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  • Offutt Firefighters Protect the Environment and Ensure Fire Protection

    They are called Aqueous Film-Forming Foam agents and they are the most effective foams available to defeat flammable liquid fires.   This fact alone would explain why Air Force bases have been interested in them, not including how they provide rapid extinguishment, cooling, vapor sealing to inhibit re-ignition, and have a long storage life with no
  • Offutt Airmen Among AFMS 2016 Award Winners

    The Air Force Surgeon General has announced the recipients of the Air Force Medical Service 2016 individual and team Annual Awards.The nominations submitted reflect the extraordinary quality of the Airmen in the Air Force Medical Service. The accomplishments of those recognized demonstrate expertise, leadership and commitment across the full
  • FAST Leadership Leads to Air Force Level Award

    The dust boils in the slipstream of a C-130 Hercules at an undisclosed location as vital supplies are being delivered where the enemy shadows the innocent.   The war in Afghanistan may be over but Airmen are still there, sacrificing time with family and sometimes their very life to help protect the Afghan people.   In the process of service before
  • Offutt teams with RAF 51 Squadron to fix Airseeker landing gear

    The 55th Wing marked another historic milestone when a Royal Air Force RC-135 ‘Airseeker’ aircraft diverted to Offutt Air Force Base after experiencing landing gear problems during a joint exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
  • Benevolence sweeps Offutt

    The temperature outside remains frigid but the days of mistletoe are nothing more than a memory. There is one thing that survived the long lines and family get-togethers of the season and that is the benevolence Team Offutt has shown in the Combined Federal Campaign. “This year Team Offutt took a step back and realized we needed an obtainable
  • New dormitory construction to start in June

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded an $18.8 million contract January 17 to build a brand-new, 120 person dormitory on base. Construction on the LEED Silver, three-story, 51,150 square foot building is scheduled to begin in June. “This is a huge win for Team Offutt,” said Col. Marty Reynolds, 55th Wing commander. “Airmen are the backbone of
  • Upgrade improves Offutt’s emergency management team’s communication abilities

    The 55th Wing emergency management team recently received an upgrade which will enable them to improve their communications abilities during any emergency response. Sixty-one new portable radios are now in service with the 55th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Emergency Management Flight and Offutt Fire Department. “The new radios are the equivalent of
  • Promoting fitness - one plank at a time

    Death, deployment, facing the consequences of a failed Physical Fitness Assessment, all can be stressful factors for military members and they can compound without a strategy to address them. Besides taking full advantage of the various helping agencies on base, an important factor to remember is that Brief, consistent exercises throughout the day
  • Team Offutt represented at inaugural Omaha event

    Omaha’s Memorial Park was lit up with a symbolic ceremony to honor area veterans past and present at the inaugural ‘Veterans Shine On’ ceremony at Memorial Park in Omaha, Nebraska on Dec. 2. Col. Marty Reynolds, 55th Wing commander, was one of the speakers for this inaugural event. (U.S. Air Force photo by D.P. Heard)
  • Base tax center offers free tax services

    April 18 may seem distant now; but the clock is ticking toward the 2017 tax deadline.  You have three extra days this year to file your 2016 taxes because April 15, 2017 falls on a Saturday and Emancipation Day is observed in Washington DC on Monday, April 17, 2017.   The base tax center will offer free tax services to E-6 and below, O2 and below,
  • Offutt celebrates Tuskegee Airman's Birthday

    Former U.S. Army Air Corps Cpl Robert Holts, the sole surviving original Tuskegee Airman from Nebraska, poses with students of the James M. McCoy Airman Leadership School here Nov. 25. Also in attendance were some members of the Alfonza W. Davis Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, who came together with the ALS to honor Holts on his 92nd birthday. (U.S.
  • STRATCOM welcomes Hyten as new commander

    Gen. John E. Hyten took command of U.S. Strategic Command from Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney during a change of command ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, Nov. 3.
  • Defenders team with local agencies to keep schools safe

    The 55th Security Forces Squadron is teaming with four Sarpy County law enforcement agencies to help keep local schools safe. A new initiative called TIPS, which stands for threat assessment, incident management and prevention services, was launched recently that will empower community members of all ages, particularly youth, to report concerning
  • Experience is worth more than gold

    The Leadership Pathway’s program here has awarded its first Gold certificate to a member of the Team Offutt community.Senior Airman Alex Fausnight, 338th Combat Training Squadron, took full advantage of the program and received his gold certificate for attending 23 courses in the Leadership Pathways Course Catalog.“I have to admit, all the classes
  • Fire Prevention Week encourages checking smoke alarm date

    In an effort to educate the Offutt community about fire prevention, the Offutt Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association for this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign held Oct. 9 - 15. The Offutt Fire Department will be hosting educational events for Bellevue Elementary School classes, from kindergartens to 2nd
  • Offutt Airman earns spot on All-Air Force Softball squad

    A U.S. Strategic Command intelligence analyst here recently tried out and earned a spot on the All-Air Force Men’s Slow Pitch Softball team.Senior Airman Mike Storey was one of 24 Airmen out of 51 applicants selected to attend the All-Air Force softball camp at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, and one of only 15 to make the team.“It was a
  • Offutt Medics put their skills to the test

    Medics from the 55th Medical Group got to put their skills to the test during an Air Force Medical Service Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 24 – 27.   This was the first year the Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth participated in the EMT Rodeo but they still managed to bring home second place.   The four-man team
  • Offutt Hosts Wounded Warrior CARE Event

      Offutt’s Air Force Wounded Warrior CARE event wrapped-up with a closing ceremony Sept. 22 after more than 120 Wounded Warriors, their caregivers and families seriously or very seriously wounded, ill or injured Total Force recovering service members and their caregivers and families seriously or very seriously wounded, ill or injured Total Force
  • Offutt Airman continues Grandfather’s World War II legacy

    “You are standing on the shoulders of giants,” said Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Good, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing command chief, as he spoke with the newcomers of the 379th AEW during an early morning briefing.Good was referring to the history the 379th Bombardment Group made during World War II in the skies over Europe. The assertion by the command
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