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  • 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
  • AF narrows locations considered for basing new RPA units

    The Air Force has selected candidate bases for a potential new MQ-9 Reaper wing with units at up to two locations.
  • Storm Chasers show Military Appreciation

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Elbert Foreman Jr., a military working dog handler, meets with staff members of the Omaha Storm Chasers baseball team during a military appreciation game held at Werner Park, Papillion, Neb. on Aug. 7. Foreman and his dog Rocky ceremoniously place the game ball on the mound for the evening’s game. (U.S. Air Force photo
  • Weather wing under new leadership

    The 557th Weather Wing held a change of command ceremony in their auditorium June 24.U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Mark C. Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, presided over the event as U.S. Air Force Col. Steven Dickerson took command of the 557th WW from U.S. Air Force Col. William Carle.When searching through possible wing
  • Air National Guard E&I Team - saving U.S. Strategic Command millions

    Select personnel from 15 Air National Guard Engineering and Installation organizations are either in place or will soon arrive at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.  Before the next three years have passed, they will have installed more than 600 miles of cabling in support of the U.S. Strategic Command Command and Control facility construction
  • 557th meteorologist earns Weather Civilian of the Year

    Air Force officials recently announced a member of the 557th Weather Wing as the Weather Civilian of the Year.Samantha Strong-Henninger, 16th Weather Squadron meteorologist, has been working for the 557th WW for three years."I began my career as an intern with the 557th WW, what was then the Air Force Weather Agency, on the Air Force Weather Web
  • Fallen weather Airman honored

    Members of the 557th Weather Wing gathered for a remembrance ceremony in honor of Capt. Nathan Nylander, a fallen weather Airman, April 27.Nylander was a weather officer with the 25th Operational Weather Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., who was killed in Afghanistan along with eight others during a shooting at Kabul International
  • Two highly sought-after acts added to air show

    While the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are set as the headliner of the 2016 Offutt Defenders of Freedom Open House and Air Show July 30-31, other performers are starting to fill up the schedule. One of the most anticipated and highly sought after performers who have recently joined the mix is the U.S. Navy’s VFA-122 Super Hornet Demonstration
  • Offutt’s Raptor Band reaches out to local students

    The U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band’s Raptor ensemble took to the stage on April 13 at Aurora Public Schools to perform a concert for middle and high schoolers in Aurora, Neb. Raptor,  a rock band that consists of two vocalists, keyboard, guitar, drums and bass. Each of the musicians is a full-time, active-duty member of the Air Force with
  • MyMC2 App -- is where it’s at

    It is called My Military Communities 2, or MyMC2, and when it comes finding information on Offutt-related events, this free app is where it’s at.Multiple organizations across Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., have come together to combine their events into one simple-to-use smart phone app.MyMC2 has features other apps simply don’t have. The first is
  • Be warned, a siren in Nebraska isn’t Greek mythology

    Dark clouds roll across the landscape, the wind start to blow from all directions, lightning begins to flash, thunder roars all around and it start to rain.That is when you hear them, the warning sirens from Offutt delivering a dreadful message…tornado.“In an emergency, seconds count,” said Horace Spiller, installation emergency manager for the
  • Wing to celebrate its heritage

    The 55th Wing will pause to reflect on its illustrious 75 year legacy during Heritage Week May 16 - 21, 2016.The wing traces its lineage to the 55th Pursuit Group constituted Nov. 20, 1940, and activated Jan. 15, 1941, at Hamilton Field, California.Heritage Week includes the 55th Wing Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Tales of the 55th, and
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