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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.
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
Partner Unit Feature: Navy Operational Support Center
The Navy Operational Support Center is one of team Offutt’s outstanding partner units and home to 11 active-duty sailors who provide training and administrative support for more than 250 Navy Reservists in Nebraska and Western Iowa to ensure they are deployable assets.
Black History Month program scheduled
The 55th Wing commander will host a Black History Month Program at the Warhawk Community Center at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 25, 2020.
Offutt hosts USACE STEM workshop
Students from Bellevue University and Omaha North High School participated in the 2020 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers STEM Outreach workshop at Offutt Air Force Base on Jan. 29, 2020.
55th CES gets the OK for Travis Drive Repairs
Offutt Air Force Base, Neb--- The 55th Civil Engineer Squadron has allocated funds to make repairs on Travis Drive, which closed due to a 42 inch cavernous hole that was discovered under the road in July 2019.
OWA offers resources for service members
The Office of the Warrior Advocate is a program unique to Offutt Air Force Base, and currently the only one in the Air Force.
Winter is here, be prepared for its wrath
Winter is here and often in Nebraska it can be unpredictable, with frigid weather conditions crippling an entire region. Nebraska storms vary greatly depending on wind, temperature and precipitation, and are capable of causing light to moderate snow, blizzard conditions, sleet and ice and dangerously cold temperatures.
557th WW realigns under new information warfare NAF
The 557th Weather Wing has been reassigned to the Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber). The reassignment ceremony, held at the 557th WW’s headquarters here Oct. 29, was attended by commanders from Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) and Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern), its former Numbered Air Force. The 557th WW joins the 55th Wing and other units whose missions fall under the new Information Warfare NAF. “The 557th operates a truly global and data-driven enterprise,” said Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh, Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) commander. “On a daily basis, your Airmen exploit a worldwide network of sensors, processing mass quantities of data, connected to a communications network capable of disseminating weather intelligence at the speed of decision to create outcomes for joint commanders.”
C2G hosts RTP event for tweens, teens
The 595th Command and Control Group recently started hosting resilience tactical pause events for tweens and teens, ages 10 - 18, held at the Offutt Air Force Base Youth Center.
Offutt Fire Station updates, renovates
Offutt Air Force Base Fire Station 2, originally built in May 1972 and located off-base near Rising View, is currently undergoing a $1.3 million renovation that began earlier this year.
Minnesota visitors receive surprise visit to Offutt
In what was an absolute surprise to all of them, 82 people from Southeastern Minnesota toured Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, Sept. 19, 2019. The visit was part of three-day mystery tour to Western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska offered by Home Federal Savings Bank, a local bank. “When they left Rochester they had no idea where they were going, not even to the state,” said Jean Jech, director of Home Federal Savings Bank’s Jubilee Travel Club. “Several of them bring maps of four different states, trying to figure out which way we’re going.” The visit to Offutt AFB included mission and historical briefings at the 557th Weather Wing as well as lunch at the King Dining Facility. Members of the group also had the opportunity to speak with Airmen who have recently deployed.
VA Outreach partners with 55th MDG clinic to serve veterans
A Veterans Administration outreach coordinator with the Nebraska Western Iowa VA visited the 55th MDG clinic on Sept. 17 and Oct. 1, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. to provide information and answer questions regarding VA benefits.
DHA ushers in new era for the Ehrling Bergquist Medical Clinic
The Defense Health Agency will officially assume responsibility for administration and management of the Ehrling Bergquist Medical Clinic on Oct. 1, 2019. The transition is part of the Military Health System’s ongoing transformation efforts called for by Congress in the National Defense Authorization Acts of Fiscal Years 2017 and 2019 to improve the readiness of the U.S. military and improve the care provided to patients.
Offutt Airman earns Hero Award for CFC involvement
An aircraft maintenance officer assigned to the 83rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit here, earned the Combined Federal Campaign’s national level Hero Award for his impact to the CFC program at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, in 2018.
Military working dogs stamp their place in history
The Military Working Dog stamp was unveiled as the U.S. Postal Service’s newest stamp during the American Philatelic Society’s 133rd annual convention Aug. 1, 2019, at the Catholic Health Initiatives Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Remembering Rivet Amber 50 years later
The 45th Reconnaissance Squadron marked the 50th anniversary of the loss of the Rivet Amber with a memorial ceremony and plaque dedication in the 45th RS Haun Auditorium June 5, 2019.
Most important weather forecast ever made
Seventy-five years ago, Allied forces began the task of opening the second front in Europe when they landed on the beaches of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. Weather was a key factor in deciding when and where the invasion would take place. There were competing priorities when selecting the desired conditions for the invasion. “You have to think of all the many varied platforms that would be used to launch the offensive, each one needed certain conditions,” said Kent Sieg, 557th Weather Wing historian. “Bombers needed clear sight to targets. Tides had to be low to expose obstacles, but could not be too low or troops would have too long a distance to get to shore.” Selecting a date that would be the best compromise for these requirements was the challenge. The time determined to be most favorable for an offensive was a full moon. Had Stagg and his team delayed the invasion until the next full moon, June 19, Allied forces would have faced one of the largest storms in the English Channel in almost 80 years and D-Day may have very well failed.
Offutt Celebrates Police Week
Offutt Air Force Base celebrated National Police Week May 13 - 17 with several events held on and off base.
Offutt flood recovery operations continue
Offutt Air Force Base continues recovery operations following flooding of the base that began March 15, 2019.The water, which at one point covered one-third of the base, has receded significantly and the Emergency Operations Center was re-designated as the Recovery Operations Center.Inside the center are primary helping agency representatives