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  • Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth unveils War Hawks logo

    The War Hawks logo was officially unveiled by the 55th Wing commander during a staff meeting here Jan. 25. The War Hawks name was chosen by Col. Michael Manion, 55th Wing commander, in the months following his change of command on June 8, 2017.
  • Just Rollin' at the Offutt Field House

    Luke Iverson and his brother Lane, sons of Master Sgt. Mike Iverson, 55th Security Forces Squadron flight chief, compete with one another to be the last sibling standing on the Key Log at the base lap-pool located in the Offutt Field House on Jan. 13, 2018. The Key Log is a synthetic log filled with water to replicate a traditional cedar log used
  • Weight Loss Challenge for the New Year

    Health Promotions is proud to announce, starting in January, they will be conducting their inaugural Four Week Weight Loss Warrior Challenge.  This program will provide education, support, accountability and challenges for individuals to lose weight.  It will feature an individual as well as team component to stir the competitive spirit.  “There
  • 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
  • Putting lifesaving skills to the test

    For one airman, a routine workout at the Offutt Field House turned into an opportunity to put his life saving skills to the test.  Airman 1st Class David Robb, 55th Security Forces Squadron elite guardsman, was starting his warm-up lap during his daily workout Nov. 15, 2017, when something caught his attention. Robb saw enlisted and civilian gym
  • Offutt’s Tactical Air Navigation System upgraded

    The Tactical Air Navigation System, or TACAN, located on the flightline here, was replaced and upgraded as part of an Air Force wide $43M modernization project Nov. 29.The TACAN is a beacon for aircraft within 200 nautical miles of the system providing aircrew the proper bearing and distance to assist them for their return flight to base.The new
  • Free courses being offered to improve child development

    Beginning next year, free specialized parenting courses will be offered to Offutt parents through the Offutt Family Advocacy Program.
  • Whooping cough cases reported locally

    The Sarpy County Health Department was contacted and confirmed Pertussis infection, better known as whooping cough, in four local high school students on Nov. 28.As a result, the health department recommended that students, staff and individuals who have an increased risk of infection should be treated, including those who are unvaccinated, small
  • Medical Group seeking volunteers for new advisory council

    The 55th Medical Group is seeking volunteers to participate in their new Patient and Family Advisory Council, or PFAC.The council will consist of 10 - 12 volunteers to include a combination of active duty, retirees, military family members and Ehrling Bergquist Clinic staff members.“We are very excited to get the PFAC underway, but first we need a
  • Kick off the season of giving with CFC

    It’s officially time to 'Show Some Love' for the 2017 Combined Federal Campaign. While surviving endless lines to get the Black Friday deal of a lifetime, just remember there is a gift this time of year that can make more of an impact on a bigger scale.This impact has the potential to affect generations beyond the wrapping paper of a single
  • Civilian employees now have access to assistance

    A program designed to help civilian employees better manage their work and personal responsibilities and reach higher levels of achievement and satisfaction has been launched.The Employee Assistance Program, or EAP, is designed to help civilian employees with financial, legal and counseling services, health and wellness presentations, EAP
  • Nebraska ANG group holds change of command

    The 170th Group is under new leadership following a change of command ceremony here Nov. 4.Lt. Col. David Preisman took the group guidon from Col. Mark Hopson during the tradition rich ceremony held at the 557th Weather Wing auditorium.The 170th Group is a Nebraska Air National Guard unit consisting of 80 authorized personnel, including 35
  • Recognizing the importance of radiologic technology

    Medical professionals across the U.S. will recognize the contribution of radiation technologists during the National Radiologic Technology week Nov. 5 – 11. This celebration takes place each year during the week of Nov. 8 to commemorate the discovery of the x-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895, and calls attention to the important role that medical imaging and radiation therapy plays in patient care and health safety.
  • Defenders capabilities grow to counter increased Small Unmanned Aircraft System use

    In an effort to counter the increased use of the Small Unmanned Aircraft System, or sUAS, the 55th Security Forces Squadron has grown their capabilities to help ensure the safety and security of base personnel and resources.The 55th SFS now has the ability to stop any unauthorized sUAS that cross Offutt's airspace or boundaries through a number of
  • Offutt will see increase in traffic following gate closure

    On-base traffic is expected to increase following the scheduled November 4 closure of the Meyer Gate currently used by approximately 600 construction workers to access the U.S. STRATCOM Building 1000 construction project.Construction workers will begin accessing the base from the main gates beginning Monday, November 6 and will enter the STRATCOM
  • Team Offutt’s Solar Power Testing

    Offutt is one of 37 sites chosen worldwide to participate in an experimental evaluation of photovoltaic technology and the potential for its application to the Air Force.  The study began in June 2017 by an Air Force Institute of Technology research team and will continue for a year.The research aims to establish the potential for monocrystalline
  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    October is the month set aside to recognize those affected by domestic violence and look for ways to combat this issue that is present not only in the armed forces but in society as a whole.Domestic Violence Awareness Month grew out of a single day, the "Day of Unity," in October 1981 organized by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence to
  • Different muscles, different exercises: how Offutt’s Run Clinic is shaving off minutes

    Last winter, a senior airman with the 97th Intelligence Squadron was in a panic. He had failed the run portion of the physical training test twice already, and if he failed it again he would be demoted to airman first class, losing pay he and his young family were counting on. It wasn’t that he didn’t work out. He ran three to four miles every day.
  • Offutt’s Sailors set to celebrate Navy’s birthday

    When you think of the U.S. Navy you probably envision F-18s taking off from an aircraft carrier in the middle of the ocean, or maybe the U.S.S. Washington, the service’s newest nuclear attack submarine, preparing to dive into the depths of the deep blue sea.Either way, you probably don’t think about an Air Force base in the middle of the Great
  • Know the way out for Fire Prevention Week

    Fire prevention week takes place here Oct. 8-14. This year’s theme for the annual campaign is, “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”  “Nearly half of all Americans have not developed a home fire escape plan,” said David Eblin, Offutt Fire chief. “Of those that have, one-quarter have never practiced it.” To educate the public about the importance
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