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  • Defenders to host volunteer fair

    More than a dozen Airmen assigned to the 55th Security Forces Squadron’s National Airborne Operation Command Security section are scheduled to host a volunteer fair Feb. 28, 2020, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Base Exchange here. The fair will host more than 10 agencies to assist Airmen in finding volunteer opportunities that match their interests.
  • Strength of a link, a defender’s way

    A defender, who’s 16-year career began fixated on checklists, compliance and career progression eventually discovered he was missing something. With the pressures building up at home and on the job he sought help from his command. He was introduced to the philosophy of the link and has since become a connection focused husband and noncommissioned officer.
  • Offutt Airmen tryout for the Defender Challenge

    Four members of the 55th Security Forces Squadron tried out for the Defender Challenge Jan. 27, 2020 at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The tryout was held to assess the defenders' physical fitness, endurance and tactical shooting in preparation for the 2020 Air Force Defender Challenge scheduled for May at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
  • Partner Unit Feature: Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

    One of Team Offutt’s newest partner units, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, was established here in 2013. Originally known as the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command CONUS Annex, the $5 million laboratory occupies more than 23,000 square feet of space inside Building D.
  • Commercial provider set to take over Offutt help desk services

    Beginning January 17, commercial contractor Unisys will take over help desk services for all non-classified IT related issues for Offutt AFB.The change is part of an “Enterprise IT network-as-a-service” program that was implemented in 2018 to improve Air Force IT by outsourcing common services.The biggest change for Offutt users is that they will
  • Soar into health this New Year

    The Health Promotion office here is offering help in meeting New Year’s resolutions through a program that focuses on the main components of good health, physical activity, nutrition and sleep.
  • Offutt wreath ceremony: remembers, honors

    The annual Wreaths Across America ceremony was held Dec. 14, 2019, at the Offutt Air Force Base cemetery. Wreaths now lean on each headstone, with eight ceremonial wreaths on large easels prominently placed at the front of the cemetery, honoring the four armed services, the Coast Guard, the Merchant Marines, POW/MIA, and a newly integrated wreath that honors the 22 veterans and active duty service members who take their lives each day.
  • Appointments for TRICARE Plus patients will soon be limited

    The Ehrling Bergquist Clinic will soon be changing how appointments are scheduled in their Family Health and Family Medicine Residency clinics due to a loss of providers.
  • Offutt Air Force Base Exchange Expands Shopping Privileges

    The Offutt Air Force Base Exchange will welcome home disabled Veterans, Purple Heart recipients and certain caregivers with in-store shopping privileges beginning Jan. 1.
  • 557th WW realigns under new information warfare NAF

    The 557th Weather Wing has been reassigned to the Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber). The reassignment ceremony, held at the 557th WW’s headquarters here Oct. 29, was attended by commanders from Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) and Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern), its former Numbered Air Force. The 557th WW joins the 55th Wing and other units whose missions fall under the new Information Warfare NAF. “The 557th operates a truly global and data-driven enterprise,” said Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh, Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) commander. “On a daily basis, your Airmen exploit a worldwide network of sensors, processing mass quantities of data, connected to a communications network capable of disseminating weather intelligence at the speed of decision to create outcomes for joint commanders.”
  • New NAF commander visits Team Offutt

    The commander of the recently established Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) visited here Oct. 28-30. The visit marked Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh’s first as commander of the new information warfare Numbered Air Force, which was re-activated Oct. 11.
  • POW/MIA: You are not forgotten

    The smell of aircraft fuel consumed the air and dark clouds filled the sky as he drove onto Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. During his routine morning route, he noticed something out of the ordinary. He thought he glanced the site of a flag, moving as if it were running the path around the parade field.
  • The ice brings brotherhood to disabled veterans

    On Oct. 3 – 6, 2019, the Nebraska Warriors hockey team travelled to Las Vegas, Nevada, to participate in the fourth annual United States of America Hockey Warrior Classic.
  • October is Air Force Energy Action Month

    The Air Force has designated October as “Energy Action Month” to highlight the critical role energy plays in Air Force operations and to encourage smart energy use and management. The theme this year is “Energy Able – Mission Capable” to showcase how efficient energy use increases mission capability and readiness for the Air Force’s global mission.
  • The 55th FSS resource management flight is the best

    The 55th Force Support Squadron resource management flight was recently presented the 2018 Air Force Resource Management Flight of the Year award.
  • Retiree Appreciation Day celebrates five decades of service

    Team Offutt is scheduled to host its 50th annual Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 19, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Offutt Exchange.This annual event will offer a variety of free services to retirees, spouses, widows and widowers from more than 20 on-base organizations.The event is sponsored by the Offutt Retiree Activities Office which serves military
  • Minnesota visitors receive surprise visit to Offutt

    In what was an absolute surprise to all of them, 82 people from Southeastern Minnesota toured Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, Sept. 19, 2019. The visit was part of three-day mystery tour to Western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska offered by Home Federal Savings Bank, a local bank. “When they left Rochester they had no idea where they were going, not even to the state,” said Jean Jech, director of Home Federal Savings Bank’s Jubilee Travel Club. “Several of them bring maps of four different states, trying to figure out which way we’re going.” The visit to Offutt AFB included mission and historical briefings at the 557th Weather Wing as well as lunch at the King Dining Facility. Members of the group also had the opportunity to speak with Airmen who have recently deployed.
  • Offutt Pharmacy fills need for exceptional patient

    Born 1-pound, 4-ounces, Emma Waechter’s delicate frame stays warm within the confines of a neonatal intensive care unit’s isolette bed - its protective enclosure would be her world for the next four-months.
  • Partnership improves customer relations

    The Patient and Family Partnership Council formerly known as the Patient and Family Advisory Council received a new Defense Health Agency interim procedures memorandum in April. The name change provided more specific guidelines on the structure and procedures for the council.
  • Offutt Airman involved in incident

    An active duty member from Offutt Air Force Base and their spouse are dead following an incident Sept. 28 at a home in Rising View, Offutt’s privatized housing area in Bellevue.Law enforcement officials from Offutt and Sarpy County responded to a call at the home around 8:15 p.m.The two individuals were confirmed dead shortly after the officials
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