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  • Winter is here, be prepared for its wrath

    Winter is here and often in Nebraska it can be unpredictable, with frigid weather conditions crippling an entire region. Nebraska storms vary greatly depending on wind, temperature and precipitation, and are capable of causing light to moderate snow, blizzard conditions, sleet and ice and dangerously cold temperatures.
  • Soar into health this New Year

    The Health Promotion office here is offering help in meeting New Year’s resolutions through a program that focuses on the main components of good health, physical activity, nutrition and sleep.
  • Offutt wreath ceremony: remembers, honors

    The annual Wreaths Across America ceremony was held Dec. 14, 2019, at the Offutt Air Force Base cemetery. Wreaths now lean on each headstone, with eight ceremonial wreaths on large easels prominently placed at the front of the cemetery, honoring the four armed services, the Coast Guard, the Merchant Marines, POW/MIA, and a newly integrated wreath that honors the 22 veterans and active duty service members who take their lives each day.
  • Air Force Surgeon General visits Offutt’s mighty medics

    The 55th Medical Group showcased their wide ranging capabilities and professional staff to the Air Force Surgeon General during her two-day visit here Dec. 9-10, 2019. Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, came to visit the Offutt medics and share her vision to the 55th MDG so she could aid them in their future success in the medical field.
  • Media Advisory: Upcoming Readiness Exercise

    Offutt Air Force Base is scheduled to conduct an emergency response training exercise here, between Wednesday Dec. 11 and Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.
  • Media Advisory: Suspicious package at USSTRATCOM Gate 1

    A suspicious package was detected in a vehicle approximately 8:45 a.m. today at the USSTRATCOM Gate 1. The 55th Security Forces Squadron is working with the Omaha Police Department to investigate the incident. Anyone entering or departing the base should use the Kenney Gate until further notice.
  • Community shows support through Operation Holiday Cheer

    Members of the Greater Bellevue Area Chamber of Commerce and more than 20 local businesses leaders came together to assemble gift bags as part of Operation Holiday Cheer at the Bellevue Volunteer Fire Department in Bellevue, Nebraska, Dec. 10, 2019.
  • Rivet Joint: On watch for 29 years

    Airmen assigned to the 763rd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron recognized 29 years of continuous service in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s area of responsibility during a ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar on Nov. 23, 2019.
  • Offutt senior NCO seeks to develop new leaders

    An Airman with experience in a wide variety of career fields from heavy equipment operator to recruiter, has taken on a new role as the career assistance advisor.
  • Appointments for TRICARE Plus patients will soon be limited

    The Ehrling Bergquist Clinic will soon be changing how appointments are scheduled in their Family Health and Family Medicine Residency clinics due to a loss of providers.
  • Flood recovery: 55th SFS office relocation

    The 55th Security Forces Squadron staff is finally scheduled to relocate into 36 newly renovated office spaces in a base dormitory here Nov. 25, 2019.
  • Offutt Air Force Base Exchange Expands Shopping Privileges

    The Offutt Air Force Base Exchange will welcome home disabled Veterans, Purple Heart recipients and certain caregivers with in-store shopping privileges beginning Jan. 1.
  • Buildings reopen as flood restoration continues

    Earlier this year historically high waters covered almost one-third of the base and caused damage to structures throughout the affected area. A long recovery process began when the waters finally receded and the 55th Civil Engineer Squadron was able to access and survey the damaged area, with the initial concern being safety.
  • Admiral Richard takes the helm, leads U.S. Strategic Command into the future

    U.S. Navy Adm. Charles “Chas” A. Richard took command of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) from U.S. Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten during a change of command ceremony at the USSTRATCOM Command and Control Facility today. As a former deputy commander of USSTRATCOM, Richard understands the responsibilities of the command and its mission, and is a champion for its continued role as the nation’s strategic deterrent force.
  • Airman’s return to active duty fills need to serve country

    In 1997, a young man enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. After basic and technical training and was stationed here. However, after achieving the rank of staff sergeant, he began to miss his family and decided he wanted to move closer to them.
  • Team Offutt announces Maintenance Professionals of the Year

    The 55th Maintenance Group and the 595th Command and Control Group held their 2019 Maintenance Professionals of the Year ceremonies Nov. 9. The events recognize the achievements of top performers from the maintenance career field who support and enable the mission.
  • Honoring our nations: Native American history

    Over 108,000 Native Americans have served our country in the Armed Forces, from the Civil War through the Vietnam War, and still today. In history, they could often be found serving as scouts, interpreters and guides, because their unique skills and languages greatly impacted military operations and communications. From Choctaw code talkers in World War I, to the Comanche, Hopi, Kiowa, Seminole, Creek, Cherokee and Navajo code talkers during World War II.
  • TRICARE beneficiaries to see price increase in 2020

    Changes are coming to the TRICARE system. In accordance with section 702 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, TRICARE pharmacy co-payments increase every two years. The increase in prices will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. The modification with TRICARE pharmacy copay is in effort to produce money for the Department of Defense to fund upgrades in military readiness and make current TRICARE health benefit. Congress used a portion of the savings for a plan remedying families of service members killed in action.
  • Ribbon cutting ceremony held for new dormitory

    A ribbon cutting ceremony for Cobb Hall, one of installation’s four newly constructed dormitories, took place here Nov. 7, 2019. The new $18.8 million dormitory is named in honor of retired Chief Master Sgt. Lawrence A. Cobb.
  • Vaping, e-cigs: The danger is real

    As of Oct. 29, 2019, over 1,800 lung injury cases and 37 deaths have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the only commonality among all cases is the patient’s use of e-cigarette or vaping products.
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