here, earned the Combined Federal Campaign’s national level Hero Award for his impact to the CFC program at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, in 2018.
  • Haugh takes command of Twenty-Fifth Air Force

    Maj. Gen. Timothy D. Haugh assumed command of Twenty-Fifth Air Force from Maj. Gen. Mary F. O’Brien during a change of command ceremony presided over by Gen. Mike Holmes, Air Combat Command commander here, Aug. 29, 2019.
  • Offutt partners with USACE, gives tours to UNL students

    Students from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln receive tours of Offutt Air Force Base’s fueling system from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers August 23, 2019.
  • Housing health, safety review ongoing

    Working to keep a promise, 55th Wing leadership conducted a thorough walk-through of the Offutt Air Force Base dormitories Aug. 9, 2019.
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