55th ISS moves into new headquarters

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The 55th Intelligence Support Squadron officially opened its new headquarters with a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 6, 2023, at Offutt Air Force Base.

“What a wonderful day and an amazing way to start the new year as we move our unit into building 500,” said Lt. Col. Brian Sturdevant, 55th ISS commander. “While the unit location changed, never once did the mission stop for the perseverance of the Griffon family.”

The 55th ISS headquarters facility was one of the victims of the March 2019 flood that resulted in 720 million gallons of water covering the southeastern portion of the installation.

The renovation took 2.5 years to accomplish at a cost of $2.5 million. The headquarters is 28,000 square feet with room for roughly 330 workstations, including around 19,000 square feet of classified space. It has three watch floors, 11 offices, three conference rooms, an auditorium, classroom and a recreational room.

All furniture in the space was left behind by U.S. Strategic Command or repurposed from other spaces in the building. 55th ISS Airmen did all the leg work to repurpose hundreds of thousands of dollars in furniture for five of the offices, the classroom, one watch floor and the recreational room.

“It is a pleasure to be with you here today, and to celebrate not only this new facility that you are in but also the important work that each and every one of you do to keep this country safe,” said U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer. “Your work ensures our intelligence community, military leaders and decision makers have constant access to up-to-date information and you make sure that information is accurate.”

Established in 2010, the 55th ISS serves as the 55th Wing’s focal point for intelligence management, oversight, analysis and production. The unit is comprised of more than 250 military, civilian and contract personnel spanning 13 Air Force specialties.