Tag: Offutt AFB
  • 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.
  • Innovative thinking leads to first local E-4B wash since flood

    For the first time in a little more than a year, the 595th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron found a way to wash an E-4B aircraft here April 20, 2020. The unit’s Allman Maintenance Facility has been without running water since floodwaters ravaged portions of the installation in March 2019, but thanks to some innovative thinking, the 595th AMXS came up with a solution to accomplish this requirement amid COVID-19 restrictions.
  • AFCAP V increases field assistance

    The Air Force recently awarded an eight-year, $6.4 billion contingency support contract to eight firms. The Air Force Contract Augmentation Program, or AFCAP, is a rapid response contingency contract tool managed and serviced through the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center enterprise. This is the fifth consecutive contingency contract for AFCAP.
  • Language Learning Center starts online learning in response to COVID-19

    The Language Learning Center here, which is a detachment of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, California, began providing online classes in response to COVID-19 March 27, 2020.The center's mission is to maintain language skills for linguists, who are on flying status while also assisting them in their annual
  • Public Health Emergency Working Group at forefront of Offutt COVID-19 response

    As the world continues the battle against the spread of COVID-19, one Offutt team has worked day-in and day-out to protect Team Offutt and the surrounding communities. The Public Health Emergency Working Group, directed by the 55th Wing commander on March 5, has played a major role in Offutt’s response.
  • Heating/Cooling transition to begin mid-April

    The 55th Civil Engineer Squadron will begin transitioning from heating to cooling systems here as early as April 15.
  • OOSC treats 55 MDG to Chick-fil-A sandwiches

    Trish Hammond (center), an Offutt Officer’s Spouse’s Club member, helps deliver 382 Chick-fil-A sandwiches to the 55th Medical Group at the Ehrling Bergquist Clinic April 2, 2020. The sandwiches were purchased through Operation Warm Heart donations and were delivered by the OOSC as a way to say thank you to medical personnel working the front lines
  • Satellite pharmacy consolidates operations with E.B. Clinic

    In an effort to help control the spread of COVID-19, the Satellite Pharmacy located at the Offutt Exchange, will consolidate operations with the Ehrling Bergquist Clinic Thursday, April 2, 2020. All prescriptions will be picked up at the E.B. Clinic between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. until further notice.
  • Women’s History Month takes flight

    Members of Team Offutt conducted a training flight composed of mostly women March 18, 2020, in honor of Women’s History Month.
  • Offutt Commissary dedicates first hour to retirees, high-risk individuals

    Starting Thursday, March 26, 2020, the Offutt Commissary will dedicate its first hour to Department of Defense retirees over the age of 65 and those who are high-risk for severe illness.
  • Satellite pharmacy transitions to curbside drop-off, pick-up only

    In an effort to help control the spread of COVID-19, the Satellite Pharmacy located at the Offutt Exchange will only allow curbside drop-off and pick-up of prescriptions starting Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
  • Offutt chaplains add virtual services amid pandemic

    Following the directions of the President and Governor Ricketts, in response to the CoronaVirus pandemic, the base chapel here is changing the format of all worship services from in-person to virtual worshipping through the Offutt Facebook page.
  • Fightin’ Fifty-fifth launches AFAF campaign

    The annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign began March 9 with the focus on Airmen helping each other through four affiliate charities. Offutt’s goal for this year’s campaign is $85,798. AFAF kicked off March 9 and will end April 17.
  • ASIST in suicide prevention

    Offutt’s Chaplain core conducted a suicide prevention class using the Applied Suicide Intervention Training inside the Capehart Chapel Feb. 28, 2020.
  • Tenant Bill of Rights signed by SECDEF, service secretaries

    Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark Esper, Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy, Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly and Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett signed the Military Housing Privatization Initiative Tenant Bill of Rights Feb. 25.
  • 55th SFS members awarded Aerial Achievement Medal

    Eight members of the 55th Security Forces Squadron, National Airborne Operation Center security section stand in front of the E-4B March 4, 2020 after being awarded the Aerial Achievement Medal. This is the first time in history of NAOC Security fly-away team have been awarded this honor. The medal recognizes contributions of aircrew members, and
  • 55th SFS, Federal Air Marshals conduct combine training

    The 55th Security Forces Squadron’s National Airborne Operation Center Security section and three Federal Air Marshals conducted a joint two-day anti-terrorism training March 2 and 3, 2020. This is the first joint training for Offutt defenders and the federal air marshal service. FAMS has been in existence for almost 70 years and holds the highest firearms qualification standards of all U.S. federal law enforcement agencies.
  • New construction begins at Offutt, SACCS to receive new home

    Construction for a new facility began at Offutt AFB that will house SACCS, which is maintained by the 595th Strategic Communications Squadron.