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  • 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
  • 55th Wing members learn UP mission during train ride on historic fleet

    55th Wing members learn UP mission during train ride on historic fleet
  • Offutt Appreciation Picnic Day scheduled for June 3

    The 2016 Offutt Appreciation Day Picnic is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Base Lake June 3.The picnic, an annual event for the last 21 years, will provide free food and drink, performances from the Heartland of America Band, door prizes and pony rides.All members of Team Offutt, including families, are invited to attend.“The
  • ‘American Idol’ winner David Cook's military salute tour includes Offutt AFB

    There’s an important reason why 2008 “American Idol” winner David Cook performs concerts for U.S. military personnel. “To get a chance to say thank you, in person, for their service and sacrifice is huge,” said Cook, who is performing at 16 U.S. Air Force installations as part of the Air Force Services Activity’s entertainment program. “I think so often there’s an out-of-sight, out-of-mind aspect for the average citizen to the service and sacrifice they make. To be able to come out and perform and hopefully help them realize how appreciative I am and my band is, it’s an honor.”
  • Bosses use ESGR to understand their Guard, Reserve employees' mission

    Nebraska Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Chair, Paul Cohen, a retired Air Force Brig. Gen., welcomed some 16 civilian employers to 'Bosses Day' at Offutt Air Force Base. This employer orientation tour and others like it go far to help civilian employers better understand and appreciate the military missions of their Guard and Reserve
  • Offutt honors Police Week

    The 55th Security Forces Squadron here held several events to recognize Police Week May 15-21.The week, officially designated by President John F. Kennedy in 1962, honors the police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.“In the same way members of the armed forces risk their lives for their country, police officers risk their lives
  • Field house track opens earlier than scheduled

    The Offutt Field House opened the expanded running track that encircles the much of the 220 thousand square foot fitness facility at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held May 16. U.S. Air Force Col. Marty Reynold, commander of the 55th Wing, along with integral members of the 55th Civil Engineering Squadron who were responsible in coordinating the nearly
  • Hindu dancers to perform at Offutt

    The Offutt Diversity Team is hosting an Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month event May 24 at the Patriot Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring live performances by Hindu dancers at noon.Additionally, it will showcase interactive booths such as Chinese calligraphy, Japanese origami and Korean Jegichagi. The Durham museum is also
  • Base picnic scheduled for June 3

    The time has finally come to shed jackets, grab camp chairs and head to the lake for food, fun, music and prizes. That’s right, Friday, June 3 the Offutt Advisory Council’s annual Offutt Appreciation Day Picnic takes place at the Base Lake. The community surrounding the base annually provides a free picnic for all employees of the installation and
  • CCRI – Make the mission happen

    For some, the Super Bowl is the culmination of a year’s worth of avid attention. They don’t wash their team jerseys in order to avoid jinxing the quarterback, they don’t schedule anything on game day. Talk around the watercooler revolves around which team has the best chance of making it. Months of training and effort culminate in one day’s
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