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Air Force to allow longer braids, ponytails, bangs for women
As an outcome of the 101st Air Force uniform board, Air Force women will be able to wear their hair in up to two braids or a single ponytail with bulk not exceeding the width of the head and length not extending below a horizontal line running between the top of each sleeve inseam at the under arm through the shoulder blades. In addition, women’s bangs may now touch their eyebrows, but not cover their eyes.
Department of the Air Force offers limited Active Duty Service Commitment waivers; expanded PALACE CHASE
These programs provide provisions for both enlisted and officer members who meet specified criteria. The application window runs Jan. 20 – April 2.
Housing resident council holds first meeting
The first meeting of the Privatized Housing Residential Council was held Oct. 28. The meeting was focused on education, and council members have already made progress in safety and security.
Offutt receives COVID-19 vaccine
The 55th Medical Group COVID Cell began administering initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to frontline healthcare workers Jan. 6.
Ground broken for new E-4B simulator
A ground-breaking ceremony for a high fidelity, full motion E-4B simulator took place here Dec. 22, 2020. The $16 million simulator is the first of its kind for the 595th Command & Control Group's E-4B fleet and being constructed by CymSTAR, LLC.
Department of the Air Force releases findings on racial disparity review
The Department of the Air Force released its report on the findings of an Air Force Inspector General independent review into racial disparity Dec. 21. The full report is available for download on AF.mil.
Bellevue Chamber spreads holiday cheer for Offutt dorm residents
Col. Gavin Marks, 55th Wing commander, joins members of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce as they fill goodie bags Dec. 8 at Bellevue Volunteer Fire Department for the annual “Holiday Cheer” for Kisling dorm residents at Offutt Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by L. Cunningham)
Work officially begins replacing Offutt’s aging runway
Work has officially started to completely replace Offutt’s aging runway as Phase 0 of the $143.9 million project began recently.
Annual DOD Housing Survey opens for tenant feedback Dec. 8
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Department of the Air Force is asking tenants of its privatized and government-owned housing to share their experiences and opinions of the programs via the DoD Tenant Satisfaction Survey beginning Dec. 8. The survey, administered by CEL & Associates, Inc., will be made available through an email link to
A time to be Thankful
In 1621 what began as a three-day harvest celebration has evolved to what we now celebrate as Thanksgiving Day on the third Thursday of November. It is a day when families, friends and loved ones come together to remember all things they are thankful for. Because of COVID-19 this year, some gatherings may be smaller than what we have been accustomed to. Some of us may be missing family members or friends. Some of them taken to soon by COVID-19.
Team Offutt member reaches half century of service
A member of the 55th Communications Group was recognized by the Secretary of the Air Force for 50 years of federal service. Rosalie Sutherland, 55th CG commander’s secretary, has spent 50 years in a variety of roles at numerous bases as she accompanied her husband as he served in the Air Force.
Offutt bids farewell to aging workhorse
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- WC-135 Constant Phoenix tail number 582 departed for the final time here as officially decommissioned from service Nov. 16, 2020.Originally built in 1962 and delivered to the Air Force as a KC-135 Stratotanker, the aircraft was first converted to an EC-135 Looking Glass before its transition into its WC-135
Envision and Envision Xpress of Offutt Air Force Base Recognize 25th Anniversary of AbilityOne Base Supply Centers
Throughout this month, Envision, operator of the Envision Xpress Base Supply Center at Offutt Air Force Base and 15 additional military installations throughout the United States, is recognizing the 25th anniversary of the AbilityOne Base Supply Center® program by highlighting the workplace capabilities of people who are blind or visually impaired
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.