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  • 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.
  • Why I serve: Col. Alan Dayton

    As our world is dominated by COVID-19, it is easy to feel like our lives are a spinning compass. Constantly changing without a clear direction for the future. When asked to write an article on why I serve, it was an easy answer “For times like these.”Our service in times like these is clear. People need support, help, guidance, resources, a lending
  • Glass Titan mission team earns Air Force award

    The Glass Titan Mission team was on the crew bus headed to their jet to conduct a mission, when their mission commander flagged them down and said, “change of plans; you have two hours to prepare.” ​ It’s flexibility like that as well as rapid global mobility, unwavering endurance, precise mission execution and expedited data analysis that helped this team earn the Air Force’s Nuclear Deterrence Operations Professional Team of the Year.
  • OSS ensures airfield operations continue amid COVID-19 pandemic

    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the local area in March, the 55th Operations Support Squadron faced a challenge unlike any they had faced before to keep airfield operations ongoing. By implementing numerous precautionary measures, this team of more than 200 people, whose vast mission ensures the 55th Wing and its partner units are able to successfully accomplish the flying mission here, have been able to do just that.
  • Offutt reestablishes fuel system lost in flood, increases capability

    For the first time since it was damaged in the March 2019 flood, the Type III Underground Fuel System became operational here June 16, 2020. The Type III Underground Fuel System allows personnel to refuel aircraft via an underground constant pressure system that takes it directly from fuel tanks located just south of the flightline.
  • Offutt begins to loosen COVID-19 restrictions

    Some of the restrictions implemented on Offutt AFB in March of this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will be relaxed beginning June 12.
  • Weatherington takes command of ‘The Mighty Eighth’ and J-GSOC

    Maj. Gen. Mark Weatherington takes command of the J-GSOC and 8th Air Force, June 12, 2020.
  • New chapel initiative aims to encourage caring for others

    Recently around the installation there have been a series of anonymous attacks happening without any rhyme or reason.The attacks, known as R.A.C.K. Attacks, are random acts of chapel sponsored kindness where the idea is nothing more than putting a smile on someone’s face and providing encouragement. “Our emphasis is encouraging and empowering
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