• OC-135B Retirement

    The final retired OC-135B Open Skies aircraft from the 55th Wing at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, arrived at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base June 9, 2021.
  • Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

    According to a newly released communiqué from the Air Force’s Personal Property Activity Headquarters, “Department of Defense demand this peak (PCS) season has greatly exceeded commercial industry capabilities, largely due to resource constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Per industry, this resulted in a 25% decrease in their labor pool, resulting in (decreased) personal property movement capacity necessary to support private sector and government demand.”
  • Air Force coins official Maintenance Duty Uniform, adds immediate wear of tactical OCP caps

    Air Force commanders of units with aircraft maintenance, industrial and other labor intensive Air Force Specialty Codes will have the option to authorize wear of a standardized, maintenance duty uniform, also referred to as coveralls, which may be worn on a day-to-day basis upon publication of the updated AFI 36-2903 anticipated for August 2021.
  • Air Force readdresses women’s hair standard after feedback

    The change addresses feedback received since the previous guidance was originally published. Specifically, women voiced concerns over difficulty related to securing hair in a manner that does not extend beyond the head.
  • Air Force Reserve; Keeping the door open

    Have the unprecedented events of the past year made you think about your life and career? Years ago, information was not readily available to Airmen caught up in military cutbacks, or those wishing they could cross-train out of a career and met with Air Force Specialty Codes constraints, and even those not wishing to continue the 24/7 military lifestyle. Thankfully, times change and information is now available, but Airmen still need to know who to talk to and the questions to ask so that opportunities do not fall through administrative cracks.
  • End of an era as final OC-135 aircraft officially retired

    The 55th Wing officially retired its final OC-135 Open Skies aircraft, tail number 670, during a ceremony at the Lincoln Airport June 4, 2021.
  • Shedding light on the invisible wounds of PTSD

    June is National PTSD Awareness Month, an opportunity to talk about the signs and symptoms of the disorder, with the goal of reducing stigma and encouraging help-seeking. According to the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, more than 7.7 million Americans over the age of 18 suffer from PTSD.
  • Not your average kit

    By definition, a kit is a set of articles, a set of parts, tools or supplies, which can be large or small and are packaged, mailed or transported by working sections. For a support section within the 55th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, a kit is something vital to ensuring mission accomplishment in a deployed location.
  • DAF releases FY22 budget proposal, journeys to the Air and Space Forces of 2030

    The Department’s $173.7 billion request includes the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force budgets. The Air Force’s budget of $156.3 billion is a 2.3% increase and the Space Force’s budget of $17.4 billion is a 13.1% increase from FY 2021.
  • Nebraska ANG’s 170th Group welcomes new commander

    The 170th Group welcomes a new commander during an assumption of command ceremony here May 26.
  • AF breaks down updated fitness test scores

    Without the waist measurement as a scored component, push-ups and sit-ups will increase from 10 to 20 points each, while the 1.5-mile run will remain at 60 points. Scoring will fall into five-year age groups, as opposed to the previous 10.
  • Assessment reveals Offutt’s Total Force Integration is exceptional

    The 55th Wing underwent a Total Force Association Health Assessment by the Headquarters Air Force Directorate of Total Force Integration April 29 – May 3.
  • 343d Recruiting Squadron zoom to adapt to the challenge

    The 343d Recruiting Squadron became one of team Offutt’s partner units in 2010. It is one of nine units geographically separated from the 372nd Recruiting Group at Hill AFB, Utah, and one of 24 recruiting squadrons in Air Force Recruiting Service, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. “Being on a base offers additional security that some recruiting squadron headquarters and all active duty recruiting offices don’t have,” said Lt. Col. Janelle Koch, 343d RCS commander. “With the support we get from the 55th Wing, we have access to facilities and contracts that allows us to keep our primary focus on our recruiters out in the field.”
  • 55th Wing dedicates new headquarters facility

    The 55th Wing officially unveiled their new headquarters facility and dedicated it to retired Col. William E. Riggs during a ceremony here April 30, 2021.
  • 55th Wing officially welcomed to Lincoln during ceremony

    The Nebraska National Guard officially welcomed the 55th Wing to the Lincoln Airport during a ceremony April 16.
  • Air Force rewrites basic doctrine, focuses on mission command, airpower evolution

    Core themes to the revised Air Force Doctrine Publication-1: The Air Force are the foundation and evolution of airpower and the concept of mission command.
  • Air Force unveils new mission statement

    The Air Force released its new mission statement: To fly, fight, and win … airpower anytime, anywhere.
  • Offutt begins using new online scheduling system for COVID-19 vaccinations

    Offutt has begun using the Defense Health Agency online scheduling system for registering Team Offutt personnel for the COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Offutt couple surprised on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"

    A vocalist with the Heartland of America Band at Offutt Air Force Base and his husband were recently guests on an episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” that aired March 23.
  • Annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign underway

    The 2021 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign began here March 29, with the focus on Airmen and Guardians taking care of their own.