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  • Offutt reaffirms dedication to security

    Col. Mike Manion, 55th Wing commander, spoke to the importance of base security at a 55th Security Forces Squadron all call March 27, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.Due to a recent uptick of security breaches at Air Force bases across the world, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein directed installation commanders to
  • War and Peace event highlights U.S, U.K. air forces anniversaries

    War and Peace, an event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force and the 100th anniversary of the U.K. Royal Air Force, is scheduled from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum April 7.The U.S. Air Force and the RAF have a long history together and have shared local ties since 2011 when the Department of
  • 95th RS honors fallen commanding officer, 100 years flying over Europe

    The 95th Aero Squadron received its first group of Nieuport 28 aircraft March 6, 1918, and its mechanics immediately went to work prepping them for battle. However, the aircraft were delivered without their machine guns.
  • 55th Wing commander signs new collective bargaining agreement

    Col. Michael Manion, 55th Wing commander, met with representatives from the 55th Force Support Squadron’s civilian personnel section and the American Federation of Government Employees Local Chapter 1486 president, to sign a new collective bargaining agreement on March 7 at 55th Wing headquarters on Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The new
  • Warriors on the Track

    At first glance, one could describe roller derby as chaotic. Skaters clad in helmets and pads circle the track, colliding with one another while shouting commands to their teammates. Look closer and one could see blocking and plays similar to what you would expect at a football game. The women who put on skates and take to the track transform from
  • Bellevue East JROTC visits 55th MXS

    The 55th Maintenance Squadron hosted a tour for a Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps class from Bellevue East High School to showcase the mission and capabilities of the squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, Feb. 27, 2017.The tour, which was the first of its kind, provided students a chance to see into the world of aircraft maintenance
  • Pinworms reported at Child Development Center 2

    On Feb. 2, the Child Development Center 2 on base, reported to the 55th Medical Group they have had several children with pinworms. In response to the notification, the 55th MDG’s Pediatric and Public Health Clinic are working closely with the CDC 2 to ensure proper treatment of the children infected and are also providing educational material to
  • 55th LRS shares air cargo knowledge with 561st RSG

    Seven Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve’s 561st Regional Support Group completed a cargo preparation course at Offutt Air Force Base’s Installation Deployment Readiness Cell Jan. 29, 2018.Soldiers learned the details of effective and safe pallet building for air shipments from Master Sgt. Chad Stoulil, 55th Logistics Readiness Squadron Small Air
  • Renovated small arms range officially opens

    After more than five years without a proper firing range on base, 55th Wing leadership shot the ribbon on the renovated indoor small arms range during a ceremony here Jan. 29.The upgraded $6.5 million facility is 16,200 square feet and provides a completely enclosed interior range with 21 firing positions, state-of-the-art target retrieval system,
  • Ethics 101: Off Duty Employment

    Many Airmen find themselves looking to pursue off-duty employment in conjunction with their full time military duties. In many cases, these opportunities allow for Airmen to expand their knowledge in fields outside of their normal military duties. As such, everyone from the Airman entrepreneur trying to develop and sell their own App, to the Airman
  • Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth unveils War Hawks logo

    The War Hawks logo was officially unveiled by the 55th Wing commander during a staff meeting here Jan. 25. The War Hawks name was chosen by Col. Michael Manion, 55th Wing commander, in the months following his change of command on June 8, 2017.
  • Roll for recovery: Office of the Warrior Advocate hosts outreach event

    The Office of the Warrior Advocate gathered 25 Wounded Warriors and disabled veterans for a bowling event at Offutt Air Force Base Dec. 21, 2017The adaptive bowling event aimed to strengthen the community of injured active duty service members and veterans the office has been building since it was established in October 2016.The warriors, vets and
  • Weight Loss Challenge for the New Year

    Health Promotions is proud to announce, starting in January, they will be conducting their inaugural Four Week Weight Loss Warrior Challenge.  This program will provide education, support, accountability and challenges for individuals to lose weight.  It will feature an individual as well as team component to stir the competitive spirit.  “There
  • Operation Holiday Cheer arrives at Offutt

    Volunteers from the Bellevue-Offutt community volunteered their morning on Dec. 6 to stuff bags at the Olde Towne Bellevue Firefighters Hall to bring sweet joy to the Airmen of Team Offutt.There were more than 40 volunteers who showed up, filling more than 500 bags with a variety of sweet treats for the residents of Offutt's dormitories. Once
  • Free courses being offered to improve child development

    Beginning next year, free specialized parenting courses will be offered to Offutt parents through the Offutt Family Advocacy Program.
  • Whooping cough cases reported locally

    The Sarpy County Health Department was contacted and confirmed Pertussis infection, better known as whooping cough, in four local high school students on Nov. 28.As a result, the health department recommended that students, staff and individuals who have an increased risk of infection should be treated, including those who are unvaccinated, small
  • Medical Group seeking volunteers for new advisory council

    The 55th Medical Group is seeking volunteers to participate in their new Patient and Family Advisory Council, or PFAC.The council will consist of 10 - 12 volunteers to include a combination of active duty, retirees, military family members and Ehrling Bergquist Clinic staff members.“We are very excited to get the PFAC underway, but first we need a
  • Kick off the season of giving with CFC

    It’s officially time to 'Show Some Love' for the 2017 Combined Federal Campaign. While surviving endless lines to get the Black Friday deal of a lifetime, just remember there is a gift this time of year that can make more of an impact on a bigger scale.This impact has the potential to affect generations beyond the wrapping paper of a single
  • Nebraska ANG group holds change of command

    The 170th Group is under new leadership following a change of command ceremony here Nov. 4.Lt. Col. David Preisman took the group guidon from Col. Mark Hopson during the tradition rich ceremony held at the 557th Weather Wing auditorium.The 170th Group is a Nebraska Air National Guard unit consisting of 80 authorized personnel, including 35
  • Recognizing the importance of radiologic technology

    Medical professionals across the U.S. will recognize the contribution of radiation technologists during the National Radiologic Technology week Nov. 5 – 11. This celebration takes place each year during the week of Nov. 8 to commemorate the discovery of the x-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895, and calls attention to the important role that medical imaging and radiation therapy plays in patient care and health safety.
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