• 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.
  • Black History Month program scheduled

    The 55th Wing commander will host a Black History Month Program at the Warhawk Community Center at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 25, 2020.
  • New citation program implemented at Offutt

    Beginning March 1, 2020, the 55th Security Forces Squadron will incorporate the U.S. District Court Violation Notice citation program alongside the traditional points-based Armed Forces traffic ticket, also known as the DD Form 1408. All drivers, to include both military and non-military personnel, are subject to the DD 1408 and USDCVN citations.
  • Air Force announces Air Force Art Contest winners

    The Air Force recently announced its 2019 Air Force Art Contest winners. The contest features five categories from Adult Accomplished to Youth Ages 6-8.
  • Compass Call: The first's final flight

    On March 19, 1982, the first specially modified EC-130H “Compass Call” aircraft, tail number 1587, arrived at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. On Jan. 15, 2020, the aircraft made its final flight over the skies of Arizona.
  • 300 rated officers to join a Total Force Aviation Recruiting Team

    The Air Force Base 30 minutes from his hometown was thought of as a place his family could watch high-flying entertainment during an airshow, never as a place someone like him could pilot one of the fighter jets soaring overhead.“I never saw anyone that looked like me piloting an aircraft before I joined the Air Force,” said Capt. Jarod Washington,
  • 557th WW integrating with 16th AF missions

    The 557th Weather Wing is working to integrate its strengths into the recently formed 16th Air Force, which brought intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, cyber, electronic warfare, information operations and weather all under one roof. Integration is a key theme for the Air Force’s first information warfare numbered air force. The 557th’s efforts both reinforce the value of the wing’s existing missions, such as providing weather for aviation, but also offer new opportunities for the wing to increase lethality in the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions of other 16th AF wings. “The realignment of the 557th WW into the information warfare numbered air force will have a profound effect on the future of weather and environmental intelligence operations, and we intend to bring that future fast,” said Jeffrey Fries, 1st Weather Group chief of operations standards and tactics.
  • Offutt hosts USACE STEM workshop

    Students from Bellevue University and Omaha North High School participated in the 2020 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers STEM Outreach workshop at Offutt Air Force Base on Jan. 29, 2020.