• 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.
  • 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.