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  • Offutt remains a No Drone Zone

    As the popularity of small, unmanned aircraft systems or drones, continues to grow, Offutt Air Force Base remains a no drone zone.

  • EX ABUV brings XCOMM, interoperability to Canada

    From June 9-22, 55 Airmen, contractors and civilians, from bases around the world operated out of only two deployment tents in Canada. With a small contingent of Airmen, the 55th Wing set up a main operating base performing communications, logistics and command & control in a semi-austere location

  • 55th MSG under new leadership

    The 55th Mission Support Group is under new leadership following a change of command ceremony July 6, 2023. Col. Jasin Cooley relinquished command to Col. Patrick Kolesiak during the time-honored ceremony at the Offutt Fire Station.

  • Exercise AGILE BLIZZARD-UNIFIED VISION phase 2, Alaska

    Exercise AGILE BLIZZARD-UNIFIED VISION phase 2, an arctic based Agile Combat Employment exercise, took place June 10-13, 2023, providing the 55th and 35th Combat Communications Squadrons, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, and 52nd Network Warfare Squadron, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, the

  • Offutt civilian receives high-level award for third time

    The Air Force recently recognized Scott Carlson as the 2021 Nuclear Deterrence Operations Category II Civilian of the Year. Carlson, a program analyst for the 55th Wing Command Post, has now won in this category three years running.

  • 55th Communications Group changes leadership

    The 55th Communications Group held a change of command ceremony June 23, 2022, at Offutt Air Force Base.After having led the 55th CG since July 2020, Col. Larry Fletcher relinquished command to Col. Matthew Hensley.

  • Offutt continues to influence local economy

    What was originally established by the U.S. Army as Fort Crook 128 years ago with just a few hundred Soldiers has today become one of the driving forces for the Nebraska economy. According to the latest economic impact statement for fiscal year 2021 produced by the 55th Comptroller Squadron, what is

  • Black History Month takes flight

    Members of Team Offutt conducted a training flight composed of an all African American crew March 11, in honor of Black History Month.

  • Air Combat Command Names Lead Wings 

    The commander of Air Combat Command has designated five units as Lead Wings as part of the combat air force’s transition to the service’s new force generation model. 

  • ACC leadership team visits Team Offutt

    Air Combat Command’s leadership team saw how the Airmen of the 55th Wing and 557th Weather Wing play a crucial role in the defense of the nation during a visit to Offutt Air Force Base July 20-22, 2021.

  • Air Force delivers better fitting body armor for female defenders

    The 55th Security Forces Squadron recently issued new body armor to Offutt defenders. What makes this piece of safety equipment special is it was designed to better protect females.For years, female defenders have worn the standard tactical vest issued to them. These standard vests come in different

  • 338th CTS uses VR to enhance their training

    The 55th Operations Group at Offutt Air Force Base is using new virtual reality equipment sent from the 16th Air Force to help them maintain their RC-135 training requirements.

  • Warhawks welcome new commander

    The Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth, the largest wing in Air Combat Command and the second largest in the U.S. Air Force, welcomed a new commander during a ceremony at the Offutt Parade Field June 22, 2020.

  • 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

  • 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