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  • Rescue dogs help heal wounded warriors

    Muffled gunfire reverberates from an unknown location within the building; Peter’s unwavering gaze is focused on his partner’s ‘six’ - three weeks of training is about to be put to the test.The Omaha Gun Club is host to certified training sessions between military service dogs and their handlers and is where Russ Dillon of Dillon’s Dogs likes to
  • Operation Holiday Cheer arrives at Offutt

    Volunteers from the Bellevue-Offutt community volunteered their morning on Dec. 6 to stuff bags at the Olde Towne Bellevue Firefighters Hall to bring sweet joy to the Airmen of Team Offutt.There were more than 40 volunteers who showed up, filling more than 500 bags with a variety of sweet treats for the residents of Offutt's dormitories. Once
  • New dormitory construction to start in June

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded an $18.8 million contract January 17 to build a brand-new, 120 person dormitory on base. Construction on the LEED Silver, three-story, 51,150 square foot building is scheduled to begin in June. “This is a huge win for Team Offutt,” said Col. Marty Reynolds, 55th Wing commander. “Airmen are the backbone of
  • Flexing in the line of fire: Lightweight, flexible body armor for the future force

    In the line of fire, protective body armor plays a critical role in survival. Hard-plated, rigid and heavy, today’s National Institute of Justice Type IV body armor -- the kind that protects warfighters against armor piercing bullets -- defends the wearer, but adds weight and bulk that a fast-moving operator could do without.
  • CSAF letter to Airmen

    Attached is the first in a series of short papers I will share that outlines my thinking in key focus areas. You will find each in our Strategic Master Plan (SMP) and Air Force Future Operating Construct (AFFOC); and each nests nicely under SecAF’s priorities of: Taking Care of Airmen; Balancing Today’s Readiness with Future Modernization; and Making Every Dollar Count.
  • Storm Chasers show Military Appreciation

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Elbert Foreman Jr., a military working dog handler, meets with staff members of the Omaha Storm Chasers baseball team during a military appreciation game held at Werner Park, Papillion, Neb. on Aug. 7. Foreman and his dog Rocky ceremoniously place the game ball on the mound for the evening’s game. (U.S. Air Force photo
  • Airmen Make it Rain on ‘Weather Geeks’

    For some Airmen, being called a weather geek is a term of endearment. Two Airmen from the 557th Weather Wing recently embraced their inner geek and will share their passion and expertise on an upcoming episode of “Weather Geeks” on the Weather Channel. Lt. Col. James Weaver, deputy commander of the 2nd Weather Group, and Staff Sgt. Trevor Reiss, a
  • Air Force Assistance Fund - Making donations for a neighbor in need

    A campaign is underway to fund future care for Airmen and their families, supported and funded by today’s Airmen. “The donations raised from the [Air Force Assistance Fund] go directly to four separate Air Force Charities: Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Villages, Air Force Enlisted Village and the Gen. and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation,” said
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