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  • 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
  • Deployment Programs support Airmen and their families

    Families of deployed military members have resources available to them they may not be aware of at the 55th Force Support Squadron’s Airmen and Family Readiness Center located in building 323C, room 206.The A&FRC provides resources to meet the needs of Airmen and their families throughout the deployment cycle.“Our aim is to take care of whatever
  • 625th STOS Airman completes 400th alert

    When Capt. Paul Bouvier arrived at the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, in October 2016, he was just in time to bear witness to a transition in the mindset of the missiles field throughout the Air Force. As an Airborne Launch Control System intelligence officer and strike planner at the 625th STOS, one of
  • RAF Warrant Officer leads renovation of 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt’s grave

    The recent restoration of 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt’s grave was sparked when a Royal Air Force Rivet Joint specialist, assigned to RAF Waddington’s 56 Squadron visited his grave to pay respects to the former squadron member in December 2017, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Nebraska. Offutt had been a part of 56 Squadron for approximately a day before he
  • Omaha Metro civic leaders visit Davis-Monthan

    The 55th Wing hosted seventeen civic leaders from Nebraska and Iowa on the Sun Never Sets Civic Leader Tour to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, May 8-9, 2018.The civic leader tour provided the 55th Wing an opportunity to further develop their community of supporters within the Omaha metropolitan area as well as reach out to others who have
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    Offutt Air Force Base is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with events at various on-base facilities throughout May.“The purpose of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month is to step back and recognize the contributions their cultures have made in America,” said Master Sgt. Courtney Bailey, 55th Wing
  • Nurses, Medical Technicians Week: Inspire, Innovate, and Influence

    The nurses and medical technicians of the Fighting Fifty-Fifth’s, Ehrling Bergquist Clinic are celebrating Nurses and Medical Technician Week  May 7-11, 2018 at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.This year’s theme, as declared by the American Nurses’ Association, is Inspire, Innovate, and Influence. The annual observance dates back to 1954, when
  • Spring and summer bring more than sunshine and flowers

    As spring emerges from winter’s cold shadow, warmer temperatures melt away the snow and ice in the Offutt community. Unfortunately, spring and summer weather bring dangers of their own. Taking a few moments to learn how to prepare for and respond to severe weather may reduce stress and increase the odds of making it through a disaster unscathed.
  • Aerospace Education Day for the CAP

    Members of the Civil Air Patrol had an Aerospace Education Day hosted by units assigned to Offutt AFB and the Gen. Curtis E Lemay, Offutt Composite Squadron on March 24.  In total more than 70 members from local Civil Air Patrol units, to include the Omaha Composite Squadron, 99th Pursuit Composite Squadron, Burke High School Cadet Squadron and
  • 595th C2G launches suggestion app

    The 595th Command and Control Group at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, recently introduced a suggestion app, allowing members of the group to send suggestions and feedback directly to group leadership.The app allows Airmen and civilians at all levels of the group to submit comments anonymously, which the group hopes will encourage honest
  • Air Force Assistance Fund is dedicated to helping Airmen and their families

    The annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign has begun for 2018 with the focus on Airmen helping each other through four affiliate charities.The charities included in the AFAF are the Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation, General and Mrs. Curtis LeMay Foundation and the Air Force Enlisted Village. “Each year there is a
  • Offutt recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

    April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and the Offutt Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office is hosting a number of events here during the month of April to highlight efforts to care for victims and to focus on prevention practices.For the fourth consecutive year, the SAPR office will host a Relay Race on the
  • 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
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