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ACC Command Surgeon, Mental Health Branch Chief, address Covid-19 reluctance
Brig. Gen. Sharon Bannister, command surgeon of Air Combat Command and Lt. Col. Michael McCarthy, ACC mental health branch chief, virtually discussed staying remote and ready, with ACC Public Affairs Oct. 6, 2020. A few of the primary topics that were discussed with Bannister and McCarthy are the reluctance of reporting when having symptoms related to COVID-19 and testing availability, and, with flu season approaching, how do we determine one over the other.
Remembering their sacrifice
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Veterans Day is celebrated Nov. 11 every year to commemorate the signing of the armistice to end World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. It is a day set aside to remember and think about the veterans who paid the ultimate price in the past and even the recent wars today.It is the time
CFC campaign officially kicks off
2020 Combined Federal Campaign kicked off here Nov. 1, 2020, and will run through Dec. 18, 2020. The CFC is one of the largest fundraising campaigns in the world and has raised more than $8.4 billion since its inception in 1961. For more information on the CFC, visit www.givecfc.org.
CLICK2GO returns to Offutt
CLICK2GO, the Defense Commissary Agency’s online ordering/curbside pickup grocery service, returns Oct. 27 to the Offutt Air Force Base Commissary. “We’re pleased to be back to provide this service that’s become especially popular as we all cope with the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Willie Watkins, DeCA’s eBusiness chief. “More and more people like being able to shop online and pick up their groceries without having to go inside a store.”
55 MSG hosts “Families of the Deployed” event
The 55th Mission Support Group became the first group to host a “Families of the Deployed” event October 23 at the Bellevue Berry and Pumpkin Ranch.
Multi-wing, multiagency exercise tests Offutt maintainer’s ability to operate
A proof of concept exercise took place Oct. 23 to identify any shortfalls and establish procedures for Offutt Air Force Base aircraft that will operate out of Lincoln Airport starting early next year while the base’s airfield undergoes a complete replacement. The exercise involved the 55th Maintenance Group, along with 155th Air Refueling Wing, Lincoln and Offutt first responders and various 55th Wing agencies to test the feasibility of operating from Lincoln Airport.
Chaplain gets dirty in 55th SFS MWD kennels
The 55th Wing Chaplain Base Chapel kicked off their new "Toughest Jobs" program Oct. 20, 2020, with a visit to the 55th Security Forces Squadron’s kennels.
How does your vote count, why should you vote?
Voting is a fundamental process in a democratic system. It’s a chance for the citizens of a country to have a say in who represents them and/or influence an issue that impacts them. Informed voting and participating in elections is one of the responsibilities of citizens of the United States. In the United States, the voting process is fairly straightforward. First, an eligible citizen registers to vote, studies the candidates and issues, looks up their polling location, then they casts their ballot.
Wing leadership honors base namesake with cemetery visit
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- The leadership team of the 55th Wing took time to honor and remember Offutt Air Force Base’s namesake during a visit to Forrest Lawn Memorial Park Oct. 21, 2020.U.S. Army 1st. Lt. Jarvis Offutt, who the sprawling 4,000-acre base is named in honor of, was Omaha’s first World War I air casualty.Offutt was serving with
Hispanic Heritage Month takes flight
Members of Team Offutt conducted a training flight featuring 10 Hispanic or Latinx aircrew members in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month Oct. 14, 2020.
AFCEC announces 2020 Air Force Design Awards winners
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently announced the winners of the 2020 Air Force Design Awards, recognizing seven innovative designs that embody the best in new construction, landscape architecture and facility renovations and additions. “The award-winning projects set the benchmark of design
Offutt AFB remembers, honors MWD
A 55th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog died here Oct. 2, 2020. Morty, a six-year-old German Shepherd, suffered multiple health issues recently, but an exploratory surgery revealed inoperable cancer. Early on the morning of Oct. 2, MWD Morty was working the search pit, and his handler, Staff Sgt. Kathryn Malone, 55th Security Forces
Air Force deploys commercial IT capability
The Enterprise-IT-as-Service team, headquartered here, reached a significant milestone in information technology by allowing Airmen direct access to the enterprise edge utilizing commercial cloud environments at six Air Force installations.
Turning a negative to a paw-sitive: Offutt MWD team navigates obstacles to welcome newest team member
The 55th Security Forces Squadron navigated an unusual set of circumstances caused by the safety procedures enacted to protect against the spread of COVID-19, to welcome a new four legged member to their ranks. Ram, a two-year old Belgian Malinois, became the newest member of the 55th SFS Military Working Dog Team as he replaced Sienna, who recently retired at the age of eight.
Offutt Medical Services realigned to better meet patient care needs
The 55th Medical Group redesignated two squadrons Sept. 25, 2020, as part of the Air Force-wide initiative to enhance military medical readiness. The 55th Aerospace Medicine Squadron and the 55th Medical Operation squadrons were deactivated and replaced by the 55th Operation Medical Readiness Squadron and the 55th Healthcare Operations Squadron, respectively.
DPAA Honorable Carry
Members of the 55th Wing Honor Guard carry the last of 25 transfer cases off of Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency Honorable Carry flight Sept. 4, 2020. The remains were transferred from the European Theater recovered by DPAA partners and the last set of remains for the World War II Ploesti Disinterment Project. Ploesti,
POW/MIA Remembrance Run
Members of Team Offutt run past the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action memorial at the parade grounds Sept. 18, 2020 during the 24 hour POW/MIA 24 hour Remembrance Run. The event honors and reminds us of those who have fallen and those still missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by L. Cunningham)
Wing Operations Center takes innovation prize
The 55th Wing Operations Center will soon be receiving $2.8 million worth of upgrades to their mission systems, thanks to the innovation of WOC Airmen.
VCSAF visits Offutt AFB
Gen. Stephen Wilson, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, visited Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Sept. 1, 2020. Wilson spoke with Airmen and received an update on COVID-19 response and flood recovery efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica Montano)
Women continue to chip away at ‘glass ceiling’
There is a metaphorical glass ceiling that women have been attempting to shatter for years, where they can be completely equal in how they are treated within society. The first fracture in this glass ceiling was made 100 years ago by women coming together and lobbying, lecturing, and marching together practicing civil disobedience to achieve the right to vote.