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  • Know your drone-zone

    Commercial, off-the-shelf remotely piloted aircraft, or drones, continue to be an item of interest for gift-giving during the holiday season. As a result, a policy has been established to ensure the public is aware of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Defense (DoD) regulations regarding the safety and security of resources and
  • Community program offers “Home Away From Home”

    A support program was launched in September 2018 by the SAC Foundation that will provide new opportunities for first-term Team Offutt service members to connect with families in the local community.
  • 25th OWS celebrates 75th anniversary

    Surrounded by historic aircraft in the main hangar of the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona, the 25th Operational Weather Squadron celebrated its 75th anniversary Nov. 2, 2018. Originally known as the 25th Weather Squadron, the unit provided weather support to Army and Army Air Corps units operating and training throughout the Northeastern U.S. from an office building on New York’s Long Island.
  • 2 WS shares Halloween down under

    On Halloween, nearly 430 people from Exmouth – a town of about 2,000 located on Western Australia’s Northwest coast – visited a haunted house built by Airmen from 2nd Weather Squadron’s Detachment 1. The popularity of the detachment’s haunted house is underscored by the fact that Australia isn’t known for celebrating Halloween, however, its popularity has been on the rise in recent years.
  • Chief’s Mess dedicated to Navy Veteran

    The Great Plains Chief Petty Officer Association dedicated their Chief’s Mess to the memory of U.S. Navy veteran and retired Chief Petty Officer John Sheeran during a ceremony at the 55th Operations Support Squadron Oct. 20, 2018.Sheeran served for more than 20 years in the Navy as an aviation machinist mate before retiring in 1960.“John not only
  • Changes released for Voter Assistance Program

    The Secretary of the Air Force issued new guidance to Air Force Instruction 36-3107 in August implementing changes that re-align Installation Voting Assistance office responsibilities, update Air Force Personnel Center responsibilities, and clarify Unit Voting Assistance Officer responsibilities.
  • Patriot Club to transition to Community Center

    The Patriot Club will be transitioning to a full Community Center Jan. 4, 2019, and as part of this conversion, dining room operations will cease November 4.Special functions and luncheons already booked will be held as scheduled through the end of 2018, but no new reservations will be made until the Community Center opens.“The new Community Center
  • Cyber Airmen “fuel” innovation

    Cyber Airmen assigned to the 557th Weather Wing recently teamed together with the Defense Innovation Unit program making changes to how airborne tankers are scheduled. The changes are the direct result of a March 8, 2018, memo from Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, where he stated, “bringing the future faster requires both expanding our culture of innovation and balancing prudent risk acceptance with agile reaction.” That is the goal of the Defense Innovation Unit where members of the military partner with companies that specialize in fields such as artificial intelligence and information technology, to find new solutions to complex problems.
  • 557th WW Airmen find innovative cyber solutions

    Innovation is more important than ever. The 2018 National Defense Strategy has called for rapid innovation and to “deliver performance at the speed of relevance.” 557th Weather Wing Airmen have a history of finding ways to innovate, working smarter to save money and deliver new capabilities and their efforts are benefiting the Air Force Weather community and the Air Force at large.
  • 2nd WS Airmen give a voice to weather

    Many people check the weather before they start their day; looking for guidance about how they should dress, how their commute may be affected and whether they can expect severe weather. For service members overseas, this can be difficult as their local weather may be presented in a foreign language, in an unfamiliar temperature scale or may not even exist. Four Airmen from the 2nd Weather Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, provide this service to men and women all over the world by producing weather forecasts for both the American Forces Network and Stars and Stripes. However, broadcasting is not in their blood.
  • 1st WXG holds change of command

    The 1st Weather Group welcomed a new commander during its change of command ceremony July 24, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Col. Travis Steen assumed command from outgoing commander Col. Thomas Blazek in a ceremony officiated by 557th Weather Wing Commander Col. Brian Pukall.
  • 2nd WXG holds change of command

    The 2nd Weather Group held its change of command ceremony July 11, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Col. Patrick Williams assumed command from outgoing commander Col. Jason Patla in a ceremony officiated by 557th Weather Wing Commander Col. Brian Pukall.
  • 55th FSS MPF leading innovation with online services

    The 55th Force Support Squadron’s Military Personnel Flight recently revised their processes and procedures changing the way they do business.The changes include online applications for ID cards, updating family changes in DEERS online, checking the wait status online and the ability to sign in through an app. “It inspires me to see all the
  • Team Offutt displays Honor at 2018 College World Series

    Airmen stand at home plate of TD Ameritrade Park for game one of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s College World Series Omaha, Nebraska, June 26, 2018. The Offutt Air Force Base Airmen were the most recent to return from deployment. Each received a wooden bat with their name and rank engraved into it. (U.S Air Force photo/Josh
  • UNL Weather Camp visits 557th WW

    High school students interested in meteorology visited the 557th Weather Wing as part of the National Weather Camp program June 12, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The students, who have a desire to pursue careers in weather, are in grades 10 - 12 from high schools across the United States.
  • 55th MDG tests new patient decontamination systems

    The 55th Medical Group field tested three new patient decontamination systems at Offutt Air Force Base’s Ehrling Bergquist Clinic June 4 - 8, 2018. The tests, part of an Air Force Medical Evaluation Support Activity pilot program, were held to see which system has the potential to be deployed to medical units throughout the Air Force.
  • 2nd WS continues volunteering tradition at veterans’ home

    Service members from the 557th Weather Wing’s 2nd Weather Squadron – as well as other wing units – volunteered to assist in hosting Memorial Day ceremonies May 28, 2018, at the Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home in Bellevue, Nebraska. The effort has become a squadron tradition which brings together multiple generations of veterans to remember those who gave their lives in service.
  • Nebraska adopts new military spouse attorney licensing rule

    The state of Nebraska recently make it easier for military spouse attorneys to practice law in Nebraska. The Supreme Court of Nebraska amended its licensing rules to accommodate lawyers married to military members. Previously, military spouse attorneys had to take the Nebraska bar exam or request admission based on their recent experience as an
  • RAF Warrant Officer leads renovation of 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt’s grave

    The recent restoration of 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt’s grave was sparked when a Royal Air Force Rivet Joint specialist, assigned to RAF Waddington’s 56 Squadron visited his grave to pay respects to the former squadron member in December 2017, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Nebraska. Offutt had been a part of 56 Squadron for approximately a day before he
  • Artificial intelligence proves beneficial for ISR data interpretation

    The 526th Intelligence Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, hosted an Artificial Intelligence and Design Thinking seminar at AFWERX Vegas.
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