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Airman's Attic makes new move

Airman 1st Class Ryan Carrillo, a 55th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, browses the wide selection of both uniforms and civilian clothing in the new Airman's Attic building here July 2. (Courtesy Photo)

Airman 1st Class Ryan Carrillo, a 55th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, browses the wide selection of both uniforms and civilian clothing in the new Airman's Attic building here July 2. (Courtesy Photo)

(From left to right) Tech Sgt. Eugene Skidmore, 55th Wing Command Post; Kristine Tate, Airman's Attic civilian volunteer; Master Sgt. Dominic Dumbra, 55th Force Support Squadron first sergeant; Col. Robert Maness, 55th Wing vice commander; and Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth Funderburg, 55th Wing command chief, commemorate the new location of the Airman's Attic with a ribbon cutting at the grand opening here July 2.   (Courtesy Photo)

(From left to right) Tech Sgt. Eugene Skidmore, 55th Wing Command Post; Kristine Tate, Airman's Attic civilian volunteer; Master Sgt. Dominic Dumbra, 55th Force Support Squadron first sergeant; Col. Robert Maness, 55th Wing vice commander; and Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth Funderburg, 55th Wing command chief, commemorate the new location of the Airman's Attic with a ribbon cutting at the grand opening here July 2. (Courtesy Photo)

Master Sgt. Dominic Dumbra, 55th Force Support Squadron first sergeant, introduces the new Airman's Attic to Col. Robert Maness, 55th Wing vice commander, during the grand opening here July 2. (Courtesy Photo)

Master Sgt. Dominic Dumbra, 55th Force Support Squadron first sergeant, introduces the new Airman's Attic to Col. Robert Maness, 55th Wing vice commander, during the grand opening here July 2. (Courtesy Photo)

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Due to the hard work of more than 40 Airmen who volunteered 1,600 man-hours, the Offutt Airman's Attic has relocated from behind the old base exchange to Bldg. 363, the old arts and crafts building across from the SAC Federal Credit Union.

The new location and timing are ideal to better serve the enlisted corps on Team Offutt, according to organizers.

"The time was perfect for the move," said Master Sgt. Dominic Dumbra, 55th Force Support Squadron first sergeant.

"Arts and crafts moved last year, then the Air Force Weather Agency moved," said the first sergeant. "Some new housing additions have been completed and the new Child Development Center is preparing to open, making this the perfect spot to support the community versus being tucked away behind the old BX."

Organizers said they hope the new location will help provide more foot traffic, in turn raising awareness of what the Airman's Attic has to offer.

All of the items offered at the Airman's Attic have been donated and are free to patrons. The amount of items someone is allowed to take is based on their military sponsors rank. However, the Airman's Attic is intended to be there for anyone whether they only need one item or are in need of more.

The Airman's Attic is managed by the Offutt First Sergeant's Council and run by military and civilian volunteers. If you would like to volunteer your time to the Airman's Attic, contact your first sergeant or leave a message on the Airman's Attic answering machine at 294-7039.

If Team Offutt members would like to donate items, they can be dropped off at the donation site on the south side of the new location facing the SAC Federal Credit Union. Offutt members can donate movies; books; clean and functional toys; small appliances; electronics; clean and serviceable clothing for men, women and children; linens and household items. Please do not drop off computers, monitors, printers, stoves or ovens as they may contain hazardous materials and the Airman's Attic does not have the resources to store or recycle these items.

Offutt First Sergeant's Council members extended a special thanks to the Army and Air Force Exchange Service who donated 90 percent of the interior fixtures to the Airman's Attic.

"I cannot express my gratitude to Mrs. Krista Wiester, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service general manager, for her and her staff's support in this endeavor," said Sergeant Dumbra. "This act speaks volumes of what AAFES means to the men and women who wear the uniform."