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  • Offutt next in line for cloud-based email

    Is your email box almost full? Well rest easy. Starting March 6, Offutt will begin migrating base email to a new system as part of the Collaboration Pathfinder project that will outsource collaborative services to the Microsoft Office 365 cloud-based platform.
  • Offutt Firefighters Protect the Environment and Ensure Fire Protection

    They are called Aqueous Film-Forming Foam agents and they are the most effective foams available to defeat flammable liquid fires.   This fact alone would explain why Air Force bases have been interested in them, not including how they provide rapid extinguishment, cooling, vapor sealing to inhibit re-ignition, and have a long storage life with no
  • FAST Leadership Leads to Air Force Level Award

    The dust boils in the slipstream of a C-130 Hercules at an undisclosed location as vital supplies are being delivered where the enemy shadows the innocent.   The war in Afghanistan may be over but Airmen are still there, sacrificing time with family and sometimes their very life to help protect the Afghan people.   In the process of service before
  • Offutt teams with RAF 51 Squadron to fix Airseeker landing gear

    The 55th Wing marked another historic milestone when a Royal Air Force RC-135 ‘Airseeker’ aircraft diverted to Offutt Air Force Base after experiencing landing gear problems during a joint exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
  • Upgrade improves Offutt’s emergency management team’s communication abilities

    The 55th Wing emergency management team recently received an upgrade which will enable them to improve their communications abilities during any emergency response. Sixty-one new portable radios are now in service with the 55th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Emergency Management Flight and Offutt Fire Department. “The new radios are the equivalent of
  • Offutt legal center offers FREE tax assistance

    While you were out this holiday season searching for the perfect holiday gift, it’s possible you may have forgotten about something you’ll need after the holidays – your important tax documents.That’s right, tax season is rapidly approaching and since the holiday season is now behind us, why not search for those documents required to file your
  • Promoting fitness - one plank at a time

    Death, deployment, facing the consequences of a failed Physical Fitness Assessment, all can be stressful factors for military members and they can compound without a strategy to address them. Besides taking full advantage of the various helping agencies on base, an important factor to remember is that Brief, consistent exercises throughout the day
  • Team Offutt represented at inaugural Omaha event

    Omaha’s Memorial Park was lit up with a symbolic ceremony to honor area veterans past and present at the inaugural ‘Veterans Shine On’ ceremony at Memorial Park in Omaha, Nebraska on Dec. 2. Col. Marty Reynolds, 55th Wing commander, was one of the speakers for this inaugural event. (U.S. Air Force photo by D.P. Heard)
  • Offutt Medics put their skills to the test

    Medics from the 55th Medical Group got to put their skills to the test during an Air Force Medical Service Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 24 – 27.   This was the first year the Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth participated in the EMT Rodeo but they still managed to bring home second place.   The four-man team
  • Offutt Hosts Wounded Warrior CARE Event

      Offutt’s Air Force Wounded Warrior CARE event wrapped-up with a closing ceremony Sept. 22 after more than 120 Wounded Warriors, their caregivers and families seriously or very seriously wounded, ill or injured Total Force recovering service members and their caregivers and families seriously or very seriously wounded, ill or injured Total Force
  • Offutt Airman continues Grandfather’s World War II legacy

    “You are standing on the shoulders of giants,” said Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Good, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing command chief, as he spoke with the newcomers of the 379th AEW during an early morning briefing.Good was referring to the history the 379th Bombardment Group made during World War II in the skies over Europe. The assertion by the command
  • 95th Reconnaissance Squadron honors Doolittle Raider David Thatcher

    Doolittle Raider David Thatcher passed away Wednesday June 22, in Missoula, Montana. 4,566 miles away the following Friday members of the 95th Reconnaissance Squadron at RAF Mildenhall, England honored him and his legacy. The Doolittle Raid was in response to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor caused minor damage to the Japanese home island, it was a huge morale boost to the American public after the surprise attack, Dec. 7, 1941.
  • Offutt leadership learns firefighting skills

    U.S. Air Force Col. Marty Reynolds, 55th Wing commander, participates in a fire rescue exercise at building 382 with firefighters assigned to the 55th Civil Engineer Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 21, 2016. The exercise provided firsthand experience what tools and techniques are needed to perform the duties of an Offutt firefighter.
  • Air Force Major saves local national

    Recently a member of the 82nd Reconnaissance Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, was going about his normal day when the unexpected happened.U.S. Air Force Maj. Christopher Nastal, 82nd RS chief of training, which is a geographically separated unit of the 55th Wing, was driving down highway 329 with his wife, Sarah, when she spotted a man lying on
  • Wing to celebrate its heritage

    The 55th Wing will pause to reflect on its illustrious 75 year legacy during Heritage Week May 16 - 21, 2016.The wing traces its lineage to the 55th Pursuit Group constituted Nov. 20, 1940, and activated Jan. 15, 1941, at Hamilton Field, California.Heritage Week includes the 55th Wing Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Tales of the 55th, and
  • Series of recent fires is reminder to practice fire safety

    After Offutt experienced four fires in less than a week, fire officials want to remind everyone to practice good fire safety habits. “It’s kind of rare to have this many fires,” said Deputy Fire Chief Bill Dudek. “We go through periods of years without any major fires; here we had four in a week. They’ve all been preventable.” According to Dudek,
  • Fightin' Fifty-Fifth experiences the value of Red Flag

    Red Flag 16-1, came to an end on Feb. 12 with aircrews and support personnel from around the world participating in the best training that simulates a deployed environment.Red Flag, which was initiated in 1975, and is run by the 414th Combat Training Squadron's where the mission is to maximize the combat readiness, capability and survivability of
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