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  • Cobra Ball receives new nose art, artist gets up-close look

    An RC-135S Cobra Ball assigned to the 55th Wing here was the latest aircraft to receive nose art as part of an effort to bring back a popular tradition used during World War II where units decorated their aircraft to display unit pride.The design’s artist, Jerrica Skipper, traveled here Jan. 23 to see the nose art, which will now be permanently
  • 55th Wing completes ORE

    The 55th Wing completed an operational readiness exercise Jan. 24, despite a government furlough of civilian employees and a base shut down due to weather at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.The exercise was part of an Air Combat Command initiative to increase individual readiness and wing abilities to meet wartime and contingency taskings.“The
  • Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth unveils War Hawks logo

    The War Hawks logo was officially unveiled by the 55th Wing commander during a staff meeting here Jan. 25. The War Hawks name was chosen by Col. Michael Manion, 55th Wing commander, in the months following his change of command on June 8, 2017.
  • Take command: Urgent care now easier to access

    As of Jan. 1, 2018, most TRICARE Prime enrollees no longer need a referral for urgent care visits and point-of-service charges no longer apply for urgent care claims. This change replaces the previous policy, which waived referrals for the first two urgent care visits per year.
  • Airman upholds the Trusted Care principles through the delivery of efficient care and patient satisfaction

    For U.S. Air Force MSgt Ashley Strong, delivering patient-centered Trusted Care is more than a policy. For this Air Force dental flight chief, Trusted Care is about using the expertise and experiences of all Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) Airmen at every level to find better ways to provide quality, patient-centered care.
  • USSTRATCOM Kicks Off 2018 Strategic Leadership Fellows Program

    Ten U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) civilian employees are participating in the 2018 USSTRATCOM Strategic Leadership Fellows Program, a 13-week graduate level professional development course, held at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). The program’s kickoff event took place at UNO’s Mammel Hall, Jan. 18, 2018. The National Strategic
  • Just Rollin' at the Offutt Field House

    Luke Iverson and his brother Lane, sons of Master Sgt. Mike Iverson, 55th Security Forces Squadron flight chief, compete with one another to be the last sibling standing on the Key Log at the base lap-pool located in the Offutt Field House on Jan. 13, 2018. The Key Log is a synthetic log filled with water to replicate a traditional cedar log used
  • DoD issues guidance for potential government shutdown

    The Defense Department has issued guidance to its military and civilian leadership on how to proceed if the federal government should shut down at midnight tonight, according to a memorandum from Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan.
  • Dentist charters private plane for Puerto Rico

    Every morning my brother wakes up at 2 a.m. to wait in line for gas with the rest of the island. After the 10 or 12 hour wait he moves to another line for 5 to 10 more hours for two bags of ice, which he brings home for drinking water. Then he proceeds to drive around the island to look for food to feed the entire family, my sisters, my mom, my
  • 595th AMXS wins Unit Effectiveness Award for AFGSC

    The 595th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron was awarded the Unit Effectiveness Award in the Small Aircraft Maintenance category for Air Force Global Strike Command Jan. 4.The squadron, which stood up with the 595th Command and Control Group when it was activated in October 2016, has only been aligned under AFGSC a year.“For us to win this award in
  • Medically ready to be mission ready

    From periodic health assessments to regular dental exams, every Airman should know the importance of maintaining their Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) at all times.
  • Offutt Celebrates Biomedical Science Corps

    Biomedical Science Corps appreciation week is Jan. 22 – 26 and although they fly under the radar, the BSC team has been working hard for the past 51 years to keep Airman healthy and performing the mission.  The BSC consists of nearly 2,300 officers in 18 different career fields supported by 6,400 enlisted members, making it the most diverse corps
  • Living with an attitude of gratitude – An Airman’s story of resiliency (Part 3)

    “I already got my running blade,” said an enthusiastic Maj. Stephanie Proellochs (PRE’-locks). After only taking her first steps in November, Proellochs, a U.S. Air Force Medical Service Corps (MSC) Officer and recent amputee, was already thinking of how she would be able to run and eventually snowboard with her family.
  • 595th SCS Airmen participate in DOD-Silicon Valley partnership

    Picture a room. There are four pilots in flight suits, busy at work – one scribbling on a white board, two moving magnetic pucks around next to the scribbles and the last drawing out equations on graph paper. The room, located in the Combined Air operations Center at Al Udeid, Qatar, is tense. They’ve been at work for hours, and they have hours
  • 97th IS gains embedded MFLC

    A Military & Family Life Counselor was embedded within the 97th Intelligence Squadron to provide full time support for the unit at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, on Nov. 27, 2017.The counselor fills the gap left by the loss of the 97th IS in-house mental health provider whose schedule no longer permitted the part-time annexed care.The MFLCs
  • 170th Group alumni picked for top NE Guard positions

    Brig. Gen. James “Bob” Stevenson Jr. and Chief Master Sgt. Tyrone Bingham, both 170th Group alumni, were named to the Nebraska National Guard senior leadership team recently.
  • Embracing the uncharted life as an amputee – An Airman’s story of resiliency (Part 2)

    Maj. Stephanie Proellochs (PRE’-locks), a recent amputee, gazes up at the rock climbing wall at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s physical therapy center in Bethesda, Maryland. She recalled the time she witnessed a Service member who had lost his arm effortlessly climb his way to the top.
  • Air Force saves Airmen time, no longer requires first year evaluations

    Air Force officials announced Jan. 4, 2018, Enlisted Performance Reports are no longer required for regular Air Force Airmen in the grade of airman first class and below with less than 36 months’ Time-In-Service or Air Reserve Component Airmen below the grade of senior airman.
  • Every journey begins with a single step – An Airman’s story of resiliency (Part 1)

    Maj. Stephanie Proellochs, a Medical Service Corps officer, was fighting cancer, overcoming the odds and set on returning to active duty. Unfortunately, just when the finish line was in sight, new challenges presented themselves.
  • Warhawks mark historic milestone

    Christmas Day 2017 marked 10,000 days of of continuous deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility for the 55th Wing.
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