• After-hours fitness now available at the Offutt Field House

    A solitary brown door, just west of the Offutt Field House’s main entrance, opens into the new after-hours fitness facility available to all registered common access card holders, retirees and dependents ages 19 and up.  Col. Marty Reynolds, 55th Wing commander, joined field house staff members at a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 7 to recognize the
  • Offutt honors retiring military working dogs

    A hush fell over the guard mount room of the 55th Security Forces Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 28. Rows of Team Offutt members rose respectfully to await the official party.It was retirement season, but this was no normal retirement – while there would be awards given, cake eaten and speeches made, the focus was on two German
  • 95th Reconnaissance Squadron honors Doolittle Raider David Thatcher

    Doolittle Raider David Thatcher passed away Wednesday June 22, in Missoula, Montana. 4,566 miles away the following Friday members of the 95th Reconnaissance Squadron at RAF Mildenhall, England honored him and his legacy. The Doolittle Raid was in response to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor caused minor damage to the Japanese home island, it was a huge morale boost to the American public after the surprise attack, Dec. 7, 1941.
  • Weather wing under new leadership

    The 557th Weather Wing held a change of command ceremony in their auditorium June 24.U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Mark C. Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, presided over the event as U.S. Air Force Col. Steven Dickerson took command of the 557th WW from U.S. Air Force Col. William Carle.When searching through possible wing
  • PTSD Awareness leads to positive treatment

    Post-traumatic Stress Disorder can be debilitating in some patients, but thanks to advancements in research and the continued training of mental health providers, treatments are getting better all the time.Maj. Joel Foster, Chief of Air Force Deployment Mental Health, said treating PTSD has improved dramatically in the last 20 years.“Twenty years
  • Twentieth anniversary of former 55th CONS member honored

    Members of the 55th Contracting Squadron, along with Col. Mark Williamson, vice commander of the 55th Wing, gathered in the Ronald L. King Dining Facility June 24 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Staff. Sgt. Ronald King’s death. King lost his life, along with 18 other Airmen, in the Khobar Towers attack on June 25, 1996, while serving his
  • Team Offutt celebrates diversity during Rainbow Run

    Nearly 30 people participated in the Rainbow 5K Run/Walk June 23 at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The event was held as part of LGBT pride month to celebrate diversity among DOD members.
  • Armed Forces Voter’s Week aims to educate Airmen

    Armed Forces Voter’s Week is scheduled to take place between June 27 and July 5.The week is designed to provide service members and dependents with information about absentee voting, regardless of where they’re stationed or the state in which they claim residency.“They can send their vote home and participate in elections in their home state,” said
  • Offutt leadership learns firefighting skills

    U.S. Air Force Col. Marty Reynolds, 55th Wing commander, participates in a fire rescue exercise at building 382 with firefighters assigned to the 55th Civil Engineer Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 21, 2016. The exercise provided firsthand experience what tools and techniques are needed to perform the duties of an Offutt firefighter.
  • Coping with stress through healthy thinking

    Stress. Even the mention of the word can increase anxiety for some. Everyone deals with stress differently, but how a person copes with daily stressors can have great impacts on their quality of life and overall health.
  • MS Run the US – Offutt Defender races for a cure

    An Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., NCO woke up early June 9. The light was soft and gray as he exited the recreational vehicle he had slept in. He stretched briefly, and bounced experimentally on his heels. The day before he had run 30 miles along the highway stretching from Omaha, Neb., toward New York City, and today he planned on running another
  • Installation Pride Initiative helps keep Offutt looking good

    The next time you drive through Offutt’s gates, take a look around - you might just notice how nice the medians, flower beds and surrounding areas look. This is due in large part to Offutt members who have volunteered their time through the Installation Pride Initiative to help maintain the base. “You never have a second chance to make a first
  • Blended retirement system training now available

    Online training designed to educate Airmen about the new Blended Retirement System, the Defense Department system with changes on the current military retirement system, is now available via Joint Knowledge Online course number P-US1330. The course is also available to those without a Common Access Card -- to include family members -- via an alternate website.
  • Reserve squadron achieves full operational capability

    After two years of hard work, the 49th Intelligence Squadron has achieved full operational capability.The 49th IS was activated in April 2014 with only 18 members and now stands as a fully functioning squadron with 72 assigned Reservists.“We would like to thank our active duty associate unit, the 97th Intelligence Squadron, the 55th Operations
  • Carter announces new Force of the Future initiatives

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced two new links of his Force of the Future initiative during remarks delivered at the Pentagon June 9.
  • 55th Wing passes CCRI

    The 55th Wing passed the Cyber Command Readiness Inspection that ran May 23-27 with one of the highest scores in the Air Force.The inspection, conducted by the Defense Information Systems Agency, focused on infrastructure, wireless technologies, network defense and network security. Inspectors also inspected offices and interviewed members of Team
  • Iron Chef Competition showcases culinary talent

    The doors locked behind the final lunch customer leaving the Ronald L. King Dining Facility, June 2.  Behind the double doors that separate the kitchen from the buffet, an amplified voice broke the silence of the empty facility welcoming contestants and guest to the 55th Force Support Iron Chef Competition.  Inside the kitchen, Airmen from the King
  • AF continues to monitor Zika virus, infected mosquitoes could hit U.S. this summer

    As the potential for infected mosquitoes to reach the U.S. rises, the Air Force continues to closely monitor the emergence of Zika virus infection to help inform and protect Airmen and their families. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all at-risk communities should prepare for possible Zika virus activity. As of Feb. 1,
  • Test Pilot School Ph.D. program accepting applications

    The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School is accepting graduate applications through July 31 for the Air Force Institute of Technology in-residence engineering Ph.D. program.
  • Air Force increases access to behavioral health care

    Nearly half of people with a treatable behavioral health disorder do not seek help from behavioral health professionals, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. However, 80 percent of this population does visit a primary care manager at least once a year. The Air Force Behavioral Health Optimization Program seeks to bridge