Tag: Offutt AFB
  • Airman’s Attic modifying operations to improve support

    The Airman’s Attic is transitioning its operations to provide better support to Offutt’s most valuable asset – its Airmen and their families.
  • 55th Wing strengthens Agile Combat Employment capabilities

    The 55th Wing recently deployed an RC-135 Rivet Joint aircraft to a simulated forward operating base at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, as part of Operation Agile Warhawk, an exercise designed to test the wing’s Agile Combat Employment capabilities.
  • Offutt flood reconstruction starts with base lake project

    The process of rebuilding the operational and recreational facilities in the southeastern portion of the installation lost in the 2019 flood is set to start with the award of a $16.8 million contract for the Base Lake Campus.
  • Offutt Fire Department announces Firefighter of the Year

    The Offutt Fire Department announced the selection of James Liptrott as Firefighter of the Year during a ceremony Oct. 7, 2021, at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The honoree is chosen from previous Firefighters of the Quarter from last year. Pictured (L to R) are: Col. Kristen Thompson, 55th Wing CC; Fire Chief David Eblin; Firefighter of the Year
  • RAO offers resources for retirees

    The Retiree Activities Office at Offutt recently reopened after being closed from March 2020 to June 2021 due to COVID-19 precautions.
  • Navy MUSE team watch wraps up at Allman Maintenance Facility

    Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) Mobile Utilities Support Equipment (MUSE) deployed two technicians Aug. 25-30, to conduct testing to ensure the equipment was ready for removal to its next destination.
  • Heartland of America Band: Soothing the savage beast

    What can soothe, inspire, console, and bring back memories from long ago? It can electrify your surroundings, and make a person start to dance. Some people say it can even soothe the savage soul. It is music and the talents of musicians as they perform for others.
  • 55th Communications Squadron seeks redesignation as 55th Cyber Squadron

    The 55th Communications Squadron recently met all objectives required by the Air Force’s Cyber Squadron Initiative and is seeking redesignation as the 55th Cyber Squadron.
  • POW/MIA Remembrance Run

    Freedom and the liberties we enjoy come at a cost. The price is great. Imagine being held captive behind barbed wire in unsanitary conditions, while being severely tortured and starved. This nation’s commitment to resolve the fate of many Americans that were held as prisoners of war or classified as missing in action is represented by the POW/MIA flag.
  • Air Force Reserve; Keeping the door open

    Have the unprecedented events of the past year made you think about your life and career? Years ago, information was not readily available to Airmen caught up in military cutbacks, or those wishing they could cross-train out of a career and met with Air Force Specialty Codes constraints, and even those not wishing to continue the 24/7 military lifestyle. Thankfully, times change and information is now available, but Airmen still need to know who to talk to and the questions to ask so that opportunities do not fall through administrative cracks.
  • End of an era as final OC-135 aircraft officially retired

    The 55th Wing officially retired its final OC-135 Open Skies aircraft, tail number 670, during a ceremony at the Lincoln Airport June 4, 2021.
  • Nebraska ANG’s 170th Group welcomes new commander

    The 170th Group welcomes a new commander during an assumption of command ceremony here May 26.
  • 343d Recruiting Squadron zoom to adapt to the challenge

    The 343d Recruiting Squadron became one of team Offutt’s partner units in 2010. It is one of nine units geographically separated from the 372nd Recruiting Group at Hill AFB, Utah, and one of 24 recruiting squadrons in Air Force Recruiting Service, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. “Being on a base offers additional security that some recruiting squadron headquarters and all active duty recruiting offices don’t have,” said Lt. Col. Janelle Koch, 343d RCS commander. “With the support we get from the 55th Wing, we have access to facilities and contracts that allows us to keep our primary focus on our recruiters out in the field.”
  • 55th Wing dedicates new headquarters facility

    The 55th Wing officially unveiled their new headquarters facility and dedicated it to retired Col. William E. Riggs during a ceremony here April 30, 2021.
  • 55th Wing officially welcomed to Lincoln during ceremony

    The Nebraska National Guard officially welcomed the 55th Wing to the Lincoln Airport during a ceremony April 16.
  • Team Offutt member recognized for work with American Red Cross

    A Team Offutt member will be recognized for his support of the American Red Cross during their annual Heroes in the Heartland event March 9, 2021.
  • Offutt reduces power grid load to help community during frigid temps

    With the recent onslaught of frigid temperatures pushing commercial power grids to their brink nationally, Team Offutt reduced their power requirement by six megawatts to help ease the strain locally.
  • Offutt's firefighter goes national

    Ryan N. Berney, 55th Civil Engineer Squadron lead firefighter, received the 2020 American Legion National Firefighter of the Year award for his accomplishments in his firefighter career field.
  • Transition to Lincoln starts with first aircraft arrival

    Normally a 55th Wing OC-135 Open Skies aircraft landing and taxiing to its parking spot is no a big deal, but this particular landing on Feb. 1, 2021, was unlike any other. This flight was Offutt Air Force Base’s first aircraft arrival to the Lincoln Airport, where the 55th Wing and its mission partners will operate all flying operations from for the next 18 months as contractors replace the base’s runway.
  • Bellevue Chamber spreads holiday cheer for Offutt dorm residents

    Col. Gavin Marks, 55th Wing commander, joins members of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce as they fill goodie bags Dec. 8 at Bellevue Volunteer Fire Department for the annual “Holiday Cheer” for Kisling dorm residents at Offutt Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by L. Cunningham)