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Presentation kicks off domestic violence awareness month
Team Offutt kicked off Domestic Violence Awareness Month by having a Riverside County, California investigator provide a presentation Oct. 2 entitled, “Missing You: The Relationship between Mass Homicides and Domestic Violence.”
Alternative medicine sticks around at Offutt
In 2015, Offutt’s Ehrling Bergquist Clinic began using Battle Field Acupuncture as an alternative pain management technique. The popularity of this treatment has continued to grow at Offutt, which now has 25 trained physician acupuncturists on staff. “We use it to treat pain for just about any source,” said Dr. (Lt. Col.) Dillon Savard, 55th Medical Operations Squadron director of medical education. “It’s a fast treatment that’s effective for a lot of people.”
Team Offutt honors POW/MIA Day in week of remembrance
The third Friday of September is observed as POW/MIA Recognition Day across the U.S. each year. For 2018, the day fell on Sept. 21. Team Offutt gathered to celebrate and remember the sacrifices of prisoners of war and those missing in action by holding a 24-hour vigil run Sept. 14, and a remembrance luncheon Sept. 19, at Offutt Air Force Base,
Sustainment Services Flight upgrades to virtual Meal Ordering system
The 55th Force Support Squadron Sustainment Services Flight is welcoming a new level of innovation to the boxed meal program. Now, customers are able to order flight and ground support meals from the Alert Campisi Dining Facility through a new virtual Meal Ordering system. vMO, the result of a conversation Airman 1st Class Tashawnie Ormsby and Airman 1st Class Latasha Blake, Sustainment Services Flight food services journeymen, had with their leadership on the issues surrounding the previous boxed meal program, went live on Sept. 11, 2018. Before this new web-based ordering system, Team Offutt and its many visitors would hand in paper forms or send scanned copies via email to place an order.
Six-time Junior Olympian trains at Offutt Field House
When U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Sheree Patillo, U.S. Strategic Command Total Force Engineering Installation Team detachment commander and her family arrived at Offutt Air Force Base in May 2017, they had no idea they were coming to the home of Department of Defense’s largest fitness center, nor that it would have a 700-meter indoor track.She and her
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.
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.
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
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.
Team Offutt displays Honor at 2018 College World Series
Airmen stand at home plate of TD Ameritrade Park for game one of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s College World Series Omaha, Nebraska, June 26, 2018. The Offutt Air Force Base Airmen were the most recent to return from deployment. Each received a wooden bat with their name and rank engraved into it. (U.S Air Force photo/Josh
55th MDG tests new patient decontamination systems
The 55th Medical Group field tested three new patient decontamination systems at Offutt Air Force Base’s Ehrling Bergquist Clinic June 4 - 8, 2018. The tests, part of an Air Force Medical Evaluation Support Activity pilot program, were held to see which system has the potential to be deployed to medical units throughout the Air Force.
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