• Offutt Commissary dedicates first hour to retirees, high-risk individuals

    Starting Thursday, March 26, 2020, the Offutt Commissary will dedicate its first hour to Department of Defense retirees over the age of 65 and those who are high-risk for severe illness.
  • Satellite pharmacy transitions to curbside drop-off, pick-up only

    In an effort to help control the spread of COVID-19, the Satellite Pharmacy located at the Offutt Exchange will only allow curbside drop-off and pick-up of prescriptions starting Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
  • Offutt chaplains add virtual services amid pandemic

    Following the directions of the President and Governor Ricketts, in response to the CoronaVirus pandemic, the base chapel here is changing the format of all worship services from in-person to virtual worshipping through the Offutt Facebook page.
  • Fightin’ Fifty-fifth launches AFAF campaign

    The annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign began March 9 with the focus on Airmen helping each other through four affiliate charities. Offutt’s goal for this year’s campaign is $85,798. AFAF kicked off March 9 and will end April 17.
  • ASIST in suicide prevention

    Offutt’s Chaplain core conducted a suicide prevention class using the Applied Suicide Intervention Training inside the Capehart Chapel Feb. 28, 2020.
  • Tenant Bill of Rights signed by SECDEF, service secretaries

    Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark Esper, Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy, Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly and Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett signed the Military Housing Privatization Initiative Tenant Bill of Rights Feb. 25.
  • Coronavirus Disease: What you should know

    There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
  • DOD Issues Flexible Instructions on Response to Coronavirus

    The Defense Department has issued instructions to the armed services and department heads on how to respond to the implications of the growing coronavirus outbreak.
  • 55th MDG 'Soars Into Health'

    The 55th Medical Group recently completed its initial Soar Into Health seven-week challenge. More than 110 members of the 55th MDG participated in the challenge, which focused on developing healthy habits for regular physical activity, sound nutrition, and improved sleep. Each participant received a Score Sheet and a SMART Goal Setting Worksheet. The objective was to earn a maximum of 700 points by working toward seven overall goals.
  • 55th SFS members awarded Aerial Achievement Medal

    Eight members of the 55th Security Forces Squadron, National Airborne Operation Center security section stand in front of the E-4B March 4, 2020 after being awarded the Aerial Achievement Medal. This is the first time in history of NAOC Security fly-away team have been awarded this honor. The medal recognizes contributions of aircrew members, and
  • 55th SFS, Federal Air Marshals conduct combine training

    The 55th Security Forces Squadron’s National Airborne Operation Center Security section and three Federal Air Marshals conducted a joint two-day anti-terrorism training March 2 and 3, 2020. This is the first joint training for Offutt defenders and the federal air marshal service. FAMS has been in existence for almost 70 years and holds the highest firearms qualification standards of all U.S. federal law enforcement agencies.
  • New construction begins at Offutt, SACCS to receive new home

    Construction for a new facility began at Offutt AFB that will house SACCS, which is maintained by the 595th Strategic Communications Squadron.
  • Why I serve: Tech. Sgt. Christopher Frerichs

    I joined the Air Force at the age of 19, in December of 2010. It was never part of my plan to be in the military at all. I grew up in a lower-class family with 6 half-brothers and stepbrothers. I was really big into sports growing up, and eventually I ended up with a tennis scholarship to play at the University of the Cumberlands in Southern Kentucky. The price of tuition went up and my scholarship did not grow to match the price of the school. Rather than go into a ton of student debt, I decided to join the military to help me pay for school, and give me something to do that would get me out of Kentucky for a while.
  • Partner Unit Feature: Navy Operational Support Center

    The Navy Operational Support Center is one of team Offutt’s outstanding partner units and home to 11 active-duty sailors who provide training and administrative support for more than 250 Navy Reservists in Nebraska and Western Iowa to ensure they are deployable assets.
  • Nebraska ANG honors Outstanding Airman of 2019

    A member of the 170th Group Airfield Management at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, was named 2019 Outstanding Airman of the Year for the Nebraska Air National Guard. Selection criteria for this award are based to include civilian education, work efforts done over the past calendar year in completing professional military education, accomplishments within work areas or overseas deployments, volunteer activities or involvement within the community.
  • Top Cop visits Offutt defenders

    The 55th Security Forces Squadron was on full display before the Air Force’s Top Cop during his one-day tour here Feb. 25, 2020.
  • 100th ARW supports 95th RS

    The 100th Air Refueling Wing refueled an RC-135 Rivet Joint assigned to the 95th Reconnaissance Squadron Feb. 26, 2020. The Bloody Hundredth is the only permanent U.S. air refueling wing in the European theater, providing the critical air refueling "bridge" which allows the Expeditionary Air Force to deploy around the globe at a moment's notice.
  • Offutt teams with Seabees as flood recovery continues

    Three Seabees deployed from Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center Mobile Utilities Support Equipment Division recently completed the installation and inspection of equipment to provide temporary power to the 595th Command and Control aircraft maintenance facility.  In March 2019, a third of the base and its infrastructure was ruined by a flood. One building had been without power since March until the 55th Civil Engineering Squadron rented a 500-kilowatt generator that could only provide power to critical loads in the building but, costly fuel and maintenance cost raised the alarm for a more viable solution. Daily the generator was costing approximately $850 for a total cost of $102,000. The command requested MUSE equipment not only be able to supply power to the entire facility and save $255,000. 
  • Overcoming the odds: Offutt Airman educates youth on diversity

    The director for the 55th Wing Equal Opportunity and Alternative Dispute Resolution Offices here was invited to Central Park Elementary School in Omaha as one of the guest speakers for Black History Month. Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Randy White holds a Master of Science in Human Relations degree, certification through the Defense Equal
  • Defenders to host volunteer fair

    More than a dozen Airmen assigned to the 55th Security Forces Squadron’s National Airborne Operation Center security section are scheduled to host a volunteer fair Feb. 28, 2020, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Base Exchange here. The fair will host more than 10 agencies to assist Airmen in finding volunteer opportunities that match their interests.