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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
Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth earns MUA
Air Combat Command recently announced the 55th Wing as one of its Meritorious Unit Award recipients for 2017.The 55th Wing was just one of six wings to earn the award from the command, which recognizes organizations for outstanding achievement or service in direct support of combat operations.“Every member of the Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth should wear
Bellevue pitches in to prevent no-hitter for Offutt
Offutt’s intramural softball season wrapped up August 10, but it wouldn’t have been possible without help from the City of Bellevue’s Parks and Recreation Department, who provided softball fields free of charge when Offutt’s softball complex was heavily damaged in the June 16 tornado.“We went out to the softball fields that night and three of the
Air Force Review Boards Agency Announces Changes to Application Process
The Air Force Review Boards Agency is changing the process by which Airmen, their families and veterans submit some applications for formal board consideration.
REAL ID Act implementation on Offutt AFB
Visitors to Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska have until Oct. 10, 2017 to comply with the regulations in the REAL ID Act that was passed by Congress in 2005. The REAL ID Act set up guidelines for the issuance of identifications, such as driver's licenses.
Celebrating Independence Day
Fireworks fill the sky on July 8, 2017 at Offutt’s base lake during the annual fireworks display. Several family activities took place at the celebration including face painting, treasure hunt and a performance from the Heartland of America Band. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada)
Building dedication honors unit legend
A dedication ceremony was held at the 97th Intelligence Squadron headquarters facility here June 30. The facility was dedicated Tennant Hall in honor of retired Chief Master Sgt. Thomas H. Tennant who played a major role establishing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations in multiple units which later became the 97th IS.
Local training flight includes special passenger
A standard RC-135 training mission was flown here June 29, much like any other day.However, this 338th Combat Training Squadron flight was unique as one of its crew members was none other than Hugh Trenchard, a very special teddy bear who is an honorary member of the British Royal Air Force.Named after Sir Hugh Trenchard, Marshal of the Royal Air
Base policy set for Small Unmanned Aircraft System use
As the popularity of commercial, off-the-shelf remotely piloted aircraft, or drones, continue to increase, a policy has been established to ensure the safety and security of resources and personnel on base. These aircraft, which are designated as small unmanned aircraft systems, or sUAS by the Department of Defense and the Federal Aviation Administration, are unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds.
Fightin' Fifty-Fifth welcomes new commander
The Fightin' Fifty-Fifth, Air Combat Command’s largest wing, welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony June 8.Col. Michael Manion assumed command of the 55th Wing from Col. Marty Reynolds during the time-honored military ceremony inside the Bennie Davis Maintenance Facility.Maj. Gen. Mary F. O’Brien, 25th Air Force commander,
Doolittle’s granddaughter visits 95th RS
Just over 75 years ago, on April 18, 1942, then-Lt. Col. James Doolittle and his crew of “Doolittle Raiders led the daylight air raid on Tokyo after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, granddaughter of American aviation pioneer and retired U.S. Army Air Corps lieutenant general Doolittle, visited the 95th Reconnaissance
Making Offutt look good starts at the gate
Members of the 55th Security Forces Association worked on the landscaping just outside the Kenney Gate May 10 as part of a base beautification project. “We do this annually because we care about making a good first impression,” said Senior Airman Kassandra Gomez, 55th Security Forces Squadron quality control evaluator and 55th SFA member. “This is
55th Wing recognizes National Nurses Week
The nurses and medical technicians of the Fighting Fifty-Fifth, Ehrling Bergquist Clinic encourage you to learn a bit more about the advancement of their craft during the annual observance of National Nurses Week, May 6 - 12.According to American Nurses Association, this year’s observance theme is “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit.”
Offutt CDC teacher receives special honors
Six child development center teachers from U.S. Air Force installations recently received special honors.Elizabeth Peralta at Aviano Air Base, Italy; Jennifer Miller at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado; Heidi Sowers at Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota; Michele Diane Southall at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota; Helen Ceres McCrae at Misawa AB, Japan;
Offutt dentist helps furry patient get back to work
Dasty, an Offutt military working dog, was brought in to the base Veterinary Treatment Facility by his handler last month for a routine dental cleaning when a fractured tooth was discovered. Through a pre-established agreement, a dentist from the 55th Dental Squadron and his assistant were called to assist with a root canal procedure.
NCOs win Offutt's Top Chef Competition
The non-commission officer team won the third annual Offutt Top Chef Grill Masters competition at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., April 6, 2017 held on the parade field. Four teams competed against one another by creating three dishes to be judged on taste, presentation and creativity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada)
Annual AFAF campaign gets underway this month
The 2017 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign of “Commitment to Caring” kicks off here on April 10.The AFAF campaign supports four charities that are dedicated to caring for Airmen and their families from induction through retirement and beyond.The four charities are the Air Force Aid Society, General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation, the Air
The time to prepare for severe weather is now
March 20th marked the first day of spring, welcoming warmer weather, rain, flowers and the return of green grass. However, it also brings an increased risk of thunderstorms and tornadoes to the Midwest region. If you are new to the area, or even a lifelong resident, Offutt’s emergency management office says it is a good idea to take some time to prepare for these types of threats.
Units make DUIs personal
For most people, September 9, 2011, was just like any other day. The weather was warm and the sun was out as summer was winding down. However, for Todd and Jaimi Calfee, that is one day they and their family will never forget as a drunk driver took the life of their daughter, Alexis, and her boyfriend, Christopher Oberg. “We call it our own personal 9-11,” he said. “We have never been the same since that day.” The Calfee’s shared their personal, heart-wrenching story with members of the 55th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 97th Intelligence Squadron during four all-calls designed to make driving drunk personal to the units.
Offutt NCO receives top level safety award
An Offutt senior NCO was recently recognized as the Air Force’s 2016 Safety Professional of the Year. Master Sgt. Roger Scott, who is the superintendent of the wing safety office, received the award for his contributions to safety programs in support of Offutt and multiple locations in the Middle East area of operation where he was deployed in