• Intel squadron continues to make mission happen through COVID-19

    The 97th Intelligence Squadron continues to provide worldwide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support to combatant commanders around the globe despite the constraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.The mission of the 97th is to provide mission-qualified aircrew for all variants of the RC-135 aircraft stationed here.“We have had to
  • ALS goes virtual

    The James M. McCoy Airmen Leadership School here was the first school of its kind to gain approval and complete a previously paused course completely online due to COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Innovative thinking leads to first local E-4B wash since flood

    For the first time in a little more than a year, the 595th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron found a way to wash an E-4B aircraft here April 20, 2020. The unit’s Allman Maintenance Facility has been without running water since floodwaters ravaged portions of the installation in March 2019, but thanks to some innovative thinking, the 595th AMXS came up with a solution to accomplish this requirement amid COVID-19 restrictions.
  • AFCAP V increases field assistance

    The Air Force recently awarded an eight-year, $6.4 billion contingency support contract to eight firms. The Air Force Contract Augmentation Program, or AFCAP, is a rapid response contingency contract tool managed and serviced through the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center enterprise. This is the fifth consecutive contingency contract for AFCAP.
  • Language Learning Center starts online learning in response to COVID-19

    The Language Learning Center here, which is a detachment of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, California, began providing online classes in response to COVID-19 March 27, 2020.The center's mission is to maintain language skills for linguists, who are on flying status while also assisting them in their annual
  • Help still available to sexual assault victims even in quarantine

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. The goal of this designation is to raise awareness regarding sexual violence and educate on prevention.April 2020 is different than prior years because of the COVID-19 outbreak, travel restrictions have been placed on service members and civilian dependents. This may lead to many feeling
  • Public Health Emergency Working Group at forefront of Offutt COVID-19 response

    As the world continues the battle against the spread of COVID-19, one Offutt team has worked day-in and day-out to protect Team Offutt and the surrounding communities. The Public Health Emergency Working Group, directed by the 55th Wing commander on March 5, has played a major role in Offutt’s response.
  • Heating/Cooling transition to begin mid-April

    The 55th Civil Engineer Squadron will begin transitioning from heating to cooling systems here as early as April 15.
  • Former 55th member named first Space Force senior enlisted advisor

    A former member of the Fightin' Fifty-Fifth became the first Senior Enlisted Advisor of the U.S. Space Force on April 3, 2020. Towberman served in a variety of positions within the 55th Wing from 1999 to 2013. Some of those included superintendent of the 55th Electronic Combat Group at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, from August 2011 to May 2013, superintendent of the 488th Intelligence Squadron at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, U.K., from July 2010 to August 2011 and operations superintendent of the 338th Combat Training Squadron here from August 2007 to October 2009.
  • BX, Commissary require masks amid pandemic

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commissary and Exchange here will require masks for all employees and patrons starting April 10. Both facilities will have signs posted at their entrances. Additionally, ID checkers at the Commissary will ensure all patrons are wearing one before entering the facility.
  • Made with love in Australia by a 2nd WS Airman

    A 2nd Weather Squadron Airman stationed in Australia is crafting hope in her local community in the midst of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Staff Sgt. Kalynn Mitchell, a 2nd WS solar analyst at Learmonth Solar Observatory in Exmouth, Western Australia, is using her sewing machine and fabric from a local hardware store to create face masks for medical workers and others at risk in the community. “I think the world needs hope,” said Capt. Ustem Nu, 2nd WS Detachment 1 commander. “Every day we see the news about more and more people dying or people not caring. It can be overwhelming and disheartening at times. What Staff Sgt. Mitchell is doing, whether she realizes it or not, is giving hope to people.”
  • COVID Hair Regulations

    Leadership across the Air Force and at Offutt Air Force Base released guidance on April 7 to allow servicemembers to deviate from personal grooming standards during the quarantine period of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-10). As the severity of the COVID-19 has continued to grow, many businesses and restaurants have changed their operating
  • Air Force releases guidance on use of cloth face covers

    To the extent practical, without significantly impacting mission, all individuals on Department of the Air Force property, installations and facilities are required to wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of physical distance in public areas or work centers.
  • Entry control procedures include new stop, check, go screening process

    The 55th Wing introduces new entry control procedures in response to COVID-19 starting April 7. A new stop, check and go screening process will occur before anyone is allowed access to the base.
  • Gate Changes | COVID

    The entry control procedures to enter Offutt Air Force Base will be changing as of April 7 in response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). A screening process will occur before anyone is allowed access to the base, which will include questions about current health, signs of any symptoms, and potential interaction with someone exposed to the
  • OOSC treats 55 MDG to Chick-fil-A sandwiches

    Trish Hammond (center), an Offutt Officer’s Spouse’s Club member, helps deliver 382 Chick-fil-A sandwiches to the 55th Medical Group at the Ehrling Bergquist Clinic April 2, 2020. The sandwiches were purchased through Operation Warm Heart donations and were delivered by the OOSC as a way to say thank you to medical personnel working the front lines
  • Offutt Chapel selected as Air Force 2019 Large Chapel Team Award winner

    The 55th Wing Chapel Team has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Charles I. Carpenter Large Chapel Team Award. The award, named for the first chief of the Air Force Chaplain corps, recognizes the chapel team most committed to warfighter readiness, re-blue business practices and restoring chaplain corps readiness.
  • Air Force releases grooming, fitness guidance during COVID-19

    In a message to Airmen March 31, Lt. Gen. Brian T. Kelly, Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, explained installation commanders have the authority to adjust standards as needed, while also encouraging Airmen to maintain grooming and fitness standards to the greatest extent possible.
  • Satellite pharmacy consolidates operations with E.B. Clinic

    In an effort to help control the spread of COVID-19, the Satellite Pharmacy located at the Offutt Exchange, will consolidate operations with the Ehrling Bergquist Clinic Thursday, April 2, 2020. All prescriptions will be picked up at the E.B. Clinic between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. until further notice.
  • Women’s History Month takes flight

    Members of Team Offutt conducted a training flight composed of mostly women March 18, 2020, in honor of Women’s History Month.