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  • More than just musicians: Heartland of America Band on Tour

    Heartland of America Band members do more than just perform, these Airmen are stage crew workers, operations team members, and public affairs specialists who plan, publicize and perform the shows they produce.The band recently finished up its Salute to Veterans Tour Nov. 9 after spending five days

  • Breast Cancer: Picture of hope, renewal

    According to recent research, about one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. To help battle the disease, they are encouraged to begin receiving an annual mammogram around the age of 40.For one retiree's wife, it may be the reason she is alive today."The

  • Remembering Rosie

    Thrust into the depths of war on Dec. 7, 1941, the United States employed all its resources to meet the enemy in battle quickly, but one resource began to run out - manpower.At a time when the U.S. was still trying to climb out of the great depression, war began to empty houses of fathers, sons and

  • Before the music: Behind the scenes look at Heartland of America Band

    For some, the Air Force is only defined by awe-inspiring fighter jets screaming overhead, but the USAF Heartland of America Band illustrates how the Air Force can be projected with a softer note.The 15-member band communicates through the universal language of music and makes lasting connections

  • Airman shoots, lives up to legacy

    Gunsmithing is an art that dates back centuries and in its beginnings was often passed down from one generation to another as a family trade. Although it is not as common today, it still occurs. For one Airman, it began two generations ago. "It started back with my grandfather who was an Armorer in

  • Team Offutt member coaches team to international competition

    Growing up in the '70s and '80s playing football and baseball in El Paso, Texas, some may wonder how one Team Offutt member ended up coaching soccer, leading his team to the Schwan's USA Cup and having them selected as ambassadors for the international Handshake for Peace program."I started coaching

  • What's that smell in the Offutt Field House - it's Smoothalicious

    Smoothalicious, located inside the Offutt Field House, serves patrons food and a variety of smoothies designed with both the aspiring athlete and the everyday work out enthusiast in mind. The owner, Ayten Hooper, wife of U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Wesley Hooper, 97th Intelligence Squadron linguist,

  • The Gunfighter

    Nestled in the rolling hills of Western Iowa, sits Council Bluffs Municipal Airport, a flat stretch of pavement contrasting its environment. As morning showers gradually make their way east, the small airport begins to come alive with activity. Cessna's emerge from privately owned hangars. Aircrew

  • Teaching Offutt the way of a harmonious spirit

    United States Navy Reserve Lt. Cmdr. Lloyd McWhirt works full time at U.S. Strategic Command in the plans and policy section, but on Thursdays at 11 a.m., he gives free lessons in Aikido at the Offutt Field House."This is just my way of giving back to the military community," McWhirt said.Aikido is

  • Team Offutt Sailor Provides the Gift of Life

    U.S. Navy Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Dennis Spitnale, Navy Operational Support CenterĀ Omaha's administration assistant leading petty officer, spends a good portion ofhis day on the phone coordinating the administrative needs for more than 350 Reserve Sailors who drill at eight different units on