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  • Offutt maintainer’s innovation saves time, money

    Tech Sgt. Justin Boettger, 55th Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance section chief at Offutt Air Force Base, recently created a rivet set adapter to be used with a slotted drive shaft rotary hammer.

  • Kicking Mules validate, verify hot refueling procedures

    The 95th Reconnaissance Squadron validated and verified recently developed RC-135 hot refueling procedures at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, Aug. 14, 2023.Hot refueling is when an aircraft is refueled after landing and parking, while also leaving an engine running.“This was part of a larger

  • Royal Air Force flies with 82nd Reconnaissance Squadron

    For over a decade, the U.S. Air Force and the United Kingdom Royal Air Force have been partnering together to enhance crew training, technology development, maintenance and aircrew co-manning. This year marks the first time an RAF flight lieutenant was integrated into the RC-135 Rivet Joint program.

  • 55th Operations Group establishes new detachment in Alaska

    In an effort to respond more quickly to long standing and ever-increasing combatant command and national intelligence requirements in the Indo-Pacific region, the 55th Operations Group Detachment 1 was recently established at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.The new detachment will initially serve as

  • Offutt’s Operation Backpack bigger than ever

    Over 700 children are headed back to school with a new backpack filled to the brim with free school supplies after attending Operation Backpack July 20, 2023, at the Offutt Youth Center.Child and Youth Programs and several community partners provided backpacks and school supplies to children of

  • Exercise AGILE BLIZZARD UNIFIED VISION executes Agile Combat Employment

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – “After decades of near-continuous combat operations, we must align Air Force processes and force presentation to better support readiness, the generation of combat power, and warfighting,” said Gen. Charles “CQ” Brown, Air Force Chief of Staff. “Innovative Airmen are

  • 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

  • Mighty Medics welcome new commander

    The 55th Medical Group welcomed a new commander following a change of command ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base July 7, 2023.Col. Tracy Bozung accepted the guidon from Col. Christopher Backus during the ceremony at the Warhawk Community Center.

  • 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.

  • 55th Wing welcomes new Warhawk 01

    The 55th Wing officially welcomed its new leader during a change of command ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base June 22, 2023.Col. Mark Howard accepted the guidon from Col. Kristen Thompson during the tradition-filled ceremony at the Bennie L. Davis Maintenance Facility.

  • Offutt rebuilds command center

    Team Offutt members gathered to celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Installation Control Center and Air Combat Command’s sole nuclear command and control watch floor May 23, 2023, at Offutt Air Force Base.

  • Second WC-135R arrives at Offutt

    Team Offutt officially welcomed it second WC-135R Constant Phoenix aircraft to its fleet as tail number 64-14831 arrived May 11, 2023.

  • Recon Raiders open new modular range with a bang

    The 55th Security Forces Squadron opened their new modular small arms range with a ribbon shooting ceremony May 11, 2023.The $5.2 million modular facility includes 14 firing lanes and a fully contained ballistic protection range, which can support the live firing requirements for most deployers and