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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
Offutt’s Maintenance Training System returns to full mission capable status
After being offline and unavailable as a result of the March flood, Offutt’s Maintenance Training System has recently been returned to full mission capable status.
Changes are coming to the Transition Assistance Program
Changes to the Transition Assistance Program process are scheduled to begin Oct. 1 that will replace the Veteran’s Opportunity to Work Act requirements with new TAP requirements.
Offutt implements Operation HeRO
Operation Health and Readiness Optimization, or Operation HeRO, is a new Air Force Health Promotion initiative that is being implemented this fall by the 55th Medical Group’s Health Promotion Office at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.
The Offutt Fire Department hosted a 9/11 commemorative ceremony inside the main fire station Sept. 11, 2019, here.
557th WW trains its own to deploy anytime, everywhere
Instructors from the 2nd Combat Weather Systems Squadron took on an unusual set of students, a class composed entirely of Airmen from a single unit. Airmen from the 25th Operational Weather Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, attended the Deployed Weather Systems Training class at Hurlburt Field, Florida, as part of pre-deployment training Aug. 19-22, 2019. It is unusual to have a DWST class made up entirely of personnel from one unit. Classes are normally made up of students from several different weather squadrons but as the 557th WW is tasked to execute a greater number of deployment requirements, future DWST classes made up of one squadron may become more common. The 2nd CWSS is a combat-ready test and training squadron that combines maintenance, cyber and weather specialties, within the 557th Weather Wing, that cultivates advanced maintenance skills and operational expertise among its members for use on fielded tactical weather systems employed at downrange locations.
557th WW holds first wing operational readiness exercise
The 557th Weather Wing completed its first operational readiness exercise since standing up as an Air Combat Command wing. Held Aug. 19-23, Operational Readiness Exercise - Steel Colander tested the wing’s ability to deliver weather intelligence in a contested, degraded and operationally-limited environment. “We exercised not only wing capabilities located on Offutt Air Force Base, but also those of our geographically-separated units worldwide, to include all our operational weather squadrons,” said Ted Vroman, a 557th WW Plans and Programs exercise planner.