• Compass Call receives an upgrade

    Since it became operational, the EC-130H Compass Call has demonstrated its electronic combat power in tactical air operations around the world, and this year the aircraft has achieved another first. The aircraft has received an avionic viability program upgrade to make it more effective in combat and while maintaining compliance with federal and international aviation regulations.
  • Green Dot training aims to arm bystanders

    The Air Force is continuing its five-year plan to decrease sexual assault through the introduction of Green Dot sessions at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.The training, provided by the non-profit Green Dot, Inc., is different from previous trainings in that it focuses more on bystander intervention than casting the audience as either innocent or
  • Preventive measures lead to a healthier Air Force

    Preventing illness or injury is the goal of the Air Force’s Preventive Medicine program, a topic that is highlighted in August during Preventive Health Month. Preventive Health extends beyond health care at an individual level, concentrating rather on the health of individuals, communities and specific populations to help groups reduce their risk
  • VA to hold ceremony for new National Veteran’s Cemetery

    The Department of Veterans Affairs will formally dedicate the new Omaha National Cemetery in a ceremony at 10 a.m.2 Friday, Aug. 5 at the SumTur Amphitheater in Papillion, Nebraska. The ceremony at SumTur is open to the public and will include the unveiling of the dedication plaque. During the ceremony, the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band
  • Repair Network Integration: Building a better repair network

    At the core of every maintenance action is a maintainer’s determination to keep the Air Force’s fleet of aircraft mission-ready.
  • 55th Operations Group welcomes new commander

    A change of command ceremony was held inside the Benny Davis Maintenance Facility July 15 where Col. Mohan S. Krishna relinquished command of the 55th Operations Group to Col. Joseph C. Santucci. More than 500 were in attendance for the ceremony including civic leaders and former 55th Wing commanders. Col. Marty Reynolds, 55th Wing commander,
  • Thunderbirds and Lightning at the Offutt Air Show

    Excitement is starting to build on Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., for a celebration involving aerial precision, advanced fighter aircraft, helicopters and even Stormtroopers as we await the Defenders of Freedom Open House and Air Show. Set to take place on July 30 and 31, the air show will feature many exciting acts including the U.S. Air Force
  • 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.