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  • 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
  • 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.
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