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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)
Work officially begins replacing Offutt’s aging runway
Work has officially started to completely replace Offutt’s aging runway as Phase 0 of the $143.9 million project began recently.
Chaplain gets dirty in 55th SFS MWD kennels
The 55th Wing Chaplain Base Chapel kicked off their new "Toughest Jobs" program Oct. 20, 2020, with a visit to the 55th Security Forces Squadron’s kennels.
Hispanic Heritage Month takes flight
Members of Team Offutt conducted a training flight featuring 10 Hispanic or Latinx aircrew members in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month Oct. 14, 2020.
Wing Operations Center takes innovation prize
The 55th Wing Operations Center will soon be receiving $2.8 million worth of upgrades to their mission systems, thanks to the innovation of WOC Airmen.
Women's Equality Day
Women’s Equality Day is celebrated every August 26th to commemorate the passage of women’s suffrage in the United States.
55th Maintenance Group welcomes new commander
The 55th Maintenance Group welcomed their newest commander during a change of command ceremony held inside the Bennie L. Davis Maintenance Facility here July 24.
Offutt Airman earns ACC paralegal award
A member of Team Offutt received the Air Combat Command Outstanding Paralegal Airman of the year.
DPAA Offutt Laboratory conducts first dignified transfer of remains during COVID-19 pandemic
Members of Team Offutt offload 28 transfer cases carrying unidentified remains of service members from a C-17 Globemaster III July 21, 2020, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, during an honorable carry of remains. The remains were transferred from the European theater and will be analyzed by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Offutt Laboratory
OSS ensures airfield operations continue amid COVID-19 pandemic
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the local area in March, the 55th Operations Support Squadron faced a challenge unlike any they had faced before to keep airfield operations ongoing. By implementing numerous precautionary measures, this team of more than 200 people, whose vast mission ensures the 55th Wing and its partner units are able to successfully accomplish the flying mission here, have been able to do just that.
Offutt begins to loosen COVID-19 restrictions
Some of the restrictions implemented on Offutt AFB in March of this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will be relaxed beginning June 12.
Offutt reaches another milestone in commercializing IT services
Offutt Air Force Base achieved a critical step towards moving network operations to a commercially managed service when an Operational Readiness Review was completed March 23.
Cyber Evolution: 16th WS
The 16th Weather Squadron is leading the way, reorganizing to become the 557th Weather Wing’s dedicated software and innovation squadron, a move that will generate new insights on environmental intelligence for combatant commanders around the globe. When complete, the reorganization will reinforce 16th WS’s culture of science and technological innovation and warfighter ethos, contributing to the National Defense Strategy’s line of effort to reform the Defense Department for greater lethality and performance.
ALS goes virtual
The James M. McCoy Airmen Leadership School here was the first school of its kind to gain approval and complete a previously paused course completely online due to COVID-19 restrictions.