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  • Airmen Make it Rain on ‘Weather Geeks’

    For some Airmen, being called a weather geek is a term of endearment. Two Airmen from the 557th Weather Wing recently embraced their inner geek and will share their passion and expertise on an upcoming episode of “Weather Geeks” on the Weather Channel. Lt. Col. James Weaver, deputy commander of the 2nd Weather Group, and Staff Sgt. Trevor Reiss, a
  • Equipment reutilization facility receives modernizations

    Offutt’s Disposition Services facility recently underwent extensive renovations that will provide additional storage space, increased security and reduced energy costs.The $2.8 million project, which began in October of last year, includes renovations to five warehouses, replacement and modification of the outer fence and parking lot repairs.The
  • UNO library opens to Team Offutt

    The University of Nebraska at Omaha, Neb., is opening the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library for use to all Team Offutt personnel, regardless of enrollment in the school.Interested service members and civilians can gain check-out privileges by visiting the library and creating a new account at the circulation desk. Applicants will be asked to
  • Air Force Assistance Fund - Making donations for a neighbor in need

    A campaign is underway to fund future care for Airmen and their families, supported and funded by today’s Airmen. “The donations raised from the [Air Force Assistance Fund] go directly to four separate Air Force Charities: Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Villages, Air Force Enlisted Village and the Gen. and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation,” said
  • Fightin' Fifty-Fifth experiences the value of Red Flag

    Red Flag 16-1, came to an end on Feb. 12 with aircrews and support personnel from around the world participating in the best training that simulates a deployed environment.Red Flag, which was initiated in 1975, and is run by the 414th Combat Training Squadron's where the mission is to maximize the combat readiness, capability and survivability of
  • Lost but never forgotten: 55th SFS honors fallen comrade

    The cadence could be heard from across the open fields and over the whistling winds of a chill spring afternoon, “Let me hear you stomp left...stomp right…let me hear you stomp two times,” but it was the response of the flight that echoed in the hearts and minds of onlookers – “Awoo!” In two columns, more than 60 Airmen and Sailors from the 55th
  • Offutt honors Black History Month

    The Offutt Diversity Team hosted a Black History Month lunch and learn at the Offutt Patriot Club Feb. 17, 2016.Building on the DOD’s theme of “Hallowed Grounds: Scenes of African American Memories,” the event focused on the history of race relations in the Omaha, Neb., area, as well as the greater African-American experience in the U.S.Master Sgt.
  • Lost crew members of 664 to be remembered

    On March 15, 2016, the 55th Wing will pause to remember and honor those members of RC-135S Cobra Ball aircraft 61-2664 that crashed upon landing in severe weather 35 years ago at Shemya Air Force Base, Alaska. The ceremony is set for 2 p.m. at the 45th Reconnaissance Squadron headquarters
  • Air Show parking wars no more

    Planning for the 2016 Defenders of Freedom Open House and Air Show July 30-31 is in full swing here at Offutt, as the masterminds behind the event are planning to make this year’s show even better than the last.Brand new to the mix is the Offutt Open House smart phone app. There is also work being done to make an even bigger bike-n-park  program,
  • Chapel to host Air Force’s largest Easter egg hunt

    The Offutt Protestant Chapel is scheduled to host the Air Force’s largest Easter egg hunt on the base’s parade grounds March 27 at 1 p.m.Last year their hunt had 20,000 eggs and was solely chapel-run. This year they are ready to take it up a notch and get the whole base involved.After purchasing an additional 35,000 eggs for a grand total of
  • Junior high students learn leadership and acceptance

    One of the more stressful parts of aPermanent Change of Station for military parents is watching your children gothrough the pains of lost friendships, new schools and starting over. A new program sponsored by the Military ChildEducation Coalition called Junior Student-2-Student has been introduced to publicschools by Offutt AFB and has the
  • Comm squadron saves Offutt thousands

    Members of the 55th Communications Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base were honored at a recent commander's call for saving the wing $37,500 on annual energy costs.
  • Staying safe while riding solo

    Big changes are taking place at Offutt for motorcycle training this year that will require riders to schedule their own training with an approved Motorcycle Safety Foundation vendor, and seek reimbursement for the training fee if necessary.
  • Staying safe while riding solo

    Big changes are taking place for motorcycle training this year that will require riders to schedule their own training with an approved Motorcycle Safety Foundation vendor, and seek reimbursement for the training fee if necessary. The US Air Force Traffic Safety Program, AFI 91-207, requires active duty personnel to be trained prior to riding a
  • 55th CS saves Offutt thousands

    Members of the 55th Communications Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base were honored at a recent commander's call for saving the wing $37,500 on annual energy costs.The 55th Wing Innovation Certificate of Recognition was given to the squadron after it dismantled more than 60 servers no longer needed at Offutt."They had been here for longer than I've
  • Offutt honors Black History Month

    The Offutt Diversity Team hosted a Black History Month lunch and learn at the Offutt Patriot Club Feb. 17.Building on the DOD's theme of "Hallowed Grounds: Scenes of African American Memories," the event focused on the history of race relations in the Omaha, Neb., area, as well as the greater African-American experience in the U.S.Master Sgt.
  • The Winter Wonderland that almost wasn't

    The Offutt Enlisted Spouses Club held its 21st annual Winter Wonderland Event at the Bellevue Social Center Dec. 12.While the event went off smoothly - the club provided gifts for 300 children of active duty or retired enlisted service members, as well as face painting, breakfast and a photo with Santa - the day before was a different story.The
  • Innovate to Execute

    This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the 55th Wing at Offutt AFB, and in keeping with the theme leadership has kicked-off a "50 Ideas in 50 Days" program.The program gives Team Offutt personnel the opportunity to input their ideas for change.The program represents the Air Force vision that people working closest to something come up with the
  • Wing's heritage takes center stage

    In an effort to educate current 55th Wing members about the wing's illustrious history, the first in a series of heritage events took place at the 97th Intelligence Squadron Feb. 5.More than 50 active duty Airmen joined with four members of the 55th Wing Association, the wing's alumni group, to share a few war stories from their time with the
  • Offutt to raise more than $100,000

    While the Combined Federal Campaign gave Team Offutt an opportunity to give back to countless charities across a spectrum of needs, it is now time for Airmen to give back to Airmen.The Air Force Assistance Fund will run from Feb. 16 through March 28. Last year Offutt raised 117% of their goal, totaling $120,263 and making the highest donation in
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