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LeMay Aero Club offers flight lessons to Team Offutt
The LeMay Aero Club and Flight Training Center, formally known as the SAC Aero Club, was the first flying club in the Armed Forces. The club provides low cost flight training for Team Offutt. The center has multiple Federal Aviation Administration certified flight instructors available to assist the members obtaining their certifications. After completing the examinations and becoming certified the new pilots are qualified to rent planes from us to travel anywhere in the lower 48 states with friends or family, under Visual Flight Rule restrictions.
Excel with a Mentor program assists transitioning service members
Excel with a Mentor is a voluntary program that familiarizes transitioning service members with the civilian corporate setting to gain realistic career perspectives. The program is part of the newly founded non-profit, Boots and Suits United, Inc., which links service members separating or retiring from the military with civilian mentors experienced in the corporate workforce of the Omaha metro area.
Combat Arms hosts pistol competition
One hundred twenty service members competed in an Excellence in Competition pistol match Aug. 30, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The 55th Security Forces Squadron’s Combat Arms unit organized the event which served as a safe way for service members to compete in marksmanship among their peers.
Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force meet to discuss future force
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, joined by six of the previous Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force, participated in the 2018 Senior Enlisted Statesman Forum Sept. 6 on Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The forum, the first of its kind since Wright’s tenure began, was an opportunity to discuss the future of the Air Force focusing on policy, training and resilience.
97th IS, Prop Wash Gang host remembrance ceremony honoring crewmembers of 60528
The 97th Intelligence Squadron and the Prop Wash Gang hosted a 60528 remembrance ceremony Aug. 30, 2018 at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska to honor 17 crewmembers who lost their lives 60 years ago. The number 60528 was the tail number of a C-130 modified to fly reconnaissance missions. On Sept. 2, 1958, the aircraft inadvertently entered restricted airspace over the Turkish and Armenian border where it was intercepted and shot down by Soviet MiG-17 aircraft. It crashed near the village of Sasnashen, 34 miles northwest of Yerevan, the Armenian capital.
USAF 71st Birthday Ball
The 55th Wing is scheduled to celebrate the U.S. Air Force Birthday Ball September 22, 2018, in Omaha, Nebraska. By some accounts military balls are thought to have started sometime during the 16th century in England. “Every year we celebrate the U.S. Air Force birthday with a ball,” said Master Sgt. Jacqueline Marquez, 55th Security Forces
2018 Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show
After a one-year hiatus, Offutt’s Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show, the largest joint service air show in the Midwest, returned to the Offutt flight line, Aug. 11-12, 2018. According to event organizers, more than 105,000 people attended the event that featured multiple aerial demonstrations as well as static aircraft displays, military working dog demonstrations and a variety of vendors and informational booths.
Team Offutt F.C. prepped for Defenders Cup
The Offutt Varsity Soccer team, commonly known as Team Offutt Football Club, will hit the road this week for San Antonio where they are scheduled to compete for the 2018 Defenders Cup National Military Soccer Tournament title over Labor Day weekend at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.The Defenders Cup is a military soccer tournament that is open to
Offutt Airman recognized with Bronze Star
A tactical radio supervisor, assigned to the 55th Strategic Communications Squadron was awarded the Bronze Star Medal Aug. 7, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.The medal was presented to Tech. Sgt. William Adams for his meritorious achievements during a yearlong deployment to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.The Bronze Star Medal, is a United
55th MXG holds change of command ceremony
The 55th Maintenance Group held a change of command ceremony Aug. 3, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.Officiated by Col. Mike Manion, 55th Wing commander, the ceremony saw Col. Todd Hammond assume command of the group as Col. Clayton Seale relinquished command. The Airmen of the group maintain all assigned and transient aircraft equipment,
Weekend-duty: Total Force Integration more than a buzz phrase at Offutt
Innovation, which increases readiness, reduces costs, returns time back to Airmen and increases lethality, doesn’t have to involve software upgrades, new weapon systems or a rewrite of a regulation. Members of Team Offutt recently proved this when, for the first time, a RC-135V/W Rivet Joint flew a weekend training sortie with a flight and mission crew made up almost exclusively of Airmen from the reserve components Aug. 5, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.
595th SCS Airmen create air show app
Airmen with the 595th Strategic Communications Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, launched the 2018 Air and Space Show app for Android and iPhone Aug. 1, 2018.Coding apps is a challenging job for many programmers, and this was one of the first projects the Airmen workedair on after arriving at Offutt AFB after technical training.“I didn’t
595th Command and Control Group, NAOC Change Commands
Both the 595th Command and Control Group and National Airborne Operations Center held their change of command ceremonies July 27, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska as a single commander assumed responsibility for both organizations.
Offutt-based Citizen Airmen practice water survival skills
Thirty-five 170th Group Citizen Airmen, assigned to Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, participated in water survival and rescue training, administered by active-duty Survival Evasion Resistance Escape instructors, July 14, 2018, during monthly inactive duty training.
Offutt Brass collaborates with Canadian Brass
The Heartland of America Band’s Offutt Brass hosted the Canadian Brass June 8, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.Canadian Brass, formed in 1970, has won Juno, Grammy and Echo awards and are considered to be one of the most successful brass ensembles in the world with discography of more than 130 albums.After the musicians exchanged
Air Force captain offers inspiration to high schoolers
An executive officer assigned to the 38th Reconnaissance Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, created a scholarship program to reward high schoolers who create a positive impact in their communities and further their education. Recalling his experience as a teen in Rockford, Illinois, where he overcame tough neighborhoods and dangerous
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.
Dining halls face off in top chef competition
The 55th Force Support Squadron Sustainment Flight hosted a top chef competition May 31, 2018, at the King dining facility at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The contestants set aside the regular menu list and developed their own meal plans and plating methods for the judges. The competitors received three kinds of meats, four different
Offutt LGBT Pride Month events
Team Offutt will join together to recognize the Department of Defense’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender members in June. “At Offutt AFB, we treasure all Airmen regardless of race, creed or sexual orientation, and people who are LGBT are among those Airmen that we treasure,” said Almeda Giles, 55th Wing, community support coordinator.
Deployment Programs support Airmen and their families
Families of deployed military members have resources available to them they may not be aware of at the 55th Force Support Squadron’s Airmen and Family Readiness Center located in building 323C, room 206.The A&FRC provides resources to meet the needs of Airmen and their families throughout the deployment cycle.“Our aim is to take care of whatever