Tag: Offutt AFB
  • 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
  • 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