• ACC recognizes Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth for excellence in patient care

    The 55th Medical Group was the recipient of the 2019 Air Force Surgeon General’s Best Ambulatory Patient Safety Program Team Award. In 2017, the 55th MDG began their high-reliability organization journey. The entire Air Force Medical System has been on the HRO journey since the third quarter of 2017. The 55th MDG’s HRO journey led to the acronym C-A-R-E, meaning Clear Communication, Attention to Detail, Respectful Teamwork, and Exercising a Questioning Attitude. Each staff member dons the badge featuring the phrase, “Trusted Care Begins With Me” on the front and the C-A-R-E acronym on the back.
  • Offutt defenders learn emergency response driving

    Instructors from the 55th Security Forces Squadron receive emergency driving training August 12, 2020 at a parking lot on Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The members learned techniques such as push-pull steering, backing up and how to position themselves inside the vehicle while driving in stressful situations. The training will qualify them to be
  • Women's Equality Day

    Women’s Equality Day is celebrated every August 26th to commemorate the passage of women’s suffrage in the United States.
  • Chief McCoy celebrates his 90th Birthday

    Retired Chief Master Sgt. James McCoy, the sixth Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, celebrated his 90th birthday July 30 at his home in Papillion, Nebraska. Members of the Heartland of America Band serenaded McCoy outside his home by playing Happy Birthday and additional music as many well-wishers drove by to wish him a happy birthday.
  • Operation Backpack

    Hundreds of cars make their way around the Offutt Air Force Base parade grounds to receive back-to-school supplies as part of the annual OPERATION: Backpack event hosted by the 55th Force Support Squadron, Aug. 1, 2020. Due to CDC guidelines, the operation was accomplished with kids staying in there cars to receive their supplies. (U.S. Air Force
  • Ops group welcomes new commander

    The 55th Operations Group held a change of command ceremony here July 31, 2020. Col. John Litecky assumed command from outgoing commander Col. Eric Paulson in a ceremony officiated by Col. Gavin Marks, 55th Wing commander.
  • ACC Spark 2021 offers Airmen avenue to present adaptive ideas

    I often wonder if the essence of innovation is getting lost in the “static” of the daily barrage of media we live with. Innovation happens when someone like you recognizes a better way of doing business and takes action to make that better way reality.   Who better to find a better way to do business than the workers doing the job?  The subject matter experts doing the job are the best at recognizing a better method or a better tool/device. The innovation ecosystem has been created to give you, tools and a voice to make change happen.
  • 55th Maintenance Group welcomes new commander

    The 55th Maintenance Group welcomed their newest commander during a change of command ceremony held inside the Bennie L. Davis Maintenance Facility here July 24.
  • Update vRED, protect, provide for families

    Whether new to the military or 20 years of service, single or married, an important part of a military member's life is taking care of the family members. Providing moral support, maintaining the household and raising the children allows Airmen to maintain and focus on the mission. Awareness on possibilities of casualties occurring while a part of the military, whether on duty or off, while at home, on temporary duty or while deployed is also a reality.
  • Offutt Airman earns ACC paralegal award

    A member of Team Offutt received the Air Combat Command Outstanding Paralegal Airman of the year.
  • 625th STOS installs new virtual trainer

    The 625th STOS, an 8th Air Force unit located at Offutt AFB, received a new virtual trainer in June 2020. The trainer will allow Air Launch Control System (ALCS) operators to continue training and remain proficient in-house, following the loss of their legacy trainer during the flood at Offutt in March 2019.
  • DPAA Offutt Laboratory conducts first dignified transfer of remains during COVID-19 pandemic

    Members of Team Offutt offload 28 transfer cases carrying unidentified remains of service members from a C-17 Globemaster III July 21, 2020, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, during an honorable carry of remains. The remains were transferred from the European theater and will be analyzed by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Offutt Laboratory
  • Air Force hits key milestones with commercial IT

    The Enterprise IT-as-a-Service Integrated Program Office, headquartered at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., has reached several major milestones in its effort to migrate users to commercial IT providers.
  • Air Force Spark Tank 2021 open for competition

    The fourth annual Air Force Spark Tank is open and soliciting innovative ideas from all. The annual event to pitch innovative ideas to a panel of industry experts and Air Force leadership takes place at the Air Force Warfare Symposium February 2021. To participate visit the AFWERX site at afwerx.af.mil 
  • Comm group welcomes new commander

    The 55th Communications Group held a change of command ceremony here July 15, 2020.Col. Larry Fletcher assumed command from Col. Steve Wieland in a ceremony officiated by Col. Gavin Marks, 55th Wing commander.“Fletch brings tremendous breadth to the 55th Communications Group,” Marks said. “His career has been steeped in comm and cyber … and he is
  • New ECG commander has deep roots with unit

    The 55th Electronic Combat Group, a geographically separated unit here assigned to the 55th Wing, welcomed its newest commander July 10.In a time-honored change of command ceremony with a modern twist, Col. George Cundiff, Jr., took the guidon from Col. Philip Acquaro with Col. Gavin Marks, 55th Wing commander, serving as presiding official
  • 595th C2G under new leadership

    The 595th Command and Control Group and the National Airborne Operations Center held a change of command ceremony here July 9, 2020.
  • Driving on a new range

    A ceremony was held at Willow Lakes July 7, to officially open the golf course’s brand new driving range.
  • Offutt runway repair contract awarded

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center has awarded a $143.9 million contract to replace the runway here. The project is a collaborative effort between AFCEC, Offutt Air Force Base and the Air Force Installation Contracting Center.
  • Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth member earns Bronze Star

    A member of the 55th Maintenance Group was presented a Bronze Star Medal during a ceremony here June 19, 2020. Master Sgt. David Schoenagel, 55th MXG first sergeant, earned the medal by distinguishing himself against an opposing armed force during a deployment to Camp Taji, Iraq, from April 10, 2019 to October 20, 2019.