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2nd WS Airmen give a voice to weather
Many people check the weather before they start their day; looking for guidance about how they should dress, how their commute may be affected and whether they can expect severe weather. For service members overseas, this can be difficult as their local weather may be presented in a foreign language, in an unfamiliar temperature scale or may not even exist. Four Airmen from the 2nd Weather Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, provide this service to men and women all over the world by producing weather forecasts for both the American Forces Network and Stars and Stripes. However, broadcasting is not in their blood.
1st WXG holds change of command
The 1st Weather Group welcomed a new commander during its change of command ceremony July 24, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Col. Travis Steen assumed command from outgoing commander Col. Thomas Blazek in a ceremony officiated by 557th Weather Wing Commander Col. Brian Pukall.
2nd WXG holds change of command
The 2nd Weather Group held its change of command ceremony July 11, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Col. Patrick Williams assumed command from outgoing commander Col. Jason Patla in a ceremony officiated by 557th Weather Wing Commander Col. Brian Pukall.
55th FSS MPF leading innovation with online services
The 55th Force Support Squadron’s Military Personnel Flight recently revised their processes and procedures changing the way they do business.The changes include online applications for ID cards, updating family changes in DEERS online, checking the wait status online and the ability to sign in through an app. “It inspires me to see all the
Team Offutt displays Honor at 2018 College World Series
Airmen stand at home plate of TD Ameritrade Park for game one of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s College World Series Omaha, Nebraska, June 26, 2018. The Offutt Air Force Base Airmen were the most recent to return from deployment. Each received a wooden bat with their name and rank engraved into it. (U.S Air Force photo/Josh
UNL Weather Camp visits 557th WW
High school students interested in meteorology visited the 557th Weather Wing as part of the National Weather Camp program June 12, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The students, who have a desire to pursue careers in weather, are in grades 10 - 12 from high schools across the United States.
55th MDG tests new patient decontamination systems
The 55th Medical Group field tested three new patient decontamination systems at Offutt Air Force Base’s Ehrling Bergquist Clinic June 4 - 8, 2018. The tests, part of an Air Force Medical Evaluation Support Activity pilot program, were held to see which system has the potential to be deployed to medical units throughout the Air Force.
2nd WS continues volunteering tradition at veterans’ home
Service members from the 557th Weather Wing’s 2nd Weather Squadron – as well as other wing units – volunteered to assist in hosting Memorial Day ceremonies May 28, 2018, at the Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home in Bellevue, Nebraska. The effort has become a squadron tradition which brings together multiple generations of veterans to remember those who gave their lives in service.
Nebraska adopts new military spouse attorney licensing rule
The state of Nebraska recently make it easier for military spouse attorneys to practice law in Nebraska. The Supreme Court of Nebraska amended its licensing rules to accommodate lawyers married to military members. Previously, military spouse attorneys had to take the Nebraska bar exam or request admission based on their recent experience as an
RAF Warrant Officer leads renovation of 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt’s grave
The recent restoration of 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt’s grave was sparked when a Royal Air Force Rivet Joint specialist, assigned to RAF Waddington’s 56 Squadron visited his grave to pay respects to the former squadron member in December 2017, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Nebraska. Offutt had been a part of 56 Squadron for approximately a day before he
Artificial intelligence proves beneficial for ISR data interpretation
The 526th Intelligence Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, hosted an Artificial Intelligence and Design Thinking seminar at AFWERX Vegas.
Air Force Assistance Fund is dedicated to helping Airmen and their families
The annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign has begun for 2018 with the focus on Airmen helping each other through four affiliate charities.The charities included in the AFAF are the Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation, General and Mrs. Curtis LeMay Foundation and the Air Force Enlisted Village. “Each year there is a
Offutt recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and the Offutt Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office is hosting a number of events here during the month of April to highlight efforts to care for victims and to focus on prevention practices.For the fourth consecutive year, the SAPR office will host a Relay Race on the
War and Peace event highlights U.S, U.K. air forces anniversaries
War and Peace, an event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force and the 100th anniversary of the U.K. Royal Air Force, is scheduled from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum April 7.The U.S. Air Force and the RAF have a long history together and have shared local ties since 2011 when the Department of
Nebraska changes rule for military spouse educators
The governor of Nebraska signed a rule change March 19, championed by one of Offutt’s own, which will make it easier for military spouses to teach immediately if they have recently arrived from out of state.
95th RS honors fallen commanding officer, 100 years flying over Europe
The 95th Aero Squadron received its first group of Nieuport 28 aircraft March 6, 1918, and its mechanics immediately went to work prepping them for battle. However, the aircraft were delivered without their machine guns.
Offutt celebrates Women’s History Month
Team Offutt is recognizing Women’s History month during March with the theme, ‘Women in History.’“Women's History Month is an opportunity for everyone to appreciate the advances society has made in equal opportunity,” said Col. (Dr.) Samia Ochia, 55th Medical Group chief of medical staff. “While we, as a society, still have challenges and barriers
(Commentary) Celebrating Black History on Offutt AFB
Team Offutt will join bases around the world throughout February to celebrate diversity and pride during Black History Month.Multiple organizations across the base have scheduled events as part of the celebration. On Feb. 15, there will be a food sampling at the Commissary from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. On Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., the Patriot Club is
Pinworms reported at Child Development Center 2
On Feb. 2, the Child Development Center 2 on base, reported to the 55th Medical Group they have had several children with pinworms. In response to the notification, the 55th MDG’s Pediatric and Public Health Clinic are working closely with the CDC 2 to ensure proper treatment of the children infected and are also providing educational material to
Renovated small arms range officially opens
After more than five years without a proper firing range on base, 55th Wing leadership shot the ribbon on the renovated indoor small arms range during a ceremony here Jan. 29.The upgraded $6.5 million facility is 16,200 square feet and provides a completely enclosed interior range with 21 firing positions, state-of-the-art target retrieval system,