• MyMC2 App -- is where it’s at

    It is called My Military Communities 2, or MyMC2, and when it comes finding information on Offutt-related events, this free app is where it’s at.Multiple organizations across Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., have come together to combine their events into one simple-to-use smart phone app.MyMC2 has features other apps simply don’t have. The first is
  • Willow Lakes Pro Shop revitalized for 2016 golf season

    Golfers playing a round at the Willow Lakes Golf Course may notice many new upgrades to the pro shop this season.The entrance, along with several other features of the golf shop, have been renovated to make the facility more user friendly and inviting to customers.“They’d come in and say how nice the golf course looked and then they’d come into the
  • AF releases criteria for basing new RPA units

    The Air Force released basing criteria April 12 that will be used to select candidate bases for a potential new MQ-9 Reaper wing with units at up to two locations.
  • Online registration for 2016 DOD Warrior Games now open

    Online registration is now open to participate in the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games at cvent.com. Volunteers, media and distinguished visitors -- as well as selected athletes, family members, non-medical attendants, staff and coaches -- must register online to participate.
  • Air Force Major saves local national

    Recently a member of the 82nd Reconnaissance Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, was going about his normal day when the unexpected happened.U.S. Air Force Maj. Christopher Nastal, 82nd RS chief of training, which is a geographically separated unit of the 55th Wing, was driving down highway 329 with his wife, Sarah, when she spotted a man lying on
  • MHS GENESIS rolls out as name for new electronic health record

    The new system to transform military health records has an official name.  Military Health System (MHS) officials say the new electronic health record (EHR) will be called MHS GENESIS and will launch at the end of calendar year 2016.  To keep pace with medical advances and innovations in technology, the DOD has purchased a new state of the art EHR
  • Get your purple on to recognize military children

    WASHINGTON — Time to get your purple on, America. Friday is Purple Up! day, a time for Americans to show their support for military families. Department of Defense Education Activity schools will celebrate the event on April 20 because of spring recess. "It's to build awareness for the needs of military families," said Barbara A. Thompson, the
  • AF New Parent Support Program helps families care for infants and toddlers

    Vital to children’s health is development which occurs in the early years –from birth to age 3. As newborns grow into infants and infants become toddlers, they go through a series of developmental milestones such as first words, first steps and skills to wave “hello” or “goodbye.” The needs of children –physical, social, emotional and educational
  • Be warned, a siren in Nebraska isn’t Greek mythology

    Dark clouds roll across the landscape, the wind start to blow from all directions, lightning begins to flash, thunder roars all around and it start to rain.That is when you hear them, the warning sirens from Offutt delivering a dreadful message…tornado.“In an emergency, seconds count,” said Horace Spiller, installation emergency manager for the
  • Wing to celebrate its heritage

    The 55th Wing will pause to reflect on its illustrious 75 year legacy during Heritage Week May 16 - 21, 2016.The wing traces its lineage to the 55th Pursuit Group constituted Nov. 20, 1940, and activated Jan. 15, 1941, at Hamilton Field, California.Heritage Week includes the 55th Wing Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Tales of the 55th, and
  • Intel leaders visit wing members in Japan

    The Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and the Director of Defense Intelligence (Warfighter Support) recently visited with members of the Fightin’ Fifty Fifth during a visit to Kadena Air Base, Japan.The Honorable Marcel Lettre and U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. John N.T. Shanahan stopped and met with members of the 82d Reconnaissance Squadron
  • National Public Health Week is April 4 - 10

    The first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association brings communities together to recognize the contributions of public health workers and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. The theme for this year is “Healthiest Nation 2030.” The Offutt AFB Public Health Flight has joined the nation in this
  • New initiative honors Gold Star families, Purple Heart recipients

    Thanks to a new initiative, Team Offutt will subtly honor a special group of people who have given so much to our nation.The 55th Civil Engineering Squadron recently added designated parking spots for Gold Star families and Purple Heart recipients around the installation.“I can’t think of a more deserving group of people who have without question
  • Capehart Pool to permanently close

    After much research, coordination and evaluation, Offutt Air Force Base officials have decided to permanently close the Capehart Pool.The pool, originally built in 1972, is in need of excessive repairs and is unsafe to use.“Closing the Capehart Pool was a tough decision,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Marty Reynolds, 55th Wing commander. “We certainly
  • Contracting wins Air Force award

    The Air Force recently announced the 55th Contracting Squadron as the Outstanding Large Contracting Unit of the Year. The award, that can only be applied for every five years, was won by the squadron previously in 2010. In the last year, they have also earned one Department of Defense, one Air Force, two Air Combat Command, eight 55th Wing, and 18
  • Oral piercings

    Body piercing is a popular form of self-expression.  Oral piercings, a subset of body piercing, are any piercings of the tongue, lips or cheek.  Similarly, tongue splitting (or tongue bifurcation or forking), is a type of body modification in which the tongue is cut centrally from its tip to as far back as the underside base, forking the end.  Oral
  • Series of recent fires is reminder to practice fire safety

    After Offutt experienced four fires in less than a week, fire officials want to remind everyone to practice good fire safety habits. “It’s kind of rare to have this many fires,” said Deputy Fire Chief Bill Dudek. “We go through periods of years without any major fires; here we had four in a week. They’ve all been preventable.” According to Dudek,
  • Offutt childcare is just a click away

    A new website was launched March 16 that will make finding childcare much easier and convenient than in the past.  The website, www.MilitaryChildCare.com, will allow parents to gather information, find facilities and even put your child on the waiting list at the base before your Permanent Change of Station. It will also make it easier for parents
  • Leadership Pathways clears the way for learning

    The 55th Wing here introduced a Leadership Pathways program in an effort to encourage participation in leadership education March 15.Service members, civilians and families can earn recognition at the flight, squadron, group and wing level by completing courses, achieving levels of Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum recognition."Leadership Pathways