• Doolittle’s granddaughter visits 95th RS

    Just over 75 years ago, on April 18, 1942, then-Lt. Col. James Doolittle and his crew of “Doolittle Raiders led the daylight air raid on Tokyo after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, granddaughter of American aviation pioneer and retired U.S. Army Air Corps lieutenant general Doolittle, visited the 95th Reconnaissance
  • Offutt Appreciation Day Picnic set

    As the temperature begins to rise with each passing day, Team Offutt is one step closer to packing up their lawn chairs and heading to the lake for food, fun, music and prizes.The Offutt Advisory Council’s annual Offutt Appreciation Day Picnic is scheduled for June 2 at the Base Lake from 11:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.The event is completely free and open
  • Making Offutt look good starts at the gate

    Members of the 55th Security Forces Association worked on the landscaping just outside the Kenney Gate May 10 as part of a base beautification project. “We do this annually because we care about making a good first impression,” said Senior Airman Kassandra Gomez, 55th Security Forces Squadron quality control evaluator and 55th SFA member.  “This is
  • Offutt to host safety day

    The 55th Wing Safety Office, in association with numerous on-base agencies and community-minded local businesses, is scheduled to host a safety day, open to all members of Team Offutt, May 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Offutt Fire Department.
  • Outstanding ISR Airmen given chance to shine with Larson Awards

    One thing the silent warfighters of American Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance seldom see is recognition for their hard work and dedication to the global ISR mission. That is why the Larson Awards are vital to 25th Air Force, National Air and Space Intelligence Center and the Airmen they recognize through the program.
  • Offutt contracting specialists prepare for contingency operations

    If the 55th Wing is ever called upon to deploy to a ‘bare base’ location, the 55th Contracting Squadron will be ready to answer the call. More than 22 enlisted contracting specialists participated in an exercise May 8 – 12 designed to improve contingency contracting capabilities for the buildup of an overseas base.
  • Fifty-Fifth stands up wing operations center

    After just 60 days and a mere $30,000 investment, the 55th Wing Operations Center officially opened its door for business during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the 55th Intelligence Support Squadron May 1.The WOC is now the central hub for wing-level situational awareness on all of its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets, as well as
  • Offutt civilian refuses to let cancer stop his fun

    Bunny ears, everywhere you looked, cancer patients, caregivers and staff were wearing bunny ears. Not a typical sight for 10 a.m. on a Thursday inside the Peggy D. Cowdery Patient Care Center at Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center.“I never thought I’d put the words ‘fun’ and ‘chemo’ together in the same sentence,” laughs 53-year-old Ken
  • 55th CES office puts pavement first

    With a crew of only 14 civilians, the 55th Civil Engineer Squadron’s pavement and equipment section is responsible for repairs to base roads, parking lots and the runway, while also completing side jobs like demolishing the Capehart pool, responding to emergency water line breaks, fixing the perimeter fence and removing snow in the winter months.
  • Become part of the MOB

    If you are new to Offutt and the Greater Omaha Metropolitan area and find yourself looking for other Guardians to help with a raid in Destiny on your preferred gaming console; want to advance your skills in public speaking; or just want to enjoy some tennis and need a partner then Make Offutt Better (MOB) is just for you.MOB is the hub for
  • 55th Wing recognizes National Nurses Week

    The nurses and medical technicians of the Fighting Fifty-Fifth, Ehrling Bergquist Clinic encourage you to learn a bit more about the advancement of their craft during the annual observance of National Nurses Week, May 6 - 12.According to American Nurses Association, this year’s observance theme is “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit.” 
  • Offutt to open two Little Free Libraries in base-housing areas

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. to noon in the park on Rising View Blvd., for the first of two Free Little Libraries located in the base-housing area. The second library will be located in the Wherry housing area in “the Bowl.”
  • Glory Trip 220: an aircrew’s perspective

    A joint team comprised of U.S. Air Force missileers and U.S. Navy E-6B Mercury aircrew successfully launched an unarmed Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile above the Pacific Ocean April 26, 2017.
  • Goldilocks found not guilty

    After a jury of her peers deliberated for a matter of minutes, Goldilocks was found not guilty in the case of Goldilocks v. The Three Bears May 1 in the 55th Wing Judge Advocate courtroom. More than two dozen St. Matthew School third, fourth and fifth-graders celebrated Law Day with the JA staff. It featured an array of events, from a poster
  • Offutt contracting civilian best in Air Force

    The Air Force recently announced the award winners for best contracting professionals. Eric Mahowald, director of business operations for the 55th Contracting Squadron, was selected as the winner of the “Outstanding Civilian in Operational Contracting” for the supervisory level.
  • Wing makes move to Nebraska

    Editor’s note: This is the third article in a series that annotates the history of the 55th Wing from its early days as a World War II pursuit group to its current form as an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance unit.After nearly two years of planning, the 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing moved from Forbes Air Force Base, Kansas, to
  • Airman Resilience Teams keep Silent Warriors ready to fight, ready for life

    Whether active-duty Air Force, civilian or contractor, life happens, and you can’t always be prepared for it. An important part of making daily Air Force missions happen is ensuring Airmen are ready for what life hands them.
  • The Pillars II - Sleep

    Whether active-duty Air Force, civilian or contractor, life happens, and you can’t always be prepared for it. An important part of making daily Air Force missions happen is ensuring Airmen are ready for what life hands them. Chaplain (Maj.) Jim Bridgham, wing chaplain, and Capt. Jerry Walker III, Ph.D., Surgeon General, 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, 25th Air Force, have created 'The Pillars' podcasts to help Airmen boost their resilience. (U.S. Air Force Podcast by Chaplain (Maj.) Jim Bridgham and Capt. Jerry Walker, Ph.D.)
  • $36,000 in scholarships available to AF club members, families

    The deadline to apply for the 2017 Air Force Club Scholarship Program is May 12. During the past 19 years, the program has provided college tuition assistance to more than 440 Air Force Club members and their eligible family members.
  • 55th LRS Airman STEP promoted two weeks before terminal leave

    When Col. Marty Reynolds, commander of the 55th Wing at Offutt Air Force Base, called Caley Cramer up to the front of the room in the 55th Logistics Readiness Squadron on April 3, Cramer thought there had been a mistake.“Hey, Staff Sgt. Cramer, come up here,” Reynolds had said.Cramer looked around, confused. He had been told that the commander was