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  • Making Offutt a family tradition in flight

    It's not uncommon to see one generation following the next into military service. It's not even uncommon to see one generation follow the next into a specific branch of the military. However, the Eldridge family took it a step further and made Offutt their family tradition.The Eldridge family hasn't just had a father and son serve at Offutt. The
  • Through Airmen's Eyes: Security forces Airman 'grateful' to serve

    (This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series on AF.mil. These stories and commentaries focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.)People enlist in the military for a variety of reasons, ranging from money for college to work experience. But some do so for honor. Senior Airman Jonathon Bussard is one of those
  • Saving Annabella

    Her soft cries filled the room as she was born. To her parents the cries were the sweetest sound to ever touch them so deeply. Like many other parents, Chad and Mirela Krueger knew their daughter would be special, they knew that they would share experiences with their little Annabella that would enrich their lives forever.They never imagined how
  • Aero Club offers instruction to fliers

    From an altitude of 2,000 feet, cars look like toys and large buildings look like something a child could put together. The air is crisp and cold as it rushes by the window of a Cessna C-172. As rain begins to fall and bounce off the aircraft, an instructor continues his lesson, teaching another would-be aviator how to fly. The LeMay Aero Club
  • The true cost of $moking.....

    The American Lung Association reports 443,000 Americans die each year from tobacco-related illnesses and second-hand smoke exposure, making tobacco the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. That is an incredibly frightening statement. Not frightening just because of the nearly one-half million deaths reported each year, but due
  • Cream of the crop: Offutt PT warriors dish out advice

    With six administrative discharges to date in 2011, physical fitness failures threaten every Offutt Airman who allows the new testing system to get the better of him.However, some Airmen take each adjustment of the scorecards in stride. These Physical Training warriors consistently show that the test can be not only passed but result in 100-point
  • Serving those who serve

    "We go where you go," is more than just a slogan, it's something Army and Air Force Exchange Service employees live by every day.The saying represents the commitment of more than 43,000 AAFES associates who serve America's servicemembers and their families at numerous locations across the globe. More than 4,000 of these selfless patriots have
  • Offutt supports Sexual Assault Awareness Month, focuses on intervention

    A woman is at a bar with her friends enjoying pleasant conversation and a few margaritas. She's having fun now and doesn't realize her night will soon be ruined by someone who will try to harass her.One of her co-workers has been watching her every move from across the room. His name is Bill, and Bill has wanted to be with her for a long time. He
  • Arming the fight

    Behind a steel door is an Airman, who is armed with a nine-millimeter Beretta pistol and is responsible for more than 1,000 weapons from batons to machine guns.He is one of eight Airmen assigned to work in the 55th Security Forces Squadron's armory here, a facility that houses nearly $1 million in weapons and associated equipment.The armory also
  • Program offers spouses educational assistance

    For military spouses seeking financial assistance to pay for college expenses, help is available.The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program, commonly referred to as MyCAA, was reinstated in October 2010 and offers qualifying spouses up to $4,000 in grants to complete an associate's degree, license or certification.The program was
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