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  • Resilient kids, ready Airmen

    One thing Airmen worry about when they deploy is the well-being of their family, especially children who may have a hard time coping with the challenges that come with a parent’s deployment. The impact of deployment on children is a key component of Airmen readiness. Knowing their family is well helps Airmen focus on the mission.
  • 557th WW Airmen find innovative cyber solutions

    Innovation is more important than ever. The 2018 National Defense Strategy has called for rapid innovation and to “deliver performance at the speed of relevance.” 557th Weather Wing Airmen have a history of finding ways to innovate, working smarter to save money and deliver new capabilities and their efforts are benefiting the Air Force Weather community and the Air Force at large.
  • Excel with a Mentor program assists transitioning service members

    Excel with a Mentor is a voluntary program that familiarizes transitioning service members with the civilian corporate setting to gain realistic career perspectives. The program is part of the newly founded non-profit, Boots and Suits United, Inc., which links service members separating or retiring from the military with civilian mentors experienced in the corporate workforce of the Omaha metro area.
  • Combat Arms hosts pistol competition

    One hundred twenty service members competed in an Excellence in Competition pistol match Aug. 30, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The 55th Security Forces Squadron’s Combat Arms unit organized the event which served as a safe way for service members to compete in marksmanship among their peers.
  • Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force meet to discuss future force

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, joined by six of the previous Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force, participated in the 2018 Senior Enlisted Statesman Forum Sept. 6 on Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The forum, the first of its kind since Wright’s tenure began, was an opportunity to discuss the future of the Air Force focusing on policy, training and resilience.
  • 97th IS, Prop Wash Gang host remembrance ceremony honoring crewmembers of 60528

    The 97th Intelligence Squadron and the Prop Wash Gang hosted a 60528 remembrance ceremony Aug. 30, 2018 at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska to honor 17 crewmembers who lost their lives 60 years ago. The number 60528 was the tail number of a C-130 modified to fly reconnaissance missions. On Sept. 2, 1958, the aircraft inadvertently entered restricted airspace over the Turkish and Armenian border where it was intercepted and shot down by Soviet MiG-17 aircraft. It crashed near the village of Sasnashen, 34 miles northwest of Yerevan, the Armenian capital.
  • Offutt Airmen take action during highway crisis

    On an early evening in late July, two Airmen assigned to the 55th Comptroller Squadron were headed home from a day at the zoo with their children when they came across a severe vehicle accident and put their life-saving training to use.“It felt like an involuntary reaction, like pulling your hand away from something hot,” said Staff Sgt. Matthew
  • Researchers study factors influencing Airmen’s tobacco use during technical training

    The Air Force strictly regulates tobacco use during basic and technical training, but some Airmen still use it. Air Force researchers are working with the University of Virginia to uncover why Airmen use tobacco.
  • Offutt, Bellevue Public Schools celebrate DoD Investment in National STEM Program for Bellevue Schools

    Gov. Pete Ricketts and Offutt AFB 55th Wing Commander Col. Michael H. Manion were among civic and military leaders who celebrated a $1.4 million grant on Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Defense to support advanced STEM education in Bellevue Public Schools.The grant will support the three-year College Readiness Program from the National Math and
  • USAF 71st Birthday Ball

    The 55th Wing is scheduled to celebrate the U.S. Air Force Birthday Ball September 22, 2018, in Omaha, Nebraska. By some accounts military balls are thought to have started sometime during the 16th century in England. “Every year we celebrate the U.S. Air Force birthday with a ball,” said Master Sgt. Jacqueline Marquez, 55th Security Forces
  • 2018 Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

    After a one-year hiatus, Offutt’s Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show, the largest joint service air show in the Midwest, returned to the Offutt flight line, Aug. 11-12, 2018. According to event organizers, more than 105,000 people attended the event that featured multiple aerial demonstrations as well as static aircraft displays, military working dog demonstrations and a variety of vendors and informational booths.
  • Team Offutt F.C. prepped for Defenders Cup

    The Offutt Varsity Soccer team, commonly known as Team Offutt Football Club, will hit the road this week for San Antonio where they are scheduled to compete for the 2018 Defenders Cup National Military Soccer Tournament title over Labor Day weekend at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.The Defenders Cup is a military soccer tournament that is open to
  • 2nd WS Airmen give a voice to weather

    Many people check the weather before they start their day; looking for guidance about how they should dress, how their commute may be affected and whether they can expect severe weather. For service members overseas, this can be difficult as their local weather may be presented in a foreign language, in an unfamiliar temperature scale or may not even exist. Four Airmen from the 2nd Weather Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, provide this service to men and women all over the world by producing weather forecasts for both the American Forces Network and Stars and Stripes. However, broadcasting is not in their blood.
  • Honoring our roots: Offutt family returns

    On Aug. 13, 2018, one hundred years to the day of his passing, generations of Lt. Jarvis Offutt's decedents gathered around his grave, white roses in hand. In their company were members of the 55th Wing, who call Offutt Air Force Base home, members of the Royal Air Force 56 Squadron, the unit in which Lt. Offutt perished serving, and many others
  • Offutt Airman recognized with Bronze Star

    A tactical radio supervisor, assigned to the 55th Strategic Communications Squadron was awarded the Bronze Star Medal Aug. 7, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.The medal was presented to Tech. Sgt. William Adams for his meritorious achievements during a yearlong deployment to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.The Bronze Star Medal, is a United
  • 55th MXG holds change of command ceremony

    The 55th Maintenance Group held a change of command ceremony Aug. 3, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.Officiated by Col. Mike Manion, 55th Wing commander, the ceremony saw Col. Todd Hammond assume command of the group as Col. Clayton Seale relinquished command. The Airmen of the group maintain all assigned and transient aircraft equipment,
  • Weekend-duty: Total Force Integration more than a buzz phrase at Offutt

    Innovation, which increases readiness, reduces costs, returns time back to Airmen and increases lethality, doesn’t have to involve software upgrades, new weapon systems or a rewrite of a regulation. Members of Team Offutt recently proved this when, for the first time, a RC-135V/W Rivet Joint flew a weekend training sortie with a flight and mission crew made up almost exclusively of Airmen from the reserve components Aug. 5, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.
  • 595th SCS Airmen create air show app

    Airmen with the 595th Strategic Communications Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, launched the 2018 Air and Space Show app for Android and iPhone Aug. 1, 2018.Coding apps is a challenging job for many programmers, and this was one of the first projects the Airmen workedair on after arriving at Offutt AFB after technical training.“I didn’t
  • Offutt family returns for 100th anniversary

    The great nephew of Lt. Jarvis Offutt, along with several members of his family, are set to attend the 2018 Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show Aug. 12, as well as a special memorial ceremony at Offutt’s grave in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Aug. 13, honoring the 100th anniversary of his passing. Dave Offutt, who now resides in Washington, moved
  • 595th Command and Control Group, NAOC Change Commands

    Both the 595th Command and Control Group and National Airborne Operations Center held their change of command ceremonies July 27, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska as a single commander assumed responsibility for both organizations.
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